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3 Wis. Counties On List Of Most Expensive Places For Health Insurance

If you live in Polk, Pierce, or St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, you’re likely paying about twice as much as your neighbor across the river in Stillwater.

02/04/2014

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1 Dead In St. Croix Co. Crash

A two-vehicle crash in St. Croix County has left one man dead and another with serious injuries Thursday evening. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office, the fatal accident occurred at 5:24 p.m. on Highway 63, approximately one-quarter miles east of 240th Street in Cylon Township. Isrrael Romos of Clear Lake, 33, was driving a 2000 Honda Civic westbound on HWY 63, and for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line. A 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 46-year-old Daniel J. Rittman of Menomonie, Wis., struck the passenger side of the Civic.

11/22/2013

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Wis. Motorcyclist Dies After Colliding With Deer

A 59-year-old Baldwin, Wis. man is dead after colliding with a deer in western Wisconsin Tuesday evening, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

06/19/2013

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Experts Puzzled By Orange Pine Trees In Western Wis.

Evergreen trees in western Wisconsin – the Hudson area specifically – are dying. It may be related to the drought, but forestry specialists still aren’t sure why it’s so centralized. In Minneapolis’ Theodore Wirth Park, evergreens seem to be green and healthy. And the Minnesota DNR says they have not seen a dying evergreen problem on the state’s east side.

06/17/2013

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Authorities: Minn. Man Arrested For 4th DUI In Wisconsin

A 50-year-old Austin, Minn., man was in a Wisconsin jail Friday morning, authorities say, because he drove under the influence and got into a crash with three other cars.

05/24/2013

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Wisconsin Woman Killed In St. Croix Co. Car Crash

A 74-year-old woman was killed in a car accident in St. Croix County, Wis. on Monday afternoon. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office, 74-year-old Darlene Breault of Houlton, Wis. was struck on the driver’s side of her 2001 Hyundai Accent while leaving a parking lot In Houlton.

05/13/2013

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Wis. Officials Say Bear Poached While Hibernating

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources believe a bear was killed while hibernating, and are offering a $500 reward to find out by whom.

05/01/2013

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2 Killed, 1 Hurt In Western Wisconsin Crash On I-94

Authorities said an elderly couple was killed and another person was injured in a rollover crash Monday night in Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin.

04/23/2013

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St. Paul Man Dies In Western Wis. Crash; Icy Road A Factor

A 61-year-old St. Paul man is dead and two others are injured after a crash in western Wisconsin early Monday morning, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

04/15/2013

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1 Arrested At Site Of Schaffhausen Trial

St. Croix County authorities say security will be tighter Monday at the western Wisconsin courthouse where a man is on trial in the killings of his three daughters.

04/05/2013

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Schaffhausen Unlikely To Take Stand In Upcoming Trial

Aaron Schaffhausen sat silently in the St. Croix County courtroom as Judge Howard Cameron admonished both sides. With the homicide trial set to begin in one month, the judge wants both prosecution and defense attorneys to keep their cases focused and to the point.

03/01/2013

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Judge Demands Info On Schaffhausen’s Mental Health

The father accused of killing his three daughters in River Falls, Wis. last summer made another appearance in court on Thursday.

01/31/2013

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Schaffhausen Enters Insanity Plea, Judge Denies Change Of Venue

A judge has accepted a father’s plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease and defect, after he was accused of killing his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home.

01/17/2013

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Man Accused Of Killing 3 Daughters Enters Insanity Plea

The father accused of killing his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home entered an insanity plea on Wednesday, according to officials.

01/16/2013

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Schaffhausen Misses Deadline For Insanity Plea

The deadline for Aaron Schaffhausen to enter a not guilty plea by reason of “insanity” has come and gone. The Dec. 14 deadline was set by St. Croix County circuit court Judge Howard Cameron.

12/14/2012

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4-Year-Old Struck, Killed In Snow Plow Accident

A 4-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a truck with a snow plow in Star Prairie Township, Wis., according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

12/11/2012

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Wis. Police Chase Ends In Oakdale

A police chase that started in Wisconsin ended with two arrests in Minnesota Friday morning.

11/30/2012

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Wis. Man Arrested For 6th DWI After Crash With Tractor

Authorities say a 38-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested for his sixth DWI on Sunday after being involved in a crash with a tractor.

09/17/2012

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Runaway Inmate Captured In St. Croix Co.

Authorities in St. Croix County have arrested a jail inmate who had removed his GPS bracelet and escaped custody while out on a court-ordered job in River Falls, Wis.

09/08/2012

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Wis. Cops Ask For Help Finding Runaway Inmate In St. Croix Co.

Authorities in St. Croix County Wisconsin are asking the public’s help in finding a jail inmate who escaped custody while out on a court-ordered job in River Falls, Wis.

09/07/2012

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1 Killed In Wis. Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Wisconsin’s St. Croix County late Sunday evening. The driver was not wearing a helmet.

09/03/2012

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Man Dies After Falling Into Hay Baler

A Wisconsin man died in St. Croix County Tuesday evening after falling into a hay baler.

08/22/2012

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Crashes Prompt More Warning Signs On I-94 In Wis.

Following a number of recent crashes, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is posting more warning signs along a stretch of highway under construction.

08/03/2012

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Asst. Wis. Attorney General To Prosecute Schaffhausen

A special prosecutor has been brought in to lead the case against a father accused of killing his three daughters in River Falls, Wis.

07/19/2012

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Lake Elmo Teen Drowns In St. Croix River

A dive team is currently in a recovery mission as they search the St. Croix River for a Lake Elmo teen who went under water early Monday evening.

06/18/2012

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