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New Richmond says application for ICE detention center has been withdrawn

The City of New Richmond, Wisconsin says the company behind a proposal to build an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center there has decided to withdraw its rezoning application.


Immigration Detention Center COO: Wisconsin City Rejected Proposed Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A company that runs privately-owned immigration detention centers has announced that city officials in New Richmond, Wisconsin have rejected their request to build a new facility.


New Richmond lawyer named to panel that will recommend judges to Evers

A New Richmond-based lawyer was appointed last week to the Governor's Judicial Selection Advisory Committee. Gov. Tony Evers named civil litigator Michael J. Brose among members of the committee, according to an April 15 news release. Brose practices at the Doar, Drill & Skow firm, where he speciali


A Day in the Life of a School Nurse

Being a school nurse, according to New Richmond District School Nurse Joan Simpson, is more than just giving out Bandaids. That is why she invited Sen. Patty Schachtner to visit the high school on Monday, March 25, as part of a "Day in the Life of a School Nurse."


Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


Marijuana advocates trying again for legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.


Wisconsin Could Face a Mining Disaster

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. The death toll so far has risen to 228 with an est


Drive the Wisconsin River Bridge? DOT wants your input on changes

PORTAGE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is looking at upgrading the bridge over the Wisconsin River on I-39/90/94. The department held its first public meeting on the changes on Thursday.


Man sentenced to 30 years for rape, murder

A Stillwater man who admitted strangling his girlfriend at her St. Paul home last summer, staging the scene to look like a drug overdose and then raping a houseguest, was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison.


The Most Dangerous Thing about Marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is Illegal

MADISON – Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement to announce the introduction of LRB-0154 to fully legalize marijuana in the state of Wisconsin:


'Amazing' $5.9 Million French Chateau For Sale In Wisconsin

HOBART, WI -- Believe it or not this home is actually magnificent new construction. This luxury Wisconsin property is a spacious, quality constructed, stone French Chateau 2-story walkout home with 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 3 half baths, resting on approximately 4 acres of secluded estate setting.


Stillwater man sent to prison for defrauding Missouri company

Authorities say a Stillwater man convicted of defrauding a Missouri company has been sentenced along with a co-conspirator. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 56-year-old Bobby Woods, of Stillwater, Minn., and 64-year-old Alan Dwayne Johnson, of Collinsville, Mo., pleaded guilty earlier to con


Tiger Woods bettor has long criminal record in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. -- The gambler who hit it big on Tiger Woods' Masters victory has a lengthy criminal record in his home state of Wisconsin. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a Las Vegas sportsbook. Adducci cashed in on 14-1 odds that Woods would capture the


Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces 277 total traffic stops on 'Blue Day'

MILWAUKEE -- In order to enhance highway safety, Wisconsin State Patrol had a heavy presence on I-94 on "Blue Day." In total, officers made 277 traffic stops and conducted 66 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections during Tuesday’s “Blue Day” initiative in eight southeast Wisconsin counties.


The teacher shortage in Wisconsin: Why are fewer people wanting to become teachers?

Teaching has been regarded as one of the most important jobs someone can have. But more and more school districts are finding it harder to hire teachers and get them to stay.


Wisconsin officials seek man accused of stealing water ski boats, Craigslist scam

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WIFR) -- The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office asks for the public’s help to identify a suspect associated with stealing Beaverland Must-Skis water ski boats.


Wisconsin Rapids prepares for flooding

Wisconsin Rapids (WAOW) — Wisconsin Rapids is preparing for potential flooding Thursday night. The city says several parks including Lyon, Legion, Veterans, Demitz, Mead Rapids View and Ben Hansen are closed.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Stillwater

STILLWATER, MN — New and exciting events are coming to the Stillwater area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


Track and Field: Raiders sweep BRC True Team

Hudson finally got a chance to host an outdoor track and field meet at Raider Stadium Tuesday, April 16, and the Raiders made the home fans happy by sweeping the Big Rivers Conference True Team titles.


1 dead in officer-involved shooting after traffic stop in Coon Rapids, Minn.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (FOX 9) - One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Coon Rapids, Minnesota early Thursday morning. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office said officers with the Coon Rapids Police Department initiated a traffic stop near Foley Boulevard and 98th Lane West at 1:39 a.m