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Clayton Lauritsen sentenced for fatally shooting man after Wisconsin car chase

MINNEAPOLIS -- A western Wisconsin man has been sentenced to prison for shooting a man in the chest following a car chase. Clayton Lauritsen, of Cumberland, Wisconsin had been charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide in connection to the shooting. According to a criminal complaint, the shooting happened in December 2020 on the 200 block of North Mill Street in Barron. Officers found the victim lying motionless on the snow-covered ground. He died at the scene. His name was not released in the charging documents. Lauritsen called 911 after the shooting and turned himself in. He was...
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Cumberland man guilty of murder sentenced in Barron County Court

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -A man guilty of felony murder is sentenced in Barron County Court Thursday. Court records show 22-year-old Clayton Lauritsen of Cumberland, Wis. was found guilty due to guilty plea of felony murder in Feb. of 2022. Lauritsen was charged and found guilty in the death of...
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Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Jun. 24 2022

This week’s updates from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on road construction projects for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties. Description: Replacing paving marking. Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter moving lane closures in work areas. For the upcoming week, work is planned on:. US 53 in...

As gas prices continue to surge ahead of summer holidays, Minnesota marinas navigate pain at the pump

BAYPORT, Minn. -- As Minnesota's average price for gasoline maintains a price near $4.75 a gallon heading into the heart of summer, marinas along the St. Croix River are averaging prices up to $2 more."What we thought might be highs last year are considered low this year," said Kori Derrick-Cisewski, the Bayport Marina Association's general manager. Derrick-Cisewski says an early procurement of the marina's gas for the season means they're able to sell it for $5.69 a gallon. Up the road, she says other marinas are forced to charge a dollar more. Still, the high prices are already leaving their...
Hudson Star-Observer

Weekend planner: Animal benefits, strawberry festival highlighted

After two years of COVID-19 and virtual fundraising for local rescues, Ultimissimo is excited to host its live, in-person 21st annual dog washing event in the alley, alongside Ultimissimo's building in downtown Hudson, 112 Walnut St., with Big Guys BBQ and lots of giveaways and raffle baskets. A requested $30...

Motorcyclist in I-43 Fatal Accident I.D.’d

The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office has identified the motorcyclist who lost his life on Wednesday morning when he struck a guard rail and was ejected from his cycle. The 63-year-old man from West Bend was David John Christophersen. The Sheriff’s office hasn’t yet announced the reason that Christophersen hit...
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Short Coulee Road detour set for early next week

The City of Hudson announced an upcoming road closure on Coulee Road between 11th Street and Colonial Drive, June 27-28. The detour route will be via Colonial Drive. The closure and detour of Coulee Road are part of an Xcel Energy gas main project.
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It is go time as troops start construction

The temperature is rising and so is the pace of work at Freedom Park. In case you are wondering what all the commotion is about, troops from the 612th Engineering out of Duluth began setting up camp at Freedom Park over Memorial Day weekend. Troops, tents and heavy equipment in...
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Barbara A. Ilvedson

Barbara Ann Ilvedson, 86, of Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2022, at the Hudson Hospital after a long struggle with health issues. Barbara was born in Ward, West Virginia, to Stanley and Irene Deal on May 1, 1936. She attended Nicholas County High School in Summersville, WV, class of 1954 and was a member of the Honor Society. Barbara graduated as a Registered Nurse from Charleston General Hospital in West Virginia. She was quickly promoted to the Head of Pediatric Nursing, and would remain until 1964, when she joined the Air Force. There Barbara met Ronald Ilvedson, and the couple was united in marriage on June 19, 1965. They were blessed with two children, Michelle, and Scott.

Safety Day well attended by community

SPRING VALLEY, WI – Community Safety Day in Spring Valley was revived after a two-year break on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event moved to its new location this year on Sabin Avenue nestled beside the Village Hall and Public Library. The weather...