Somerset, WI

Armed standoff in Oakdale triggers 'civil emergency'

OAKDALE, Minn. — Residents in Oakdale are being asked to avoid a neighborhood as police attempt to peacefully end an armed standoff. Oakdale police posted on Twitter, asking citizens to stay away from the area surrounding the 2600 block of Greystone Ave. N., as negotiators attempt to talk a resident into surrendering.
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Hudson Star-Observer

Gebheim carries Somerset to victory at Central (12 photos)

The Somerset football coaches asked Caymen Gebheim to carry a heavy load in Friday’s game at St. Croix Central. Gebheim, a 205-pound junior, was up to the task. He carried the ball more than 30 times, scoring three touchdowns, as Somerset shocked St. Croix Central, 26-0, at Hammond. While...

Lawsuit: Ramsey County corrections officers broke woman's leg, denied her medical care for 17 hours

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A woman who suffered "catastrophic disfigurement" to her leg due to an alleged unconstitutional takedown while she was detained in Ramsey County Jail has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $20 million for compensation and punitive damages.Miri Mozuch-Stafford says she was denied medical treatment for 17 hours, during which time she writhed in pain due to a broken leg, severed artery, compartment syndrome and ischemia. The "deliberate, reckless, and malicious" takedown, along with denial of medical care are in violation of her constitutional rights, documents say.The lawsuit names Ramsey County, along with corrections officers Thomas Kunkel, Lauren...

Police arrest suspect in Oakdale after 10-hour standoff

The Oakdale Police Department said an arrest has been made in standoff incident that lasted for over 10 hours Friday. At about 12:45 p.m., police arrested 51-year-old Anthony Joseph Jansen. He was taken to the Washington County Jail for a felony threats of violence warrant. The department thanks the public...

Archaeologists find new signs of the St. Croix River’s prehistoric people

Recent excavations uncover artifacts dating back approximately 1,000 years to an era of big changes in cultures and technology. Humans have been living along the St. Croix River for thousands of years. Little is known about who they were and how they lived, but a recent archaeological excavation near Marine on St. Croix has added more details to this story.

Man Sentenced For Shooting Incident That Occurred Outside Liquor Store

POLK COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced Deshawn Roscoe for a conviction from a shooting incident that occurred in the Village of Dresser, Polk County, in January 2022. This content is only for paid subscribers to DrydenWire Insider. Please Login or Subscribe. Note: Once you are logged in, you will...
Hudson Star-Observer

Homecoming win puts River Falls in playoffs

River Falls responded to an early Superior touchdown by scoring 28 straight points Friday night to remain undefeated and clinch a berth in the WIAA postseason for the fourth straight season. The Wildcats scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and two more in the fourth in their annual homecoming...

1 hurt after two-vehicle crash in Pierce County

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. (WEAU) -One person is hurt after a two-vehicle crash in Pierce County Tuesday. According to a media release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, on Sept. 20, 2022 around 9:04 p.m. the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a two-vehicle crash with injury on Highway 29 near Park Drive in Spring Valley, Wis.

Girls cross country: Stillwater tops field at Rochester Invite

ROCHESTER — Winning for the second time in as many races, the Stillwater girls cross country team held off Eastview 94-102 to win the Rochester Mayo Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Eastwood Golf Course. The Ponies, who also won the Faribault Invitational on Sept. 9, were paced by Olivia Braunshausen and Brooke Elfert in seventh and eighth place. Braunshausen (19:13.51) finished about six seconds ahead of Elfert (19:19.66) and...

Large hail damages homes in Minnesota, Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (FOX 9) - Violent storms overnight on Tuesday are keeping roofers and insurance agents busy this week, from Maplewood, Minn. to River Falls, Wis. But for homeowners, the storm feels like a bit of "déjà vu" because only months ago, on May 19, a larger storm left even more damage.

Hudson City Newsletter

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Hudson Star-Observer

Hudson forces four turnovers in win over Memorial

Hudson’s defense forced four turnovers and kept Eau Claire Memorial off the board until the game was in hand in a 23-8 victory over the Old Abes in their annual homecoming game at Raider Stadium Friday night. Jack LaBlanc, Ben Healy and Ben Draveling each had an interception and...
Hudson Star-Observer

River Falls holds off Hudson in volleyball rivalry (15 photos)

River Falls’ senior Morgan Kealy said the Wildcat volleyball team felt a little extra pressure to beat Hudson Thursday night. “Obviously we're rivals, and so that just makes it that much more fun,” she said. “And then we won the jug this year for football and the soccer team beat Hudson. So that kind of sparks something in all the guys and they want to come and kind of rub it in. And so we needed to pull through for them.”
River Falls Journal

PHOTOS: Hailstorm damage

River Falls residents got an unexpected surprise on Sept. 20 when a thunderstorm producing large hail rolled through town. Reports of damage included houses, vehicles and windows. Some parts of the city had it worse than others. Residents reported the hail being the average size being a golf ball in...