Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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As images on the newly redesigned web site for the Pierce County Economic Development Corp. scrolled on a giant screen behind him, retiring UW-Extension Professor Greg Andrews offered persuasive arguments that photos depicting agriculture should be added to the visual mix. Nearly one-fifth of jobs, a sixth of all tax receipts and a proportionate ratio of local commerce and human capital that comprise Pierce' communities comes from the ag sector.
HUDSON -- An early-morning rollover crash Monday near Hudson sent an Inver Grove Heights, Minn., man to Regions Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol said it responded to the...
Plans by a major food wholesaler to move large warehouse and food processing operations from two suburban Twin Cities locations to Hammond may mean up to 330 new jobs for the area over the next year. Pat Miller, vice-president of Russ Davis Wholesale said last week the availability of the vacant Hammond Cold Storage complex, its proximity to I-94 and plenty of room for expansion offered the perfect recipe for the employee-owned company to grow its business. "The building brought us there. It was just what we were looking for,” he said of the 130,000 square foot structure.
HAMMOND -- Plans by a major food wholesaler to move large warehouse and food processing operations from two suburban Twin Cities locations to Hammond may mean up to 330 new jobs for the community over the next year. Pat Miller, vice-president of Russ Davis Wholesale said Wednesday the availability of the vacant Hammond Cold Storage complex, its proximity to I-94 and plenty of room for expansion offered the perfect recipe for the employee-owned company to grow its business.
A proposed mining project in Upper Michigan would affect northeast Wisconsin. Officials recently held a public hearing that drew split opinions about a plan by Aquila Resources to open a gold, silver, copper, and zinc mine just north of the Wisconsin-UP border north of Marinette. The firm commissioned a study by the University of Minnesota-Duluth which found that Marinette County would share in the estimated 1,330 construction jobs, 450 permanent jobs, and $20 million in annual tax revenues. But the River Alliance of Wisconsin says wastewater from the mine could pollute the Menominee River
A representative from Russ Davis Wholesale -- a Midwestern distributor of wholesale fresh fruit, vegetables and fresh-cut produce -- is expected to update Village of Hammond officials Monday, Jan.
The driver of this gray 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander apparently pulled the vehicle onto the shoulder of North Main Street upon smelling smoke around 8:55 a.m., Saturday. By the time a foursome of River Falls firefighters arrived, the sport utility vehicle was fully engulfed and multiple small explosions could be heard as tires and fluids caught fire.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have released county-by-county harvest totals from the recent nine-day gun deer season. In Pierce County, hunters registered 1,204 bucks (compared with 1,226 in 2014) and 2,130 does (2,107 last year). St. Croix recorded 966 bucks (938 last year) and 1,525 does (1,643 last year). View the raw data for all Wisconsin counties here .
Paul Barkla, former Pierce County Board chairman for six years, died Saturday, Nov. 7, at his River Falls home following a bout with cancer. He was 83. Barkla resigned his...
UPDATE: St. Croix and Pierce County sheriff's investigators are seeking help from the public in the Spring Valley area to locate an abandoned vehicle thought to have been involved in a Michigan homicide. Spring Valley Police Chief John DuBois said Wednesday morning a lock was cut off the main gate at the U.S. Army Corps property at the Eau Galle Recreation Area near Spring Valley sometime between Friday, Nov. 13 and Monday, Nov. 16. There was evidence of forced entry to the office and maintenance buildings.