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Attorneys wrap up Schaffhausen trial: Rare illness or revenge?

Lead prosecutor Gary Freyberg called the defense’s diagnosis of catathymia “a wild and unsupported opinion.” He said the evidence shows Schaffhausen acted out of anger and revenge.

Hudson Star-Observer, 04/17/2013

Psychologist offers theory in Schaffhausen murders

The psychiatrist appointed by the court says Aaron Schaffhausen was sane when he murdered his three little daughters. The clinical psychologist hired by the defense says he was not.

Hudson Star-Observer, 04/09/2013

Schaffhausen witness was collared with two knives near courtroom

Bond was set at $50,000 cash Monday for an Andover, Minn. man who was in possession of two knives Friday outside a courtroom at the St. Croix County Government Center. According to the criminal complaint, a psychiatric nurse told authorities the man had told her earlier that morning that he was experiencing "vague homicide thoughts".

Hudson Star-Observer, 04/08/2013

As trial starts, lawyers give differing descriptions of Schaffhausen

His defense attorney said Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three young daughters in River Falls without realizing what he was doing. The prosecutor said Schaffhausen murdered the children -- Amara, 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5 – to punish his ex-wife.

Hudson Star-Observer, 04/02/2013

North Hudson man says his van and RV aren't junk

In November 2011, the village of North Hudson issued two citations to Randy J. Krongard, claiming he had two junk vehicles in plain sight on his property at 712 Pine St. North. The village considered the vehicles -- a 1992 Ford van and a 1986 Winnebago RV -- junk because their Minnesota registration had expired.

Hudson Star-Observer, 03/20/2013

Tax reciprocity deal still unresolved

Although a key issue has been settled, Wisconsin commuters hoping for a break from the expense and inconvenience of filing income tax returns at home and in Minnesota shouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief yet.

Hudson Star-Observer, 03/14/2013

Local lawmakers respond to Gov. Walker's State of State Address

With a re-election bid 21 months away, Gov. Scott Walker reviewed his accomplishments thus far and promised to “double down” on efforts improve Wisconsin’s job climate as he delivered his State of the State address Jan. 15.

Hudson Star-Observer, 01/24/2013

Appeals court upholds conviction of man found sleeping at gas station

In a decision issued last week, an appeals court judge affirmed a St. Croix County court judgment finding an Amery man guilty of operating with a controlled substance, fourth offense.

Hudson Star-Observer, 07/04/2012

Teacher takes on Harsdorf

After surviving a recall attempt last summer, state Senator Sheila Harsdorf will face another challenge this fall -- again from a high school teacher.

Hudson Star-Observer, 06/07/2012

Democrats challenge local assemblymen

All the Republican incumbents in area Wisconsin Assembly districts will face Democratic challengers this fall, but there will be no local Assembly primaries in August.

Hudson Star-Observer, 06/06/2012

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