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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
Wisconsin roundup: Trump's 'Thank You Tour' comes to Wisconsin Tuesday; tuition hike ahead for some UW students; 6 more state news stories
Water meter mystery causes headache
crime and courts
Prep boys basketball: Prescott, Plum City/Elmwood, and Spring Valley all win
Ellsworth boys basketball: Panthers play cat and mouse game with Saints
Nine-day gun deer hunt season totals detailed
MBC prep wrestling: Panthers win first dual of season; Prescott falls to Somerset
Prep girls basketball: Free throws keep Plum City/Elmwood from staging comeback
VIDEO: Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/8/16 Planning Commission Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/8/16 Board of Health Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/14/16 Solid Waste Management Board Meeting Notice
Justin Dale Ogden, 32
Charlotte M. Bowen, 86
Audrey Cernohous, 78
JoAnn Stevens, 81
Ron Kind column: Commemorating Pearl Harbor
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
Real Estate Showcase
July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012 - 9:48am
July 11, 2012
Letter: What makes anyone think they have right to judge, she asks
TO THE EDITOR: Guess I am supposed to show the genetic component to homosexuality. The latest issue of Science Magazine listed the following study. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body makes antibodies against the baby. In some women, these antibodies continue to show up after...
July 11, 2012 - 9:09am
July 6, 2012
Goodhue County Faith in Action closes its doors
Faith in Action Central Goodhue County (Minn.) has closed its doors after about eight years of service. The closure came after the group lost its funding to reimburse volunteer drivers, program coordinator Marilyn Olson said. June 30 was the organization's last day. "We're extremely...
July 6, 2012 - 10:00am
Priest from India feels at home at Ellsworth
Priest from India feels at home at St. Francis By Bill Kirk Father Nathan Thainase may call India his native land and may count Ethiopia among...
July 6, 2012 - 9:30am
June 26, 2012
Rush River Lutheran to put on street dance Saturday
RIVER FALLS - Rush River Lutheran Church is hosting a street dance and dinner from 6:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Live music will be provided...
June 26, 2012 - 12:46pm
May 27, 2012
Black Earth pastor sentenced to two-years in prison for conspiracy to commit child abuse
BLACK EARTH - Telling his church members they should use wooden rods to spank their infants and toddlers earns a former pastor in Black Earth a two-year prison sentence. Philip Caminiti was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to commit child abuse. He had told members of...
May 27, 2012 - 10:31am
May 22, 2012
Jury rules Green Bay Diocese committed fraud
APPLETON - A jury in Appleton ruled yesterday that the Green Bay Catholic Diocese committed fraud, by hiding a priest's child molestation from parishioners. After a one-week civil trial, jurors agreed that the church was aware that the Reverend John Feeney molested others before...
May 22, 2012 - 8:03am
May 16, 2012
Letter:Jesus' political affiliation wouldn't have been Democrat, he says
TO THE EDITOR: This letter is in response to one from Margaret in Georgia that appeared in last week's Herald. She claims that she is a Democrat because "it's the party that most closely follows the teachings of Jesus Christ." She must believe that Jesus approves of democratic ideals....
May 16, 2012 - 9:14am
May 15, 2012
Judge ruled to have acted properly in case involving Shawano religious group
ST. PAUL - A federal judge in Minnesota said a bankruptcy judge acted properly in fining a lawyer who filed a court record with anti-Catholic slurs in a case involving a Shawano religious group. District Judge Joan Ericksen of Saint Paul said bankruptcy judge Nancy Dreher did not...
May 15, 2012 - 10:02am
May 10, 2012
These kids know their Bible
A group of seven area teen Bible quizzers brought home something last week that no Teens For Christ team has ever brought home before - a National...
May 10, 2012 - 12:58pm
May 6, 2012
Sunday State News Briefs: Fond du Lac convent announces its closure
FOND DU LAC - The doors will close on the 160 year old Our Lady of Mount Carmel Convent in Mount Calvary this summer. The Fond du Lac County convent was found in 1852, providing a home for hundreds of nuns during its lifetime. Only 20 nuns live in the old building now. They say...
May 6, 2012 - 9:02am
April 23, 2012
Former St. Francis Parish Priest of Ellsworth died
A former Ellsworth Catholic priest died over the weekend. Father Tom Donaldson died Saturday night. He was 73. Donaldson had fought pancreatic...
April 23, 2012 - 1:46pm
April 22, 2012
World renowned Wartburg College choir to perform in New Richmond
NEW RICHMOND - The Wartburg College Choir, which has sung at the White House and National Cathedral and earned rave reviews in Europe last year,...
April 22, 2012 - 12:40pm
April 6, 2012
Ellsworth UCC church addition intended to be welcoming to all
Church addition intended to be welcoming to all By Bill Kirk A "welcoming church" is specified in the mission statement for St. Paul's United...
April 6, 2012 - 3:37pm
April 1, 2012
Same-sex marriage debate grows
ST. PAUL -- Advocates on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate say they are making progress and will continue to reach out to voters before Minnesotans cast ballots on the issue Nov. 6. A proposed constitutional amendment voters would define marriage as between a man and a woman,...
April 1, 2012 - 11:56am