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Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
Ellsworth, River Falls mourn teen victim of fatal crash
Funeral for drowned Ellsworth boy is Wednesday in River Falls
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Legislative candidates sound off in River Falls
crime and courts
WIAA cross country: Panthers wrap up season with pack mentality
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
WIAA cross country: Todd and Peña qualify for state
E-PC takes on De Soto, but avoids 'The Pit'
Stagehands announce 'The Drawer Boy'
Happening Halloween: Where are the tricks and treats?
Horror movie filmed in Pierce debuts Monday night
PLUM CITY CARE CENTER RESIDENT OF THE MONTH: A colorful storyteller
The face at the head of the Roadrunners line steps down
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 11/2/16 Meeting Agenda
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed AT&T Tower, 530th St, Ellsworth, WI
WIS. DNR: 11/7/16 Public Meeting - Bay City Harbor Sediments Disposal
SUMMONS: Bank of Alma v. Lori K. Peterson, et al.; Case 16-CV-114
TOWN OF TRENTON: 11/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Kyra Hayes, 16
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
Mary L. Nelson, 67
Lydia M. Bude, 89
Kay Thom, 77
EDITORIAL (Oct. 19, 2016): Calling a spade a spade
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 19, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 12, 2016): Don’t end up a tragic headline -- stop for buses
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 12, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 5, 2016): Carrying the torch of history
Real Estate Showcase
September 2, 2016
Prescott looks at energy efficiency funding options
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott City Council is faced with tough decisions for funding energy efficiency, deferred maintenance and solar installation projects, as was heard at the Aug. 22 meeting. Finance Director Vanessa Norby outlined each option, showing pros and cons for each. Options...
September 2, 2016 - 3:36pm
New Pierce County K-9 receives name, training
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County’s new police dog shall no longer go nameless. The Holland shepherd/German shepherd mix was named Odin after arriving...
September 2, 2016 - 9:32am
Wisconsin roundup: State report describes care problems at King Veterans Home; Slender Man stabbing suspect to change plea; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Another report describes substandard care at the State Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County. WISC TV says the state's health agency wrote the five-page report, which describes broken bones and other injuries to elderly veterans who reside at the home -- plus unsanitary...
September 2, 2016 - 9:26am
September 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Almost two-thirds favor immigrant path to citizenship; Harley Davidson plans 200 layoffs; and 11 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A new poll shows that almost two thirds of Wisconsin's registered voters want illegal immigrants to stay and get a path to citizenship. Sixty-two percent in the Marquette Law School poll favor letting undocumented immigrants who are now in the U.S. eventually be citizens....
September 1, 2016 - 9:24am
August 31, 2016
Tax levy and mill rate increases projected
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth Community School District taxpayers would see an increased total school levy and mill rate in the proposed 2016-2017 budget as presented at the Aug. 29 annual school board meeting. The plan calls for a total school levy of $10,022,338, which would be about $915,000...
August 31, 2016 - 3:09pm
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker's office says it has asked the state Health Services agency to investigate reports of medical errors and staffing shortages at the state veterans' nursing home in Waupaca County. The Madison Capital Times says employees at King, along with residents and their relatives,...
August 31, 2016 - 1:01pm
Campers denied year-round access; land dispute continues to simmer
BAY CITY -- The Bay City Village Board denied a request to allow year-round campers in the village during the Aug. 10 meeting. At the July meeting, campers showed up to voice wanting to stay at the campgrounds year-round. The board cited liability and insurance needs as their main...
August 31, 2016 - 8:54am
August 29, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON-- The Republican lawmaker who represents the state Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County joins Democrats who want a state audit of the facility. Luther Olsen says he also wants to know if another agency should take over the home from state Veterans' Affairs department...
August 29, 2016 - 7:57am
August 28, 2016
Residents convince city to pay more Lake Street costs
PRESCOTT -- After hearing strong opinions from Lake Street residents at a public hearing in July, the Prescott City Council agreed to cover 50 percent of assessment costs to have Lake Street platted. State statute allows only one way to special assess for an assessor’s plat, and...
August 28, 2016 - 10:00am
August 27, 2016
Rabbits need rules too
ELMWOOD -- Rabbits need rules too. A public hearing was held before the regular Elmwood village board meeting Aug. 15 to discuss an ordinance change concerning the number of rabbits that can be kept for educational purposes or 4-H projects. Village board trustee Dolores Radtke detailed...
August 27, 2016 - 9:00am
August 23, 2016
Problem properties may face fines if they don’t shape up
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott City Council waived a third reading in order to approve a “chronic nuisance premises” law at its Aug. 8 meeting. The new ordinance will allow property owners of troubled premises where law enforcement is frequently called to a establish a plan to fix problems...
August 23, 2016 - 3:01pm
August 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says he's undecided on UW tuition proposal; No federal disaster aid for Buffalo, Trempealeau counties; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing UW tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package...
August 19, 2016 - 9:56am
August 18, 2016
After year without, K-9 returns to sheriff’s department
ELLSWORTH -- The K-9 unit is about to become a reality again at the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Just a few days after marking the one-year...
August 18, 2016 - 1:39pm
August 16, 2016
New village hall takes shape
MAIDEN ROCK -- The new Maiden Rock Village Hall project is ahead of schedule, according to village clerk Shirley Gilles. The village board discussed its progress at the Aug. 1 meeting. The footings and foundation are in and compacting sand was taking place last week at the County...
August 16, 2016 - 9:28am
August 15, 2016
Pierce County libraries again requesting funding increase
ELLSWORTH -- Act 150 took center stage at the Aug. 1 Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, which affects the funding of the county’s libraries. Pierce libraries currently receive 70 percent reimbursement from the county, but would like that number to rise. Pierce...
August 15, 2016 - 8:00am