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Jury acquits man in River Falls stalking case
Fire hall addition breaks ground
Landmark motel in River Falls finally goes away
UPDATE: Bailey family 'completely disappointed' in Kuehni case
Wisconsin roundup: St. Croix County recount appears accurate despite broken seals; changes coming to license plates; 13 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prep girls basketball: Baldwin-Woodville overwhelms Prescott early
Prep boys basketball: Spring Valley dominates Boyceville
Prep wrestling: Spring Valley/Elmwood earns dual victory
Trap team talks shooting range hopes
Prescott wrestling: Sanford wins lone championship for Cardinals at Invite
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
Charlotte M. Bowen, 86
JoAnn Stevens, 81
Maxine Witt, 65
Vernon Anderson, 92
Lou Ann Davidson, 62
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
September 14, 2016
A 5 percent library funding increase moves on to county board
ELLSWORTH -- Representatives from Pierce County libraries again asked for an increase in Act 150 library reimbursement funding at the Sept. 6...
September 14, 2016 - 9:05am
September 8, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker has no opinion yet on free computers for freshmen; schools evacuate, river warnings continue
Gov. Scott Walker is not sure yet if he'll support giving free computers or tablets to all high school freshmen in Wisconsin -- and he wants to learn more about it. State Assembly Republicans are making the free computers part of what they call a "Forward Agenda" for the next two-year...
September 8, 2016 - 8:01am
September 7, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Wisconsin one of 10 presidential ‘toss up’ states; flash flood watch continues; and 9 more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new poll shows that Democrat Hillary Clinton still has a big lead over Donald Trump for electoral votes, but Wisconsin is one of 10 "toss up" states. The Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll gives Clinton a 46-to-44 percent edge against Republican Donald Trump...
September 7, 2016 - 9:50am
September 4, 2016
ATV routes denied, rezoning under consideration
ELLSWORTH -- On Aug. 23, the Pierce County Board, reviewed and ultimately denied the development of two ATV routes. The proposed routes were...
September 4, 2016 - 9:00am
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