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Panel tosses out ethics complaint against Johnson; St. County County DA says ‘it’s good to move on’
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
Three way race to replace Dean Knudson for Assembly District 30
Looking good in the neighborhood: Nursing home needs cosmetic facelift
crime and courts
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
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
E-PC takes on De Soto, but avoids 'The Pit'
WIAA girls volleyball: Seasons end for local volleyball teams
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
Coping with loss by inciting acts of kindness and love
Local coats for kids program returns
arts and entertainment
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
TOWN OF TRENTON: 11/10/16 Budget Hearing and Special Meeting
Kyra Hayes, 16
Mary L. Nelson, 67
Lydia M. Bude, 89
Kay Thom, 77
Bernice J. Huppert, 99
Kathleen Vinehout column: Residents question public school money going to private schools
MARY BAIER COLUMN: Smaller schools serve a great purpose
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit to investigate King Veterans Home
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Real Estate Showcase
July 12, 2016
Village attorney advises board to go eminent domain route
BAY CITY -- Bay City Village attorney Robert Loberg had quite a bit to say at the June 15 meeting about a Direct Legislation petition submitted to the village by Bay City resident Kent Carlson on behalf of a contingent of Bay City voters. According to Loberg, the request filed with...
July 12, 2016 - 9:00am
July 9, 2016
Questions linger around future of courthouse security
ELLSWORTH -- The new Pierce County jail project is raising questions about the future of security within the courthouse building in Ellsworth. When the new $18 million facility opens and the sheriff’s department moves, court proceedings will still happen in the 111-year-old historic...
July 9, 2016 - 9:00am
July 8, 2016
County board making changes to employee time off
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Board of Supervisors last week took its first steps in altering county employees' paid time off and costs associated with doctor visits and pharmacy co-pays, despite minority concerns for the employees' wallets. In an effort to comply with federal regulations,...
July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Pittman appointed to 2-year County Board term
PIERCE COUNTY -- Melvin Pittman, a longtime former Pierce County Board member, officially rejoined the committee June 28 after being appointed...
July 8, 2016 - 8:41am
July 4, 2016
County employees facing time off changes
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County employees paid time off and sick leave is being altered under a proposal which may cost taxpayers more, but save them from issues down the road with federal tax collectors. The resolution, hoping to strike a balance between federal requirements and employee...
July 4, 2016 - 10:00am
July 1, 2016
Wisconsin permanently bans gill nets on Lake Pepin
LAKE PEPIN -- A state panel last week permanently closed commercial gill-net fishing on Lake Pepin. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board voted...
July 1, 2016 - 8:18am
June 30, 2016
Village claim of property hits technicality snag
BAY CITY -- An ongoing eminent domain land dispute in Bay City has taken an interesting twist, though if it means anything significant is still...
June 30, 2016 - 9:44am
June 24, 2016
City of Prescott won’t buy Steamboat Inn lot
PRESCOTT -- Prescott City Council members last week shot down an idea of purchasing the old Steamboat Inn property to turn it into a park -- a proposal outlined by a group of residents who believe a park would help drive economic development along the St. Croix riverfront. In a letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:44pm
June 23, 2016
Dozens protest Governor Walker’s invitation-only listening session in Pepin
PEPIN -- More than 40 people stood outside Pepin Village Hall Monday in hopes of attending a listening session with Gov. Scott Walker, only to...
June 23, 2016 - 2:29pm
June 21, 2016
Elmwood plans treatment plant open house
ELMWOOD -- The public is invited to an open house at the Elmwood wastewater treatment plant 1-5 p.m. Friday, June 24 where tours of the new facility will be given. Representatives from the DNR, Staab Construction, Foth Engineering and Elmwood Public Works will be hand to answer questions....
June 21, 2016 - 10:49am
GUEST COLUMN: How do report on something you don’t understand?
ELMWOOD -- Imagine you are to write and describe something you’ve never even seen, don’t know the history of the subject, are so lost you don’t even know what questions to ask and don’t understand the main core of what is being discussed. Hello! My name is Lorna Ross and I’ve...
June 21, 2016 - 10:44am
June 18, 2016
The eye in the sky: Troopers deployed by air for traffic enforcement
WISCONSIN STATE PATROL -- For the most part, the drivers never know what hit them. One moment they’re tailgating the car in front of them or...
June 18, 2016 - 8:00am
June 17, 2016
Downtown TID adds businesses: Facade loans available to more as result
SPRING VALLEY -- More downtown Spring Valley properties will be eligible for grants to beautify their facades after a resolution passed unanimously at the June 1 village board meeting. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue recently upped the percentage of total property value allowed...
June 17, 2016 - 3:53pm
Spring Valley water rates will see hike
SPRING VALLEY -- The last time water rates went up in Spring Valley was in 2000. However, they may be increased by as much as 50 percent, Spring Valley Village Board members learned at the June 1 meeting. The Public Service Commission deadline for applying to raise the water rates...
June 17, 2016 - 3:46pm
June 16, 2016
Natural gas pipeline will not be re-routed
ELLSWORTH -- A 1.5-mile segment of a natural gas pipeline that cuts through Ellsworth will be replaced starting in August -- but in its existing 80-foot wide easement. Discussion at a recent village Public Safety Committee meeting with a Northern Natural Gas representative centered...
June 16, 2016 - 2:00pm