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Wisconsin roundup: No charges yet in Saudi student's death; top Senate Dem tells GOP to solve own road problems; 8 more state news stories
Property taxes drop slightly in proposed budget
Jury acquits man in River Falls stalking case
Fire hall addition breaks ground
Landmark motel in River Falls finally goes away
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
Property taxes drop slightly in proposed budget
PRESCOTT -- A $100,000 property in the city of Prescott will see an $89 decrease in property taxes, according to the 2017 budget. The mill rate is dropping in every taxing entity except the state of Wisconsin, said city administrator Jayne Brand. Taxes collected in Prescott (for 2016)...
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December 6, 2016
Presidential ballots recount underway in Pierce, St. Croix counties
ELLSWORTH -- The presidential recount got underway Thursday in Wisconsin, including Pierce County, where efforts there were estimated to be among...
December 6, 2016 - 11:14am
Oak Grove residents oppose proposed shooting range
TOWN OF OAK GROVE -- One group says “We were here first.” The other group wants to use its land as a place for kids to learn gun safety,...
December 6, 2016 - 9:31am
Oak Grove PC denies shooting range recommendation
TOWN OF OAK GROVE -- The Oak Grove Planning Commission saw another packed house and emotionally charged meeting Nov. 10, where its members unanimously...
December 6, 2016 - 9:30am
December 5, 2016
Lawmaker forum set for Dec. 13 in New Richmond
NEW RICHMOND -- Western Wisconsin’s incoming lawmakers will speak at a New Richmond forum this month. The event, sponsored by the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation, will be from 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Cashman Conference Center on the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s...
December 5, 2016 - 8:00am
December 2, 2016
Filings for spring’s election opened Dec. 1
PIERCE COUNTY -- Wasn’t the election just over? With the Nov. 8 presidential election barely in the past (less than a month) and headlines of recounts still dominating the news, it’s time for local candidates to turn their attention toward Spring 2017 elections. The nomination...
December 2, 2016 - 3:14pm
December 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW System chancellors seeking more funding; hand recounts for majority of counties; 8 more state news stories
OSHKOSH -- After absorbing budget cuts in 10 of the last 12 years, chancellors in the University of Wisconsin System are hoping lawmakers will give them a little more money this time. The system is asking for an additional $42 million from the state. UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca...
December 1, 2016 - 11:06am
November 30, 2016
Local officials brace for Wisconsin recount
The process of recounting every presidential ballot cast in Wisconsin begins this week, including Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Wisconsin's...
November 30, 2016 - 8:53am
November 29, 2016
Judge: Elmwood can’t bar inspection of records
ELLSWORTH -- The village of Elmwood’s police department can’t bar a citizen’s request to inspect reports, a judge ruled last week in Pierce...
November 29, 2016 - 7:32am
November 22, 2016
Pierce County Board approves library funding increase
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County taxpayers will see a slight decrease on the county portion of their property tax bills for 2017 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the budget at its Nov. 8 meeting. Department heads and standing committees were directed by county administration...
November 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 19, 2016
Property valuation goes up, mil rate comes down
ELMWOOD -- While the Elmwood School District total tax levy for 2017 will increase slightly, the 2017 formula lowers the mil rate to 14.63 from 15.22 (one year ago). The district received a 4.97 percent increase ($120,031) in general aid for this year. “As a result, we are seeing...
November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 18, 2016
Boats struggle to leave harbor; dredging on the horizon
BAY CITY -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say the Bay City campground harbor and access channel has filled with so much...
November 18, 2016 - 5:33pm
November 10, 2016
Proposed wedding venue plans hit a wall
TOWN OF EL PASO -- A town of El Paso woman and her fiancé want to open a wedding venue on their 26-acre property, but town officials say a better business plan must be presented before they’d consider recommending its approval to the town board. Rita Strauss and Matt LaFond bought...
November 10, 2016 - 9:02pm
November 9, 2016
Affordable housing project in the works
ELLSWORTH -- A private nonprofit corporation specializing in economic development, housing development and property management is proposing to build affordable housing in Ellsworth. At the Nov. 7 meeting, Ellsworth Village Board members discussed Impact Seven’s proposal to construct...
November 9, 2016 - 9:19pm
Votes tallied for 4 Pierce County offices
ELLSWORTH -- While there are no surprises in Pierce County register of deeds, county clerk, treasurer and district attorney races as all candidates...
November 9, 2016 - 9:09am