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Two candidates take aim at Pierce Treasurer seat
District will buy property to expand playground
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
Wisconsin news roundup: Sawyer County court clerk dies in apparent murder/suicide; DNC: Baldwin hails Hillary's health record, Moore slams Trump; nine more Wisconsin news stories
crime and courts
Baseball: Christenson gets his shot as head coach
Ellsworth 12U softball takes third at state
Plum City loses to Eau Claire Cavaliers at Carson Park
Updated standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League (as of 7/25)
Baseball: Plum City Legion wraps up league play Thursday
New UFO Days activities promise an ‘out of this world’ time
Meet the Elmwood royalty candidates
Beldenville Old Car Club hosts 39th annual show
Blank Pages band to perform July 28
Group holds prayer gathering for Prescott police
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 8/2/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 8/1/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/1/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 8/1/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Thomas L. DeLong, 64
Eugene Moga, 91
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Mary E. Sperger, 87
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Kathleen Vinehout column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 13, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 13, 2016): Memorials are important in a time of tragedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 6, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
Real Estate Showcase
July 28, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's local unemployment rates are generally higher than the previous month, but lower than one year ago. According to newly released state figures, all 12 Wisconsin metro areas saw their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates go up from May to June -- but all 12 rates...
July 28, 2016 - 9:29am
July 27, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Rodgers won't dish on 'Bachelorette' brother; Baldwin heralds state's 'cheese, brats and beer' at DNC; eight more state news stories
GREEN BAY -- Aaron Rodgers has always made it a policy to keep his personal and family life out of the public eye as much as possible. So it...
July 27, 2016 - 8:55am
July 26, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
DOWNSVILLE -- For the second day in a row, a person has drowned on the Red Cedar River in western Wisconsin. Dunn County deputies were called late Monday afternoon to the Downsville boat landing in the town of Dunn. Officials say the man was unconscious when he was pulled from the...
July 26, 2016 - 8:51am
July 25, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
PHILADELPHIA -- Wisconsin Democrats will cast a split vote for president at their party's convention in Philadelphia this week. But by the time it's all over, they expect to be more unified behind Hillary Clinton than Republicans were in giving Donald Trump his send off last week....
July 25, 2016 - 9:18am
July 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
CLEVELAND – Gov. Scott Walker says it would have been good for Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as he accepted the Republican nomination...
July 22, 2016 - 8:43am
July 21, 2016
Librarian by day, princess by night
ELMWOOD -- New Elmwood Public Library director Misty Price is a breath of fresh air in the downtown building at 111 N. Main St. Determined to...
July 21, 2016 - 4:15pm
Blown fuse knocks out power for Pierce-Pepin customers
PIERCE-PEPIN -- It was a hot but beautiful evening, no storm this time, but a “high-side fuse failed” at Pierce-Pepin Cooperative Services Beldenville substation after 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. According to Pierce-Pepin Vice President Christ Tackmann, the power was restored after...
July 21, 2016 - 9:26am
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
Wisconsin will feel even more heat and humidity Thursday -- which may be hard to believe, considering it was 98 Wednesday in the far northwest, and Milwaukee reached 90 by noon. To make things worse, more than 18,000 electric customers were sweating through power outages as of 6...
July 21, 2016 - 8:52am
July 20, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Ryan rallies Republicans at RNC; sheriff tells drivers to put brakes on 'Pokemon'; eight more state news stories
CLEVELAND -- House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville says tensions within the GOP's nominating process are signs of a party "not just going through the motions." Ryan spoke to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday night, soon after delegates nominated Donald Trump...
July 20, 2016 - 9:16am
July 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: 'Heat Dome' to arrive Thursday; state GOP leaders cite 'troubled times' at RNC; 10 more state news stories
LA CROSSE -- Forecasters are already warning about the dangerous heat that'll blanket western Wisconsin on Thursday. The so-called Heat Dome will bake much of the middle of the country. Highs in the Pierce and St. Croix county area are expected to top out at 93 on Thursday, though...
July 19, 2016 - 8:16am
July 18, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's Trump opponents vow to press on; Pokémon Go trips bankers' red flags; 12 more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker has said that not voting for Donald Trump would be like voting for Hillary Clinton. But some Wisconsin conservatives are still not convinced -- and as the Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland, former state GOP political director Brian Fraley...
July 18, 2016 - 8:30am
July 15, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Flood damage estimates roll in; latest job approval numbers in for Walker; nine more state news stories
Iron County now estimates $10.6 million in damage from Monday's rains and flooding in northern Wisconsin -- and that's just for tax-funded facilities like the Saxon Harbor. The salvaging of four sunken boats will begin there Friday, and the U.S. Coast Guard says the main concern...
July 15, 2016 - 10:22am
Woman, 65, injured after crash in rural Prescott
A Watertown, Wis., woman was hospitalized Thursday after a rollover crash in rural Prescott. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called at 6:25 p.m. to Highway 35 near 1200th Street in the town of Oak Grove for a crash with a person trapped inside. The driver,...
July 15, 2016 - 9:05am
July 14, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Clinton clings to narrow lead in state; 2 arrested with pot smuggled from Colorado; nine more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Democrat Hillary Clinton maintains her narrow lead over Republican Donald Trump in the latest poll of Wisconsin voters. The Marquette Law School Poll results were released Wednesday. They show Clinton ahead of Trump, 43-37 percent in a head-to-head matchup, with 11 percent...
July 14, 2016 - 11:13am
Rising river levels -- but not floods -- forecast for river towns on Mississippi, St. Croix
River towns from Stillwater to Red Wing are expected to see water levels rise over the next few days, though forecasts are not showing flood stage being reached. The St. Croix River in Stillwater was at 80 feet Thursday morning and was expected to crest at about 85 feet early Sunday,...
July 14, 2016 - 10:56am