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Pierce County sheriff candidates go head to head

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People showed up in big numbers well before the start of the 7 p.m. Oct. 7 sheriffs’ forum at the River Falls Public Library.2 / 2
EDITOR'S NOTE: For those who didn't see it before, the Herald is running the video from the Oct. 7 forum featuring the Sheriff candidates. Incumbent Nancy Hove said she’s most ...
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Football: Guts outweigh distractions in Ellsworth’s homecoming win

Logan Melstrom recorded two of Ellsworth's three touchdowns in the Panthers' 20-13 homecoming win against the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks on Friday, Sept. 21. Photo courtesy of Jon Claesson1 / 4
Alex Matzek (No. 8) and Jared Lansing (No. 18) celebrate a Lansing sack, which leads to a Blackhawks fumble recovered by the Panthers on Friday, Sept. 21. Photo courtesy of Jon Claesson2 / 4
Erik Lange intercepts a Baldwin-Woodville pass in the Ellsworth Panthers' 20-13 homecoming win on Friday, Sept. 21. Photo courtesy of Jon Claesson3 / 4
Wyatt Hines completes a gutsy tackle of Baldwin-Woodville's Andrew Klopp in the Panthers' 20-13 homecoming win on Friday, Sept. 21. Photo courtesy of Jon Claesson4 / 4
For students, homecoming is a week-long celebration of school pride that allows them to venture from their typical classroom agendas. For football coaches, including those in Ellsworth, homecoming is a ...
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FDA warns pet owners of neurologic effects of some flea and tick products

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert to pet owners and veterinarians Sept. 20, 2018, warning of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when ...
Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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Spring Valley Middle-High School closed today, after storm

This photo is posted on the Spring Valley School District Facebook page, showing some of the damage the storm did at the middle-high school Thursday night. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Cipriano
SPRING VALLEY -- Spring Valley Middle-High School will be closed today as school officials and contractors assess damage to the building caused by last night’s storm. According to a “Cardinal ...
Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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Nick Connelly, former RWHS football star, dies of cancer

Nick Connelly. 2014 file photo
In a tweet posted at 11:49 a.m., Chuck Connelly announced the death of his son, Nick, a Red Wing High School graduate, Wednesday. Nick retired from football in 2017 after ...
Kyle Stevens

Kyle Stevens is the Regional Sports Editor for RiverTown Multimedia. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at kstevens@rivertowns.net, and follow him on Twitter @KyleSleepins.

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Wisconsin roundup: Madison-area shooting victims still hospitalized, 1 critical; more state news stories

University Hospital confirms it is treating three of the Middleton shooting victims, with one listed as critical and two in serious condition.
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Ground beef recalled over E. coli risk

A Colorado meat distributor is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground chuck that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release ...
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2 Minn. men receive injuries in Prescott crash

Two people received injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Prescott Wednesday. Prescott police responded at 4:16 p.m. Sept. 19 to the crash scene at the intersection of highways 10 and ...
Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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Wisconsin roundup: 3 wounded, suspect dead after shooting spree at Middleton business; more state news stories

Middleton police officials spoke Wednesday afternoon about an active shooter incident that left several people injured at a workplace. Image courtesy of Middleton Police Department
A suspected shooter at a Middleton software company has died after being shot earlier Wednesday by police.
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Thunderstorms, heavy rain expected tonight and Thursday

Severe weather is expected to blow through the region tonight and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
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