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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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GALLERY: Ellsworth's last hurrah

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The Ellsworth Panthers were defeated 6-3 by Waupun on Wednesday, June 13, in the WIAA Division 2 state semifinals held at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand ...
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Wisconsin roundup: Military embellisher resigns; golf cart death; bomb threat; more state news stories

The historian for the Wisconsin state chapter of the American Legion has given up his position after he was caught wearing pins and badges he hadn't earned.
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Study: St. Croix, Washington counties score high on health ranks

Area counties rank in the top five of their respective states based on a variety of health metrics. St. Croix County ranked fifth in Wisconsin while Washington County ranked fourth ...
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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Trial set in New Richmond threats case

HUDSON — The trial for a New Richmond teenager accused of telling others he planned “to shoot kids” was set last week in a hearing where the judge announced there ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Wisconsin roundup: 2 people held after Wis. hatchet-and-meat-tenderizer incident; more state news stories

Police were told two people used a hatchet and a meat tenderizer in an effort to hold a worker at Marshfield Clinic's Minocqua facility hostage Tuesday.
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Update: Fatal crash victim ID'd as Somerset man

It was determined Pedro Luis Vera Cornier was driving a 2004 Chevy Aveo (left) that entered County Road E traffic on June 13 and was struck by a Volkswagen Jetta (right) driven by Anthony P. Herbst. Photos courtesy of St. Croix County Sheriff's Office
A Somerset man was killed and a Houlton man was injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash outside Hudson. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said 35-year-old Pedro Luis Vera ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Wisconsin roundup: Wis. Democrats gain legislative seat in special elections; more state news stories

The two political parties split Tuesday's special elections to fill a pair of Wisconsin legislative seats.
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Wisconsin roundup: CWD confirmation leads to more than 100 deer killed at game farm; more state news stories

An Iowa County farm is shut down after 21 whitetail deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
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