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Ellsworth boys tennis: School board approves funding for a team
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Spring Valley Cardinals
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
Ezekiel Lutheran Church hosts concert to benefit Haiti
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
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Moon Glow lights up the night
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PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids- 2017 Steel Culvert
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/28/17 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 3/1/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE: 2/23/17 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/22/17 Elementary Facility Comm. Meeting
Mary J. Linder, 62
Thomas Ryan, 94
Lars E. Haugrose, 90
Marilyn Elaine Brown, 71
Connie Moga, 91
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
Paineful Prose: Not always an axe to grind
Kathleen Vinehout column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines
Ron Kind column: Higher Education Action Plan
Real Estate Showcase
February 17, 2017
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
“Blaming others is an act of refusing to take responsibility. When a person can’t accept the fact or the reality, they blame another person or the situation instead of taking accountability.” — author Dee Dee Artner. Not taking responsibility for one’s own actions is becoming...
February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 11, 2017
EDITORIAL (Feb. 8, 2017): Magazine will feature county’s melting pot
With the United States erupting with debates and protests about immigration policies in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order...
February 11, 2017 - 11:00am
February 4, 2017
EDITORIAL (Feb. 1, 2017): Sanctuary
Editor’s note: This editorial was published in the Hudson Star-Observer, the Herald’s sister newspaper. The community-wide conversation of whether to welcome Syrian refugee families to Hudson, left seemingly unresolved, was continued with a comment made by St. Croix County Supervisor...
February 4, 2017 - 11:00am
February 2, 2017
Groundhog Day poll: What's your favorite Bill Murray movie?
In honor of Groundhog Day Thursday Feb. 2, the Pierce County Herald Staff chose their favorite movie featuring Bill Murray — star of the 1993...
February 2, 2017 - 1:36pm
January 22, 2017
EDITORIAL (Jan. 18, 2017): Seeing new candidates is refreshing
The 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution limits a president to two terms in office. There’s a reason for that. In 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a third term as president. His fourth term began in 1945, but he died after just three months.
January 22, 2017 - 9:00am
POLL: Greatest moment in Green Bay Packers history
The Green Bay Packers play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22. In preparation for the game, the Pierce County Herald...
January 22, 2017 - 8:00am
January 14, 2017
EDITORIAL (Jan. 11, 2017): Before you cast stones...
The Herald appreciates that people see it as a source of investigative journalism. We take pride in digging into stories, gleaning facts from a sometimes muddied swirl of confusion, emotions and perspectives. This past year there has been enough village and town government news to...
January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 1, 2017
EDITORIAL (Dec. 28, 2016): Realize you are enough
Not all New Year’s resolutions have to be ways to improve ourselves. Many resolutions focus on losing weight, quitting bad habits, taking up healthy practices such as going to the gym, maybe organizing the cavernous closet beneath your stairs, or vowing to visit aunt Edna once a...
January 1, 2017 - 9:00am
December 29, 2016
EDITORIAL (Dec. 21, 2016): Putting everything in perspective
Forget piles of glitzy gifts under a tree. Forget frustration built up from battling crowds at store checkouts, dismay over post-holiday credit cards bills and guilt over not getting to every single holiday event. This year, my family has been given a gift money cannot buy. In November,...
December 29, 2016 - 10:00am
December 16, 2016
EDITORIAL (Dec. 14, 2016): Do questionable verdicts spell trouble?
Is it a recent pattern that's afflicted Pierce County justice? If so, to the casual observer it's a troubling one. Last week, River Falls man Ricardo Moreno was acquitted on stalking charges. He was accused by a number of women over several months of accosting them in public, then...
December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
December 6, 2016
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” The words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he asked for a declaration of war after the...
December 6, 2016 - 3:05pm
December 2, 2016
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
A newspaper’s job is to be as accurate and thorough as possible in an effort to inform the public about the happenings of the community, whether that’s in the realm of courts, education, government, health or features. A newspaper is record of a community’s history. A look back...
December 2, 2016 - 7:39am
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
EDITOR’S NOTE: This editorial comes from the Herald’s sister newspaper the River Falls Journal. The public defender for sex offender Cameron Doman accused River Falls police of “profiling” her client. Doman was arrested in late August for assaulting a 16-year-old boy in a...
December 2, 2016 - 7:38am
EDITORIAL (Nov. 16, 2016): 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
One of President-elect Donald Trump's more G-rated, ironic tweets came two days before the Nov. 8 election: “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.” Luckily for Trump, the archaic Electoral College he denounced still functions. If this 18th century voting filter...
December 2, 2016 - 7:34am
EDITORIAL (Nov. 9, 2016): Let's honor veterans' legacy
On this Veterans Day, we should thank each and every person who ever swore an oath and donned the uniform of a soldier, Marine, sailor, airman or coast guardsman. No matter the era or where duty called you, you took a solemn oath to defend this great nation of ours. That by itself...
December 2, 2016 - 7:30am