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NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-56, Dominic Johnson
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 4/3/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Notice to Dog Owners
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 4/3/17 Board Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-53, Elisha Fahs
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Warren Petryk column: Positive reforms will bring broadband opportunities to Wisconsin
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EDITORIAL (March 22, 2017): Teachers have a lasting effect
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (March 22, 2017)
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December 1, 2015
Overnight semi crash closes Highway 65 in rural River Falls
The main artery connecting River Falls with Ellsworth was shut down for more than two hours overnight Monday after a semi-trailer crash. The crash did not result in any injuries to the driver, but did leave Highway 65 closed from 11:52 p.m. Monday until 2:22 a.m. Tuesday. According...
December 1, 2015 - 7:59am
November 9, 2015
UPDATE: passengers ID'd in Roberts crash
A River Falls woman was killed and three others were injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 65 in Roberts. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased as 61-year-old Bonny J. Britton. She was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. Croix County...
November 9, 2015 - 11:16am
October 12, 2015
Two injured in Pierce County motorcycle crashes
Two Minnesota men were injured in separate motorcycle crashes Sunday in Pierce County. The first crash was reported just before 4 p.m. on 170th Avenue and Highway 35 in Hager City. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Edward Withuski from Brooklyn...
October 12, 2015 - 8:16am
October 5, 2015
River Falls couple, Prescott man injured in separate crashes
A rural River Falls man and his wife were injured Saturday after the car they were in was rearended by a charter bus. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office new release, Donald Miner, 73, and Mary Miner, 71, were taken by personal vehicle to an area hospital with non-life...
October 5, 2015 - 8:07am
Man injured in vehicle vs. power pole crash
A 23-year-old rural Ellsworth man was transported to the hospital after his vehicle struck a power pole in the Town of Ellsworth. According to a release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Auchampach was heading north on 530th Street at about 5:42 p.m. Tuesday,...
August 5, 2015 - 9:53am
August 3, 2015
Plum City man hospitalized after lawnmower vs. vehicle crash
A Plum City man was injured Saturday after the lawnmower he was riding collided with a vehicle. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called at 2:35 p.m. to Plum City for the crash. According to sheriff’s department news release, the lawnmower -- operated by 63-year-old...
August 3, 2015 - 7:36am
July 28, 2015
UPDATE: Crash victims identified, all four from Hudson/North Hudson
Four Hudson-area residents were killed Monday in a rural Polk County plane crash. The pilot was identified Tuesday by the Polk County Sheriff’s...
July 28, 2015 - 1:58pm
July 27, 2015
Motorcyclist injured in River Falls-area crash
A Minnesota woman was hospitalized Saturday after the motorcycle she was riding crashed in the town of River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified Jennifer Searle, 35, as the driver of a motorcycle that crashed at 2:10 p.m. on County Road E near 690th Avenue....
July 27, 2015 - 7:58am
July 20, 2015
Crews rescue victim on back channel bridge
A person was rescued Sunday night on the Mississippi River back channel bridge on Highway 63 in the town of Trenton. According to Red Wing police, firefighters responded to a mutual aid request from Pierce County authorities for person stranded under the bridge. Red Wing firefighters...
July 20, 2015 - 8:19am
July 13, 2015
Minnesota man injured in motorcycle crash
A Twin Cities man was injured Saturday after his motorcycle crashed in rural Prescott. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded at 12:31 p.m. for a crash at County Road QQ and 550th Avenue in the town of Oak Grove. Deputies learned driver Mark...
July 13, 2015 - 1:46pm
July 6, 2015
Beldenville man injured in ATV crash
Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said alcohol was likely a factor in a Sunday ATV crash that left a Beldenville man injured. Deputies were called at 12:56 a.m. to an ATV crash on County Road J near Highway 65 in the town of Trimbelle. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s...
July 6, 2015 - 8:09am
Ellsworth barn goes up in flames
Fireworks or a nearby bonfire were the likely culprits in a barn fire reported Sunday in Ellsworth. Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were called at 3:06 a.m. to N4207 710th St. for a report of a barn on fire. Officers arrived to find the barn’s roof in flames; everyone was...
July 6, 2015 - 8:00am
Ellsworth man dies in tractor-related accident
An Ellsworth man died Friday in a tractor-related incident in the town of Salem. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Travis Anderson, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on County Road A, just south of Highway 10. Pierce County deputies...
July 6, 2015 - 7:52am
March 4, 2015
Facebook chatting/texting listed as factor in 2013 accident
A 34-year-old Centuria woman was charged in Pierce County Circuit Court Friday, Feb. 27 with three felony counts of homicide by negligent operation/vehicle...
News/crime and courts
March 4, 2015 - 9:56am
February 21, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Madison man arrested for gunfire at blood bank
MADISON - Madison police are holding a 19-year-old man in custody after a shot was fired at Interstate Blood and Plasma Friday afternoon. Aquan Bell is charged with causing injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon. Investigators say it appears that Bell was at the east-side...
February 21, 2015 - 9:45am