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Rabbits need rules too
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A historic moment: Prescott High School opens new building
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
crime and courts
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Sports scoreboard from Thursday, Aug. 25
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Karen S. Franson, 45
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Diane Odeen column: Women's Equality Day
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
Real Estate Showcase
July 19, 2016
EDITORIAL (June 8, 2016): Three motorcycle deaths in two weeks is too many
It’s becoming a Monday morning tradition to receive press releases at the Herald detailing weekend motorcycle fatalities on Pierce County roads. Three motorcyclists have died in the last two weeks. If not fatalities, then press releases detail extensive injuries. Since April: On...
July 19, 2016 - 2:18pm
June 1, 2016
Deputy VA secretary says Tomah hospital is now ‘model for change’; Federal Reserve: Wisconsin top performer in Midwest Economy Index; 10 more Wisconsin news briefs
After admitting past failures, the No. 2 man in the Veterans Administration said the Tomah VA Medical Center is getting to be a “model for change and best practices.” Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson testified Tuesday at a hearing in Tomah on a U.S. Senate panel’s finding that...
June 1, 2016 - 8:31am
May 30, 2016
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
La Crosse -- Authorities in western Wisconsin are looking for the man who robbed the Altra Federal Credit Union branch office inside a grocery store in La Crosse. One person was brought in for questioning, but hasn't been called a suspect. Witnesses say a white man walked into the...
May 30, 2016 - 12:34pm
May 22, 2016
Motorcyclist airlifted from Trimbelle crash scene
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- A motorcyclist was airlifted from the scene of a crash Saturday morning in the town of Trimbelle that landed him in one...
May 22, 2016 - 9:26am
April 4, 2016
UPDATE: Minnesota residents injured in Pierce County motorcycle crash
A 35-year-old Minnesota motorcyclist and his passenger were hospitalized Sunday after a motorcycle crash in the town of Oak Grove that allegedly involved alcohol. The victims, identified by the Pierce County Sheriff's Office as driver Esa Bay, of Newport, Minn., and his passenger,...
April 4, 2016 - 11:23am
March 25, 2016
Hudson man airlifted after Red Wing-area crash
A Hudson man was airlifted after an apparent alcohol-related crash Thursday in the Red Wing area. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the crash victim as 49-year-old Jonathon S. Norman. He was flown to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with serious injuries. Troopers reported that...
March 25, 2016 - 7:52am
March 16, 2016
Wisconsin GOP race could still mean something by April 5; Up to 13 inches of snow possible by tomorrow in NW Wisconsin; 13 more state news briefs
It looks like the Democratic presidential race will be settled by the time Wisconsinites vote on April 5, but the GOP race remains in play. Democrat Hillary Clinton won all five states that voted Tuesday although the margin was so slim in Missouri that a recount is possible. CNN estimates...
March 16, 2016 - 8:56am
March 15, 2016
Inattentive drivers involved in crashes that took 94 lives in 2015; Sen. Johnson discloses nephew’s death from heroin; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
Distracted drivers are causing more traffic crashes, deaths and injuries in Wisconsin. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that 94 people died last year in crashes throughout the state where at least one of the drivers was not paying attention to the road. That's up from 72 deaths...
March 15, 2016 - 7:55am
March 2, 2016
Hunters no longer need back tags; Merrill man charged with waterboarding girlfriend; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
Wisconsin hunters no longer have to wear number tags on their backs while they're in the woods. That was one of 58 bills signed Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker. Many states have stopped making hunters wear the tags, which are used to register deer and other animals. The Wisconsin Force...
March 2, 2016 - 9:06am
February 29, 2016
Sensenbrenner: End FBI secrecy over police cell-number roundups; Minnesota man killed in Cable-area sno-mo crash; 15 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner has asked the FBI to stop making local police swear to secrecy, when they use Stingray devices to round-up cell phone numbers. The devices track cell activity by suspected criminals but in the process, they locate cell-numbers...
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am
February 23, 2016
Senate to decide fate of 160 Assembly bills; Obamacare boosting profits for some hospitals; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- Wisconsin Senate leaders will soon decide which bills to consider during its final meeting in mid-March. And with a smaller-than-expected surplus, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said anything that costs money will get more fiscal scrutiny. Among other...
February 23, 2016 - 9:24am
February 22, 2016
Weekend accidents claim 3 lives near Portage, Chippewa Falls teen near Poplar; Walker bodyguards collect $577,000 in disputed OT pay; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
PORTAGE -- Three people died after their car overturned near Portage. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday, three miles south of Portage on Columbia County road P in the town of Pacific. Sheriff's deputies said all four victims were trapped in the auto. The 18-year-old female...
February 22, 2016 - 9:37am
February 16, 2016
Walker orders agencies to abandon climate-change studies; 'Point cops make major heroin bust; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker has ordered state agencies to stop working on ways to cut power plant emissions, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which halted the requirement. Walker issued an executive order Monday halting work on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal...
February 16, 2016 - 9:08am
February 12, 2016
Senate votes to end internet taxes -- including Wisconsin's; flurry of bills heading for Walker's desk; plus 11 more state news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Both of Wisconsin's U.S. senators have voted in favor of a bill that would end the state's Internet access tax in July of 2021. The vote was 75- to 20 Thursday to ban state and local Internet taxes, as part of a larger bill that changes U.S. trade laws. The package...
February 12, 2016 - 9:56am
February 11, 2016
Sanders, Clinton face-off in Milwaukee Thursday evening; UW-Extension cutting 80 staffers; plus 13 news stories from across Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will debate each other in Milwaukee Thursday evening. The two-hour forum gives Sanders a chance to build steam after his primary victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday while Clinton seeks to rebound for the party's next caucuses in Nevada...
February 11, 2016 - 9:36am