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Three way race to replace Dean Knudson for Assembly District 30
Looking good in the neighborhood: Nursing home needs cosmetic facelift
Resignations follow sexual misconduct in Glenwood City, sheriff’s office
Owner of Baldwin clinic agrees to more than four years in prison
Prescott Food Pantry eyes new location; application sent back to Planning Commission
crime and courts
WIAA cross country: Todd and Peña qualify for state
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
E-PC takes on De Soto, but avoids 'The Pit'
WIAA girls volleyball: Seasons end for local volleyball teams
Ellsworth girls take second at MBC meet
The face at the head of the Roadrunners line steps down
Coping with loss by inciting acts of kindness and love
Local coats for kids program returns
Daughters work to save their mother
Last chance to see 'Pierce County in War & Peace'
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF OAK GROVE: Absentee Voting & Voting Equip. Test for 11/8/16 Election
PIERCE COUNTY: 10/20/16 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF EL PASO: 11/1/16 Public Hearing re: Strauss permit
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES: 10/20/16 Meeting Agenda
REPLEVIN SUMMONS: Santander v. Lucas M. Greeley; Case No. 16-SC-322
Lydia M. Bude, 89
Kay Thom, 77
Bernice J. Huppert, 99
Wallace J. Harvey, 94
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
Kathleen Vinehout column: Residents question public school money going to private schools
MARY BAIER COLUMN: Smaller schools serve a great purpose
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit to investigate King Veterans Home
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Real Estate Showcase
May 26, 2016
Freak highway incident in Eau Claire; state's corn should be mostly planted soon; wildfire risk plummets; 13 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- A freak incident caused 21 vehicles to have their tires punctured on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire. The State Patrol was told just after 5 p.m. Wednesday that numerous vehicles were getting flat tires -- and it turned out that they all hit a square metal frame made...
May 26, 2016 - 8:08am
May 18, 2016
Court throws out conviction of gun-toting man near Somerset school; Study: State's long-term debt fourth lowest in U.S.; 14 more Wisconsin news briefs
WAUSAU -- A state appeals court has thrown out a loitering ticket against a man walking near a school in St. Croix County while carrying a rifle and a handgun. The Third District appellate court in Wausau ruled Tuesday that 26-year-old Mark Hoffman should have had his case dismissed...
News/crime and courts
May 18, 2016 - 7:56am
May 3, 2016
Wisconsin crop planting lags behind 2015; Dems seek federal review of voter ID law; UW-Madison faculty cast no-confidence vote; eight more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wisconsin farmers are off to a late start in planting their crops compared to one year ago, but it's still earlier than the norm for the past five years. The USDA says 22 percent of the state's corn crop is in the ground -- 9 percent less than this time in 2015,...
May 3, 2016 - 8:03am
February 25, 2016
River Falls-grown alfalfa sprouts causing food-borne illnesses, say health officials; 'Sanctuary cities' bill unlikely to pass; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts of River Falls, and urged people not to eat the product. The state health department said there seven cases...
February 25, 2016 - 8:20am
February 22, 2016
Swine disease strikes UW-River Falls farm; annual auction canceled
By Natalie Howell, Falcon News Service A swine disease has broken out at Mann Valley Farm, one of the two laboratory farms run by UW-River Falls,...
February 22, 2016 - 4:21pm
February 19, 2016
Assembly wraps up session: OKs voucher tax relief, mental health funding; Mississippi shipping could being by mid-March; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly has finished its business for the year, which means that no more bills can be introduced or changed by the Senate. The Assembly completed its two-year session after midnight by passing dozens of bills, and senators will consider some of them at their...
February 19, 2016 - 8:12am
February 18, 2016
Watchdog group concerned about money in court race; Latino 'milkers' converge on Capitol for rally today; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- A Washington-based watchdog group is raising red flags over the money that could be funneled into the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The group "Justice at Stake" said the three candidates in Tuesday's primary raised a combined $1 -million and total spending on TV...
February 18, 2016 - 9:25am
February 15, 2016
UPDATED: Justice Scalia remembered by Abrahamson, Marquette Dean; low turnout expected for Tuesday's primary; plus 14 other news stories from around Wisconsin
As the political debate heats up over his replacement, Justice Antonin Scalia leaves behind vivid memories for Wisconsin legal scholars. Marquette Law School dean Joseph Kearney was a clerk for Scalia in 1995-96 and he called the justice "the most impressive person he ever met." Kearney...
February 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
February 3, 2016
Agriculture plays big role in Pierce's area economy; Helmer Printing, RiverWalk, Dairy Promotion group honored by PCEDC
As images on the newly redesigned web site for the Pierce County Economic Development Corp. scrolled on a giant screen behind him, retiring UW-Extension...
February 3, 2016 - 1:36pm
January 27, 2016
For Andrews, it's all about change
Not only his life, but the career he chose is regarded by Greg Andrews to be all about change. As the Pierce County Agriculture Agent for the...
January 27, 2016 - 11:33am
January 13, 2016
Longtime county agent Greg Andrews retiring
Greg Andrews, Pierce County's Agricultural Agent since 1985, announced Tuesday he'll be leaving UW-Extension at the end of January. He delivered...
January 13, 2016 - 1:19pm
January 6, 2016
Volatile milk prices said to be prompting producer 'price-shopping'
ELLSWORTH -- An anonymous caller to the Herald last week claimed a group of farmers who ship milk to Ellsworth’s creamery had approached a dairy in Menomonie about taking their milk instead. The producers were said to be upset with the price they’re being paid for milk they shipped...
January 6, 2016 - 11:51am
December 22, 2015
Minnesota organic farmers relocate to Pierce farm
TWON OF ROCK ELM -- Minnesota’s loss is Pierce County’s gain. When Mike Leck and Jennifer Nelson learned the land they’d been renting at...
December 22, 2015 - 3:19pm
Study: 1 in 3 Kewanee County wells is unsafe; Dems want shared governance restored to UW System; plus 12 more Wisconsin news stories
KEWANEE -- A study funded by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources showed that one-third of private water wells in Kewaunee County do not meet proper human health standards. About 320 of the county's water wells were tested last month, as part of a project by federal researchers...
December 22, 2015 - 9:04am
December 21, 2015
Speaker Ryan brushes off conservative criticism of spending deal; corn, soybean bins jammed in wake of near-perfect crop year; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville is brushing off conservative critics of the federal spending package that keeps the government in business through next September. On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Ryan said the GOP was able to advance many, but not all of...
December 21, 2015 - 9:29am