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Pierce County Herald
Oricchios new owners of Snowball's Bar
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State still remains in deep freeze into afternoon
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State budget office forecasts surplus
Pierce's unemployment rate second lowest in state
Deer poaching investigated in Woodbury
crime and courts
PHS wrestling expectations hinge on health
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Brewers trade Aoki to KC for Smith
Ellsworth grapplers ready to hit the mat for weekend action
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Badger hoops beat Virginia, face Marquette next
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wolves, Spurs game in Mexico City canceled
Auditions for 'Morning's at Seven' open Tuesday
Santa delivers pizza plus fun Saturday
Celebrate 'Coastal Christmas' Saturday along the shores of Lake Pepin
Old Cowbell: I love Christmas!
Parmeters to celebrate 50th
arts and entertainment
Arley Jerome Huber, 91
Gordon Brahmer, 79
Al Quackenbush, Sr., 67
George W. Darland, Jr., 78
Lorraine Zignego, 94
Editorial: Beware - winter's on its way
Editorial: Act to avoid falls, prevent rabies
Editorial: Put pedestrians first
Affordable Health Care: No one should fall through the cracks
Editorial: How about local control?
TOWN OF EL PASO: 12/9/13 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE:12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF OAK GROVE: 12/12/13 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
June 11, 2013
Corn planting well behind schedule in state
Corn planting continues to be behind schedule in Wisconsin, as a result of the wet spring and heavy soil moisture. Officials say 81-percent...
news / food
June 11, 2013 - 8:25am
Minnesota News Briefs: Farm Bill approved by U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON D.C. - After passage yesterday in the U.S. Senate, the Farm Bill is now in the U.S. House's court and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (DFL-Plymouth) says the hope is that the two chambers can work out their differences in conference committee.
June 11, 2013 - 8:13am
June 6, 2013
State cheese production continues to increase
For the first time in a while, Wisconsin cheese makers did not keep up with the national output in April - but they still extended the Badger State's Number-One status over second-place California. New federal figures show that Wisconsin pumped out almost $232-million pounds of...
news / food
June 6, 2013 - 1:51am
May 27, 2013
Hershberger found guilty on only one count in raw milk trial
BARABOO - When Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is sentenced he could get up to a year in prison on his conviction of violating a holding order placed on products at his farm. Hershberger was found not guilty on three other charges involving allegations he sold raw milk without...
news / food
May 27, 2013 - 8:24am
May 21, 2013
New winery approved by Troy Township board
RIVER FALLS - Wineries are popping up in western Wisconsin, and the town of Troy is no exception. Daniel Koepke presented plans to the Troy...
news / food / business /
May 21, 2013 - 9:39am
Raw milk trial enters second day
BARABOO - The raw milk trial of Sauk County dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger enters its second day in Baraboo. The state says the only issue is his refusal to get the required licenses that would have barred him from selling raw milk. Supporters of raw milk want the health benefits...
news / food
May 21, 2013 - 9:19am
State milk production continues to increase
Wisconsin dairy cows continue to pump out more milk than the national average. New federal figures show that Wisconsin made just over 2.3 billion pounds of milk in April. That's up by 1.3 percent from the same month last year. The national increase was two-tenths-of-a-percent, to...
news / food
May 21, 2013 - 9:13am
May 14, 2013
Morning State News Briefs: Raw milk supports gather for trial in Baraboo
BARABOO - Hundreds of raw milk supporters from throughout the country are expected to converge on Baraboo next week for the trial of a dairy farmer charged with illegally selling unpasteurized milk. Barring a last-minute plea deal, Vernon Hershberger of Loganville will face a week-long...
May 14, 2013 - 8:14am
Warm and dry weather this week to aid crop planting
It's supposed to be warmer-and-drier for most of the week, and Wisconsin farmers hope they can make up for some of the time they lost with their...
May 14, 2013 - 8:04am
May 3, 2013
Wisconsin continues to produce more cheese
Wisconsin continues to produce more cheese, at a time when the national output is falling. Officials said the Badger State made almost 250-million pounds of cheese in March, two-point-seven percent more than the same month a year ago. Nationally, production dropped by two-tenths of...
news / business /
May 3, 2013 - 9:52am
May 1, 2013
May Fair to benefit 4-H youth
Those looking for an evening of family fun should plan on attending the fourth annual May Fair Event and Sale on Saturday, May 11, at the St....
events / life
May 1, 2013 - 1:03pm
April 30, 2013
Western Wisconsin News Briefs: Foremost Farms closing cheese plants in western Wisconsin
BARABOO - Baraboo-based Foremost Farms is closing one cheese plant and will idle another Wisconsin operation indefinitely. The changes will cost 100 workers their jobs. The plant being closed makes mozzarella cheese for food-service markets and is located in Alma Center. A cheddar...
news / business /
April 30, 2013 - 4:17pm
Tuesday State News Briefs: Milk producers make nearly the same amount of money in 2012 as in 2011
Wisconsin milk producers made almost as much money last year as in 2011. The National Ag Statistics Service said the total value of the milk produced in the state last year was just over five-and-a-quarter billion dollars. That's was about 1500th of one percent less than in 2011....
April 30, 2013 - 12:09pm
April 25, 2013
Afternoon State News Briefs: Wisconsin lawmakers want USDA to buy more cranberries
WASHINGTON D.C. - Wisconsin's congressional delegation is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy cranberries for school lunches and other nutrition programs. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) points to unfavorable market conditions after a record crop, forcing some...
April 25, 2013 - 4:18pm
April 24, 2013
Group opposes aerial spraying of manure
The Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network says aerial manure spreading creates health risks. That's why the group opposed to big industrial farms is pushing for a model ordinance which local governments can use to put limits on the practice. Members say aerial spraying can put bacteria...
April 24, 2013 - 1:15am