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Letter from Rep. Petryk: Gov. Walker signs Workforce Development Legislation
Hillcrest graders entertain holiday concert crowd
Roberts man found hanging beneath railroad bridge
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Gov. Walker indicates he will sign bill allowing public schools to keep Indian names and mascots
CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Wausau couple may have to serve jail for praying to get medical help for their daughter
crime and courts
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wild beat Vancouver in shootout
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marquette pounds Ball State, improves to 7-4
Regis upends Prescott 63-55
Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week: Cheyanne Catura and Derek Huebel
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Borland named to All-American team
Party boys donate toys
New Bethel Covenant pastor reaches out to community
15,000 bundle up to hear Sheryl Crow at Holiday Train concert
Lighting up Ellsworth at Christmas
Drive through, see her holiday display
arts and entertainment
John Frank Most, 94
Donald "Don" Curtis Wilson, 57
Curtis Clair Eaton, 81
Arley Jerome Huber, 91
George W. Darland, Jr., 78
Editorial: Get ready for emergencies
Old Cowbelle: Old Habits
Editorial: Beware - winter's on its way
Editorial: Act to avoid falls, prevent rabies
Editorial: Put pedestrians first
TOWN OF EL PASO: Ordinance 2013-01 (Nonmetallic Mine Operator\'s License)
FORECLOSURE: RHS vs. Charlene Pierson, Case #13-CV-132
PIERCE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL: 12/18/13 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/19/13 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
FORECLOSURE: Wells Fargo v. Steve D. Lamke; Case No. 13-CV-110
April 12, 2013
Lingering winter backs up Pierce County farmers' spring work
Lingering winter backs up farmers' spring work By Bill Kirk Old Man Winter's extended grip on this region should be more of a talking point than a significant concern for farmers, according to Pierce County Soil Conservationist Jon Krauss. Friday, Krauss discounted the notion farmers...
April 12, 2013 - 5:10pm
Farm's the classroom for Pierce County's new 4-H summer assistant
Trevor Odeen set out to become a veterinarian, but changed career course and is now on his way to being an agriculture educator. Pierce County's new 4-H summer assistant is a senior entering his fifth year at UW-River Falls, he said Friday, explaining the three semesters of chemistry...
news / education
April 12, 2013 - 11:27am
Pittman blends farming, leadership
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was originally published in the April 2013 issue of "Wisconsin Agriculturist" and was written by Fran O'Leary. It regards the selection of Mel Pittman of Plum City as a 2013 Master Agriculturist. PLUM CITY--Mel Pittman was born and raised on the...
April 12, 2013 - 10:32am
April 7, 2013
Changes to SNAP program to give more to Minnesota
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Changes have been made to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps, that will give Minnesota and other states more resources to improve health and well-being. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the SNAP Nutrition Education...
news / food / government
April 7, 2013 - 11:01am
April 4, 2013
It's almost time to get growing, find the best and newest tips for vegetable gardens
If you grow your own vegetables, you can grow varieties you like, you know what was used to grow them, and you get some great fun and exercise...
food / life
April 4, 2013 - 3:11pm
Prescott farmers market seeks new manager, more vendors
PRESCOTT--Genny Taevs, Prescott Farmers Market Manager in 2012, announces the market is seeking a new manager for the 2013 season. Taevs is retiring as manager of the market for personal reasons. This is a volunteer position requiring about five hours' work per week. Last summer...
April 4, 2013 - 1:15pm
March 20, 2013
Farm Bureau members participate in Ag Day in Madison
Members of the Pierce County Farm Bureau were in Madison on Wednesday, March 6 to participate in Ag Day at the Capitol. The event is the largest gathering of farmers from Wisconsin representing a variety of farm groups to discuss issues with their state legislators. Attending from...
March 20, 2013 - 10:02am
March 18, 2013
Ag Day in Madison
Pierce County Farm Bureau members attending Ag Day in Madison on March 6 included, left to right, Phil Verges, Monica Krings, Ray Matzek, John...
March 18, 2013 - 10:06am
Shipping boats will appear later than normal on Mississippi
RED WING - The first spring shipping boats will appear later than normal on the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. On average, March 20th is the first day that boats can muscle their way through the season's final ice, and head north past Prescott into Minnesota. But the Army...
news / business /
March 18, 2013 - 10:00am
March 12, 2013
UWRF dairy club takes top honors
Fifty-nine members of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Club attended the 31st Midwest American Dairy Science Association - Student...
March 12, 2013 - 10:24am
March 11, 2013
Minnesota News Briefs: Crop insurance deadline approaching
ST. PAUL -- The March 15th deadline for Minnesota farmers to finalize a crop insurance plan is fast approaching. State Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman says if dry conditions persist as expected, having proper crop insurance could be crucial. Ag Commissioner Dave Fredrickson says...
March 11, 2013 - 5:09pm
February 21, 2013
Study may prompt FDA to crack down on raw milk cheese-making
A national study has Wisconsin cheese-makers wondering if Washington will clamp down on products made from raw milk. The Food-and-Drug Administration says the risk of disease from eating soft-ripened cheeses made from raw milk is 50-to-160 times higher than eating cheese from pasteurized...
February 21, 2013 - 10:39am
February 19, 2013
Regional weather round-up: Winter watch and wind chill advisories all across Minnesota
A winter storm watch and a wind chill advisory are in place across wide portions of Minnesota today affecting dozens of counties. The wintry weather began yesterday in the northwest, spread across the rest of the state and killed at least three people on Minnesota highways. Two...
news / accidents
February 19, 2013 - 8:57am
February 18, 2013
More U.S. cheese going overseas
More of our cheese is going overseas. The Foreign Ag. Service said a record 573-million pounds of U.S. cheese was exported last year. The total was an increase of 16-percent from 2011. The exports totaled just over five-percent of the nation's total cheese output. Wisconsin is...
February 18, 2013 - 11:32am
February 17, 2013
USDA to open sign-up period for CRP this May
WASHINGTON D.C. - The USDA says it will open a four-week sign-up period for the Conservation Reserve Program next May. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the program played a vital role in last summer's drought, protecting sensitive land from erosion while emergency haying and...
February 17, 2013 - 11:30am