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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Prairie du Chien man gets 48 years prison for sexual assault
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: East Coast blizzard affecting flights at MSP
Police beat: In which it’s wise to be wary of five-inch boot heels, wiser still to refuse shaking hands after what said hand just did
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Senate committee to hold public hearing on school accountability package
Nesseth gives energy saving tips to Kiwanis
crime and courts
Wild Side: Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Gov. Walker supports new Milwaukee arena
Who’s breeding in your neighborhood? Citizen participation needed for new bird atlas
PIERCE COUNTY PREP SCOREBOARD - Jan. 26, 2015
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Packers sign punter to compete with Masthay
Eyewitness to the civil rights movement to speak
Pierce County Fair wants Century, Sesquicentennial farmers
A long time coming
Affordable Care Act informational session Monday night in Ellsworth
Red Cross Blood Drive a success this January
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 2/2/15 Board Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF BAY CITY: 1/27/15 Public Hearing - Amend Zoning
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 2/11/15 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 2/3/15 Special Meeting of Town Board
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 2/2/15 Town Board Meeting
Leslie Robert Long, 86
Leora J. Rawn, 98
Marion E. Robey, 74
LeRoy W. Burgeson, 84
Karen L. Murray Broadhead
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April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It's "The Andalucian Friend," (Crown,...
columns / life
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
Maiden Rock artist featured at silent auction
MAIDEN ROCK-Dog Days of Stockholm announces artist Maria Dudley Kowalski's original painting "Puppy Party on the Pier" (an 11''x 14'' acrylic on canvas), featured as part of the 2013 Dog Days of Stockholm event poster, will be available for bidding during the Dog Days Silent Auction...
April 4, 2013 - 1:10pm
April 3, 2013
'Love Rides the Rails' launches this weekend
STOCKHOLM--Pam Larson was seeking a play of "lots of action and funny bits" for the first community theatre play done at the WideSpot Performing Arts Center. So, Larson, a retired theater teacher in the St. Paul School District, went back to an old reliable, "Love Rides the Rails,"...
April 3, 2013 - 3:13pm
March 29, 2013
At rehearsal for the O'Conner girls
Pictured are, from left, Sarah O'Conner (Susan Dahl, Hudson), the mother, and Liz (Michelle Storm, Woodbury), one of her daughters, during a...
March 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 22, 2013
Local glassblowers have permanent fixture at MOWA
Douglas and Renée Sigwarth of Troy Township, were awarded the unique distinction of creating a permanent blown glass installation for the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend. The installation consists of 180 blown glass spheres arranged into three 18-foot structures suspended...
March 22, 2013 - 3:14pm
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Lily Reich. One of our texts was a book called "Men Who Made Wisconsin" or something like that. The book contained brief profiles of...
columns / life
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
Oratorio Society at Bethel Highlands March 24
The Phipps Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra will perform Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, Cantata 56 by J. S. Bach, and "Gloria"...
March 22, 2013 - 9:10am
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan writes that Laurel's work is "the start of a remarkable career." Endorsements from Smith and Keenan are good enough for me, so I plowed...
columns / life
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 13, 2013
Concert features premiere of commissioned piece
UW-River Falls will host Composer Fang Man for a three-day residency on March 19-21. The residency will conclude with a concert on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
March 13, 2013 - 3:31pm
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
March 7, 2013
Phipps dance showcase starts March 15
The Phipps Dance Company is preparing for their eighth annual performances on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m....
March 7, 2013 - 3:30pm
March 6, 2013
Area vocalists to perform with chorus
The Phipps Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra will perform Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, Cantata 56 by J. S. Bach and "Gloria"...
March 6, 2013 - 12:47pm
March 1, 2013
Photography club meets March 6 in Hudson
The Western Wisconsin Photography Club will meet on Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. As a follow up to a special meeting on judging photographs, attendees will break into small groups to discuss a set of supplied images. The focus of...
March 1, 2013 - 10:49am
February 28, 2013
Book Report: Son carries on, expands war narrative
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels," are looking for new reading material, I'm happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family...
February 28, 2013 - 12:09pm