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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Bottom line: Library needs more money
RF on path to add swinging bridge to national list of historic places
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prescott soaked 34-0 in Homecoming loss
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Panthers play hard, but lose to SCC
Elmwood improves to 8-9 on the season after going 2-1 last week
Cardinals vplleyball sweeps Durand
Prescott Homecoming takes the stage
Ellsworth shares Homecoming event roster
Cardinal pride reigns during Homecoming Week
Tackling Alzheimer’s in memory of grandpa
Prescott Hall of Fame inducts ‘inaugural 7’
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/28/16 Special Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF MARTELL: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF TRENTON: 9/29/16 Special Meeting - Transportation Issues
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES: 9/22/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/27/16 Board Meeting Agenda
Shirley M. Bemis, 91
Kay L. Beder, 49
Virginia Ruth Lecheler, 86
Jean Marie Peterson, 65
John J. "Jack" Klecker, 79
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Kathleen Vinehout column: Looking for answers
Kathleen Vinehout column: Who will be my teacher?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 24, 2016)
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August 26, 2015
Man accused of assaulting woman, child: Suspect allegedly struck 3-year-old in the head
Pierce County prosecutors say a New Richmond man entered a town of El Paso home this month, beat up a woman there and assaulted her son. Leander...
News/crime and courts
August 26, 2015 - 12:25pm
November 19, 2014
UPDATED: Man critical after apparent assault at Border Lounge
A 28-year-old man was listed in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester Sunday night after suffering injuries in an apparent fight...
News/crime and courts
November 19, 2014 - 11:48am
November 30, 2009
Bail set at $500K for man suspected in church assault
November 30, 2009 - 2:21pm
November 27, 2009
Minnesota man charged after alleged assault in church
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Lindon Roy Knutson, 61, of Bemidji, Minn., is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, third-degree assault, aggravated robbery and theft for allegedly beating and robbing a 73-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon at...
November 27, 2009 - 1:19pm
November 25, 2009
Minnesota man arrested for assault, robbery at church
WILLMAR -- A 61-year-old Bemidji, Minn., man has been arrested on charges of assault and robbery for allegedly robbing a woman Tuesday afternoon at Crow River Lutheran Church . According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, deputies were dispatched to the rural Belgrade church...
November 25, 2009 - 11:36am
October 8, 2009
River Falls man charged with sexual assault of child
A River Falls man was charged earlier this month with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child in Pierce County Circuit Court. Yasser...
crime and courts/News
October 8, 2009 - 3:44pm
July 27, 2009
Ex-RF teen sentenced to jail for sexual assault
Adrian Clausen sat in a Pierce County courtroom Friday awaiting his future after pleading guilty to sexual assault. Clausen was hoping the two...
crime and courts/News
July 27, 2009 - 1:40pm
January 13, 2009
Douglas County bailiff charged with sexually assaulting teen
Charges were filed Monday against a Douglas County Sheriff's Department deputy accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man. William J. Webber, 55, a bailiff at the Douglas County Courthouse, faces felony charges of exposing a child to harmful material and reproducing a representation...
January 13, 2009 - 9:00am
December 8, 2008
Parents say DA is overdoing it with sexual assault charges against teen
The parents of a 14-year-old Mequon boy accuse prosecutors of overkill after they charged their son in juvenile court with five counts of sexual assault.
December 8, 2008 - 9:00am
December 3, 2008
Man kills himself in Chippewa County after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman
Authorities said a man sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint in Marshfield, and he was later found dead about 60 miles to the west in Cadott. Marshfield Police Chief Joe Stroik said his officers got a call Tuesday morning from a resident who heard a woman crying for help from an...
December 3, 2008 - 9:00am
October 21, 2008
Suit filed against teacher who assaulted boy
The father of a boy who was sexually assaulted by a substitute teacher has filed a civil lawsuit against her and her husband. The suit, filed in Pierce County, asks for unspecified monetary damages from Ann and Wade J.
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am
September 16, 2008
RF man sentenced to five years prison for sexual assault
A River Falls man was sentenced Monday to five years prison for sexual assault of a child. Matthew A. Bunnell, 27, 249 Foster St., was sentenced by Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing. Wing also ordered Bunnell to 10 years extended supervision, along with registering as...
September 16, 2008 - 12:00am
Former teacher sentenced to nine months jail for sexual assault
The former Prescott teacher accused of sexual assault learned her fate Wednesday. Anne Knopf, 39, pled guilty in Pierce County Circuit Court to one count of second degree sexual assault of a child. As a result, she was sentenced to nine months jail and five years probation. Additional...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
July 14, 2008
RF man pleads guilty to repeated sexual assault
A River Falls man pled guilty Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court to repeated sexual assault of child, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of $100,000 and 40 years prison. Matthew A. Bunnell, 27, was accused of committing three or more sexual assaults on a girl, now 15. His...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
Court rules dead are protected under sexual assault laws
A public defender says a State Supreme Court ruling that makes necrophilia illegal is, "dead wrong." Jefren Olson says the sexual assault laws were never intended to punish sex with dead persons. But Justice Pat Roggensack said the law bans intercourse with anyone who does not give...
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am