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Remaining 400th street bridge demolished
Wisconsin roundup: New figures, new debate about school voucher program; state justices refuse to reveal votes in tied case; 8 more state news stories
Wisconsin roundup: Bill calls for automatic prison in OWI fatalities; vets in line for entrepreneurship aid; 7 more state news stories
Nation's high court hears St. Croix County case (w/video)
Car crashes into Ellsworth home
crime and courts
Prescott softball: Returning Cards have high hopes
Ellsworth track and field: A lot of talent and uncertainty
Hunter education course taking registration
WIAA boys basketball: Cards road ends at state in defeat
WIAA boys basketball: Prescott was comfortable trailing; Hamilton never wore down; What next?
Spring Valley Cardinals
Chicken feed will unveil fire hall addition
Ellsworth drama club presents 'Prom Night Fright'
VIDEO: Elmwood shakes its shamrocks
POLL: What's your favorite holiday?
Alice in Dairyland kicks off Maple Month at Gilman sugar bush
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/28/17 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRENTON: 3/30/17 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 4/5/17 Hearing - Traynor permit (Residence
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 4/5/17 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
TOWN OF EL PASO: 3/24/17 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Bernard R. Hofacker, 92
Henry B. Hince, 70
Barry Anderson, 72
Lorena M. "Rene" Sailer, 91
Judith L. "Judi" Helmer, 52
Kathleen Vinehout column: Rural Wisconsin needs real broadband expansion
Ron Kind column: Keeping Wisconsinites from paying more for less coverage
Kathleen Vinehout column: Don't get rid of the treasurer
Ron Kind column: Answering your questions on the Affordable Care Act
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (March 8, 2017)
Real Estate Showcase
February 16, 2017
Kathleen Vinehout column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines
“Governors are a bit like salesmen,” I recently told a reporter. “They put good news in the headlines and bury bad news in the small print.”...
February 16, 2017 - 10:17am
February 9, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Walker budget plan roll-out includes stop in New Richmond; Menomonie murder suspect extradited; 10 more state news stories
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker will make another quick tour of Wisconsin Thursday and Friday to promote the two year, $76 billion state budget he proposed Wednesday. He's starting in Milwaukee with a speech at the annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development -- and he'll then...
February 9, 2017 - 11:48am
February 8, 2017
Walker budget calls for more K-12, UW education spending
Gov. Scott Walker trumpeted new spending on education and a reduction in taxes in his budget presentation to Wisconsin lawmakers. The Republican...
February 8, 2017 - 6:17pm
January 25, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Walker to unveil budget Feb. 8; White House orders up a Leinie's; 8 more state news stories
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker will unveil his next proposed state budget two weeks from Wednesday. The Republican Walker plans to discuss the highlights in a speech to the Legislature at 4 p.m. Feb. 8, scrapping the traditional nighttime speech from previous years. Walker has already...
January 25, 2017 - 8:53am
November 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: AG to appeal ruling against GOP's redistricting; Wis. Supreme Court won't probe John Doe leaks; 9 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's Republican attorney general says he will appeal a federal court ruling that strikes down the Assembly and Senate district...
November 22, 2016 - 10:04am
October 12, 2016
Village prepares annual budget for Nov. 7 vote
ELLSWORTH -- At a recent Finance, Purchasing & Buildings Committee meeting in Ellsworth, members learned the Ellsworth Fire Department levy will increase by approximately 1.3 percent while the ambulance service will try to maintain a 0 percent increase. The village’s increase...
October 12, 2016 - 8:30am
September 22, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Funding roads is an important job for state leaders. Nine cents of every state budget dollar goes towards transportation. In the vagaries of...
September 22, 2016 - 3:36pm
August 31, 2016
Tax levy and mill rate increases projected
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth Community School District taxpayers would see an increased total school levy and mill rate in the proposed 2016-2017 budget as presented at the Aug. 29 annual school board meeting. The plan calls for a total school levy of $10,022,338, which would be about $915,000...
August 31, 2016 - 3:09pm
March 30, 2016
Budget slashing begins, staffing reductions will take place
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott School Board meeting March 16 was dominated by retirements and discussions centered on budget reductions. Prescott School Superintendent Dr. Rick Spicuzza said the district has received retirement letters from kindergarten teacher Deb Whipkey, third grade...
March 30, 2016 - 9:01am
November 18, 2015
County says no to increased library funding
The Pierce County Board passed its 2016 tax levy and budget Tuesday, Nov. 10, after a long debate whether to increase the county portion of public library funding. Supervisor Ruth Wood, River Falls, at first proposed an amendment to the budget that would increase the county’s...
November 18, 2015 - 11:37am
August 27, 2015
Kathleen Vinehout column: Health still a top political issue
“ObamaCare must be repealed immediately,” begins Gov. Walker’s health plan for America. Recently the governor unveiled his health plan...
August 27, 2015 - 3:53pm
June 9, 2015
Warren Petryk column: 2015 Spring Survey Results
This spring, I sent out a survey to roughly 12,200 constituents across the 93rd Assembly District. I also offered the option for constituents...
June 9, 2015 - 3:46pm
April 30, 2015
Hopes rekindled for tax reciprocity issue
A border battle over income tax filing could be over if a bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature continues to gather steam. Wisconsin lawmakers signaled cautious enthusiasm for reinstatement of a tax reciprocity agreement that has been dead since former Minnesota Gov. Tim...
April 30, 2015 - 2:31pm
April 21, 2015
Kathleen Vinehout column: Let’s Debunk a Few Budget Myths
“I’m okay with the cuts,” the man wrote me. “It’s shameful to pass debt on to our children.” In the man’s message, he implies a...
April 21, 2015 - 11:45am