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Pierce County Herald
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
Residents convince city to pay more Lake Street costs
Rabbits need rules too
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A historic moment: Prescott High School opens new building
crime and courts
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Sports scoreboard from Thursday, Aug. 25
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen S. Franson, 45
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Diane Odeen column: Women's Equality Day
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
Real Estate Showcase
April 19, 2016
Some Wisconsin Trump delegates don't support him; Madison bans city government travel to North Carolina; Nine more Wisconsin news briefs
Six Wisconsin delegates to the Republican National Convention must vote for Donald Trump, but at least some won't like it. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Trump did not do much to get his own supporters chosen as convention delegates so those from the third and seventh congressional...
April 19, 2016 - 10:44am
April 17, 2016
Jurek takes the reins at summer camp
Summer horse camp left an indelible mark on Kelsey Jurek. The experience fostered not just her lifelong love of horses -- an affection she’s...
April 17, 2016 - 11:39am
April 12, 2016
Right-to-work appeal may go directly to Supreme Court; Motorist killed after hitting driverless horse and buggy; 13 more state news stories
MADISON -- State Attorney General Brad Schimel said he might go directly to the Supreme Court to try to bring back Wisconsin's right-to-work law. Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust threw out the one-year-old measure last Friday, saying the government is taking away union revenues...
News/crime and courts
April 12, 2016 - 8:33am
April 8, 2016
Area jobless rates creep higher
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released February 2016 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 5.4%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for January was 5 % and December’s final rate was 3.9%. One year...
April 8, 2016 - 3:28pm
April 6, 2016
All good things must come to an end: Jim Ross reflects on eight years of County Board service
It was a tough decision for Jim Ross to refrain from running for re-election to the Pierce County Board. Ross, who has held the District 10 seat...
April 6, 2016 - 11:19am
April 4, 2016
Labor panel accuses Menards of mistreating employees; state homeowners cash in on unclaimed Powerball; officer-involved shooting in Eau Claire County; 10 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- The National Labor Relations Board accuses the Wisconsin-based home improvement chain Menards of mistreating its employees. There are 44 Menards stores in Wisconsin. The complaint accuses Menards of withholding merit pay raises for workers engaged in protected activities...
April 4, 2016 - 9:19am
March 30, 2016
Questions remain about county broadband
For a portion of Pierce County’s rural residents, fast broadband internet access is nothing but a dream. Large swaths of the county, particularly in rural areas, are left with slow fixed internet access or none at all. Many homeowners have been teased recently by news of federal...
March 30, 2016 - 9:47am
March 23, 2016
Cruz, Kasich set Wednesday campaign stops; Major meth bust results in 38 arrests; 16 more Wisconsin news briefs
Seeking to slow Donald Trump's momentum toward the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is scheduled to make his first Wisconsin campaign stop with an appearance at an event near Milwaukee hosted by a conservative radio talk show host. WTMJ radio host Charlie...
March 23, 2016 - 8:47am
March 22, 2016
State predicts largest presidential primary turnout since 1980; Man arrested for Eau Claire graffiti outbreak; 15 more Wisconsin news briefs
A 40% voter turnout is predicted in Wisconsin two weeks from today, the largest for a presidential primary in 36 years. The state Government Accountability Board expects 1.75 million eligible voters to go to the polls. Board Director Kevin Kennedy said Republican Donald Trump will...
March 22, 2016 - 9:13am
March 17, 2016
Area jobless rates are up slightly
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties – St. Croix’s was 5%, up from 4.6% a year ago, and Pierce’s was 5.4%, up from 4.7% a year ago. St. Croix jobless rate for December was 3.9%...
March 17, 2016 - 4:15pm
March 16, 2016
Wisconsin GOP race could still mean something by April 5; Up to 13 inches of snow possible by tomorrow in NW Wisconsin; 13 more state news briefs
It looks like the Democratic presidential race will be settled by the time Wisconsinites vote on April 5, but the GOP race remains in play. Democrat Hillary Clinton won all five states that voted Tuesday although the margin was so slim in Missouri that a recount is possible. CNN estimates...
March 16, 2016 - 8:56am
March 8, 2016
State recovers $40 million in Medicaid overpayments; Justice Bradley apologizes for anti-gay statements written 23 years ago; Nine more state news stories
The state Health Services Department has recovered $40 million in overpayments to Medicaid health care providers since 2011, according to a report released Monday by the agency's inspector general. Gov. Scott Walker created the internal watchdog five years ago to catch fraud in the...
News/crime and courts
March 8, 2016 - 7:40am
February 26, 2016
State poll: Dems in virtual tie, Trump leads GOP; Poverty in Wisconsin hits highest level in decades; 12 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's best-known independent poll has Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a virtual tie as the April 5 presidential primary gets closer. A new Marquette Law School poll released Thursday gives Sanders a 44% to 43% edge, and he has a 30-point lead among...
February 26, 2016 - 7:30am
February 23, 2016
Senate to decide fate of 160 Assembly bills; Obamacare boosting profits for some hospitals; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- Wisconsin Senate leaders will soon decide which bills to consider during its final meeting in mid-March. And with a smaller-than-expected surplus, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said anything that costs money will get more fiscal scrutiny. Among other...
February 23, 2016 - 9:24am
February 22, 2016
Weekend accidents claim 3 lives near Portage, Chippewa Falls teen near Poplar; Walker bodyguards collect $577,000 in disputed OT pay; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
PORTAGE -- Three people died after their car overturned near Portage. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday, three miles south of Portage on Columbia County road P in the town of Pacific. Sheriff's deputies said all four victims were trapped in the auto. The 18-year-old female...
February 22, 2016 - 9:37am