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Tax levy and mill rate increases projected
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Campers denied year-round access; land dispute continues to simmer
Pierce food pantry has a new home
Burger Battle champ title goes to Clyde’s Corner
crime and courts
Volleyball: Plum City splits home tri while working out the kinks (w/video)
Volleyball: Panthers start season at Menomonie Sprawl tournament
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Corpse flower set to bloom at UWRF
The strength of a community to be documented in film
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/6/16 Personnel Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 9/7/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/6/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids - TRI Project #14901
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/16/16, Cleary Building Corp., Ellsworth, WI
Dale Kannel, 89
Harvey Roen, 71
Jeannette Miller, 93
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Norbert "Nub" Deiss, 89
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 24, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Aug. 24, 2016): Not hard up for news, and grateful for it
EDITORIAL (Aug. 17, 2016): Small gestures add up to big things
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 17, 2016)
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 10, 2016)
Real Estate Showcase
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
February 18, 2016
Watchdog group concerned about money in court race; Latino 'milkers' converge on Capitol for rally today; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- A Washington-based watchdog group is raising red flags over the money that could be funneled into the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The group "Justice at Stake" said the three candidates in Tuesday's primary raised a combined $1 -million and total spending on TV...
February 18, 2016 - 9:25am
McMahon dies in car crash in Minnesota
Former Ellsworth Co-op Creamery Manager Ken McMahon died early this month from a car accident near his home in Cleveland, Minn. He was 64. McMahon...
February 18, 2016 - 8:48am
February 17, 2016
Bradley, Kloppenburg win Supreme Court primary; flury of bills passed as Senate winds down; 12 more stories from across Wisconsin
State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley will face JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 general election. Both won Tuesday's primary, as Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald was eliminated with 16 percent of almost 250,000 votes cast. Bradley, who was appointed to the post...
February 17, 2016 - 8:40am
February 16, 2016
Walker orders agencies to abandon climate-change studies; 'Point cops make major heroin bust; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker has ordered state agencies to stop working on ways to cut power plant emissions, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which halted the requirement. Walker issued an executive order Monday halting work on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal...
February 16, 2016 - 9:08am
February 11, 2016
Hudson-based SSG sold to national firm -- 31 properties sell for $48.5 million
SSG Corporation, founded and owned by local businessman Burt Nordstrand, has been sold to CrossAmerica Partners, a leading wholesale distributor...
February 11, 2016 - 11:28am
Sanders, Clinton face-off in Milwaukee Thursday evening; UW-Extension cutting 80 staffers; plus 13 news stories from across Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will debate each other in Milwaukee Thursday evening. The two-hour forum gives Sanders a chance to build steam after his primary victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday while Clinton seeks to rebound for the party's next caucuses in Nevada...
February 11, 2016 - 9:36am
February 5, 2016
UW Regents will finalize faculty tenure protections; ‘blaze pink’ signed into law; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents was expected to finalize its own tenure protections Friday for faculty members at the 26 public campuses. The board does not plan an immediate vote on the changes, which would include procedures for dealing with sub-standard...
February 5, 2016 - 9:41am
February 4, 2016
Final snow totals range up to 16 inches; IRS imposters bilk Wisconsin taxpayers out of $250,000; 16 more state news briefs
The final numbers are in from this week's snowstorm in Wisconsin, and the two-day totals are up to 16.6 inches at Gile near the Michigan border in Iron County. Much of the northern third of the state picked up nine to 12 inches since Tuesday, and that has snowmobilers excited about...
News/crime and courts
February 4, 2016 - 7:14am
February 3, 2016
Lightning rod scam in rural areas being investigated
A two-man team suspected of fleecing rural residents in an unusual scam involving lightning rods is being investigated in St. Croix County. Chippewa...
News/crime and courts
February 3, 2016 - 1:26pm
February 1, 2016
Snow warnings posted across the region; Caterpillar plant closing will cost 200-plus jobs; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
SULLIVAN -- Much of Wisconsin is about to get its biggest snowstorm since Christmas, with up to a foot expected in central areas Tuesday and into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and watches for all of the Badger State except for the far northwest...
February 1, 2016 - 9:14am
January 28, 2016
Sen. Vinehout-sponsored bill would fine officials for destroying public records; only one-third of state's sno-mo trails now open; 9 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- Those who watch over public records would be fined for destroying them, under a bill proposed by Wisconsin Democrats. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said there's "no recourse" if agencies destroy records during the times they're supposed to be kept. He and Senate...
January 28, 2016 - 9:18am
January 26, 2016
Sanders questions Johnson Controls' tax-saving merger; watchdog group suing WDNR for records in big dairy-siting decisions; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says it's wrong for Johnson Controls of suburban Milwaukee to move its headquarters to Ireland to save on taxes. The commercial heating and cooling giant announced Monday it would acquire Tyco International of Ireland,...
January 26, 2016 - 8:40am
January 25, 2016
Workplace accident suspected in death of Baldwin man
A worker at a Woodville-based business died Friday after a suspected workplace accident. Woodville Police Chief Lori Hetfeld said in a news release that officers were called at 2:27 p.m. to St. Croix Castings for a workplace incident. Baldwin resident Brian Dennis Omann, 41, was pronounced...
January 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
Johnson Controls merging with Tyco, Wisconsin presence may grow; Cross criticized before expected apology shared; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
GLENDALE -- A merger was announced Monday that will blend Wisconsin's largest publicly-owned company -- Johnson Controls -- with the security and fire-protection firm of Tyco International of Ireland. Overseas media reports stated Johnson Controls would officially take over Tyco...
January 25, 2016 - 10:08am