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Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
New nano-brewery opening on Main Street in River Falls
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Farmers urged to sign up for free ag, silage plastic recycling
Trial set in puppy mill case; El Paso Town Board amends kennel ordinance
crime and courts
Cards drop homecoming match to New Richmond
Ellsworth falls at Somerset in five
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
SV looks to bounce back from first gridiron loss
Ellsworth in a tight spot for football postseason
Mr. Diva Dude, Homecoming royalty crowned in Ellsworth
Prescott Homecoming takes the stage
Ellsworth shares Homecoming event roster
Cardinal pride reigns during Homecoming Week
Tackling Alzheimer’s in memory of grandpa
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TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
(Pub. Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and 12, 2016)STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT PIERCE COUNTY
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 10/3/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/29/16 Special Highway Committee Meeting
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 10/3/16 Town Board Meeting
Dr. Gary A. Palmquist, 62
LeRoy Edson Burgess, 96
Shirley M. Bemis, 91
Kay L. Beder, 49
Virginia Ruth Lecheler, 86
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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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
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