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Panel tosses out ethics complaint against Johnson; St. County County DA says ‘it’s good to move on’
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
Three way race to replace Dean Knudson for Assembly District 30
Looking good in the neighborhood: Nursing home needs cosmetic facelift
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
WIAA cross country: Todd and Peña qualify for state
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
E-PC takes on De Soto, but avoids 'The Pit'
WIAA girls volleyball: Seasons end for local volleyball teams
Horror movie filmed in Pierce debuts Monday night
PLUM CITY CARE CENTER RESIDENT OF THE MONTH: A colorful storyteller
The face at the head of the Roadrunners line steps down
Coping with loss by inciting acts of kindness and love
Local coats for kids program returns
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 11/2/16 Meeting Agenda
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed AT&T Tower, 530th St, Ellsworth, WI
WIS. DNR: 11/7/16 Public Meeting - Bay City Harbor Sediments Disposal
SUMMONS: Bank of Alma v. Lori K. Peterson, et al.; Case 16-CV-114
TOWN OF TRENTON: 11/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
Mary L. Nelson, 67
Kyra Hayes, 16
Lydia M. Bude, 89
Kay Thom, 77
Kathleen Vinehout column: Residents question public school money going to private schools
MARY BAIER COLUMN: Smaller schools serve a great purpose
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit to investigate King Veterans Home
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Real Estate Showcase
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
January 22, 2016
Senate panel votes to remove federal wolf protections; man gets prison for defrauding Kohl's Rewards; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin's grey wolves would return to state control under a bill endorsed by the U.S. Senate's environment committee. The panel has asked the full Senate to add its proposal to a larger sportsmen's act after a similar effort to add it to a budget package was...
January 22, 2016 - 9:35am
January 21, 2016
Senate OKs Planned Parenthood funding cuts, felony charge for 4th OWI; 'Sanctuary Cities' hearing draws hundreds; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin would lose $7.5 million in federal dollars each year under a pair of bills passed by the state Senate. All Republicans on hand voted yes, and all Democrats voted no late Wednesday, on measures to reduce Planned Parenthood's Medicaid reimbursements...
January 21, 2016 - 8:57am
January 19, 2016
Democrats to Walker -- 'We're here too'; address gives Governor chance to 're-set'; revisions to school lunch program under study; 11 more stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker's sixth annual address Tuesday evening gives the second-term Republican a chance to re-establish a leadership role that diminished after his unsuccessful presidential run a year ago. Many of last year's biggest conservative accomplishments actually came...
January 19, 2016 - 8:59am