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Final points heard before puppy mill trial
Suspects still sought in stolen property case
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Hammond Hotel: 150-year-old iconic structure coming down
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crime and courts
WIAA individual wrestling: Ellsworth uses "guts and grit" in consolation round
WIAA individual wrestling: Ellsworth sets school record
WIAA individual wrestling: SVE seniors headed to wrestlebacks
WIAA individual wrestling: SVE seniors move on to the semis
WIAA individual wrestling: Six out of eight Panthers advance to semifinals
Spring Valley Cardinals
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
Ezekiel Lutheran Church hosts concert to benefit Haiti
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
Turnout for Laura Ingalls Wilder birthday triples expectations
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids- 2017 Steel Culvert
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/28/17 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 3/1/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE: 2/23/17 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/22/17 Elementary Facility Comm. Meeting
Cody James Skulski, 25
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
Mary J. Linder, 62
Thomas Ryan, 94
Lars E. Haugrose, 90
EDITORIAL (Feb. 22, 2017): Bill reduce public transparency
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 22, 2017)
Kathleen Vinehout column: Searching for the 'reform dividend'
Ron Kind column: Celebrating National FFA Week
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
Real Estate Showcase
May 10, 2016
Ryan: If Trump wants, I won't run GOP convention; Chippewa Valley seeing haze from Canadian wildfire; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
JANESVILLE -- House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville said he will step down as a chairman of this summer's Republican National Convention if that's what Donald Trump wants. Ryan told several Wisconsin news outlets Monday that Trump is the GOP nominee, and if he wants somebody else...
News/crime and courts
May 10, 2016 - 8:30am
April 27, 2016
Walker signs revised shoreland property rights bill; Two-year-old boy grabs gun, kills mother who was driving; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
HUMBOLDT -- Those who own property on Wisconsin waterways will get more leeway to build structures under a bill signed by Gov. Scott Walker in Humboldt Tuesday morning. The governor chose the DeKeyser Construction firm as the place to approve new rules for construction near lakes...
April 27, 2016 - 8:38am
April 26, 2016
Police: Prom shooter rode to school on bike, brought rifle; Rep. Kind returns $125,548 to U.S. Treasury; 13 more Wisconsin news briefs
ANTIGO -- Police say Jakob Wagner apparently rode a bicycle to the high school and used a rifle to shoot two students leaving the school prom Saturday night. Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller said the rifle was the only weapon recovered at the scene, and he did not know how long Wagner...
News/crime and courts
April 26, 2016 - 9:07am
April 20, 2016
Milwaukee police beating victim arrested again; UW says erasing chancellors’ video was not mistake; 12 more Wisconsin news briefs
A man who received a $2 million settlement after he was kicked and beaten by Milwaukee police officers has been arrested again. WITI TV reported Frank Jude of Wauwatosa is in jail for violating a previous probation after he was arrested Monday on Milwaukee's south side for possessing...
News/crime and courts
April 20, 2016 - 8:42am
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