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Getting to know who's on the ballot
Wisconsin roundup: Minn. man pleads not guilty in death of UW-Stout student; state budget briefings begin; 8 more state news stories
Prescott principal announces retirement intentions
Spring Valley water rates up 64%
Wisconsin roundup: Eau Claire-to-St. Paul train plan up for vote; who's poisoning dogs in Lake Hallie?; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prep boys basketball: Hamilton gets all state
MBC athletes honored for work in classroom
Sights and sounds from the Prescott trip to state
Prescott softball: Returning Cards have high hopes
Ellsworth track and field: A lot of talent and uncertainty
Spring Valley Cardinals
Chicken feed will unveil fire hall addition
Ellsworth drama club presents 'Prom Night Fright'
VIDEO: Elmwood shakes its shamrocks
POLL: What's your favorite holiday?
Alice in Dairyland kicks off Maple Month at Gilman sugar bush
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-56, Dominic Johnson
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 4/3/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Notice to Dog Owners
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 4/3/17 Board Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-53, Elisha Fahs
Ethan T. Hedeen, 10
Kermit J. Nauman, 73
Barry Anderson, 72
Wesley A. Schrimpf, 81
Glen O. Brathall, 74
Warren Petryk column: Positive reforms will bring broadband opportunities to Wisconsin
Kathleen Vinehout column: What's next in health care?
Kathleen Vinehout column: Are Wisconsin waters meeting water quality standards?
EDITORIAL (March 22, 2017): Teachers have a lasting effect
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (March 22, 2017)
Real Estate Showcase
October 19, 2009
Lawmaker suggests raising voluntary check-off for campaign funding
The head of the state Assembly's Elections Committee says Wisconsin might want to raise its voluntary income tax check-off for public campaign financing. Jeff Smith, D-Eau Claire, recently chaired a series of public hearings on how to clean up Wisconsin's elections. And he said...
October 19, 2009 - 9:00am
September 2, 2009
State official says Internet campaign finance report problems will be fixed
A state official says problems with the new Internet system for campaign finance reports will get fixed. Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy says several changes are in the works to make the system easier for people to navigate. That's after watchdogs and campaign...
September 2, 2009 - 9:06am
August 20, 2009
Campaign spending for governor's race expected to soar
The 2010 race for governor could end up being the most expensive in state history. With Gov. Doyle not seeking re-election, the state faces its first gubernatorial race without an incumbent since 1982. Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says that could result in a...
August 20, 2009 - 9:00am
July 29, 2009
GOP ads to go after Peterson
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Republican leaders plan to launch an advertising campaign against U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. Deputy Republican Chairman Michael Brodkorb said the ad campaign is partially a result of the western Minnesota Democrat saying that a quarter of his constituents think...
July 29, 2009 - 7:15am
July 17, 2009
'Curveball' suspends Sviggum campaign
RED WING, Minn. -- Steve Sviggum's path to the governor's mansion may have hit a roadblock. The Department of Labor and Industry commissioner's...
July 17, 2009 - 8:11am
April 28, 2009
Walker stomps in Eau Claire today as he announces campaign for governor
The campaign for Wisconsin governor begins today, more than 18 months before voters make their choice. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker will make five appearances around the state, as he becomes the first of at least three major candidates. Former Racine area congressman...
April 28, 2009 - 9:00am
March 9, 2009
Like Abrahamson, State Supreme Court challenger took campaign cash from lawyers
State Supreme Court candidate Randy Koschnick has taken campaign money from lawyers who appear before him as a Jefferson County circuit judge. But he says there's a big difference in what he did and what his Supreme Court opponent has done. Koschnick has criticized Chief Justice...
March 9, 2009 - 9:02am
February 25, 2009
Abrahamson says no to returning lawyers campaign cash despite upcoming malpractice trial
Wisconsin's chief justice says she will not return more than $11,000 in campaign donations from lawyers who will argue a medical malpractice...
February 25, 2009 - 9:00am
February 9, 2009
Lawmaker says campaign finance reform bill has no teeth
A longtime supporter of campaign finance reform says a recent rule change in the Assembly does more harm than good. Assembly leadership this week approved a rule that bans campaign fund raising during budget negotiations. The move has been applauded by campaign finance reform...
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Governor raises another $1.5 million for campaign
Gov. Jim Doyle's campaign raised another $1.5 million last year. His latest finance report was filed Monday. It said he raised $622,000 in the last six months of 2008. That's about one-third less than what he raised in the six months before that. But Doyle was busy campaigning...
February 3, 2009 - 9:00am
Chief Justice has staggering lead in campaign cash over opponent
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson has 56 times more campaign cash than her State Supreme Court challenger. That's according to their finance reports released Monday. Abrahamson, who's been on the court since 1976, had almost $823,000 in her campaign fund at the end of December. Her...
February 3, 2009 - 9:00am
October 31, 2008
Dems want investigation over ads
State Democrats have asked prosecutors in 33 counties to investigate what they call false ads against a congressman and several state legislative candidates. The Government Accountability Board was also asked to investigate under the little-used law which makes it a crime to lie...
October 31, 2008 - 9:00am
October 21, 2008
Burnett County DA to consider criminal charge against Gableman
Burnett County's district attorney says he'll consider a request to criminally charge State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman. Milwaukee County Board member John Weishan said Gableman broke a little-known law from 1911 that prohibits a person from making a "false representation...
October 21, 2008 - 9:00am
October 15, 2008
Buckel admits using school computer for his Assembly campaign; violation of state law
A teacher who's running for the state Assembly's 29th District has apologized for using his tax-funded e-mail account in his campaign. Democrat Chris Buckel of Hammond calls it an isolated incident and he denied repeatedly using his school computer to write about his campaign. The...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
McCain takes the gloves off in Waukesha
Republican John McCain will wrap up his two-day Wisconsin campaign swing in La Crosse this morning (Friday). Thursday, McCain and running mate Sarah Palin made their biggest attacks yet on Democrat Barack Obama - who regained a double-digit lead in the Wisconsin polls this week. Still,...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am