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UPDATE: Police release identity of woman found dead in Hudson
Wisconsin roundup: Budget vetoes eliminate judicial council, education board; 7 more state news stories
New personal e-alarms can enhance safety, even at UWRF
Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving
Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads
crime and courts
New Richmond gives Cardinals football a reality check
Hectic week tests cross country runners
First quarter onslaught too much for E-PC
Cards improve to 5-0 over Boyceville
Panthers lost MBC opener to SCC
Spring Valley Cardinals
United Way kicks off 2017 'We Fight for Strong Communities' campaign
Art project gives voice to homeless youth
St. Paul's UCC to celebrate 150 years
Pierce County Fair tractor and truck pull winners announced
'Powerful' indie film gets limited run in Red Wing
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PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/27/17 Special Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/26/17 Board Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: Public Notice- Liquor Lic. App., Papa Tronnio's
PIERCE COUNTY: TAX DEED LAND SALE
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 7/10/17 Bd Minutes
Francis J. and Helen H. Ptacek
Myrtle I. Pechuman, 82
Francis A. Gray, 84
Carl A. Schneider, 54
Christopher J. (Borst) Nikola, 55
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Letters: Be careful what you wish for; Nice billboard, wrong county
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March 11, 2017
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Dear Carol: My mother lives in an assisted living facility. She has arthritic pain and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, but she usually...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 31, 2016
Wild Side: Our introduction to the neighborhood
Many moons ago, in the spring of 1976, newlyweds Carol and I moved from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin. I was a long-haired young biologist working for an environmental consulting firm. I had spent a couple years of doing lab work identifying and counting algae, zooplankton and fish larvae...
March 31, 2016 - 2:20pm
March 4, 2016
Wild Side: Sweet sign of an early spring
This has been a wimpy winter with less than half of the average number of below zero nights and less than half the average snowfall. We had a...
March 4, 2016 - 12:16pm
January 6, 2016
Fugina: Outdoor football, now that makes sense
Standing outside in 10 degree conditions for three hours might not sound like much fun without some context. But when you are doing it with 50,000 fans at a Vikings game, it is actually a blast. A few friends and I planned about a month ago to attend the final regular season Vikings...
January 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 15, 2015
Wild Side: Pheasants Forever fun at ‘HoppDakota’
Seventeen upland wildlife research biologists from twelve states got a break from attending a conference in Hudson on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Members...
October 15, 2015 - 3:11pm
September 22, 2015
Wild Side: Fascinating fluid dynamics on the Big Lake
The continually changing interactions between water, sunlight, moonlight, clouds and wind make for fascinating scenery on lakes. We’ve enjoyed...
September 22, 2015 - 9:57am
September 3, 2015
Wild Side: Aerial acrobats off to South America
This summer has been a fine one around here except for some high-intensity rainstorms. Rain has been frequent enough that we haven’t had to...
September 3, 2015 - 2:13pm
August 21, 2015
Wild Side: It pays to know some good knots
People have been making fiber rope for thousands of years. Our cave-dwelling ancestors used knots to make snares and nets for catching food,...
August 21, 2015 - 8:47am
August 7, 2015
Wild Side: Trout fishing in the mountains
Joe Paatalo (‘Joe Pa’) of River Falls is an English teacher, book author, avid trout fisherman and former player and coach for the River...
August 7, 2015 - 8:36am
August 5, 2015
FUGINA: Twins trading deadline decisions make sense
Many Twins fans wanted to see more from the team as the Major League Baseball trade deadline passed at 3 p.m. Friday. A quick glance at Twitter following the deadline displayed messages from fans who either wanted to see the Twins hold on to their prospects or make more moves and...
August 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
June 25, 2015
FUGINA: Crossing the finish line
I did it! I managed to cross the finish line of the 2015 Grandma’s Marathon in downtown Duluth with a modest time of about three hours and 33 minutes on Saturday. Although everything did not go perfect during the race, I was happy to finish in 1,282nd overall place out of 6,075...
June 25, 2015 - 12:00am
June 15, 2015
Wild Side: Green slime stinks of greed
Here’s my recurring rant about land and water resources management. It was sparked by seeing a disgusting amount of mud and green slime...
June 15, 2015 - 4:18pm
April 3, 2015
Wild Side: Box elder trees are tough survivors
I imagine after humans have destroyed much of life on earth that some tough species will survive and continue to thrive without us. Among them...
April 3, 2015 - 10:38am
March 6, 2015
Wild Side: Big birds back from verge of extinction
We really enjoyed bird watching in Florida this winter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a checklist of 255 species of birds observed...
March 6, 2015 - 8:24am
January 8, 2015
Wild Side: A long trip south to the Suwannee River delta
My wife Carol and I take joy in being in wild places. We acknowledge our biophilia; the renowned Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson’s term for humans’...
January 8, 2015 - 10:08am