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Wisconsin roundup: Democrats want federal monitoring of state elections; suspended UW student returns to court on sex allegations; 9 more state news stories
Charges: Suspect used car to injure man
Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
Ellsworth, River Falls mourn teen victim of fatal crash
Funeral for drowned Ellsworth boy is Wednesday in River Falls
crime and courts
WIAA football: Former all-conference lineman excels as a running back
WIAA cross country: Panthers wrap up season with pack mentality
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
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
Stagehands announce 'The Drawer Boy'
Happening Halloween: Where are the tricks and treats?
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
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
Harold K. Olson, 87
Ricky D. Rodewald, 62
Kyra Hayes, 16
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
Mary L. Nelson, 67
EDITORIAL (Oct. 19, 2016): Calling a spade a spade
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 19, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 12, 2016): Don’t end up a tragic headline -- stop for buses
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 12, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 5, 2016): Carrying the torch of history
Real Estate Showcase
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
November 12, 2014
Wild Side: How should we manage novel ecosystems?
Many of us are concerned about how human-induced ecological disturbances are wreaking havoc with life on Earth. These include, but are not limited...
November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm