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Kelly’s made county rounds to fairgrounds
Lawmaker again presses for tougher first-time OWI penalties; field work in high-gear this week; 10 more Wisconsin stories
Boy injured after being struck on bike
Elmwood man airlifted after motorcycle crash
Second Barron Co. flock stricken by bird flu, some exports suspended; taxpayers won't be funding Walker's travels; 9 more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
Baseball: Taranto, McGregor pace Ellsworth over Amery
PC falls to Mondovi in doubleheader
Softball: Ellsworth suffers first defeat
Seifert to play at Bemidji State
Pull! The inaugural season of the Claybreakers
Earth Day/Found Art show at Foster Hall in Hammond
Garage Sale Hunter MAP
A 10-truck salute
Local woman needs public’s help to get kidney transplant
Saddling up for donkey hoops
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH AREA AMBULANCE SERVICE: 4/29/15 Operating Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 5/6/15 Hearing - Rohl Permit (Nonmetallic Mining)
PIERCE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL: 4/23/15 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/27/15 Special School Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: For Sale by Bid - Heavy Haul Equipment
Debra Sue Diesing, 62
Jo Ann Moen Page, 89
Douglas Davis, 61
Doris Grace (Leonard) (Hayner) Leik
Caleb Brian Gustafson, 20
Warren Petryk column: Non-Fiscal Policy Items Removed from the Budget
Kathleen Vinehout column: Let’s Debunk a Few Budget Myths
Kathleen Vinehout column: People Speak Out About Consequences of Budget Decisions
Warren Petryk column: Listening Sessions Completed in the 93rd Assembly District
Harsdorf Legislation Focuses on Reform, Modernization
Get Out! Deals
June 17, 2013
Crime and Court Roundup: Trial begins today for 14-year-old charged with homicide
Attorneys are scheduled to make their opening arguments this morning in the Sheboygan County trial of Nathan Paape. He's the 14-year-old boy charged in the brutal killing of his friend's great-grandmother in Sheboygan Falls last September. A jury was selected on Friday. The trial...
June 17, 2013 - 9:23am
June 16, 2013
Minnesota News Roundup: Carjacking fugitive identified and charged
Police say a 39-year-old fugitive went on a crime spree that lasted two days. Brandon Stark is accused of three carjackings, two kidnappings and crashing one of the stolen vehicles. Authorities say the spree begun in St. Paul on Wednesday, when Stark allegedly stole a vehicle from...
June 16, 2013 - 9:58am
June 15, 2013
State Supreme Court to take up appeal on Act 10
MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed late this afternoon to rule on whether the Act-10 public union bargaining limits apply to local government and school unions. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Madison did not rule on the matter. It asked the justices to take the...
news / government
June 15, 2013 - 7:43am
Olson named Courthouse Security Officer
Within the Pierce County Courthouse one of the biggest challenges for years has been courthouse safety. The Pierce County Board of Supervisors took a step in solving the hurdle with the creation of a Courthouse Safety Officer for the first time in its 2013 budget. "I thought this...
June 15, 2013 - 7:07am
June 14, 2013
Man faces 24 years in motel hostage standoff
STILLWATER, Minn. -- A man accused of holding a group of people hostage last year during a deadly night at Woodbury's Red Roof Inn will spend at least 24 years in prison under a plea agreement reached Thursday. Demetrius Santreell Ballinger, 26, pleaded guilty in Washington County...
June 14, 2013 - 10:16am
Crime and Court Roundup: Mosinee man likely to be charged with delivering heroin
A Mosinee man is due in court this afternoon for allegedly providing the heroin that a driver had in his system when he was killed in a traffic crash. 22-year-old Kyle Kennedy has been arrested on possible charges of delivering heroin, obstructing an officer, and bail jumping. Authorities...
June 14, 2013 - 9:47am
June 13, 2013
Prescott man sentenced for false statement to bank
MADISON --John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James Wazlawik, 48, Prescott, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to one day in jail, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for...
June 13, 2013 - 10:39am
Minnesota News Roundup: Moorhead infant's death under investigation
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The father of a 5-month-old girl who died Tuesday night after being left in a van was taking care of five other children under...
June 13, 2013 - 10:03am
June 12, 2013
Traynor turns in the keys after 32 years
Over a recent week, Wisconsin State Trooper Bill Traynor conducted what he termed with a grin--his "goodbye tour," stopping at area police departments and a few businesses to say thank you for their support and bid farewell. "I feel good," said Traynor, 53. "I could continue to do...
June 12, 2013 - 10:15am
Minnesota News Roundup: Suicidal man arrested for setting home ablaze
ST. PAUL -- Investigators say a suicidal man in St. Paul torched his own home last (Tue) night, just before county mental health officials were...
June 12, 2013 - 9:47am
Crime and Court Roundup: Eight-year-old Fond du Lac boy unharmed after thief steals van with him in it
Police in Fond du Lac are looking for a man who stole a van with an eight-year-old boy in the backseat. The child was dropped off unharmed about a mile south of where the vehicle was stolen. As of late yesterday, police were still looking for both the thief and the vehicle. Holly...
June 12, 2013 - 9:32am
June 10, 2013
Crime and Court Roundup: Twin Cities pair to enter pleas in homicide case today
A mother and her daughter are both scheduled to enter pleas this afternoon for the 2007 murder of the mother's domestic partner near Appleton. 54-year-old Dianna Siveny and 34-year-old Kandi Siveny, both from the Twin Cities' area, are both charged in Outagamie County with homicide...
June 10, 2013 - 9:26am
June 9, 2013
State News Roundup: Two prison inmates escaped in central Wisconsin
WAUTOMA - Authorities in central Wisconsin are looking for two prison inmates who escaped from work release. WBAY-TV of Green Bay reports that 22-year-old Michael Watford of Wautoma and 21-year-old Timothy Lee Doud of Redgranite were on work release on Thursday and did not return....
June 9, 2013 - 10:16am
June 7, 2013
Crime and Court Roundup: Justice Department official under investigation
The former head of the state Justice Department's field office in Superior is under a federal investigation for allegedly selling guns without...
June 7, 2013 - 9:28am
June 6, 2013
Appeals court upholds conviction, sentence in St. Croix fuel fraud case
In a decision released Tuesday, Wisconsin's Third District Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of a former St. Croix County fuel distributor on 14 counts of theft by fraud. John Rassbach, 57, who had done business as Rassbach Oil, was convicted in April 2010 of five counts of...
June 6, 2013 - 12:37pm