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UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
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crime and courts
Prep wrestling: Two weekends, two Ellsworth championships
Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestling: Cardinals are champions in Dells Duals
Prep boys basketball: Prescott, Plum City/Elmwood, and Spring Valley all win
Ellsworth boys basketball: Panthers play cat and mouse game with Saints
Nine-day gun deer hunt season totals detailed
VIDEO: Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
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TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/8/16 Planning Commission Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/8/16 Board of Health Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/14/16 Solid Waste Management Board Meeting Notice
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Charlotte M. Bowen, 86
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Ron Kind column: Commemorating Pearl Harbor
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
Real Estate Showcase
November 15, 2016
Baldwin man killed in one-vehicle crash
TOWN OF SALEM -- A 23-year-old Baldwin man was killed Monday night, Nov. 14, after his vehicle struck a tree and started on fire. Pierce County...
November 15, 2016 - 6:22am
November 11, 2016
Authorities: Fatal crash victim, 16, was wearing seat belt
TOWN OF TROY -- Authorities confirmed Friday, Nov. 4 that the Beldenville teenager killed in an October crash on Highway 35 was wearing a seat...
November 11, 2016 - 7:11pm
October 28, 2016
Homicide-by-vehicle charge filed against driver in 2015 Roberts crash
A Wisconsin teenager with two drunken-driving convictions was under the influence of methamphetamine when he fatally struck a Roberts woman in...
News/crime and courts
October 28, 2016 - 2:30pm
October 24, 2016
UPDATE: Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone
A Beldenville girl killed in a crash last week swerved off the road to avoid being struck by another motorist on her cellphone, according to new information released Monday by St. Croix County authorities. The victim, identified by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office as 16-year-old...
October 24, 2016 - 9:04am
October 18, 2016
UPDATE: Red Wing man ID'd as Highway 10 crash victim
A Red Wing man was hospitalized Tuesday, Oct. 18, after a crash on Highway 10 in the town of Oak Grove. Crews responded at about 10:15 a.m....
October 18, 2016 - 11:44am
October 17, 2016
Ellsworth motorist, 18, injured in crash
An Ellsworth teenager was hospitalized Sunday after the SUV he was driving rearended a semi-trailer in rural Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as 18-year-old Dawson Minder, who was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with minor injuries....
October 17, 2016 - 8:04am
October 10, 2016
Motorcycle driver injured in Hager City crash
A Minnesota man was hospitalized Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving rearended a pickup truck in Hager City. Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were called at 6:06 p.m. to the crash at Highway 63 and 830th Street in the town of Trenton, where 1982 Harley-Davidson had struck...
October 10, 2016 - 7:56am
September 12, 2016
Man, 46, injured in town of Trimbelle motorcycle crash
A Twin Cities man was hospitalized Saturday after a motorcycle crash in rural Pierce County. Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said 46-year-old Ross A. Sletten was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Wing after a crash reported at 3:29 p.m. on County Road O in the...
September 12, 2016 - 9:21am
August 26, 2016
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF — A Hager City man was airlifted early Friday morning after his vehicle rolled several times near Diamond Bluff. Police...
August 26, 2016 - 9:35am
August 22, 2016
One-vehicle crash sends Plum City woman to hospital
TOWN OF UNION -- A rural Plum City woman’s vehicle vaulted over a private driveway, sending her to the hospital Tuesday morning. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on County Road S in the town of Union about 1.25 miles west of 370th Avenue at...
August 22, 2016 - 5:57pm
August 10, 2016
RF man airlifted after rollover crash
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A River Falls man was airlifted to the hospital after rolling his vehicle multiple times during a traffic stop attempt by law enforcement late Tuesday night near Diamond Bluff. A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on a southbound...
August 10, 2016 - 9:19am
July 15, 2016
Woman, 65, injured after crash in rural Prescott
A Watertown, Wis., woman was hospitalized Thursday after a rollover crash in rural Prescott. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called at 6:25 p.m. to Highway 35 near 1200th Street in the town of Oak Grove for a crash with a person trapped inside. The driver,...
July 15, 2016 - 9:05am
July 11, 2016
Ellsworth man airlifted after Saturday crash
An Ellsworth man was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Saturday after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a power pole near River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Geordan D. Godwin. He was taken to River Falls Area Hospital, where...
July 11, 2016 - 12:17pm
July 7, 2016
River Falls teen dies after fiery crash
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A River Falls teen died last night after a fiery crash in the town of Clifton. Tyler James Orpen, 16, was pronounced dead at River Falls Area Hospital after being taken there by ambulance. He is the son of December and Shawn Orpen of River Falls. A 61-year-old St....
July 7, 2016 - 8:10am
July 6, 2016
Storms pound Pierce, St. Croix counties; freak deer mishap kills Minnesota motorist; Superior trailer park residents told they must move; eight more state news stories
More than 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin are without power Wednesday morning in the wake of heavy wind storms. Scattered outages remained Wednesday morning in St. Croix and Pierce counties, where storms inundated the area with reports of flash flooding and lightning...
July 6, 2016 - 8:47am