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Fisher joins national effort to help caregivers of ill, wounded vets
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Large crowds anticipated for state trooper's funeral
Media schooled on River Crossing highway-surface project
Western Wisconsinites sound off against Walker budget
High speed chase ends with suspect taken from trunk of car
crime and courts
New coaches for PHS track team
Trout Unlimited announces grant for rehabilitation of Kinnickinnic River
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: UW faces Arizona again in Elite Eight
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Reserves help Badgers down Carolina, make Elite Eight
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers down North Carolina 78-72 for Elite Eight berth
Hoyer blood drive draws community crowd
New Richmond ReStore holds ‘Upcycling Contest’
Hollywood actress is hometown proud
Successful weekend for Stella Dance Studio
Phipps offers theater classes for young people
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TRENTON: 3/18/15 Special Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE: 3/26/15 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/19/15 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF BAY CITY: 4/8/15 Meeting - Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/24/15 Board Meeting Agenda
Duane Merlin Johnson, 83
Marcia J. Bowen, 68
Adeline Crownhart, 93
Charles Edward "Ed" Hanson, 92
Glada Clare Huebner, 99
Kathleen Vinehout column: Advocacy Gives Voice to the Voiceless - Families Support Family Care and IRIS
Ron Kind column: We can and must provide better care for our veterans
Kathleen Vinehout column: Farmers say Budget Damages Farm Research, Schools and Conservation Input
Sheila Harsdorf column: Federal EPA Overreach Threatens Jobs, Family Budgets
Sheila Harsdorf column: Legislature Begins Work on State Budget
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crime and courts
March 18, 2015
70 mph speed limit passes Assembly, may face tough fight in Senate; Green beards raise $20,000 for Honor Flights; 11 more state news stories
Don't put the pedal to the metal just yet. A bill to raise Wisconsin's top speed limit to 70 mph has an uncertain future in the state Senate. The Assembly passed it 70-22 yesterday with 20 Democrats and two Republicans voting no. It was the second straight session the Assembly...
news / government
March 18, 2015 - 9:16am
March 17, 2015
Large increase in meth abuse across western Wisconsin
EAU CLAIRE - Western Wisconsin has seen a large increase in methamphetamine abuse, as a purer form of the drug rolls in from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune said the number of meth cases seen by the Wisconsin crime labs tripled over a seven-year period...
news / region
March 17, 2015 - 3:01pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Rifle-wielding suspect killed in shootout with St. Paul police
ST. PAUL -- A man armed with a rifle was killed when he exchanged gunfire with police officers in St. Paul yesterday. A spokesman says SWAT negotiators were called to a home on White Bear Avenue after officers saw a man with a rifle and bulletproof vest walk into the house. ...
March 17, 2015 - 9:29am
March 16, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Fire destroys buildings at Milwaukee metal plant
MILWAUKEE - A secondary building at a Milwaukee industry was destroyed by fire this morning -- and officials say the blaze has been contained. Witnesses said they heard up to a dozen explosions at Acme Galvanizing, on Milwaukee's south side near Pulaski Park. Officials said...
March 16, 2015 - 3:37pm
March 13, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Body recovered from Mississippi River at La Crosse
LA CROSSE - Rescue divers recovered a body this morning from the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse. The person was not immediately identified, but authorities were trying to determine if it was 27-year-old Joshua Xiong of Onalaska. He's been missing since November 9th,...
March 13, 2015 - 4:36pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Murder-suicide investigated in Carver County
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, Minn. - The Carver County Sheriff's Department is investigating what police believe was a murder-suicide. Fifty-one-year-old Milo Leistiko and 23-year-old Lanaea Harrison were found dead in their home late Wednesday afternoon in Norwood Young America....
March 13, 2015 - 10:34am
March 12, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Port Washington Marine dies in helicopter crash off Florida Gulf Coast
NAVARRE, Fla. - A fire official at Navarre, Florida says divers are still trying to find a flight recorder at the place where a military helicopter crashed, killing a suburban Milwaukee Marine and ten other people. His family said Kerry Kemp of Port Washington was among seven...
March 12, 2015 - 3:49pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Vatican defrocks St. Paul priest
ST. PAUL -- The former pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in St. Paul who was convicted of abusing children has been permanently removed from the priesthood. Pope Francis defrocked Curtis Wehmeyer three years after he was arrested for molesting two brothers on several occasions;...
March 12, 2015 - 8:27am
March 11, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Unemployment rates up across state
Unemployment rates went up in January in all 12 Wisconsin metro areas, and in all 72 counties throughout the Badger State. Preliminary figures were issued today by the state's workforce development agency, showing that actual un-adjusted jobless rates ranged from three-point-nine...
March 11, 2015 - 6:46pm
March 10, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Bond set at a million for Waupaca County woman who stabbed boyfriend to death
WAUPACA - Bond was set at a million-dollars today for a Waupaca County woman accused of stabbing her lover to death. Forty-three year old Alison Roe made her initial court appearance on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Prosecutors said Roe stabbed 43-year-old Craig...
March 10, 2015 - 5:02pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Warmer weather expected to continue through March
Our warmer-than-normal March temperatures are expected to hold, for the most part, through the month. While that's good news for just about all of us, lack of snow cover that's helping increase temperatures is causing concern for others. U-of-M climatologist Mark Seeley says we...
March 10, 2015 - 9:30am
March 9, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Bird flu prompts Minnesota turkey ban in 40 countries
About 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after last week's discovery of avian flu (H5N2) in a flock of 15,000 turkeys in Pope County. While officials say there is absolutely no food safety concern whatsoever, health officials and farmers are taking extra precautions....
March 9, 2015 - 10:48am
March 6, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gov. Walker to sign right-to-work legislation on Monday
MADISON - Governor Scott Walker will sign Wisconsin's right-to-work bill Monday morning in Brown Deer, at an industry where the CEO says the law will create more jobs instead of less. The Republican Walker will hold a bill-signing ceremony at Badger Meter. Yesterday, the MIlwaukee...
March 6, 2015 - 6:07pm
March 5, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate drops to five percent
Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to five-percent. That's the lowest since August of 2008 when the Great Recession was just starting to emerge. State workforce development officials said today that the seasonally-adjusted jobless rate went down by two-tenths of a percentage...
March 5, 2015 - 4:31pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target plans changes to corporate culture
MINNEAPOLIS - News that Target plans to change, to a certain extent, its corporate culture and how it sells you products is raising interesting questions on just how that can be done given the retailer's size. St. Thomas University professor Jonathan Seltzer says Target is going...
March 5, 2015 - 4:20pm