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Students return to budget-slashed campus
Tax funding for Planned Parenthood debated; senators hear pleas for more precautions against oil train disasters; 12 more Wisconsin stories
Woman escaped alleged brutal Saturday night attack: Kirkland charged with multiple felonies
What’s next for the old care center space?
Vehicles, alarm, building receive board’s attention
crime and courts
Wild Side: Aerial acrobats off to South America
Prescott football sees mistakes in loss to SCF
Hillclimb returns to Bay City on Sunday
Prescott CC runs in Extreme meet at RF
Spring Valley, Ellsworth, E-PC runners compete at Boyceville
If it’s an unusual fest, Ellsworth’s got it!
Rolling out the dough 100 pies at a time
Self-proclaimed ‘river nut’ will serve as grand marshal
Like ‘fish-out-of-water’, Ladnier’s getting feet wet
Totally Awesome 80s makes for rocking celebration
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMITTEE: 9/3/15 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/9/15 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 9/8/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 9/16/15 Hearing - Sludge Disposal Permit
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 9/8/15 Town Board Meeting
Bonnie J. Bauer, age 74
Bruce Wayne Lindquist, 44
Gladys "Kitty" Inez Peterson, 89
Robert Russell Dopp, 37
Warren Petryk column: Interstate compact medical legislation
Ron Kind column: Back to school
Kathleen Vinehout column: Health still a top political issue
Kathleen Vinehout column: Lack of rural Broadband frustrates fair-goers
Sheila Harsdorf column: Delivering on property tax relief
crime and courts
March 23, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: U.S. Supreme Court upholds state voter ID law
WASHINGTON D.C. - After three years of legal challenges, Wisconsin's photo ID law for voting will finally take effect later this year. The U.S. Supreme Court gave its blessing to the 2011 Republican law today, by deciding not to consider a legal challenge. That essentially upholds...
March 23, 2015 - 2:43pm
March 21, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former New Glarus nursing home secretary to go to jail for embezzlement
MONROE -- The former secretary at a New Glarus nursing home will spend two-and-a-half years in jail for stealing more than $800,000. She entered a no-contest plea to the charges. Prosecutors say Joyce Ziehli took the money over a 10-year period. She actually worked at the home...
March 21, 2015 - 10:38am
March 20, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Joint Finance Chair wants more money for police investigations
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin State Assembly's Joint Finance Committee Chairman says he agrees that the Justice Department should have more resources to investigate shooting deaths by police officers. Republican John Nygren of Marinette issued a statement on that support today, before...
March 20, 2015 - 4:11pm
Bourget, Seidl seek area appellate court seat
When voters head to the polls, they have a choice in the judge that joins the District III Court of Appeals. Mark Seidl, a Wausau private-practice...
News / government
March 20, 2015 - 10:44am
March 19, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate at 4.8 percent but job creation remains slow
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin created new jobs at a rate that was only half of the national average during the year ending in September. The U.S. Labor Department issued its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages today. It said Wisconsin tied with Vermont for the nation's 38th-smallest...
March 19, 2015 - 6:09pm
Two GOP leaders favor smaller UW funding cut, no public authority; Governor willing to add five staffers to investigate deaths of suspects by police; 12 more state news briefs
The state Assembly's finance chairman says his house plans to remove the proposed public authority for the University of Wisconsin System from the next state budget. Republican John Nygren also said the university's state funding would likely be cut by "significantly less"...
News / government
March 19, 2015 - 3:16pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Student protest held outside St. Cloud high school
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A group of students held a protest outside of the St. Cloud Tech High School yeserday afternoon. The students mostly Somali, walked out of class in protest, of several offensive incidents. The latest had to do with a photo posted on social media about an...
March 19, 2015 - 11:45am
March 18, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Milwaukee police say woman in accident was drunk
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police said a 22-year-old woman was drunk when her car rolled over, killing her seven-month-old baby boy. It happened around 1:30 this morning on Milwaukee's northwest side. Police quoted witnesses as saying the car was going east at a high rate of speed...
March 18, 2015 - 5:51pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Mob causes St. Patrick's Day violence in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS - Several people were arrested during a St. Patrick's Day evening riot in downtown Minneapolis last night, leading to several arrests. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder says a large group of young people arrived downtown using mass transit and, "It appears their...
March 18, 2015 - 9:39am
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