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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Motive still a mystery in double-murder by sheriff's deputy
1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks Campaign Kicks Off on International Literacy Day
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Labor Day Weekend travel undeway
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Funeral held for two Stillwater sisters murdered in Wisconsin
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former Dane County police chief under state investigation
crime and courts
Mistakes negate EPC's effort against No. 10 Spring Valley
Ellsworth-Colfax football game cancelled, will not be rescheduled
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Lynx lose Game 1 of conference finals
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: UW season opener tonight vs. LSU
Another big win on the scoreboard for Prescott gridders
Singer, songwriter and super talented
A bit of local at the State Fair
Party pals in El Paso
Auditions for Spring Valley show this weekend
arts and entertainment
Elsie Borst, 94
Marilyn Landry, 82
Licole Opdahl, 47
Adolph "Bud" Hanken, 85
Daniel Truckenbrod, 53
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/8/14 School Board Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/8/14 Personnel Committee Meeting
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 9/8/14 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/8/14 Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 9/4/14 Plan Commission Meeting
Old Cowbelle: Request for prayers
Old Cowbelle; Message in the blue
Money & Politics: AG race matchup could be a sizzler
Old Cowbelle: School time again
Cow Belle: Community Prayer Chain?
crime and courts
August 20, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Arson found to be cause of fire at historic Duluth home, security increased
DULUTH - Officials are stepping up security, particularly after-hours, at the historic Glensheen mansion in Duluth after investigators determined a fire early Monday morning at a nearby historic house was arson. Glensheen Interim Director Dan Hartman says when there's a connection...
August 20, 2014 - 12:08pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former MU grad killed by ISIS
MILWAUKEE - Islamic terrorists in Iraq released a video yesterday which appeared to show the beheading of Marquette University graduate and journalist James Foley. An al-Qaida spin-off group called the Islamic State used the video to urge President Obama to stop attacks on Islamic...
August 20, 2014 - 8:13am
August 19, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Cost of new Madison-to-La Crosse powerline over a half billion dollars
LA CROSSE - A proposed new electric transmission line between Madison and La Crosse would cost $540-to-$580 million. That's according to a draft environmental assessment released today. It was among 17 projects endorsed in 2011 by the Midwest's regional transmission regulator,...
August 19, 2014 - 4:37pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Researchers say pig virus could be spread through animal feed
Researchers believe Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus could be passed along through animal feed. As of last month nearly 1,300 pigs in Minnesota had been diagnosed with PEDv, and only Iowa has seen more cases. The illness kills all pigs less than four weeks old. Scott Dee, director...
August 19, 2014 - 4:21pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Milwaukee man charged with threatening Governor's son
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee man charged with threatening one of Governor Scott Walker's sons could find out next week when his trial date will be. Thirty-one Robert Peffer has pleaded innocent to four misdemeanor counts of making threats on a computer. Authorities said Walker's son...
August 19, 2014 - 7:55am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Duluth firefighters battle big blaze in unoccupied building
DULUTH -- Over two dozen firefighters from five fire stations battled a fire just after midnight in an unoccupied building in Duluth. Fire was active on the first and second floors of the three story structure when firefighters arrived and they were able to keep it from spreading...
August 19, 2014 - 7:41am
August 16, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Residential property values rise in Wisconsin
The value of residential property in Wisconsin rose by two-and-a-half-percent last year, ending a five-year stretch of losses dating back to the national housing market collapse. Homes and other residences gained more than eight-billion dollars in equalized value between January...
August 16, 2014 - 8:30am
August 15, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Zelich makes first appearance in court
KENOSHA - Former West Allis police officer Steven Zelich waived his preliminary hearing today in one of two homicide cases he's facing in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The 52-year-old Zelich was ordered to stand trial in Kenosha County for the 2012 death of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez...
August 15, 2014 - 2:49pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: First court appearance for man accused of murdering Mendota Heights officer
HASTINGS - The man accused of killing Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick makes his first court appearance this afternoon in Dakota County. The initial hearing for 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. was delayed while he recovered from gunshot wounds suffered in a standoff...
August 15, 2014 - 1:34pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Wisconsin hikers rescued from Alaska wilderness
ANCHORAGE, Alas. - Three hikers, including at least two from Wisconsin, were rescued while on a pilgrimage to a famous abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness. Forty-five year old Thomas Young of Horicon, 29-year-old Matthew Peot of Milwaukee, and Kenneth Young -- whose hometown...
August 15, 2014 - 8:48am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Visitation today for man shot by ex-partner at gas station
MASON CITY, Iowa - Visitation is this afternoon (Fri 5-8pm) in Mason City, Iowa for the Boston Scientific lawyer killed by his former partner Monday at a gas station in Arden Hills. Ramsey County authorities believe 48-year-old Kelly Phillips of Minneapolis was shot to death...
August 15, 2014 - 8:30am
August 14, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Driver dies in fiery crash near Waukesha
WAUKESHA - An SUV driver has died in a fiery crash near Waukesha. Sheriff's deputies were called to a town road late last night, where they found the vehicle engulfed in flames. Officials said the SUV was going south when it left the roadway and hit a tree. The mishap remains...
August 14, 2014 - 1:56pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Wanted ex-cult leader located in Washington state
ABERDEEN, Wash. - Police say a cult leader charged with raping underage girls in Pine County has been spotted in Washington state. A nationwide manhunt is under way for 52-year-old Victor Barnard, who's facing 59 felony counts of criminal sexual misconduct in Minnesota. The...
August 14, 2014 - 12:42pm
August 13, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: First court appearance for accused Mendota Heights cop killer
The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer two weeks ago made his first court appearance this afternoon. Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. is facing 12 charges, including murder in the shooting death of 47-year-old Officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was shot...
August 13, 2014 - 4:46pm
August 12, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Vote in today's state primary election
It's primary election day in Wisconsin. The statewide contests have not generated much excitement, and officials predict a 15-percent voter...
August 12, 2014 - 11:55am