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UPDATE: Weather service: Storm drops more than 7 inches of rain on River Falls
UPDATED: Walker backs away from changes to open records law but is mum on his role Budget measure’s wording similar to recent documents from governor and DOA
As budget revisions near end, lawmakers back-track on sweeping records closure; more Wisconsin stories
Beldenville man injured in ATV crash
Ellsworth barn goes up in flames
crime and courts
Bay City walk-off victory is setback for Elmwood playoff hopes
Big inning leads to Prescott loss in Miesville
LEGION: Plum City has collection of area players
LEGION: Schedule conflicts hurt Rivermen early
FUGINA: Could Wolves soften memories of losing?
Pole plant veteran retires as manager
In retirement, Shoemaker to still be caregiver--for bears
Raye performs Conroy’s music
Polka Fest dances through 40 years; popular festival may disband
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF SALEM: 7/14/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF EL PASO: 7/13/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES: 7/9/15 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 7/14/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 7/14/15 Town Board Meeting
Dennis Fritz, 88
Travis R. Anderson, 38
Sherry Robbins, 60
Bertil Weberg, 78
Richard Eugene (Chico) Leraaen, 78
Sheila Harsdorf column: Transportation fund facing critical crossroads
Kathleen Vinehout column: Transportation spending: It’s time for a comprehensive audit
Kathleen Vinehout column: State Health Marketplace needed to protect Wisconsinites
Kathleen Vinehout column: Four (not to easy) ways to balance the transportation budget
Kind Column: The American Way
Get Out! Deals
crime and courts
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
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Busy day on tap for lawmakers at State Capitol
ST. PAUL - It's a busy day at the State Capitol with high-profile bills up for debate in both the Senate and House. The day starts out with Governor Dayton holding another press conference to push his transportation funding proposal which includes a gas tax increase and metro...
March 5, 2015 - 10:01am
March 4, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former Kenosha police detective admits to planting evidence in homicide case
KENOSHA - Three homicide defendants and their lawyers are plotting their next moves, after a former Kenosha police detective admitted planting evidence in the case. Kyle Baars testified on Monday that he took an ID from co-defendant Markese Tibbs -- and he planted the ID, plus...
March 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
Wisconsin's right-to-work bill will get 24 hours of debate before the state Assembly takes a final vote on Friday morning. GOP Majority Leader Jim Steineke says the debate will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow, and run no later than 9 a.m. on Friday. Steineke said Democrats wanted 48 hours...
news / government
March 4, 2015 - 9:26am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target letting thousands go at Minneapolis headquarters
MINNEAPOLIS - Target will be letting thousands of people go at their Minneapolis headquarters over the next two years. The company announced the move Tuesday during a meeting with investors and analysts. Target officials plan to save two-billion-dollars annually with the layoffs...
March 4, 2015 - 9:15am
March 3, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Holmen man arrested in Iowa on murder charge
ONSLOW, Iowa - Authorities in eastern Iowa arrested a 29-year-old La Crosse County man who was wanted for the murder of his girlfriend back home. Bryce Anderson of Holmen was picked up this morning in Onslow, Iowa, near Cedar Rapids, after a warrant was issued charging him with...
March 3, 2015 - 4:47pm
March 2, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Opponents of right-to-work outnumber supporters at state Assembly hearing
MADISON - Once again today, opponents of a Wisconsin right-to-work law out-numbered supporters at a public hearing. As of mid-afternoon, most speakers at a hearing by the state Assembly's Labor Committee were against the bill, which would bar employers from forcing workers to join...
March 2, 2015 - 7:29pm
March 1, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Dispute leads to fatal stabbing in Wausau
WAUSAU - A social media dispute led to the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy in Wausau Friday night. The victim was stabbed twice in the back. Two juveniles who said they were gang members had argued on Facebook earlier in the day. Six or seven young people drove to a house...
March 1, 2015 - 8:33am
February 27, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker's speech generates negative reaction
MILWAUKEE - Democrats and union officials decried Gov. Scott Walker's remarks at the CPAC Convention yesterday In Maryalnd, saying he compared teachers to terrorists. Both minority leaders in the state Legislature called on Walker to apologize. Madison fire-fighter and Marine...
February 27, 2015 - 6:50pm