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Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Sinking boat, kid’s tricky 911 call and woman in black takes to the road
Long hearing expected Tuesday on civil service changes; 3 seek Walker's Supreme Court appointment; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
Walker to visit UW-Stout Monday; Bus driver says fourth-grader saved her life; 13 more Wisconsin news briefs
River Falls couple, Prescott man injured in separate crashes
Pierce Pepin sponsors local vets on next Freedom Honor Flight
crime and courts
Ellsworth doubles team advances to sectional play
Ellsworth doubles team advances to sectional play
Ellsworth football loses in overtime to Baldwin-Woodville
Osceola spoils Prescott homecoming with big win
Cross-Country: Ellsworth’s Bell, E-PC’s Todd take first in Spring Valley
Maiden Rock Meander spotlights village’s artistic side on Oct. 17
Fall Fresh Art Tour features more sites than ever
Three-time Buck Hunter champ slays the competition
‘Best birthday’ ever
Snowmobile club to host euchre tourney
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 10/12/15 Town Board Meeting
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Kenneth N. Gifford Estate; Case No. 15PR59
PIERCE COUNTY: 10/9/15 Ag. & Extension Education Comm. Meeting
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 10/13/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES: 10/13/15 Meeting Agenda
Daniel Vance, 67
Lorena Traynor, 86
Noel Falkofske, 79
Thomas Bauer, 31
Warren Petryk column: October is Manufacturing Month
Ron Kind column: Keeping our promise to our veterans
Kathleen Vinehout column: How dismantling civil service is happening in Wisconsin one step at a time
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit Bureau turns 50, receives national recognition and calls for its demise
Warren Petryk column: Fall session is in full swing
crime and courts
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
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