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O'Connell running for county board as write-in
Minnesotans sue cities, counties over ticket diversion classes
On a 'shoestring budget', local group aids rescued spaniels
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Wausau women to be sentenced today for poisoning her ex-boyfriend's dog
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Government bodies received only seven citations for holding secret meetings since 2009
crime and courts
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: RF women's hockey to play in DIII Frozen Four
STATE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Badgers earn a two seed, start NCAA tourney play in Milwaukee
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Gopher hoops on their way to the NIT
Goodhue girls' hoops advance to state, to play Ada-Borup Thursday
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: U women's hockey team back in Frozen Four
Ellsworth Ambulance service marks 10 years as paramedic unit
Minnesota woman freezes hundreds of ice blocks for one-of-a-kind creation
LGBTA choir to perform at UW-River Falls
Spring Gala to support our animal friends
Library service of today, tomorrow eyed
arts and entertainment
Gretchen J. Lange, 48
James D. "Jim" Jines, 63
Richard A. "Dick" Farmer, 60
Gretchen J. Lange, 48
Bernard Sherman Grant, 95
Editorial: Escape winter damage, unethical contractors
Editorial: Helps shape, define community
Old Cowbelle: Peace; Past, Present, Future
Old Cowbelle: Excitement ... Full Circle
Letter: He was impressed with visiting EHS basketball players
TOWN OF ISABELLE: 3/17/14 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY PARKS COMMITTEE: 3/17/14 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/11/14 Special Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES: 3/13/14 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION: 9/12/12 Meeting Agenda
crime and courts
February 4, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Eau Claire man loses thousands on bitcoin scam
EAU CLAIRE - An Eau Claire man has lost $150,000 worth of bitcoins -- a digital currency, traded in a peer-to-peer network. Software engineer Jamie Russell tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram he transmitted just over 200 digital bitcoins to David Williamson of the United Kingdom...
February 4, 2014 - 5:18pm
February 1, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Reward offered for stolen violin in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - An award is out for the safe return of a centuries-old violin that was stolen over the week. An anonymous source has offered a $100,000 reward for the return of the 300-year-old Stradivarius violin, stolen on Monday night. Milwaukee Police say the rare instrument was...
February 1, 2014 - 10:40am
January 31, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Kuester sentenced to insane asylum for life
DARLINGTON - Waukesha man was ordered today to spend the rest of his life in a mental institution for brutally killing three retired members of a family in rural Lafayette County. Jaren Kuester turns 32 tomorrow. He pleaded guilty in December to the beating-and-stabbing deaths...
January 31, 2014 - 4:04pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Flu remains widespread in Minnesota
ST. PAUL - The state Health Department reports flu activity remains widespread in Minnesota. The weekly update shows the number of flu-related hospitalizations continued to drop last week, but more schools reported probable outbreaks. There were 84 confirmed flu-related hospitalizations...
January 31, 2014 - 3:50pm
January 30, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Pres. Obama speaks on job training in Waukesha
WAUKESHA - President Obama said in Waukesha today that not everyone needs a college degree for a great career -- as long as they get the proper training. The Democrat Obama said he ordered Vice President Joe Biden to lead a thorough review of federal job training programs -- and...
January 30, 2014 - 3:55pm
January 28, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Profits up last quarter at Oshkosh Corp.
OSHKOSH - The Oshkosh Corporation made more money than expected in its last quarter. Sales have been slipping at the famous military-vehicle maker, with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan becoming a distant memory. But during its most recent quarter, Oshkosh reported strong sales...
January 28, 2014 - 3:26pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Pres. Obama expected to announce minimum wage hike for federal contractors in speech
WASHINGTON D.C. - President Obama is expected to announce an increase in the minimum wage for federal contractors during tonight's State of the Union address. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough from Stillwater says he will raise the wage to ten-dollars-and-ten cents by...
January 28, 2014 - 3:02pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Last day of frigid weather covering state
It's brutally cold in Wisconsin this morning -- but a few degree less brutal than three weeks ago, when the wind-chill factors got down to 55-below. At seven this morning, the coldest wind-chill in the Badger State was 48-below in Rhinelander, with readings in the minus-30's-and-40's...
January 28, 2014 - 9:57am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Black ice causing accidents, tying up traffic throughout the state
ST. PAUL - It's proving to be a rough morning for commuters statewide, with multiple spinouts and slideoffs on several highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation's Kevin Gutknecht says black ice is a problem, especially on bridges and overpasses. He says plow crews...
January 28, 2014 - 9:43am
January 27, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Minnesota Orchestra Wins Grammy For Sibelius Recording
LOS ANGELES - The Minnesota Orchestra and former director Osmo Vanska are celebrating their first-ever Grammy award. They won the Best Orchestral Performance Sunday night for their recording of Sibelius' Symphonies One and Four. The recording was made at Orchestra Hall in May...
January 27, 2014 - 7:02pm
January 24, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gov. Walker wants revised Common Core standards
MILWAUKEE - Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsin should put its own mark on the Common Core education standards, by revising them. Walker told the State Education Convention in Milwaukee today that the three-year-old standards for math-and-English are not high enough, and...
January 24, 2014 - 6:45pm
January 23, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Purdue shooter of West Bend native pleas innocent
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An innocent plea was entered this afternoon for a Purdue University student accused of killing a fellow student from Wisconsin. Twenty-three-year-old Cody Cousins attended an initial court proceeding, where Magistrate Sean Persin entered the plea -- standard...
January 23, 2014 - 4:22pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Unemployment rate hold steady at 4.6 percent
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent in December, well below the national jobless rate of 6.7 percent. Employers in the state added 9,500 jobs last month. Trade, transportation and utilities led all sectors with 46-hundred new jobs, government...
January 23, 2014 - 4:01pm
January 21, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Software for Target data breach traced to Russian teen
MINNEAPOLIS - A California security firm has identified a Russian teenager as the author of malware likely used in cyberattacks against Minneapolis-based Target. The possible identity of the malware author was revealed in an on-line report by cybersecurity firm IntelCrawler. ...
January 21, 2014 - 9:03am
January 18, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Prosecutor's decision to drop case causes protests
MILWAUKEE - About 100 people demonstrated outside of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm's office yesterday. They vowed to vote Chisholm out of office, after he refused to file charges a week ago against three white shoppers who detained an alleged black shoplifter in...
January 18, 2014 - 11:28am