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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Dispute leads to fatal stabbing in Wausau
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Plans for iron ore mine in Iron County put on hold
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker's speech generates negative reaction
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State has bigger budget surplus than forecast
Walker says Act 10 fallout steeled him for global threats; Congress may fast-track carp control efforts; eight more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
PHS's Stuhl wins state wrestling title, SVE's Hurlburt, Hofacker take second
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Wild down Avalache 3-1
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Kvapil's race car found after it was stolen in Georgia
County wrestlers place at state tourney
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: U women's hockey team wins playoff game
Busting out: UWRF to expand dairy operations
What does it take to lead a great book discussion?
Valentine celebration held at care center
UWRF Africa Night Feb. 27
Journey House chili and concert this Friday
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Ad For Bids - Guardrails
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 3/2/15 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL: 2/26/15 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 3/2/15 Town Board Meeting
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 3/2/15 School Board Meeting Agenda
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Joyce I. Christensen, 82
Badri Nahvi Johnson, PhD
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Joyce J. Herbison, 87
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crime and courts
January 23, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Cannon Falls man killed in NE Minnesota snowmobile crash
ORR, Minn. -- A Cannon Falls man is dead after a snowmobile crash last night near Orr in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Richard Schaefer's sled left the Arrowhead Trail and ended up in a wooded area. Schaefer was located a short...
January 23, 2015 - 3:12pm
January 22, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Diamond pleads innocent to charges from Port Washington bar fight
PORT WASHINGTON - Former teenage TV star Dustin Diamond of Port Washington pleaded innocent today to charges connected with a Christmas Night bar fight. Diamond's fiance also pleaded innocent to a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. Amanda Schutz is free on a signature...
January 22, 2015 - 5:07pm
January 20, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: More evidence of fungus disease found in local bats
For the second time in a year, evidence of a deadly fungal disease has been found in Wisconsin bats. The DNR said it found genetic markers for white nose syndrome in a pair of bats at a privately-owned cave in Dane County. The affected bats are an eastern species that's different...
January 20, 2015 - 4:18pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Opening statements delayed in Fitch trial
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Opening statements in the trial of accused cop killer Brian Fitch have been delayed in St. Cloud. A female juror reportedly feared for her life, saying the news media had released her identity and address. She was dismissed from the jury and several other...
January 20, 2015 - 3:42pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Supreme Court governance issue inches toward April ballot; state's housing market nearly recovered
MADISON -- Wisconsin lawmakers were expected to get one step closer Tuesday to changing the way the State Supreme Court's chief justice is selected. The state Senate is scheduled to hold its second- and final ratification vote on a constitutional amendment to let the seven justices...
January 20, 2015 - 10:08am
January 19, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: More businesses, contractors opposing right-to-work
MADISON - The Wisconsin Contractor Coalition announces it has added 50 more members from private businesses in its effort to oppose right-to-work legislation being considered in the state Assembly. The group was formed about a month ago. Republican lawmakers are talking about...
January 19, 2015 - 5:26pm
MINNNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Suspect in custody after fatal assault in Duluth
DULUTH -- There's a suspect in custody following a Saturday morning homicide in the Central Hillside neighborhood in Duluth. According to police, first responders found the alleged victim, who has not been identified, dead with a head injury while on a medical call. Investigators...
January 19, 2015 - 5:15pm
January 18, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Dairy famers reportedly dumping milk due to surplus
Wisconsin consumers enjoying milk prices under three-dollars per gallon should re-think the situation. After setting sales records last year, rapidly-falling milk prices have some dairy farmers in the state pouring the surplus down the drain. Milk prices set record highs last...
January 18, 2015 - 9:35am
January 16, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Boy shot in Wisco parking lot released from hospital
MILWAUKEE - A 15-year-old boy who was shot last night in the parking lot of Wisconsin Lutheran High School was released from the hospital today. Milwaukee Police are still looking for the man who fired the shot. It happened during a basketball game between Wisconsin Lutheran and...
January 16, 2015 - 3:26pm
January 14, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Fatal officer-involved shooting in St. Paul
ST. PAUL - Authorities in St. Paul are investigating an officer-involved shooting early this morning that left a suspect dead. Officers were called to a University Avenue apartment after receiving a report that a man was sending death threat text messages to a woman. Police were...
January 14, 2015 - 2:52pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker gives State of State address, calls for more efficiency
MADISON - With a two-billion dollar budget deficit looming, Governor Scott Walker used his State-of-the-State address last night to encourage more efficiency, while downplaying the tax cuts he promised. As a potential White House hopeful for 2016, the Republican Walker said Wisconsin...
January 14, 2015 - 9:51am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Man dies in house fire in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- Authorities continue to investigate a deadly house fire in South Minneapolis. The fire started Monday night in a home on Pleasant Avenue South. An unknown man was found injured in the home and he died at the Hennepin County Medical Center. The cause of the fire...
January 14, 2015 - 9:29am
January 13, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Mankato police looking for missing woman
MANKATO - Mankato police are asking the public for help locating a missing vulnerable adult. 33-year old Jessica Ann Scofield of Mankato was last seen just before noon Monday at 201 North Victory Drive. She is five-foot, seven-inches tall and weighs 145 pounds, with blond hair...
January 13, 2015 - 3:15pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Temperatures plummet overnight to lowest this month so far
It's the coldest morning of what's been a very cold January in far northern Wisconsin -- but unlike some recent days, folks don't have to deal with brutal wind chills. Still, the actual temperatures are not exactly tropical -- 29-below in Tomahawk, 28-below at Manitowish Waters...
January 13, 2015 - 9:38am