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Swenson sentenced to more than 16 years in prison
Mother/daughter team splits dog business in two
Resignation, hires okayed by SV School Board
River Run Tavern granted license
Responders test skills in mock crash involving bus
crime and courts
Big inning leads to Prescott loss in Miesville
SCVBL: Slow start continues for Hawks
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 MARTELL: 7/07/15 Town Board Meeting
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Theresa J. Bowlin; Case No. 15-CV-112
AD FOR BIDS: St Croix County Health Center Additions/ Renovation
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 7/6/15 Town Board Meeting
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Charles B. Kinkade Estate; Case No. 15PR36
Dennis Fritz, 88
DuWayne Francis King, 80
Marie Demuth, 99
RICHARD DALE LEONARD, 76
Joyce Kruse, 91
Ron Kind column: Celebrating June Dairy Month
Ron Kind column: Standing Up For Wisconsin Manufacturing
Kathleen Vinehout column: “I’m Counting on You;” Removal of Teaching Standards Fires Up Folks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Kicking Controls Out the Window No UW oversight by LAB a Recipe for Corruption
Warren Petryk column: 2015 Spring Survey Results
Get Out! Deals
crime and courts
February 27, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State has bigger budget surplus than forecast
ST. PAUL - The state has an even bigger expected budget surplus. The latest economic forecast released today shows a $1.87 billion budget surplus for the 2016-17 biennium, nearly double the billion-dollar surplus predicted in the last forecast in November. Adding to the surplus:...
February 27, 2015 - 6:38pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Inver Grove Heights teen accused of trying to join ISIS pleads guilty
MINNEAPOLIS - A Somali-American teen from Inver Grove Heights is facing prison time after authorities say he tried to join a terrorist group in Syria. Abdullahi Yusuf pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday in Minneapolis to conspiracy to provide material and support to a designated...
February 27, 2015 - 8:27am
February 26, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: One injured in fire at Lunda Construction
BLACK RIVER FALLS - person was injured this morning in a fire at one of Wisconsin's best-known road-building firms. Units were called around 5:30 a.m. to Lunda Construction in Black River Falls. The shop portion of the building was in flames when fire-fighters arrived. Media...
February 26, 2015 - 3:34pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Fire evacuates Rochester library
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Rochester Public Library was evacuated as a precaution last night after a fire broke out in the Bookmobile while it was parked in the garage. The Rochester Fire Department says the fire was confined to the underside of the vehicle near the generator and...
February 26, 2015 - 8:14am
February 25, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Protests continue as State Senate takes up right-to-work law
MADISON - Today's crowd of right-to-work protesters at the State Capitol was about the same as yesterday's -- around two-thousand. They rallied both inside and outside the statehouse. Many chanted, sang, and screamed outside the doors to the Senate chamber as the debate began. ...
February 25, 2015 - 7:37pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: CN train derails near Cotton
COTTON, Minn. - No one was injured after a Canadian National Railway train derailed early this morning southeast of Cotton in St. Louis County. 13 of the train's 107 cars derailed, 30 were empty. Officials say nine cars contained potentially hazardous or dangerous materials,...
February 25, 2015 - 7:20pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State Senate committee passes right-to-work bill
MADISON - Wisconsin's right-to-work bill heads to the full state Senate today. That's after an early-and-abrupt end to a public hearing last night, which somewhat resembled the chaotic legislative action during the 2011 protests over the Act-10 public union bargaining limits. State...
February 25, 2015 - 9:21am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Over 300,000 Minnesotans' data at risk after Anthem breach
ST. PAUL -- Immediately after a data breach at health insurer Anthem earlier this month officials said that not many Minnesotans would be impacted because the company doesn't run any health insurance plans within the state. But how many is not many? More than 300,000. Minnesota's...
February 25, 2015 - 8:45am
February 24, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: 'Right to Work' not likely to draw legal fire like Act 10
MILWAUKEE -- Unlike the Act 10 limits on public union bargaining, Wisconsin's right-to-work bill for private companies may not attract as many lawsuits if it's passed. More than a half-dozen suits challenged the legality of Act 10 before the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled it to...
February 24, 2015 - 10:37am
Pepin man pleads innocent to hunter's beating
DURAND -- A western Wisconsin man has pleaded innocent to assaulting a Hmong deer hunter last November. Kevin Elberg, 43, of Pepin had recently had a false imprisonment charge dropped in Pepin County, and he was arraigned Monday on his one remaining felony count of aggravated battery....
news / region
February 24, 2015 - 9:37am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Security increased at MOA after terrorist threat
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Mall of America continues to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of anyone visiting the shopping center. The actions come after a video surfaced online showing the Somali-based terror group Al-Shabaab calling for attacks on shopping malls in...
February 24, 2015 - 9:29am
February 20, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State Republicans plan to fast track Right-To-Work through legislature, Walker announces his support
MADISON - The Wisconsin State Senate's Majority Leader announced a two-week timeline today to pass the proposed right-to-work legislation. Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) surprised observers this morning, when he told a Milwaukee radio station he has the 17 votes he needs to pass...
February 20, 2015 - 7:57pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Father of carbon monoxide poisoning victim sues HVAC company
SPRINGFIELD, Minn. -- The father of a Springfield man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning has filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against a heating, ventilation and air conditioning company. The bodies of 30-year-old Nathan Potter and 23-year-old Adam Jensen were found in...
February 20, 2015 - 6:58pm
February 19, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Baldwin releases information on fired staffer
WASHINGTON D. C. - U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin of Madison has finally confirmed that she fired her former deputy state director, almost a month after she was let go during the controversy over problems at Tomah's VA Medical Center. Meanwhile, the House Veterans' Affairs Committee...
February 19, 2015 - 8:15am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Fire kills four-year old in St. Paul
ST. PAUL - Mystery surrounds the death of a four-year-old St. Paul girl who was killed in a fire. Fire officials announced yesterday that they were unable to determine the exact cause of the blaze. NtshiaLiag Yang died earlier this month. The victim's father was able to rescue...
February 19, 2015 - 7:55am