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High speed chase ends with suspect taken from trunk of car
Western Wisconsinites sound off against Walker budget
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gogebic officially pulls pre-application for mine
Son turns in father for growing marijuana, selling it
One dead in fire at senior living facility
crime and courts
Taranto, Betthauser named EHS Scholar Athletes
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Reserves help Badgers down Carolina, make Elite Eight
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers down North Carolina 78-72 for Elite Eight berth
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Jackson expects to play tonight for Badgers against UNC
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers back out West again for NCAA regionals
Hoyer blood drive draws community crowd
New Richmond ReStore holds ‘Upcycling Contest’
Hollywood actress is hometown proud
Successful weekend for Stella Dance Studio
Phipps offers theater classes for young people
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TRENTON: 3/18/15 Special Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE: 3/26/15 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/19/15 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF BAY CITY: 4/8/15 Meeting - Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/24/15 Board Meeting Agenda
Duane Merlin Johnson, 83
Marcia J. Bowen, 68
Adeline Crownhart, 93
Charles Edward "Ed" Hanson, 92
Glada Clare Huebner, 99
Kathleen Vinehout column: Advocacy Gives Voice to the Voiceless - Families Support Family Care and IRIS
Ron Kind column: We can and must provide better care for our veterans
Kathleen Vinehout column: Farmers say Budget Damages Farm Research, Schools and Conservation Input
Sheila Harsdorf column: Federal EPA Overreach Threatens Jobs, Family Budgets
Sheila Harsdorf column: Legislature Begins Work on State Budget
Get Out! Deals
crime and courts
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
February 18, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Young pleads no contest to burglaries across state
A former Waupun police lieutenant has pleaded no contest to crimes committed in seven Wisconsin counties. Bradley Young, who's now 45, is expected to be sentenced sometime in April after he admitted 59 burglaries throughout the state. Many of those break-ins did not come to...
February 18, 2015 - 2:43pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Granite City Food & Brewery for sale
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- Granite City Food & Brewery is looking for a new buyer. The St.Louis Park-based restaurant chain has hired an investment bank to assist it in "exploring a possible strategic transaction." The move could be a sale or merger involving all or part...
February 18, 2015 - 2:26pm
February 17, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State sees two percent jump in farmland values
Wisconsin had the largest increase in farmland values last year among five states in the Chicago Federal Reserve District. A new report said values for "good" agricultural land rose two-percent in the southeast two-thirds of the Badger State that's part of the Chicago Federal Reserve....
February 17, 2015 - 3:13pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Workplace death in Cannon Falls under investigation
CANNON FALLS, Minn. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating a work place death in Cannon Falls. Eighty-one-year-old John Schafer of Goodhue died last Thursday at the O'Reilly Auto Parts store. OSHA spokesman James Honerman confirms they...
February 17, 2015 - 2:58pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Tuesday primary features mainly local contests like Prescott referendum
It's primary election day. Wisconsin voters will elect a new state senator, and choose finalists for a host of local government and school board positions. In western Wisconsin, there are contests for school board at Hudson, village board leadership at Hammond and scattered township...
February 17, 2015 - 9:35am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: MNSure audit to be released today
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers get the legislative auditor's report this afternoon on the troubled MNsure health insurance exchange. As the report comes out, Republican Representative Greg Davids of Preston is asking MNsure's CEO why eleven managers received pay raises in 2014...
February 17, 2015 - 8:36am
February 15, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: USDA says farmers to take biggest single-year cash drop since Depression
WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it expects cash profits for American farmers to take the biggest single-year drop since 1931-32. The federal agency says the amount of grain produced is greater than demand and the grain carried over from last year’s...
February 15, 2015 - 8:57am
February 14, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Marquette student diagnosed with meningitis
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee health officials say a Marquette University student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis has been hospitalized. The student’s roommate is said to be getting preventative treatment. Both students live in a campus residence hall. Health officials say bacterial...
February 14, 2015 - 7:42am