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Herald, RiverTown earn multiple awards
Prescott police station will get new look
Wisconsin roundup: Survey ranks state 16th-best overall; GOP senator questions immunity provision in Harsdorf heroin legislation; 9 more state news stories
‘The law is silent, but we won’t be'; Local political group hosts virtual town hall meeting
Wisconsin roundup: Renewed push to stall Capitol's 'revolving door'; police union responds to trooper nametag issue; 8 more state news stories
crime and courts
WIAA boys basketball: Flom carries Panthers over Rails
WIAA individual wrestling: Three SVE seniors all place at state
WIAA individual wrestling: Sanford takes fourth at state
WIAA individual wrestling: Ellsworth gets 31st and 32nd individual titles
WIAA individual wrestling: Sigler wears out opponent for title
Spring Valley Cardinals
Stagehands bring 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' alive
Century and Sesquicentennial farmers wanted
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
Ezekiel Lutheran Church hosts concert to benefit Haiti
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 3/6/17 Meeting Agenda
AD FOR BIDS: Spring Valley School District, WI - Ext. Concrete & Site Lighting
TOWN OF OAK GROVE: 4/4/17 Spring Election Notice
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/8/17 Traffic Safety Commission Meeting
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 3/6/17 Town Board Meeting
Shirley Holerud, 83
Geraldine M. Seymour, 79
Dorothy E. Cudd, 89
Cody James Martin-Skulski, 25
Terrance E."Terry" Shafer, 62
EDITORIAL (Feb. 22, 2017): Bill reduce public transparency
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 22, 2017)
Kathleen Vinehout column: Searching for the 'reform dividend'
Ron Kind column: Celebrating National FFA Week
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
Real Estate Showcase
October 21, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest in 15 years, even though preliminary numbers show a loss of more than 10,000 jobs last month. State labor officials report a September jobless rate of 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. That's one-tenth of 1 percent...
October 21, 2016 - 8:49am
November 15, 2011
Democrats move center
The Pierce County Democratic Resource Center has moved to 1025 S. Main Street, #450, in River Falls, (formerly Hair by Stewarts building) in...
November 15, 2011 - 3:56pm
January 5, 2010
Editorial: Doyle again ignores area needs
Despite publicized visits to this part of the state, most notably Hudson, lame-duck Gov. Jim Doyle continues to overlook our underrepresented area. We've already criticized Doyle's "lame" efforts to reconnect with his governor buddy from Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty, and get the tax reciprocity...
January 5, 2010 - 12:50pm
October 16, 2009
Lawmakers send mixed signals on whether Democrats would support a liquor tax hike
Do they or don't they? Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan and his office sent out mixed signals yesterday about whether he and Majority Democrats would support a higher liquor tax to get more drunken drivers off the road. Sheridan told reporters Thursday morning he would consider the...
October 16, 2009 - 9:07am
July 6, 2009
Democrats will continue to discuss unallotment
ST. PAUL - "Unallotment" is a strange word to most Minnesotans, although those who get state money know it well. In the coming months, Democrats...
July 6, 2009 - 7:25am
June 24, 2009
Democratic leaders met in secret to try to reach a budget agreement
Democratic legislative leaders met secretly Wednesday to try and hammer out an agreement on the new state budget. Gov. Jim Doyle says the budget needs to be signed by next Wednesday or else the state would miss deadlines to qualify for certain federal funds. Tuesday, Doyle ordered...
June 24, 2009 - 9:02am
June 22, 2009
Democrats give major attention to the environment
The environment is getting major attention at the State Capitol, now that Democrats control both houses and the governor's office. Spencer Black, D-Madison, who chairs the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, says conservation efforts are going full steam after "a dozen years...
June 22, 2009 - 9:00am
June 19, 2009
Democrats call unallotment illegal
ST. PAUL - Democrats claim Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan to cut $2.7 billion from the state budget is illegal. Democratic legislative leaders Thursday...
June 19, 2009 - 8:17am
June 5, 2009
Democrats raise concerns major parts of new state budget
Majority Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly are questioning parts of the new state budget endorsed a week ago by the Joint Finance Committee. Party members held a three-hour open session Thursday before going behind closed doors to discuss strategy. Some raised concerns about...
June 5, 2009 - 9:15am
April 13, 2009
Wisconsin's Herb Kohl joins a coalition of moderate Senate Democrats
Lawmakers have historically lost clout in Washington when they don't march with their party's leadership. But that's not stopping Wisconsin's Herb Kohl and 15 others from forming what they call the Moderate Dems Working Group. Kohl says the group will keep a critical eye on what...
April 13, 2009 - 9:00am
January 15, 2009
Democrats to move quickly on new hospital tax
Wisconsin legislators could vote as early as mid-February on the proposed new hospital tax that's designed to bring in more federal Medicaid dollars. Republicans stripped the tax from the last two state budgets. But this time, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, says it will be part of...
January 15, 2009 - 9:00am
January 5, 2009
Democrats take control of state Legislature today
Wisconsin legislators will be sworn in today, as Democrats take control of both houses for the first time in 14 years. The same party also has the governor's office. For the first time in 22 years, one party has control of both the legislative and executive branches. That means Democrats...
January 5, 2009 - 9:00am
December 15, 2008
Wisconsin GOP congressional delegation vows no cheap shots
Wisconsin's Republicans in Washington say they won't just take cheap shots at everything the Democratic majority comes up with. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of Janesville, says he's looking for ways to work with President-elect Barack Obama on the country's most pressing issues....
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
Dems say state budget hole will put a damper on their big ticket items
Wisconsin's new Democratic leaders say the faltering economy will put a damper on their biggest ideas. So for now, state Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, says the focus will be on items with smaller price tags, like giving fringe benefits to domestic partners of University of Wisconsin...
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
February 21, 2008
Letter: Dems must end war, not just talk about it, she says
TO THE EDITOR: It appears that John McCain will be the Republican presidential candidate. Recently, a McCain supporter asked me what I thought of his choice. My answer was, "he is too old and too short." Sizing me up momentarily, the McCannite said: "So are you." True enough, but...
February 21, 2008 - 12:00am