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Tax levy and mill rate increases projected
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Campers denied year-round access; land dispute continues to simmer
Pierce food pantry has a new home
Burger Battle champ title goes to Clyde’s Corner
crime and courts
Volleyball: Plum City splits home tri while working out the kinks (w/video)
Volleyball: Panthers start season at Menomonie Sprawl tournament
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
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January 20, 2011
Committee approves permit for sand mine expansion
ELLSWORTH - The Pierce County Land Management Committee approved on Wednesday a permit allowing Wisconsin Industrial Sand Company to expand its sand mine in Maiden Rock. The expansion had been a point of concern for many citizens of the town, prompting a lengthy public hearing in...
January 20, 2011 - 9:58am
January 18, 2011
Agriculture economic forum livecast in Ellsworth Wednesday
ELLSWORTH -- Agricultural economists and commodity specialists from UW-Madison and the UW-Extension will talk about the financial health of farming...
January 18, 2011 - 6:43am
January 14, 2011
Shipping season on the Great Lakes has been extended by three days
DULUTH/SUPERIOR - The shipping season on the Great Lakes has been extended by three days. The Army Corps of Engineers says there's a higher demand for cargo - so the locks at Sault Saint Marie Michigan will close at midnight on Tuesday instead of midnight tomorrow. Glenn Neckvasil...
January 14, 2011 - 9:23am
January 12, 2011
New study funded by Great Lakes communities underway on Asian carp
Groups that represent states and cities on the Great Lakes kicked off a two-million-dollar study yesterday on keeping the invasive Asian carp away. The Army Corps of Engineers is already studying the topic - but the groups say the new study will move at a more urgent pace. It will...
January 12, 2011 - 3:32pm
January 11, 2011
Woodbury listed as a Top 5 community for buying a home
WOODBURY - A national website listed Woodbury as No. 5 in its list of best places to buy a home this year. Walletpop.com called Woodbury the best place to raise kids among its top-10 list unveiled Dec. 31. "There are so many great places to raise kids, but this suburb 10 miles from...
January 11, 2011 - 5:09pm
December 28, 2010
Good economic news for state announced
Wisconsin got some good economic news yesterday. The state's budget deficits will be smaller than expected, as the result of new economic growth...
December 28, 2010 - 9:15am
December 23, 2010
Five of state's metro areas lost jobs in November
Five of Wisconsin's 12 metro areas lost jobs last month, and nine of those areas had steady or lower unemployment rates from October. That's what state labor officials said yesterday. Madison lost the most jobs, with 1,300 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. But Wisconsin's capital...
December 23, 2010 - 6:06am
December 21, 2010
Letter: Look no further than local businesses to create jobs, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Recently, there were articles in the media announcing the President of the United States was meeting with CEOs of companies. Their mission was and is to find ways to create jobs.
December 21, 2010 - 9:48am
December 17, 2010
New tax bill passes in U.S. House
WASHINGTON D.C. - Wisconsin paychecks will get bigger next year as the result of a sweeping tax relief package approved by the U.S. House late last night. All three Wisconsin Republicans voted yes and all five Democrats voted no, as the House sent the bi-partisan bill to President...
December 17, 2010 - 8:32am
Letter: U.S. is likely to follow the fall of Europe, he says
TO THE EDITOR: You won't hear much about it from the fading Katie Couric, but the "PIGS" are dying and the rats are heading to higher ground. The PIGS or Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain's governments have massive debt and going broke. This is causing the rats in control that...
February 17, 2010 - 10:11am
December 29, 2009
Letter: In Europe, greed seen as moral failure, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Many Europeans are outraged about the economic collapse that they feel was caused by the biggest bankers and the obscene bonuses that they paid themselves. Many Americans are furious about the same thing, but in Europe the greed is seen as a fundamental moral fail...
December 29, 2009 - 10:06am
December 16, 2009
Letter: He cites economist, historian on government intervention
TO THE EDITOR: Murray N Rothbard (1926-1995), economist and economic historian in "Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure," wrote: "In the old days, we used to suffer nearly periodic economic crises, the sudden onset of which was called a "panic," and the lingering trough period...
December 16, 2009 - 10:36am
October 12, 2009
Klobuchar: Unemployment remains high, but senator sees glimmers of hope
WILLMAR -- Although unemployment remains high, Sen. Amy Klobuchar sees some glimmers of hope that the U.S. economy is on the mend. "I can say...
October 12, 2009 - 8:07am
August 7, 2009
UW Extension report says farming generates $59 billion in state
Farming in Wisconsin generates more than $59 billion in economic activity. That's according to a new University of Wisconsin Extension report. Madison professor Steve Deller says America's Dairyland has helped itself by taking on niche markets, and expanding beyond its traditional...
August 7, 2009 - 9:19am
May 6, 2009
Letter: Things have changed since '30s bust, he says
TO THE EDITOR: People are trying to compare this economic bust to the last one that happened in the 1930s. Then, the price of land was about $50 an acre; now, the land is at least $1,000 an acre. Maybe $5,000. That should be considered. Alfred Falteisek Ellsworth
May 6, 2009 - 2:45pm