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Bicyclists memorialize fallen paramedics in Ellsworth
Holiday driving to be construction-free; $21M in business tax breaks handed out to 11 people; cheese heist reported -- again; eight more state news stories
Village claim of property hits technicality snag
VIDEO: Milberg found not guilty in vehicular homicide case
Milberg trial: Closing arguments begin this afternoon
crime and courts
Legion Baseball: Ellsworth scores three runs in the fifth to defeat LSC
Baseball: High school coaches respond to WIAA pitch rules
SCVBL: Georgakas leads RF to win over Hubbers
Cheese Curd course challenges runners
New trail opening in Kinnickinnic State Park
VIDEO: Cheese Curd Festival 2016
Chickens come home to roost at Abode Gallery’s new “ANIMAL” art show
First-ever dual-sport motorcycle ride cruises into county
How country schools shaped America
Rockin’ on the river at Summerfest; mural contest winner announced
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 7/12/16 Town Board Meeting
PUBLIC NOTICE: Transportation Grant Application - Spring Valley Seniors
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 7/12/16 Joint Review Board Meeting - re: TID 8
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 7/6/16 Meeting Agenda
SUMMONS: Lake City Fed. Bank v. Kathleen E. McNay, et al. Case 16-CV-100
Robert Carl Heppner, 89
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Ronald Ferber, 77
Keith W. Hinz, 84
Jean Johnson, 70
Kathleen Vinehout column: Birth, life and death of a bad idea
Ron Kind column: Securing the future of Wisconsin Dairy
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit raises questions about clean water protection
Bay City president explains village position on eminent domain issue
Kathleen Vinehout column: School funding hits home
Real Estate Showcase
June 17, 2016
State's jobless rate at 15-year low; pigs, python and wolves make Wisconsin news; eight more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 15 years. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate dropped to from 4.4 percent in April to 4.2 percent in May. That's the lowest it's been since March 2001. The...
News / region
June 17, 2016 - 8:48am
June 14, 2016
Wisconsin gas prices above $2.50; Hudson's Knudson seeks targeted voter-ID education; eight more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's average gas price is above $2.50 per gallon for the first time this year. The automotive group AAA says the statewide price for regular unleaded is 13 cents higher than the national average as of Tuesday morning. WBAY-TV says it's partially because of the repairs...
News / region
June 14, 2016 - 8:28am
June 6, 2016
No GOP foe for Ron Kind; economic slowdown possible; state saw fewer Memorial Day traffic deaths; 11 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- For the first time, no Republican is running against U.S. House Democrat Ron Kind this fall -- and the GOP leader in Kind's western Wisconsin district says he's not surprised. Brian Westrate says the cost of a campaign would have been "astronomical," since Kind has...
News / region
June 6, 2016 - 8:20am
February 3, 2016
Agriculture plays big role in Pierce's area economy; Helmer Printing, RiverWalk, Dairy Promotion group honored by PCEDC
As images on the newly redesigned web site for the Pierce County Economic Development Corp. scrolled on a giant screen behind him, retiring UW-Extension...
News / business
February 3, 2016 - 1:36pm
January 6, 2016
Volatile milk prices said to be prompting producer 'price-shopping'
ELLSWORTH -- An anonymous caller to the Herald last week claimed a group of farmers who ship milk to Ellsworth’s creamery had approached a dairy in Menomonie about taking their milk instead. The producers were said to be upset with the price they’re being paid for milk they shipped...
News / business
January 6, 2016 - 11:51am
November 9, 2015
Kathleen Vinehout column: Canada and Wisconsin, friends and partners
Did you know a third of everything Wisconsin sells to the world we sell to Canada? And more visitors come to Wisconsin from Canada than any other...
opinion / columns
November 9, 2015 - 3:03pm
February 27, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker's speech generates negative reaction
MILWAUKEE - Democrats and union officials decried Gov. Scott Walker's remarks at the CPAC Convention yesterday In Maryalnd, saying he compared teachers to terrorists. Both minority leaders in the state Legislature called on Walker to apologize. Madison fire-fighter and Marine...
February 27, 2015 - 6:50pm
January 29, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Measeles outbreak prompts vaccinations concerns
ST. PAUL -- Now that the first new case of measles has been confirmed in Minnesota, some adults are wondering if their M-M-R (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccination is up-to-date. Lynn Bahta with the state Department of Health says the recommended two-dose vaccination has been...
January 29, 2015 - 4:49pm
October 14, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: New vehicles stolen from Dilworth train yard
DILWORTH - Police in the northwest Minnesota town of Dilworth say it may be the largest theft investigation they've ever handled, after a number of new vehicles parked at the BNSF train yard were stolen last week. The vehicles are shipped by rail from the manufacturer to the...
October 14, 2014 - 4:02pm
October 13, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State teachers make less money than national average
Wisconsin teachers make less money than their counterparts around the country -- while principals and superintendents make more than the norm. That's according to Gannett Wisconsin media, which reviewed data from both state and national education groups. According to Gannett,...
October 13, 2014 - 5:40pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State exports numbers up
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products climbed to $5.4-billion dollars in the second quarter, a three-point-percent gain from the same period a year ago, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic...
September 13, 2014 - 10:13am
August 12, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Vote in today's state primary election
It's primary election day in Wisconsin. The statewide contests have not generated much excitement, and officials predict a 15-percent voter...
August 12, 2014 - 11:55am
March 4, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Crookston couple dies of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of a Crookston area couple. 49-year-old Kent Ostgaard and his 51-year-old wife, Natalie, were found dead yesterday morning after their 17-year-old daughter called 911. She was treated and released. Her...
March 4, 2014 - 10:25am
January 17, 2014
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL NEWS ROUND-UP: Dairy Bill in D.C. won't include supply management program
WASHINGTON D.C - It appears that a federal supply management program for dairy farmers will not be part of the next Farm Bill. Republican U.S....
January 17, 2014 - 10:16am