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Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
Ellsworth, River Falls mourn teen victim of fatal crash
Funeral for drowned Ellsworth boy is Wednesday in River Falls
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Legislative candidates sound off in River Falls
crime and courts
WIAA cross country: Panthers wrap up season with pack mentality
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
WIAA cross country: Todd and Peña qualify for state
E-PC takes on De Soto, but avoids 'The Pit'
Stagehands announce 'The Drawer Boy'
Happening Halloween: Where are the tricks and treats?
Horror movie filmed in Pierce debuts Monday night
PLUM CITY CARE CENTER RESIDENT OF THE MONTH: A colorful storyteller
The face at the head of the Roadrunners line steps down
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 11/2/16 Meeting Agenda
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed AT&T Tower, 530th St, Ellsworth, WI
WIS. DNR: 11/7/16 Public Meeting - Bay City Harbor Sediments Disposal
SUMMONS: Bank of Alma v. Lori K. Peterson, et al.; Case 16-CV-114
TOWN OF TRENTON: 11/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Kyra Hayes, 16
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
Mary L. Nelson, 67
Lydia M. Bude, 89
Kay Thom, 77
EDITORIAL (Oct. 19, 2016): Calling a spade a spade
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 19, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 12, 2016): Don’t end up a tragic headline -- stop for buses
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 12, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 5, 2016): Carrying the torch of history
Real Estate Showcase
August 26, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
MADISON – A new report says many of Wisconsin's small towns still feel the effects of the Great Recession. With an older population and more people moving to bigger cities, the state Taxpayers Alliance says half the places with fewer than 1,000 residents have yet to see any major...
August 26, 2016 - 8:38am
July 28, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's local unemployment rates are generally higher than the previous month, but lower than one year ago. According to newly released state figures, all 12 Wisconsin metro areas saw their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates go up from May to June -- but all 12 rates...
July 28, 2016 - 9:29am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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