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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Bottom line: Library needs more money
RF on path to add swinging bridge to national list of historic places
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prescott soaked 34-0 in Homecoming loss
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Panthers play hard, but lose to SCC
Elmwood improves to 8-9 on the season after going 2-1 last week
Cardinals vplleyball sweeps Durand
Mr. Diva Dude, Homecoming royalty crowned in Ellsworth
Prescott Homecoming takes the stage
Ellsworth shares Homecoming event roster
Cardinal pride reigns during Homecoming Week
Tackling Alzheimer’s in memory of grandpa
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/28/16 Special Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF MARTELL: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF TRENTON: 9/29/16 Special Meeting - Transportation Issues
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES: 9/22/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/27/16 Board Meeting Agenda
Shirley M. Bemis, 91
Kay L. Beder, 49
Virginia Ruth Lecheler, 86
Jean Marie Peterson, 65
John J. "Jack" Klecker, 79
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Kathleen Vinehout column: Looking for answers
Kathleen Vinehout column: Who will be my teacher?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 24, 2016)
Real Estate Showcase
March 25, 2016
Walker: New name might get GOP nomination; Wisconsin pays highest electricity rates; Cruz snipes back at Trump in Badger State; seven more state news stories
DANE – Gov. Scott Walker is back in the presidential primary spotlight, but not for endorsing a Republican candidate. He's taking the opposite approach, telling national media Thursday that in a contested GOP national convention, someone other than the remaining three candidates...
March 25, 2016 - 8:16am
December 10, 2015
Committee OKs end to Wisconsin nuclear plant moratorium; kerfuffle over 'Kermit' story rejected by school committee; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- A Wisconsin Assembly committee has given its unanimous endorsement to ending the state's 32-year-old moratorium on new nuclear power plants. The Energy and Utilities Committee voted 13-0 on Wednesday to recommend the proposal to the full house. The bill would end requirements...
December 10, 2015 - 8:41am
State could be presidential battleground for both parties; Abrahamson drops appeal for her old title; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette pollster Charles Franklin says both parties apparently believe Wisconsin will be a battleground state in next year's presidential election. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus from Kenosha confirmed it on the eve of Tuesday's GOP White House...
November 10, 2015 - 9:15am
November 9, 2015
Nation's eyes on Milwaukee Tuesday as next GOP debate unfolds; UW-Whitewater Dean dies suddenly; 11 more Wisconsin stories from the weekend
NEWARK, New Jersey -- A panelist for Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee says she wants to hear more from the candidates on jobs and economic growth. Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo said that after three debates, we still don't have a clear idea of how...
November 9, 2015 - 9:00am
October 26, 2015
Gov. Walker visiting Turningpoint Monday afternoon; GOP bills would limit school referendums; lower heating costs forecast; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker will tour the Turningpoint For Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Center in River Falls Monday afternoon. Walker is scheduled to arrive at the 445 W. Johnson St. shelter at 12:45 p.m., according to a press release issued Sunday. It offered no detail...
October 26, 2015 - 8:42am
August 7, 2015
Walker advisors pleased by Thursday debate performance; new ambulance fee collection law signed; 9 more Wisconsin stories
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scott Walker's advisers say the governor got most of his message out during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, despite his limited exposure. Walker only got about six minutes of TV time, while Donald Trump and Jeb Bush had more than their share during the...
August 7, 2015 - 10:25am
July 9, 2015
In wake of public records cloaking attempt, Dems call for more scrutiny; rain's gone but smoke has arrived; 7 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- After the July Fourth firestorm over closing public records, minority Democrats responded Monday by proposing more scrutiny over the state budget. Assembly Assistant Democratic Leader Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point unveiled a plan to make non-fiscal items get public...
July 9, 2015 - 9:21am
May 18, 2015
Elwood takes new post at Xcel Energy
Takes community relations manager post after retirement of Trudy Popenhagen Brian Elwood recently began his new role as community relations...
May 18, 2015 - 12:16pm
April 30, 2015
Baran’s latest patent targets electric industry
PRESCOTT--With over 40 patents already in his past, it shouldn’t be shocking Jimmie Baran Jr. of Prescott obtained another one last month. What’s...
April 30, 2015 - 2:35pm
April 27, 2015
Lawmaker again presses for tougher first-time OWI penalties; field work in high-gear this week; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A Wisconsin lawmaker will try again to approve a major crackdown on drunk driving. Assembly Republican Jim Ott of Mequon says he'll introduce seven bills -- including one that forces first-time Operating While Intoxicated offenders to appear in court. Other lawmakers...
April 27, 2015 - 9:20am
April 2, 2015
CEO delivers key messages to co-op meeting audience
President and CEO Larry Dokkestul delivered a few key messages to the 221 members who attended the annual meeting of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services Saturday. Dokkestul emphasized the importance of keeping the cooperative on a solid financial footing. Reliability and affordability...
April 2, 2015 - 12:21pm
March 26, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Missing boy found dead in Trempealeau County
TREMPEALEAU -- A 14-year-old boy missing since late yesterday was found dead today in far western Wisconsin. Trempealeau County authorities said Ayrton Platt's body was found about 9 a.m. in a creek near his all-terrain vehicle, which had overturned. Platt, also known as "A.J.,"...
March 26, 2015 - 5:32pm
March 19, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate remains 3.7 percent, employers add 11,800 jobs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota employers added nearly 12,000 jobs in February, according to figures released today by the state Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Officials also announced revised figures from January, reducing the number of jobs lost from 7,900...
March 19, 2015 - 5:22pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Student protest held outside St. Cloud high school
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A group of students held a protest outside of the St. Cloud Tech High School yeserday afternoon. The students mostly Somali, walked out of class in protest, of several offensive incidents. The latest had to do with a photo posted on social media about an...
March 19, 2015 - 11:45am
February 25, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: CN train derails near Cotton
COTTON, Minn. - No one was injured after a Canadian National Railway train derailed early this morning southeast of Cotton in St. Louis County. 13 of the train's 107 cars derailed, 30 were empty. Officials say nine cars contained potentially hazardous or dangerous materials,...
February 25, 2015 - 7:20pm