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Jury acquits man in River Falls stalking case
Fire hall addition breaks ground
Landmark motel in River Falls finally goes away
UPDATE: Bailey family 'completely disappointed' in Kuehni case
Wisconsin roundup: St. Croix County recount appears accurate despite broken seals; changes coming to license plates; 13 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prep girls basketball: Baldwin-Woodville overwhelms Prescott early
Prep boys basketball: Spring Valley dominates Boyceville
Prep wrestling: Spring Valley/Elmwood earns dual victory
Trap team talks shooting range hopes
Prescott wrestling: Sanford wins lone championship for Cardinals at Invite
VIDEO: Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/8/16 Planning Commission Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/8/16 Board of Health Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/14/16 Solid Waste Management Board Meeting Notice
Charlotte M. Bowen, 86
JoAnn Stevens, 81
Maxine Witt, 65
Vernon Anderson, 92
Lou Ann Davidson, 62
Ron Kind column: Commemorating Pearl Harbor
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
Real Estate Showcase
January 25, 2016
Workplace accident suspected in death of Baldwin man
A worker at a Woodville-based business died Friday after a suspected workplace accident. Woodville Police Chief Lori Hetfeld said in a news release that officers were called at 2:27 p.m. to St. Croix Castings for a workplace incident. Baldwin resident Brian Dennis Omann, 41, was pronounced...
January 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
May 26, 2015
Beldenville man sentenced in 2014 auto fatality case
ELLSWORTH -- The Beldenville man responsible for a 2014 driving incident that took the life of his friend was sentenced Tuesday to six months...
May 26, 2015 - 4:48pm
February 1, 2010
Domestic incident turns deadly for Pierce County man
A Town of Gilman man died early Monday morning when he attempting to flee officers, crashed his vehicle and was ejected from it. Dennis M. Rud, 55, was traveling southbound on County Highway N, north of El Paso, at a high rate of speed when his vehicle went off the road and entered...
February 1, 2010 - 3:25pm
November 8, 2009
Red Wing woman killed in town of Ellsworth crash
A Red Wing woman died and her husband was seriously injured Saturday when he failed to stop on a town of Ellsworth intersection late Saturday afternoon and collided with a car driven by a Stillwater couple. The fatal crash occurred at 4:20 p.m. at 610th Avenue and 610th Street in...
November 8, 2009 - 9:17pm
October 23, 2009
Wausau father unhappy with sentencing of drunken driver who killed his daughter
The father of a Wausau area girl said the drunken driver who killed his daughter got away with a "slap on the wrist." Daniel Schaefer, 24, of Fond du Lac was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision. He was also fined $7,000 for driving the...
October 23, 2009 - 9:23am
October 20, 2009
Former surgeon will pay $3.7 million to settle civil lawsuit for traffic crash
Former surgeon Mark Benson will pay almost $3.7 million to settle a civil lawsuit in a traffic crash that killed a popular educator and two others. WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee said Benson decided to pay, instead of facing a trial scheduled for next week in Waukesha County. Earlier...
October 20, 2009 - 9:19am
August 31, 2009
La Crosse man dies after being hit by train
A La Crosse man died Sunday, after being hit by a train on Friday afternoon. Authorities said Ryan Lange, 26, was on foot when he was hit by a Canadian Pacific freight train in Dresbach, Minn., just northwest of La Crosse. Winona County investigators interviewed several witnesses...
August 31, 2009 - 9:02am
June 24, 2009
Dog distracts driver; Boy Scout leader and Scout die in crash
Dane County authorities say charges are still possible against a motor home driver whose dog distracted him, causing a crash that killed two people. Investigators said the dog jumped on Gary Boldt's lap, just before the Pewaukee man lost control of the motor home and veered across...
June 24, 2009 - 9:00am
May 12, 2009
Green Bay woman gets 80 years for fatal drunken-driving crash near Lambeau
A Green Bay area woman has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for drag racing on a busy street while drunk, and causing a crash that killed two teens. Brown County Circuit Judge Sue Bischel cited Monique Geske's lack of remorse in handing down the long sentence. And the judge...
May 12, 2009 - 9:11am
May 5, 2009
Update: River Falls man killed Monday evening
James Nobley, 32, of River Falls was killed Monday night when his motorcycle crashed into a ditch just north of 690th Avenue in River Falls Township. Nobley was traveling north on County Road E when his motorcycle left the road on the east side and overturned in a corn field, according...
May 5, 2009 - 7:34am
May 1, 2009
UPDATE: Farming accident victim identified
The victim from Friday's morning farming accident has been identified. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that Gailynn R. Poston, 60, was the victim, in a press release. Around 8:20 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff's Department was notified of a tractor rollover with...
May 1, 2009 - 9:55am
April 29, 2009
Eau Claire women dies in collision with semi tanker
PEPIN COUNTY, Wis. -- An Eau Claire woman died when her van collided with a semi tanker Tuesday morning in Pepin County. The Pepin County sheriff's department responded at 10:30 a.m. to the two-vehicle accident on Highway 85, near Dunn County, where Michelle Nelson, 38, was pronounced...
April 29, 2009 - 1:19pm
April 9, 2009
I-94 crash victim identified by Patrol
A 51-year-old Menomonie man died late Wednesday afternoon after his truck left I-94 near mile marker 32 overturned and caught fire. Emergency personnel were able to free him from his vehicle but he died at the scene. Later Thursday, the State Patrol identified the victim as Joseph...
April 9, 2009 - 9:51am
March 30, 2009
Two from Eau Claire die Sunday in Colorado traffic crash
Two people from Eau Claire were killed in Colorado early Sunday in a crash that reportedly happened during a chase with state troopers. The State Patrol identified the victims as Jonathan Holum, 29, and Cora Weil, 23. Authorities said a pick-up truck driven by Holum was weaving...
March 30, 2009 - 9:00am
December 6, 2008
Snowy crash claims life of Spring Valley woman, injures three
MARTELL -- A Spring Valley woman was killed Friday night after the vehicle driven by her sister lost control in slippery conditions and hit a power pole. Jeri Brunkhorst, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, on CTH J near 780th Avenue, about a mile west of Hwy. 63 in the town of...
December 6, 2008 - 12:00am