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Rabbits need rules too
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A historic moment: Prescott High School opens new building
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
crime and courts
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Sports scoreboard from Thursday, Aug. 25
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Volleyball: Panthers return large group of starters
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen S. Franson, 45
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Diane Odeen column: Women's Equality Day
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
Real Estate Showcase
April 6, 2016
GOP closer to brokered convention after Cruz wins Wisconsin; Statewide voter turnout 200,000 higher than expected; six more Wisconsin elections stories
Republicans appear closer to having an historic contested convention thanks to Wisconsinites who gave Ted Cruz a decisive 48% to 35% victory in Tuesday's presidential primary. Democrat Bernie Sanders put a crimp in Hillary Clinton's national delegate lead by winning all but three...
April 6, 2016 - 8:08am
April 5, 2016
Four of every 10 Wisconsin adults expected to vote; Voters, don't forget your ID; 11 more state news stories
At 7 a.m. this morning, the polls opened throughout Wisconsin in one of the nation's most closely watched presidential primaries of the year. Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and Democrat Bernie Sanders all made their closing arguments Monday evening as they made bee lines to...
April 5, 2016 - 7:59am
March 30, 2016
Who’s running for school board?
As the April 5 election draws near, Pierce County school districts will elect members to their school boards. While the number of candidates...
March 30, 2016 - 9:15am
Trump says GOP race done deal if he wins Wisconsin; Cruz claims he and Trump are virtually tied in state; 14 more news briefs
JANESVILLE -- Frontrunner Donald Trump says the GOP race for the White House will be “pretty much over” if he wins the Wisconsin primary next Tuesday. Trump told 1,000 supporters in Janesville Tuesday he expects to win in the Badger State. He also cut down Gov. Scott Walker, saying...
March 30, 2016 - 8:44am
March 29, 2016
Walker endorses Cruz; Bradley leads Supreme Court money race; 11 more Wisconsin news briefs
Gov. Scott Walker said today that he endorses U.S. Senate Republican Ted Cruz for his party's presidential nomination. Walker told conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes on WTMJ in Milwaukee that Cruz is a “principled, common-sense” candidate. The governor called him a “constitutional...
March 29, 2016 - 9:03am
March 24, 2016
In wake of budget cut, UWRF college faces loss of instructors, courses
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at UW-River Falls has managed to cut $1.5 million from its budget — and the effects will be visible come fall semester. Bradley Caskey, dean of the college, said that when the budget for the 2015-2017 biennium was announced last year, CAS aimed...
March 24, 2016 - 10:52am
March 22, 2016
State predicts largest presidential primary turnout since 1980; Man arrested for Eau Claire graffiti outbreak; 15 more Wisconsin news briefs
A 40% voter turnout is predicted in Wisconsin two weeks from today, the largest for a presidential primary in 36 years. The state Government Accountability Board expects 1.75 million eligible voters to go to the polls. Board Director Kevin Kennedy said Republican Donald Trump will...
March 22, 2016 - 9:13am
March 17, 2016
Area jobless rates are up slightly
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties – St. Croix’s was 5%, up from 4.6% a year ago, and Pierce’s was 5.4%, up from 4.7% a year ago. St. Croix jobless rate for December was 3.9%...
March 17, 2016 - 4:15pm
March 9, 2016
Two more bacterial infection cases suspected in state; Janesville asks General Motors for $25 million; Bradley: Fallout from anti-gay columns changed her; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
Federal health officials say they have found two more suspected cases of the deadly Elizabethkingia bacterial infection in Wisconsin. Officials have not announced any new confirmed cases beyond the 18 deaths and 26 illnesses reported one week ago. State and federal health investigators...
March 9, 2016 - 1:14pm
March 8, 2016
State recovers $40 million in Medicaid overpayments; Justice Bradley apologizes for anti-gay statements written 23 years ago; Nine more state news stories
The state Health Services Department has recovered $40 million in overpayments to Medicaid health care providers since 2011, according to a report released Monday by the agency's inspector general. Gov. Scott Walker created the internal watchdog five years ago to catch fraud in the...
News/crime and courts
March 8, 2016 - 7:40am
March 2, 2016
Hunters no longer need back tags; Merrill man charged with waterboarding girlfriend; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
Wisconsin hunters no longer have to wear number tags on their backs while they're in the woods. That was one of 58 bills signed Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker. Many states have stopped making hunters wear the tags, which are used to register deer and other animals. The Wisconsin Force...
March 2, 2016 - 9:06am
March 1, 2016
Super Tuesday will have big impact on Wisconsin primary; AAA: Most are afraid to ride in no-driver vehicles; 14 more state news stories
Twelve states and one U.S. territory have presidential primaries and caucuses on this Super Tuesday -- and what the voters decide could have a huge impact on the Wisconsin primary five weeks from now. Today's contests will determine which candidates get about one-quarter of the Republican...
March 1, 2016 - 7:02am
February 26, 2016
State poll: Dems in virtual tie, Trump leads GOP; Poverty in Wisconsin hits highest level in decades; 12 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's best-known independent poll has Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a virtual tie as the April 5 presidential primary gets closer. A new Marquette Law School poll released Thursday gives Sanders a 44% to 43% edge, and he has a 30-point lead among...
February 26, 2016 - 7:30am
February 10, 2016
Maintenance projects’ refinancing approved; Referendum info sessions coming
ELLSWORTH -- Refinancing maintenance projects recently done in the interest of energy efficiency was approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of approximately $4,235,000 note anticipation notes related to the projects was accepted....
February 10, 2016 - 10:30am
February 8, 2016
Bill would let kids drive more powerful off-road vehicles
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) claims a proposed change in state law relating to the use of small all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles by children responds to consumer demand and encourages family enjoyment of trail rides. But the president of the Wisconsin...
February 8, 2016 - 1:43pm