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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
April 12, 2016
Right-to-work appeal may go directly to Supreme Court; Motorist killed after hitting driverless horse and buggy; 13 more state news stories
MADISON -- State Attorney General Brad Schimel said he might go directly to the Supreme Court to try to bring back Wisconsin's right-to-work law. Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust threw out the one-year-old measure last Friday, saying the government is taking away union revenues...
News/crime and courts
April 12, 2016 - 8:33am
April 10, 2016
Local agencies low on state corrections spending list
Two western Wisconsin law enforcement agencies rank near the bottom on a list of per-capita corrections spending, according to a tax watchdog group. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance ranked Pierce County No. 67 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties on per-capita operating spending on corrections....
News/crime and courts
April 10, 2016 - 11:18am
April 8, 2016
New law makes it easier to report sexual assault in Wisconsin
A new state law will make it easier for victims of sexual assault to report to law enforcement. The Sexual Assault Victim Amnesty Bill, or Assembly Bill 808, was signed into law March 24 by Gov. Scott Walker on the UW-Stevens Point campus. The law prohibits law enforcement from...
News/crime and courts
April 8, 2016 - 4:02pm
Area jobless rates creep higher
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released February 2016 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 5.4%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for January was 5 % and December’s final rate was 3.9%. One year...
April 8, 2016 - 3:28pm
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