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Kelly’s made county rounds to fairgrounds
Second Barron Co. flock stricken by bird flu, some exports suspended; taxpayers won't be funding Walker's travels; 9 more Wisconsin stories
Elmwood woman injured in mini van vs. dump truck crash
New high school site update given board
Shop proposal going to Martell residents
crime and courts
Baseball: Taranto, McGregor pace Ellsworth over Amery
PC falls to Mondovi in doubleheader
Softball: Ellsworth suffers first defeat
Seifert to play at Bemidji State
Pull! The inaugural season of the Claybreakers
Earth Day/Found Art show at Foster Hall in Hammond
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A 10-truck salute
Local woman needs public’s help to get kidney transplant
Saddling up for donkey hoops
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ELLSWORTH AREA AMBULANCE SERVICE: 4/29/15 Operating Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 5/6/15 Hearing - Rohl Permit (Nonmetallic Mining)
PIERCE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL: 4/23/15 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/27/15 Special School Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: For Sale by Bid - Heavy Haul Equipment
Doris Grace (Leonard) (Hayner) Leik
Debra Sue Diesing, 62
Caleb Brian Gustafson, 20
Beverly Ann Blakstad, 86
Douglas Davis, 61
Warren Petryk column: Non-Fiscal Policy Items Removed from the Budget
Kathleen Vinehout column: Let’s Debunk a Few Budget Myths
Kathleen Vinehout column: People Speak Out About Consequences of Budget Decisions
Warren Petryk column: Listening Sessions Completed in the 93rd Assembly District
Harsdorf Legislation Focuses on Reform, Modernization
Get Out! Deals
March 26, 2015
Man who killed trooper is suspect in other robberies -- officer was on first day of solo patrol; 11 more state news stories
The FBI says a Michigan man who died while killing a state trooper in a shootout on Tuesday was a suspect in two bank robberies in Wisconsin that day plus other unsolved robberies both in and out of the state. Steven Snyder is also suspected of killing Thomas Christ, 59, of Wausaukee,...
news / crime and courts
March 26, 2015 - 9:36am
March 25, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Suspected bank robber who shot state trooper IDed
FOND DU LAC -- A suspected bank robber who died with a state trooper in a shootout was identified by the state Justice Department today as Steven Snyder of Michigan. The agency's statement did not list an age or a hometown for Snyder. Justice officials said they continue to determine...
March 25, 2015 - 2:54pm
March 24, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Shipping season begins on Mississippi River
FOUNTAIN CITY -- The commercial shipping season got underway today on the Mississippi River along the western Wisconsin border. The first tow-boat...
March 24, 2015 - 3:21pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Vigil held for missing Crystal boy
CRYSTAL -- A search continues for a missing ten-year-old Crystal boy. Barway Collins was last seen in front of the Cedarwood Apartment Complex on March 18th. Dozens of people gathered last night in the apartment's parking lot for a prayer vigil. Police believe Collins may...
March 24, 2015 - 9:09am
March 23, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Lamberton man dies in accident near Vesta
VESTA -- A Lamberton man is dead after a car-pickup crash west of Vesta early Saturday morning. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Troy Gruendemann collided head-on with the pickup. Gruendemann was dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup, 20-year-old Jordan...
March 23, 2015 - 4:50pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Spring storm dumps a foot of snow on southern Minnesota
CHANHASSEN -- March snowstorm left close to a foot in some areas in southern Minnesota. In Montgomery 10-and-a-half inches fell. New Prague and Rochester are both reporting 10 inches. In the Willmar area four-and-a-half inches fell while Glenwood has recorded around five-and-a-half...
March 23, 2015 - 10:41am
March 22, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: New management to take over Tomah VA hospital
TOMAH -- An administration from the Madison VA Medical Center will take over the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. The Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs reports former director Mario DeSanctis has been re-assigned. The only explanation given was the...
March 22, 2015 - 10:51am
March 21, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former New Glarus nursing home secretary to go to jail for embezzlement
MONROE -- The former secretary at a New Glarus nursing home will spend two-and-a-half years in jail for stealing more than $800,000. She entered a no-contest plea to the charges. Prosecutors say Joyce Ziehli took the money over a 10-year period. She actually worked at the home...
March 21, 2015 - 10:38am
March 20, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Joint Finance Chair wants more money for police investigations
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin State Assembly's Joint Finance Committee Chairman says he agrees that the Justice Department should have more resources to investigate shooting deaths by police officers. Republican John Nygren of Marinette issued a statement on that support today, before...
March 20, 2015 - 4:11pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target layoffs wrap-up with elimination of 40 HR workers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Target is wrapping up massive layoffs of its corporate staff with the elimination of the jobs of 40 people in human resources. They were not included in the 1,700 job cuts announced last week because officials at the retail giant said they were needed to assist...
March 20, 2015 - 2:44pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Two more child flu deaths reported in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- The state Health Department is reporting two more influenza-related deaths of children under age 18, for total of eight this flu season. Epidemiologist Melissa McMahon says the fatalities were not part of the latest reporting period and actually happened back in...
March 20, 2015 - 7:18am
March 19, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate at 4.8 percent but job creation remains slow
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin created new jobs at a rate that was only half of the national average during the year ending in September. The U.S. Labor Department issued its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages today. It said Wisconsin tied with Vermont for the nation's 38th-smallest...
March 19, 2015 - 6:09pm
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
March 18, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Hutchinson woman charged with murdering Howard Lake man
HUTCHINSON -- A rural Hutchinson woman was arrested last night and faces murder charges in connection with the disappearance of a Howard Lake man. Thirty-three-year-old Gwen Butcher is charged with second-degree murder, plus aiding and abetting kidnapping, after Christopher Rossing...
March 18, 2015 - 5:16pm