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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
New staff gear up for new year
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
Karen S. Franson, 45
Lenore Gunderson, 93
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
June 24, 2016
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt magazine, based in Blue Earth, Minn. is owned by Bob Bromeland. The sale is expected to close on July 8. A letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
February 13, 2016
UPDATE: Fire victim Alice Merta succumbs to injuries suffered in Town of River Falls fire
Alice Merta, the individual injured in a residential fire late Friday morning in the Town of River Falls, died of her injuries about 8 p.m.,...
February 13, 2016 - 6:45am
March 25, 2015
New Richmond ReStore holds ‘Upcycling Contest’
Customers of Habitat for Humanity’s New Richmond ReStore have a chance to exercise their creativity for a chance to win a prize. The New Richmond Restore is holding an upcycling contest. It will run April 1 to May 29. The rules are simple: take an item purchased at any time...
March 25, 2015 - 3:03pm
Harrington’s the wholesaler who keeps retailers growing
It might be said this time of year is a “madhouse” in the greenhouse industry. Owner John Harrington of Harrington’s Greenhouse, southeast...
March 25, 2015 - 1:17pm
March 23, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: U.S. Supreme Court upholds state voter ID law
WASHINGTON D.C. - After three years of legal challenges, Wisconsin's photo ID law for voting will finally take effect later this year. The U.S. Supreme Court gave its blessing to the 2011 Republican law today, by deciding not to consider a legal challenge. That essentially upholds...
March 23, 2015 - 2:43pm
March 16, 2015
Hastings firefighters rescue deer from Mississippi River
Hastings firefighters conducted an ice water rescue Wednesday morning with an unusual victim. At about 7:40 a.m., the fire department was called...
March 16, 2015 - 8:48am
March 6, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Sixth child dies from flu in Minnesota
ST. PAUL - The latest weekly report shows a sixth child has died from the flu this season in Minnesota. Over the last reporting week, 13 people were hospitalized, down 29 from the week before. There were eight school outbreaks and only one in the state's nursing homes. More...
March 6, 2015 - 5:43pm
March 5, 2015
Viking Cruises plans Mississippi cruises
Hastings’ elected officials and city staff are hoping to get on board with a new project coming to the Mississippi River. Viking Cruises, a Swiss company, is the largest river cruise line in the world, with ships sailing in Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt, according...
March 5, 2015 - 3:57pm
March 2, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Rochester police investigate shooting, man injured
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Rochester man was shaken up but not hurt early this morning when a bullet struck his vehicle while he was waiting at an intersection. The man told police he had just left the nearby Holiday convenience store and moments later heard three gunshots. Police...
March 2, 2015 - 4:09pm
Big-push capital campaign eyes new county no-kill shelter
After nine years of fundraising, planning and program development -– capped by the debt-free acquisition of a 6.5-acre site in Roberts –-...
March 2, 2015 - 9:11am
February 17, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Workplace death in Cannon Falls under investigation
CANNON FALLS, Minn. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating a work place death in Cannon Falls. Eighty-one-year-old John Schafer of Goodhue died last Thursday at the O'Reilly Auto Parts store. OSHA spokesman James Honerman confirms they...
February 17, 2015 - 2:58pm
February 6, 2015
No propane shortage this time around
A perfect storm of lower-than-normal supplies, heavy crop-drying demand and colder-than-normal winter temperatures contributed to a significant propane shortage in this region a year ago. The propane skies have long since cleared, according to President and CEO Larry Dokkestul...
February 6, 2015 - 9:29am
January 12, 2015
One of most energy efficient neighborhoods in nation gains peer recognition
The conservation friendly housing cluster that makes up the River Falls EcoVillage has been recognized in the trade magazine GreenBuilder as...
January 12, 2015 - 9:29am
December 30, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Frigid temperatures hitting Minnesota
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- Minnesotans are waking to the coldest temperatures they've experienced since last winter's chilly brutality. Meteorologist...
December 30, 2014 - 9:11am
December 29, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Red Cross assisting over 40 people after fires
American Red Cross volunteers are spending their holiday week helping more than 40 people in need following eight fires across Minnesota and western Wisconsin since Christmas. Spokeswoman Carrie Carlson-Guest says volunteers are doing an "amazing job" comforting those affected....
December 29, 2014 - 3:04pm