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SUPERINTENDENT SCOOP: Step by step: We rebuild
Prescott woman killed in Troy motorcycle crash
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
City of Prescott won’t buy Steamboat Inn lot
State GOP leaders pleased, Latinos upset about SCOTUS ruling; 'Whad 'ya Know' to keep going online; Feingold endorses Hillary Clinton; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Legion Baseball: Experienced Conway steps in as head coach
New trail opening in Kinnickinnic State Park
Former NFL QB to host Spring Valley camp
SCVBL: Pirates bats produce in win vs. Hager City
Legion: Plum City bats score nine runs in win vs. Spring Valley
Chickens come home to roost at Abode Gallery’s new “ANIMAL” art show
VIDEO: Cheese Curd Festival 2016
First-ever dual-sport motorcycle ride cruises into county
How country schools shaped America
Rockin’ on the river at Summerfest; mural contest winner announced
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/28/16 Special Board Meeting
Notice of Pending Application for Proposed Riprap (Brenner)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Bonnie R. Martindale Estate; Case No. 16PR44
SUMMONS: Nationstar Mortgage v. Duane E. Miller; Case16-CV-91
PIERCE COUNTY: 6/28/16 Board Meeting Agenda
Patricia Ann Leonard, 74
Jody Hannack, 57
Beverly F. Falteisek, 80
Frank R. Falteisek, 86
Orval D. Nelson, 93
Kathleen Vinehout column: Birth, life and death of a bad idea
Ron Kind column: Securing the future of Wisconsin Dairy
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit raises questions about clean water protection
Bay City president explains village position on eminent domain issue
Kathleen Vinehout column: School funding hits home
Real Estate Showcase
February 23, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State Senate goes into extraordinary session to take up Right-to-Work bill
MADISON - Another step was taken this morning toward passage of a right-to-work bill in Wisconsin. The state Senate's organizational committee voted 3-2 to call an extraordinary session for this week -- one that would exclusively take up the measure. It would prohibit employers...
February 23, 2015 - 3:45pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State's milk production up by 3.4 percent
Wisconsin milk production is off to a great start in 2015. The USDA said the state's output rose by 3.4 percent in January, compared to the previous year. That's a larger increase than the national jump of two-point-one percent. The Badger State also had a huge gain over top-milk-producer...
February 23, 2015 - 7:00am
February 22, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: AFL-CIO plans rally in Madison against Right-To-Work bill
MADISON - The AFL-CIO plans to rally in protest this week against legislation which would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Republican lawmakers surprised some by passing the bill last week, then Governor Scott Walker said he would sign it when it reached his desk. Walker...
February 22, 2015 - 9:24am
February 20, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State Republicans plan to fast track Right-To-Work through legislature, Walker announces his support
MADISON - The Wisconsin State Senate's Majority Leader announced a two-week timeline today to pass the proposed right-to-work legislation. Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) surprised observers this morning, when he told a Milwaukee radio station he has the 17 votes he needs to pass...
February 20, 2015 - 7:57pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Father of carbon monoxide poisoning victim sues HVAC company
SPRINGFIELD, Minn. -- The father of a Springfield man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning has filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against a heating, ventilation and air conditioning company. The bodies of 30-year-old Nathan Potter and 23-year-old Adam Jensen were found in...
February 20, 2015 - 6:58pm
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
January 29, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Measeles outbreak prompts vaccinations concerns
ST. PAUL -- Now that the first new case of measles has been confirmed in Minnesota, some adults are wondering if their M-M-R (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccination is up-to-date. Lynn Bahta with the state Department of Health says the recommended two-dose vaccination has been...
January 29, 2015 - 4:49pm
January 22, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Diamond pleads innocent to charges from Port Washington bar fight
PORT WASHINGTON - Former teenage TV star Dustin Diamond of Port Washington pleaded innocent today to charges connected with a Christmas Night bar fight. Diamond's fiance also pleaded innocent to a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. Amanda Schutz is free on a signature...
January 22, 2015 - 5:07pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Unemployment rate drops but employers also cut jobs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's unemployment rate fell another tenth of a point in December to 3.6 percent, while at the same time employers in the state cut 5,200 jobs last month. Meanwhile, November's job gains were revised upward by four thousand. DEED Commissioner Katie Sieben...
January 22, 2015 - 4:39pm
January 14, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker gives State of State address, calls for more efficiency
MADISON - With a two-billion dollar budget deficit looming, Governor Scott Walker used his State-of-the-State address last night to encourage more efficiency, while downplaying the tax cuts he promised. As a potential White House hopeful for 2016, the Republican Walker said Wisconsin...
January 14, 2015 - 9:51am
December 23, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Pierce County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in state
Nine of Wisconsin's 12 metro areas had increases in jobs from mid-October to mid-November, including Pierce County. State workforce development officials issued preliminary numbers today. Unadjusted jobless rates in Wisconsin's 72 counties ranged from 2.7 percent in Pierce County...
December 23, 2014 - 4:11pm
December 10, 2014
MINNNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Missing NE Minnesota man found safe
AURORA, Minn. -- A northeast Minnesota man reported missing has been found safe near his residence in Aurora. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says 75-year-old Willie Salo was located this morning just before a rescue squad arrived. Salo was last seen Tuesday morning...
December 10, 2014 - 3:42pm
December 5, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Western UW campuses planning on joint engineering program
Three UW campuses in far western Wisconsin want to create a joint engineering program designed to meet the area's needs. But other UW campuses with similar programs are trying to stop Eau Claire, Stout, and River Falls from going ahead with their project. UW-Madison Chancellor...
December 5, 2014 - 4:22pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Man crashes truck into Mahnomen home
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- A man was airlifted to a Fargo hospital with injuries after his truck crashed into a home near the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen Thursday afternoon. Sheriff Doug Krier says 31-year-old Dustyn Gjesvold of rural Waubun lost control of his truck, it jumped a...
December 5, 2014 - 4:09pm
November 20, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State's jobless rate under four percent
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's unemployment rate fell another two-tenths of a point in October to 3.9 percent. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says it's the state's lowest jobless rate since June 2006. Employers added 9,500 jobs last month and September numbers...
November 20, 2014 - 3:04pm