Skip to main content
Pierce County Herald
Railroad, cops ask: Have you seen this thing?
Wisconsin roundup: No charges yet in Saudi student's death; top Senate Dem tells GOP to solve own road problems; 8 more state news stories
Property taxes drop slightly in proposed budget
Jury acquits man in River Falls stalking case
Fire hall addition breaks ground
crime and courts
Prep girls basketball: Baldwin-Woodville overwhelms Prescott early
Prep boys basketball: Spring Valley dominates Boyceville
Prep wrestling: Spring Valley/Elmwood earns dual victory
Trap team talks shooting range hopes
Prescott wrestling: Sanford wins lone championship for Cardinals at Invite
VIDEO: Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/8/16 Planning Commission Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/8/16 Board of Health Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/14/16 Solid Waste Management Board Meeting Notice
Charlotte M. Bowen, 86
JoAnn Stevens, 81
Maxine Witt, 65
Vernon Anderson, 92
Lou Ann Davidson, 62
Ron Kind column: Commemorating Pearl Harbor
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
Real Estate Showcase
April 1, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Starbucks CEO meets with Hamilton family
MILWAUKEE -- The CEO of Starbucks was expected to meet privately today with the family of Dontre Hamilton, who was killed by a Milwaukee police officer last spring. Hamilton was shot 14 times by officer Christopher Manney in the city's downtown Red Arrow Park. Employees of a...
April 1, 2015 - 6:13pm
March 31, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Taylor man dies in apartment fire
TAYLOR -- A 76-year-old man was killed early today in a fire at his apartment in west-central Wisconsin. It happened around 1:20 this morning at a housing complex in the village of Taylor in Jackson County. The sheriff's department said the victim was found in the unit where...
March 31, 2015 - 3:20pm
March 29, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Accident in Chippewa County kills young father and son
COBURN -- The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department reports a young father and his infant son were killed when their horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended by a pickup Saturday morning. All three members of the same family were thrown from the buggy. The 21-year-old father and his...
March 29, 2015 - 8:34am
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 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
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Mob causes St. Patrick's Day violence in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS - Several people were arrested during a St. Patrick's Day evening riot in downtown Minneapolis last night, leading to several arrests. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder says a large group of young people arrived downtown using mass transit and, "It appears their...
March 18, 2015 - 9:39am
March 13, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Murder-suicide investigated in Carver County
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, Minn. - The Carver County Sheriff's Department is investigating what police believe was a murder-suicide. Fifty-one-year-old Milo Leistiko and 23-year-old Lanaea Harrison were found dead in their home late Wednesday afternoon in Norwood Young America....
March 13, 2015 - 10:34am
March 4, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former Kenosha police detective admits to planting evidence in homicide case
KENOSHA - Three homicide defendants and their lawyers are plotting their next moves, after a former Kenosha police detective admitted planting evidence in the case. Kyle Baars testified on Monday that he took an ID from co-defendant Markese Tibbs -- and he planted the ID, plus...
March 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
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
February 25, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: CN train derails near Cotton
COTTON, Minn. - No one was injured after a Canadian National Railway train derailed early this morning southeast of Cotton in St. Louis County. 13 of the train's 107 cars derailed, 30 were empty. Officials say nine cars contained potentially hazardous or dangerous materials,...
February 25, 2015 - 7:20pm
February 8, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State scholastic standardized test to be scaled back
Some technical glitches in the system means Wisconsin public school students will take a scaled-back version of a standardized test next month. School officials say it will be more rigorous than the usual exam, but the planned online testing software wasn’t working properly....
February 8, 2015 - 11:09am
January 13, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Embattled Lake Park mayor resigns
LAKE PARK, Minn. - Embattled Lake Park, Minnesota Mayor Aaron Wittnebel has resigned. Monday night, the city council officially accepted his resignation. Wittnebel has been a no show at council meetings for the past five months. He had been under fire since last summer when...
January 13, 2015 - 7:43am
January 9, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker's budget address set for Feb. 3
MADISON - Governor Scott Walker says he'll spell out the highlights of his proposed two-year state budget on February third in an address to the Legislature. Walker announced the date today, when he spoke at a luncheon of the Wisconsin Bankers Association in Madison. Walker...
January 9, 2015 - 4:43pm
January 1, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Milwaukee Police's website reported hacked
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Police Department says “an outside group” has disabled its news website. MilwaukeePoliceNews.com was taken offline Tuesday night. The department’s main website is still functioning, but the new site could be offline for several days while I-T personnel...
January 1, 2015 - 8:15am
December 29, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Man charged with manslaughter and assault after bar fight in Thief River Falls
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A Thief River Falls man is facing manslaughter and assault charges in the death of another man. 34-year-old Shaun Brandt has pleaded not guilty and is free on $50,000 bond. Bradley Friesen of Blaine died December 22nd, five days after he was pushed...
December 29, 2014 - 10:16am