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Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
Residents convince city to pay more Lake Street costs
Rabbits need rules too
crime and courts
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
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
The strength of a community to be documented in film
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
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/6/16 Personnel Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 9/7/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/6/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids - TRI Project #14901
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/16/16, Cleary Building Corp., Ellsworth, WI
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen S. Franson, 45
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
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