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Filings for spring’s election opened Dec. 1
Hudson man charged in River Falls rape case
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Wisconsin news: Walker to consider limiting recounts as Wisconsin effort enters second day; 10 more state news stories
Failure to yield factor in Ellsworth collision
crime and courts
Prep girls basketball: Cardinals grounded by zone
Prep boys basketball: Shots fall, Panthers earn road win
Prep boys basketball: Plum City/Elmwood grinds out a win; Spring Valley wins
Photos: Wolves come out clean in sloppy win
Prep girls basketball: Prescott wins a low-scoring affair
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
‘Silent Night’ marks 20 years of holiday cheer
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 12/5/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/6/16 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 12/5/16 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 12/7/16 Meeting Agenda
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Wallace J. Harvey Estate; Case No. 16PR75
Maxine Witt, 65
Vernon Anderson, 92
Cynthia Beebe, 64
Tim M. Blodgett, 76
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
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 23, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 16, 2016): 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
Real Estate Showcase
March 12, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Port Washington Marine dies in helicopter crash off Florida Gulf Coast
NAVARRE, Fla. - A fire official at Navarre, Florida says divers are still trying to find a flight recorder at the place where a military helicopter crashed, killing a suburban Milwaukee Marine and ten other people. His family said Kerry Kemp of Port Washington was among seven...
March 12, 2015 - 3:49pm
March 9, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Couple found dead this morning in Oneida County
THREE LAKES - Authorities in northern Wisconsin have released the names of a couple found dead yesterday morning. Oneida County sheriff's deputies said 40-year-old Jennifer Ayres and 37-year-old Thomas Ayers were the victims of apparent homicide. Officials have not said how...
March 9, 2015 - 6:51pm
February 27, 2015
Walker says Act 10 fallout steeled him for global threats; Congress may fast-track carp control efforts; eight more Wisconsin stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Gov. Scott Walker said the way he handled the Madison union protesters in 2011 helped prepare him for dealing with world terrorists. Walker, a potential GOP presidential hopeful, made the remark Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference...
February 27, 2015 - 9:15am
February 25, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State Senate committee passes right-to-work bill
MADISON - Wisconsin's right-to-work bill heads to the full state Senate today. That's after an early-and-abrupt end to a public hearing last night, which somewhat resembled the chaotic legislative action during the 2011 protests over the Act-10 public union bargaining limits. State...
February 25, 2015 - 9:21am
February 24, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: 'Right to Work' not likely to draw legal fire like Act 10
MILWAUKEE -- Unlike the Act 10 limits on public union bargaining, Wisconsin's right-to-work bill for private companies may not attract as many lawsuits if it's passed. More than a half-dozen suits challenged the legality of Act 10 before the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled it to...
February 24, 2015 - 10:37am
February 13, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State Congressmen want VA hearing at Tomah
Three Wisconsin congressmen have asked the U.S. House Veterans Affairs panel to hold a hearing in Tomah on reported over-prescriptions and other issues at the city's VA medical center. Democrats Ron Kind of La Crosse and Mark Pocan of Madison, and Menomonee Falls Republican Jim...
February 13, 2015 - 3:47pm
January 27, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: East Coast blizzard affecting flights at MSP
MINNEAPOLIS - The blizzard on the East Coast is affecting some flights today at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport. Officials say there have been 47 cancellations, minimal flight delays and very few stranded passengers. Travelers should contact their airline ahead of...
January 27, 2015 - 3:10pm
January 26, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: One killed, two injured in plane crash near Owen
OWEN - One person was killed and two others were injured when a single-engine plane crashed today near Owen in central Wisconsin. The fatal victim was a passenger in the four-seat Cessna 182. The pilot and another passenger had non-life-threatening injuries. The crash happened...
January 26, 2015 - 8:29pm
December 18, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker says he'll call out National Guard to deal with unrest in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - Governor Scott Walker says he'll call out the National Guard to quell any unrest from an upcoming decision on charges in the Milwaukee police shooting of Dontre Hamilton. However, Walker said yesterday he fully expects people to respond peacefully to whatever Milwaukee...
December 18, 2014 - 10:10am
December 16, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Persons calling state unemployment line put on hold
MADISON - For two months last winter, 60-percent of those calling to get state unemployment benefits were put on hold without somebody answering them. The Legislative Audit Bureau said today that the Workforce Development Department's call centers blocked 1.7 million calls...
December 16, 2014 - 4:24pm
December 9, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Three Beloit teens escape car before it plunges into river
BELOIT - Officials near Beloit said three teens escaped from a car before it busted through the ice on the Rock River, and sank in. A Beloit town fire official said a 16-year-old girl and two 17-year-old boys drove to a boat-landing last night at Armstrong Eddy Park. The driver...
December 9, 2014 - 10:26am
December 7, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Beloit College alumn killed in Yemen
BELOIT - A graduate of Beloit College has been killed by al Qaeda in Yemen. The FBI notified Lucy Somers that her 33-year-old brother Luke had been killed during a rescue attempt. Luke Somers had been working as a freelance photographer and editor in Yemen. He had been kidnapped...
December 7, 2014 - 10:34am
December 2, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Chetek woman found dead in Fountain City restaurant
FOUNTAIN CITY - Authorities in western Wisconsin are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a food elevator at a restaurant in Fountain City. An employee found dead in a food elevator at a western Wisconsin restaurant is identified as 21-year-old Brooke...
December 2, 2014 - 4:26pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Texas parole board denies Panetti's appeal
HUNTSVILLE, Tex. - Hayward native Scott Panetti has lost another bid to avoid being executed tomorrow night for the murders of his ex-wife's parents in Texas. The state's Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously yesterday to deny Panetti's appeal to have his death sentence...
December 2, 2014 - 10:23am
November 21, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Congressmen want increased pay for troops in Eboloa zone
WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressmen Keith Ellison (DFL-Minneapolis) and Collin Peterson (DFL-Detroit Lakes) are calling for an increase in pay for military personnel deployed to West Africa to fight Ebola. The Minnesota National Guard is sending 700 members of the 34th Infantry Division...
November 21, 2014 - 7:16pm