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Rabbits need rules too
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
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
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
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
March 1, 2016
Gall named new Rivertown Multimedia publisher; Dzubay departing
Forum Communications Co., the parent firm of RiverTown Multimedia, has announced leadership changes that reflect the promotion of an existing...
March 1, 2016 - 8:47am
February 17, 2016
What’s the next step for the Red Wing bridge project?
RED WING -- With design work on the new Highway 63 river bridge winding down, Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation departments are looking...
February 17, 2016 - 3:56pm
January 14, 2016
MnDOT to reconstruct highway 61/10 intersection
POINT DOUGLAS, Minn. -- This summer, traffic between Hastings and Prescott will see some big changes on the road. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to begin a reconstruction project at the intersection of highways 61 and 10 this July. “The intersection is being redone...
January 14, 2016 - 11:09am
November 18, 2015
Rix sentenced to 30 years in prison; he shot girlfriend in Minnesota, drove her body to St. Croix Co.
Silence filled courtroom 2B in the Goodhue County (Minnesota) Justice Center in anticipation of the arrival of Tanner Jess Rix, who last month...
News/crime and courts
November 18, 2015 - 11:15am
July 7, 2015
Red Wing bridge project advances with EA, public open house
An Environmental Assessment (EA) document is now available and a public open house has been scheduled as the project to build new bridges across...
July 7, 2015 - 2:53pm
April 30, 2015
Baran’s latest patent targets electric industry
PRESCOTT--With over 40 patents already in his past, it shouldn’t be shocking Jimmie Baran Jr. of Prescott obtained another one last month. What’s...
April 30, 2015 - 2:35pm
Hopes rekindled for tax reciprocity issue
A border battle over income tax filing could be over if a bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature continues to gather steam. Wisconsin lawmakers signaled cautious enthusiasm for reinstatement of a tax reciprocity agreement that has been dead since former Minnesota Gov. Tim...
April 30, 2015 - 2:31pm
April 16, 2015
Flood Running for 50 years
The historic flooding of 1965 left its mark as the crest swept without remorse down the Mississippi River valley, testing the resolve of communities in its path. A local call for help was answered by a dozen out-of-town motorcyclists, whose selfless act 50 years ago will be celebrated...
April 16, 2015 - 10:41am
April 14, 2015
Ellsworth man linked to child-sex trafficking operation
An Ellsworth man was one of two people charged this week in connection with an alleged sex trafficking operation in St. Paul. Steven R. Kjelstad,...
News/crime and courts
April 14, 2015 - 9:29pm
April 2, 2015
Gaps in communication: Border community agencies face unique challenge
When Wisconsin and Minnesota authorities responded last week to reports of a distraught man wielding a shotgun near Prescott, the tense situation required neighboring agencies to be able to communicate clearly with one another. That wasn’t quite the case. An attempt to link...
April 2, 2015 - 2:10pm
March 30, 2015
WisDOT presents plan for I-94 and Hwy. 35 lane additions
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation unveiled plans last week for the addition of traffic and ramp lanes on Interstate 94 and Hwy. 35 at...
March 30, 2015 - 8:52am
March 28, 2015
Media schooled on River Crossing highway-surface project
About two dozen Twin Cities-area media members got a quick lesson last week on how River Crossing’s concrete driving-surface segments are being...
March 28, 2015 - 3:26am
March 27, 2015
One dead in fire at senior living facility
WOODBURY, Minn. -- One person is dead after a fire at a senior living facility early Friday in the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury. According to Woodbury Public Safety, firefighters responded at 4:18 a.m. and 71 residents were evacuated from one building of Woodbury Senior Living...
March 27, 2015 - 12:04pm
March 25, 2015
Prescott gun incident briefly shuts down bridge
PRESCOTT -- A riverside parking lot was the scene of a brief but tense situation Monday involving an armed man in Denmark Township. Sgt. Tim Tuthill with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said officers were called at 3:59 p.m. Monday for a suicidal male. The male, identified...
March 25, 2015 - 12:59pm
March 18, 2015
Baldwin murder case to be tried in Minnesota
HUDSON -- A St. Croix County prosecutor announced Wednesday that a murder case against a Lake City, Minn., man accused of killing his girlfriend will be tried in Minnesota, not Wisconsin. During a plea hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court, Assistant District Attorney Michael...
News/crime and courts
March 18, 2015 - 9:36pm