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Getting to know who's on the ballot
Wisconsin roundup: Minn. man pleads not guilty in death of UW-Stout student; state budget briefings begin; 8 more state news stories
Prescott principal announces retirement intentions
Spring Valley water rates up 64%
Wisconsin roundup: Eau Claire-to-St. Paul train plan up for vote; who's poisoning dogs in Lake Hallie?; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prep boys basketball: Hamilton gets all state
MBC athletes honored for work in classroom
Sights and sounds from the Prescott trip to state
Prescott softball: Returning Cards have high hopes
Ellsworth track and field: A lot of talent and uncertainty
Spring Valley Cardinals
Chicken feed will unveil fire hall addition
Ellsworth drama club presents 'Prom Night Fright'
VIDEO: Elmwood shakes its shamrocks
POLL: What's your favorite holiday?
Alice in Dairyland kicks off Maple Month at Gilman sugar bush
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-56, Dominic Johnson
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 4/3/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Notice to Dog Owners
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 4/3/17 Board Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-53, Elisha Fahs
Ethan T. Hedeen, 10
Kermit J. Nauman, 73
Barry Anderson, 72
Wesley A. Schrimpf, 81
Glen O. Brathall, 74
Warren Petryk column: Positive reforms will bring broadband opportunities to Wisconsin
Kathleen Vinehout column: What's next in health care?
Kathleen Vinehout column: Are Wisconsin waters meeting water quality standards?
EDITORIAL (March 22, 2017): Teachers have a lasting effect
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (March 22, 2017)
Real Estate Showcase
March 24, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Vigil held for missing Crystal boy
CRYSTAL -- A search continues for a missing ten-year-old Crystal boy. Barway Collins was last seen in front of the Cedarwood Apartment Complex on March 18th. Dozens of people gathered last night in the apartment's parking lot for a prayer vigil. Police believe Collins may...
March 24, 2015 - 9:09am
March 23, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Lamberton man dies in accident near Vesta
VESTA -- A Lamberton man is dead after a car-pickup crash west of Vesta early Saturday morning. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Troy Gruendemann collided head-on with the pickup. Gruendemann was dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup, 20-year-old Jordan...
March 23, 2015 - 4:50pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Spring storm dumps a foot of snow on southern Minnesota
CHANHASSEN -- March snowstorm left close to a foot in some areas in southern Minnesota. In Montgomery 10-and-a-half inches fell. New Prague and Rochester are both reporting 10 inches. In the Willmar area four-and-a-half inches fell while Glenwood has recorded around five-and-a-half...
March 23, 2015 - 10:41am
March 20, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target layoffs wrap-up with elimination of 40 HR workers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Target is wrapping up massive layoffs of its corporate staff with the elimination of the jobs of 40 people in human resources. They were not included in the 1,700 job cuts announced last week because officials at the retail giant said they were needed to assist...
March 20, 2015 - 2:44pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Two more child flu deaths reported in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- The state Health Department is reporting two more influenza-related deaths of children under age 18, for total of eight this flu season. Epidemiologist Melissa McMahon says the fatalities were not part of the latest reporting period and actually happened back in...
March 20, 2015 - 7:18am
March 19, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Student protest held outside St. Cloud high school
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A group of students held a protest outside of the St. Cloud Tech High School yeserday afternoon. The students mostly Somali, walked out of class in protest, of several offensive incidents. The latest had to do with a photo posted on social media about an...
March 19, 2015 - 11:45am
March 18, 2015
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 17, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Alcohol a factor in I-94 wrong-way crash near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Alcohol was a factor in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 94 near Fergus Falls Monday that seriously injured a Coon Rapids man. The State Patrol says the suspect vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-94 when it collided head-on with a car...
March 17, 2015 - 2:30pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Rifle-wielding suspect killed in shootout with St. Paul police
ST. PAUL -- A man armed with a rifle was killed when he exchanged gunfire with police officers in St. Paul yesterday. A spokesman says SWAT negotiators were called to a home on White Bear Avenue after officers saw a man with a rifle and bulletproof vest walk into the house. ...
March 17, 2015 - 9:29am
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 12, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Teacher tenure bill debated in state Senate
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota state Senate discussed teacher tenure reform at a State Capitol hearing this morning. The Republican-led state...
March 12, 2015 - 3:21pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Vatican defrocks St. Paul priest
ST. PAUL -- The former pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in St. Paul who was convicted of abusing children has been permanently removed from the priesthood. Pope Francis defrocked Curtis Wehmeyer three years after he was arrested for molesting two brothers on several occasions;...
March 12, 2015 - 8:27am
March 11, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Reward increased in unsolved Hastings murder
HASTINGS, Minn. -- The reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of a Hastings man last June has been doubled to more than $20,000. Thirty-four-year-old Jason Reuter was found dead on his front lawn on June 22nd. Crimestoppers is offering an additional...
March 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
March 9, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Bird flu prompts Minnesota turkey ban in 40 countries
About 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after last week's discovery of avian flu (H5N2) in a flock of 15,000 turkeys in Pope County. While officials say there is absolutely no food safety concern whatsoever, health officials and farmers are taking extra precautions....
March 9, 2015 - 10:48am
March 6, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Avian Flu confirmed in Pope County turkey flock
ST. PAUL -- The USDA has confirmed the avian flu (H5N2) in a commercial turkey flock in Pope County, Minnesota. This is the first finding of the flu in the Mississippi flyway. The Centers for Disease Control says the risk to people from this strain of avian flu is low and no...
March 6, 2015 - 9:29am