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Wisconsin permanently bans gill nets on Lake Pepin
Gas prices creep down in time for the Fourth; funds deployed for voter ID awareness; Xcel to hand out refunds to Wis. customers; nine more state news stories
Maiden Rock woman found dead at Pierce County crash scene
Bicyclists memorialize fallen paramedics in Ellsworth
Holiday driving to be construction-free; $21M in business tax breaks handed out to 11 people; cheese heist reported -- again; eight more state news stories
crime and courts
New trail opens in Kinnickinnic State Park
Legion Baseball: Ellsworth scores three runs in the fifth to defeat LSC
Baseball: High school coaches respond to WIAA pitch rules
SCVBL: Georgakas leads RF to win over Hubbers
Cheese Curd course challenges runners
Attend an Independence weekend celebration
VIDEO: Cheese Curd Festival 2016
Chickens come home to roost at Abode Gallery’s new “ANIMAL” art show
First-ever dual-sport motorcycle ride cruises into county
How country schools shaped America
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/8/16 Ag. & Extension Education Comm. Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 7/20/16 Hearing - Sludge Disposal Permit
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 7/11/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 7/11/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRENTON: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
Robert Carl Heppner, 89
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Ronald Ferber, 77
Keith W. Hinz, 84
Jean Johnson, 70
Kathleen Vinehout column: Birth, life and death of a bad idea
Ron Kind column: Securing the future of Wisconsin Dairy
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit raises questions about clean water protection
Bay City president explains village position on eminent domain issue
Kathleen Vinehout column: School funding hits home
Real Estate Showcase
May 5, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: Mississippi River is one of America's greatest treasures
“A single drop of water falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi in Minnesota would travel the river for 90 days to reach the Gulf of...
opinion / columns
May 5, 2016 - 12:47pm
April 11, 2016
Officials ID cause of 2015 train crash; Duffy predicts 'brass-knuckle fight' at GOP convention; state cops called in for Lake Hallie shooting case; 10 more state news stories
ALMA -- A train operator hit the brakes too fast, causing last November's derailment in which 20,000 gallons of ethanol spilled into the Mississippi River. The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad investigated the mishap from last November near Alma -- and it recently submitted...
News / region
April 11, 2016 - 8:15am
March 16, 2016
Dive team called to Mississippi River back channel; Christiansen family clings to hopes
HAGER CITY -- Family members of Marya Christiansen clung to hopes Wednesday that the Hager City woman would be found, while authorities converged...
News / accidents
March 16, 2016 - 3:47pm
March 14, 2016
Mississippi River shipping should begin early; plastic-bag ban comes under fire; Thompson weighs in on SCOTUS nomination; seven more state news stories
PEPIN – Farmers and others can expect an early start to the shipping season on the Mississippi River. That's because so much ice has melted, it's no longer necessary for the Army Corps of Engineers to measure the ice depths at Lake Pepin on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. It was...
News / region
March 14, 2016 - 8:28am
October 28, 2015
‘History River’ documentarian stops on Prescott Island
Mike Hatfield, a Wisconsin resident and a professional gunsmith, wanted to take a vacation. He decided to take a few months to paddle a...
Life / events
October 28, 2015 - 11:56am
August 12, 2015
Authorities urge continued vigilance on waterways
Safety continues to be a focal point on Pierce and St. Croix county waterways as summer enters its home stretch. St. Croix County Sheriff’s...
News / region
August 12, 2015 - 12:54pm
July 20, 2015
Crews rescue victim on back channel bridge
A person was rescued Sunday night on the Mississippi River back channel bridge on Highway 63 in the town of Trenton. According to Red Wing police, firefighters responded to a mutual aid request from Pierce County authorities for person stranded under the bridge. Red Wing firefighters...
News / accidents
July 20, 2015 - 8:19am
April 23, 2015
Jumping in with both feet
TOWN OF TRENTON -- John “Hunts” Lange wanted to own a resort his entire life. When the opportunity came along to own Everts Resort, he “jumped...
News / business
April 23, 2015 - 11:17am
March 12, 2015
Boat launch nears usage
HAGER CITY--A new, two-lane boat launch and parking area on Trenton Island is expected to be ready for use in the next week or so. Employees...
News / region
March 12, 2015 - 2:52pm
May 31, 2012
Flooding possible in Goodhue, Pierce counties
It may be a little late, but flood season still could hit the area this year. After a holiday weekend filled with heavy rains throughout Minnesota, a flood watch that includes Red Wing is in effect until further notice. Goodhue and Pierce counties are included in the watch. The...
May 31, 2012 - 2:49pm
August 1, 2010
Man found dead in Mississippi River
A Woodbury, Minn., man died early Sunday morning after he jumped from a dock at the Harbor Bar and drowned, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Pierce County deputies present at the Hager City, Wis., bar were alerted to the incident at 2:49 a.m. by a male who told...
August 1, 2010 - 2:33pm
October 12, 2009
Body found on back waters of Mississippi
After almost seven months, the body of Robert More, 53, has been found. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department was notified 10:40 a.m. Sunday about human remains being found on an island south of Red Wing along the back waters of the Mississippi River. Investigators traveled by...
October 12, 2009 - 2:09pm
October 1, 2009
La Crosse rescue divers discover submerged car in Mississippi
A La Crosse rescue diving team was in the midst of a training exercise when it found what might have been a stolen car on the bottom of the Mississippi River. The divers were looking for a missing hand-held radio on Tuesday night when they found a black four-door Acura about 30...
October 1, 2009 - 9:44am
June 8, 2009
Inspectors seek cause of large diesel spill on Mississippi River near La Crosse
Inspectors are still trying to determine what caused the spilling of diesel fuel that spread for six miles on the Mississippi River near La Crosse. The slick was first noticed last Thursday. It happened between Dakota, Minn., and the river's Lock and Dam No. 7 near Dresbach. An...
June 8, 2009 - 9:00am
March 2, 2009
DNR plans GPS devices for golden eagles along Mississippi River
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to put GPS-tracking units on golden eagles near the Mississippi River in the next three years. They want to see where the birds go, and how they breed. Lots of bald eagles are seen on the Mississippi each winter because much...
March 2, 2009 - 9:44am