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Referendum projects take center stage
New county shop enters design phase
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
Raynee Farrell celebrates 40 years at Bank Mutual
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
crime and courts
Updated standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League (as of 7/25)
Baseball: Plum City Legion wraps up league play Thursday
Volleyball: Welsch, club team place 3rd at nationals
Baseball: Ellsworth Legion advances to Gopher State semis (w/video)
SCVBL: Ninth inning RF rally hands Hawks 3-2 loss
Beldenville Old Car Club hosts 39th annual show
Blank Pages band to perform July 28
Group holds prayer gathering for Prescott police
Flu Mist option not recommended for 2016-17 influenza season
Small town America celebrated at Plum City Summer Festival
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 8/2/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 8/1/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/1/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 8/1/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Mary E. Sperger, 87
Thomas L. DeLong, 64
Eugene Moga, 91
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Kathleen Vinehout column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 13, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 13, 2016): Memorials are important in a time of tragedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 6, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
Real Estate Showcase
July 14, 2016
Rising river levels -- but not floods -- forecast for river towns on Mississippi, St. Croix
River towns from Stillwater to Red Wing are expected to see water levels rise over the next few days, though forecasts are not showing flood stage being reached. The St. Croix River in Stillwater was at 80 feet Thursday morning and was expected to crest at about 85 feet early Sunday,...
July 14, 2016 - 10:56am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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