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Puttin’ on the Ritz: Ellsworth Chamber ‘dolls up’ for annual awards
Wisconsin roundup: Primary day arrives; western Wis. could see fallout from Minn. liquor bill; 8 more state news stories
Charges: Minn. men plotted bar burglary after Super Bowl
Road weight limits in effect
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crime and courts
WIAA girls basketball: Third time the charm for Spring Valley
WIAA girls basketball: Haas, Burr too much for Ellsworth
SVE wrestling: Five Cards headed to Madison with unfinished business
Ellsworth boys tennis: School board approves funding for a team
Prescott wrestling: Pair of juniors no longer flying under the radar
Spring Valley Cardinals
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
Ezekiel Lutheran Church hosts concert to benefit Haiti
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
Turnout for Laura Ingalls Wilder birthday triples expectations
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids- 2017 Steel Culvert
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/28/17 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 3/1/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE: 2/23/17 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/22/17 Elementary Facility Comm. Meeting
Mary J. Linder, 62
Thomas Ryan, 94
Lars E. Haugrose, 90
Marilyn Elaine Brown, 71
Connie Moga, 91
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
Paineful Prose: Not always an axe to grind
Kathleen Vinehout column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines
Ron Kind column: Higher Education Action Plan
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February 17, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Workplace death in Cannon Falls under investigation
CANNON FALLS, Minn. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating a work place death in Cannon Falls. Eighty-one-year-old John Schafer of Goodhue died last Thursday at the O'Reilly Auto Parts store. OSHA spokesman James Honerman confirms they...
February 17, 2015 - 2:58pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: MNSure audit to be released today
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers get the legislative auditor's report this afternoon on the troubled MNsure health insurance exchange. As the report comes out, Republican Representative Greg Davids of Preston is asking MNsure's CEO why eleven managers received pay raises in 2014...
February 17, 2015 - 8:36am
February 11, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Cloquet woman dies in two-car accident on Hwy. 35
CLOQUET, Minn. -- A Cloquet woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning at the junction of Interstate 35 and Highway 33 in Carlton County. The State Patrol says 24-year-old Autumn Martineau was a passenger in a car that was broadsided by an SUV. Martineau died at...
February 11, 2015 - 3:04pm
February 10, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Winter weather advisory for central, southern Minnesota
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- A winter weather advisory is in effect for all of central and southern Minnesota through this evening. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Zaleski says in the southern half of the state there will be a mixture of sleet, light snow and freezing rain...
February 10, 2015 - 3:50pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Students take over U President's office
MINNEAPOLIS - A number of students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are expressing their concerns with the school's diversity. A group of students calling themselves Whose Diversity? staged a sit-in yesterday at the office of University President Eric Kaler in Minneapolis....
February 10, 2015 - 8:54am
February 6, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Shots fired at apartment complex in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A northside Rochester apartment was hit by gunfire early this morning. Police received 911 calls about the shooting around 12:30 at the Villages at Essex Park complex in the Officers later discovered two bullets had gone through the wall of an apartment that...
February 6, 2015 - 3:48pm
February 4, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Fitch sentenced to 144 years in prison
HASTINGS -- A Dakota County judge sentenced Brian Fitch to life in prison plus 144 years for the murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick and the attempted murders of eight officers trying to take him into custody after the July 2014 incident in West St. Paul. Patrick's...
February 4, 2015 - 3:23pm
February 3, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Fitch found guilty of murdering police officer
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Michelle Patrick appeared to forgive Brian Fitch after he was convicted in the murder of her husband, Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick. She fought back tears while speaking to reporters in St. Cloud, saying, "God bless Fitch...I hope he can come to the...
February 3, 2015 - 4:30pm
February 2, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Prosecution presents closing arguments in Fitch trial
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The prosecution presented its closing arguments in the Brian Fitch murder trial this (Monday) morning in Stearns County court. Prosecutors recapped the events the day before and the day of the deadly shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick...
February 2, 2015 - 5:32pm
January 30, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Vehicle breaks through ice on Pelican Lake
PEQUOT LAKE, Minn. -- More reminders that ice on Minnesota lakes is never 100-percent safe. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reports a vehicle broke through the ice Thursday on Pelican Lake. The three occupants were able to escape uninjured before the vehicle sank in...
January 30, 2015 - 4:53pm
January 29, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Measeles outbreak prompts vaccinations concerns
ST. PAUL -- Now that the first new case of measles has been confirmed in Minnesota, some adults are wondering if their M-M-R (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccination is up-to-date. Lynn Bahta with the state Department of Health says the recommended two-dose vaccination has been...
January 29, 2015 - 4:49pm
January 28, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Builders association taking state to court
ST. PAUL - The Builders Association of the Twin Cities is taking the state to court over the new fire sprinkler law. The law requires a sprinkler system for all new homes more than 4,500 square feet. Clay Dietrich of the Homebuilders Association of Fargo/Moorhead has worked...
January 28, 2015 - 2:59pm
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
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Minneapolis man stabbed in Winona bar fight
WINONA - Police in Winona are investigating a stabbing at a local bar that seriously injured a Minneapolis man. Officers called to MC's Bar early Sunday found a 25-year-old victim who apparently suffered a stab wound to his back in the bathroom. The man was taken to a Winona...
January 26, 2015 - 8:07pm
January 23, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Cannon Falls man killed in NE Minnesota snowmobile crash
ORR, Minn. -- A Cannon Falls man is dead after a snowmobile crash last night near Orr in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Richard Schaefer's sled left the Arrowhead Trail and ended up in a wooded area. Schaefer was located a short...
January 23, 2015 - 3:12pm