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Kelly’s made county rounds to fairgrounds
Second Barron Co. flock stricken by bird flu, some exports suspended; taxpayers won't be funding Walker's travels; 9 more Wisconsin stories
Elmwood woman injured in mini van vs. dump truck crash
New high school site update given board
Shop proposal going to Martell residents
crime and courts
Softball: Ellsworth suffers first defeat
PC falls to Mondovi in doubleheader
Seifert to play at Bemidji State
Pull! The inaugural season of the Claybreakers
Pepin/Alma defeats Plum City in double-header
Earth Day/Found Art show at Foster Hall in Hammond
Garage Sale Hunter MAP
A 10-truck salute
Local woman needs public’s help to get kidney transplant
Saddling up for donkey hoops
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH AREA AMBULANCE SERVICE: 4/29/15 Operating Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 5/6/15 Hearing - Rohl Permit (Nonmetallic Mining)
PIERCE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL: 4/23/15 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/27/15 Special School Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: For Sale by Bid - Heavy Haul Equipment
Doris Grace (Leonard) (Hayner) Leik
Douglas Davis, 61
Caleb Brian Gustafson, 20
Beverly Ann Blakstad, 86
Charles E. Hetrick, 85
Warren Petryk column: Non-Fiscal Policy Items Removed from the Budget
Kathleen Vinehout column: Let’s Debunk a Few Budget Myths
Kathleen Vinehout column: People Speak Out About Consequences of Budget Decisions
Warren Petryk column: Listening Sessions Completed in the 93rd Assembly District
Harsdorf Legislation Focuses on Reform, Modernization
Get Out! Deals
March 16, 2015
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Spurs easy winners over battered Timberwolves
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard led a balanced attack with 15 points as the Spurs slammed the Minnesota Timberwolves 123-97 in San Antonio last night. Tony Parker added 11 points and eight assists for the Spurs, who are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Manu Ginobili...
March 16, 2015 - 9:23am
Drop in food stamp recipients blamed on federal cuts; Bradley opponent uncharacteristically candid; 11 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The number of Wisconsin food stamp recipients went down by almost five percent last year, to around 820,000. In addition, over a 250,000 low-income households saw their benefits reduced under Wisconsin's Food-Share program. Milwaukee's Hunger Task Force blames most of...
news / region
March 16, 2015 - 9:03am
March 15, 2015
Think spring with gardening classes
Grounds care and maintenance class “Maintaining great looking, environmentally friendly landscapes on public grounds has unique challenges,” said Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator. Alfuth says school grounds, public parks, and landscapes around public buildings...
life / arts and entertainment
March 15, 2015 - 7:05am
March 12, 2015
Move to lift 48-hour wait for handgun purchase spurs debate; Wyoming troopers intercept large pot stash bound for Madison; 9 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The dean of the Wisconsin Legislature took opposing Republicans to task Wednesday supporting the end of a 48-hour waiting period to receive the handguns they buy. At a Senate hearing, Madison Democrat Fred Risser mentioned the possibility of a couple arguing and then running...
news / region
March 12, 2015 - 4:10pm
March 10, 2015
Appeals court hints Archdiocese' cemetery trust fund isn't off-limits; hackers target Madison computer systems; 11 more Wisconsin stories
CHICAGO -- The Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese suffered a major legal defeat Monday in its four-year-old bankruptcy case. A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that the church must expose $60 million in cemetery trust funds as a possible source to pay its creditors, most claiming...
news / region
March 10, 2015 - 9:34am
March 9, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Couple found dead this morning in Oneida County
THREE LAKES - Authorities in northern Wisconsin have released the names of a couple found dead yesterday morning. Oneida County sheriff's deputies said 40-year-old Jennifer Ayres and 37-year-old Thomas Ayers were the victims of apparent homicide. Officials have not said how...
March 9, 2015 - 6:51pm
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
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gov. Walker to sign right-to-work legislation on Monday
MADISON - Governor Scott Walker will sign Wisconsin's right-to-work bill Monday morning in Brown Deer, at an industry where the CEO says the law will create more jobs instead of less. The Republican Walker will hold a bill-signing ceremony at Badger Meter. Yesterday, the MIlwaukee...
March 6, 2015 - 6:07pm
Wild Side: Big birds back from verge of extinction
We really enjoyed bird watching in Florida this winter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a checklist of 255 species of birds observed in the Cedar Keys and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges. During our stay in that area this winter we saw 57 species of birds. Black...
sports / outdoors
March 6, 2015 - 8:24am
March 5, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate drops to five percent
Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to five-percent. That's the lowest since August of 2008 when the Great Recession was just starting to emerge. State workforce development officials said today that the seasonally-adjusted jobless rate went down by two-tenths of a percentage...
March 5, 2015 - 4:31pm
March 4, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target letting thousands go at Minneapolis headquarters
MINNEAPOLIS - Target will be letting thousands of people go at their Minneapolis headquarters over the next two years. The company announced the move Tuesday during a meeting with investors and analysts. Target officials plan to save two-billion-dollars annually with the layoffs...
March 4, 2015 - 9:15am
March 3, 2015
Labor Committee advances right-to-work bill without OK; drone-dropped weapons worry prison chief; 11 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- After hearing almost 12 hours of testimony Monday, the Wisconsin Assembly's labor committee sent the right-to-work bill to the full house without the usual endorsement vote. Union opponents dominated the testimony. One sang "Solidarity Forever" at the end of his remarks. Democrats...
news / region
March 3, 2015 - 9:35am
March 2, 2015
Mend for tax reciprocity rift underway; Walker now opposes 'path to citizenship'; 11 more Wisconsin stories
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There are signs that Wisconsin residents who work in Minnesota could soon go back to filing just one state income tax return instead of two. The Minnesota House Tax Committee chairman, Republican Greg Davids, has proposed a compromise bill. It would re-write the...
news / region
March 2, 2015 - 9:20am
February 27, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Walker's speech generates negative reaction
MILWAUKEE - Democrats and union officials decried Gov. Scott Walker's remarks at the CPAC Convention yesterday In Maryalnd, saying he compared teachers to terrorists. Both minority leaders in the state Legislature called on Walker to apologize. Madison fire-fighter and Marine...
February 27, 2015 - 6:50pm
Walker says Act 10 fallout steeled him for global threats; Congress may fast-track carp control efforts; eight more Wisconsin stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Gov. Scott Walker said the way he handled the Madison union protesters in 2011 helped prepare him for dealing with world terrorists. Walker, a potential GOP presidential hopeful, made the remark Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference...
news / region
February 27, 2015 - 9:15am