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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
January 28, 2016
Sen. Vinehout-sponsored bill would fine officials for destroying public records; only one-third of state's sno-mo trails now open; 9 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- Those who watch over public records would be fined for destroying them, under a bill proposed by Wisconsin Democrats. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said there's "no recourse" if agencies destroy records during the times they're supposed to be kept. He and Senate...
January 28, 2016 - 9:18am
January 26, 2016
Sanders questions Johnson Controls' tax-saving merger; watchdog group suing WDNR for records in big dairy-siting decisions; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says it's wrong for Johnson Controls of suburban Milwaukee to move its headquarters to Ireland to save on taxes. The commercial heating and cooling giant announced Monday it would acquire Tyco International of Ireland,...
January 26, 2016 - 8:40am
January 25, 2016
Johnson Controls merging with Tyco, Wisconsin presence may grow; Cross criticized before expected apology shared; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
GLENDALE -- A merger was announced Monday that will blend Wisconsin's largest publicly-owned company -- Johnson Controls -- with the security and fire-protection firm of Tyco International of Ireland. Overseas media reports stated Johnson Controls would officially take over Tyco...
January 25, 2016 - 10:08am
January 22, 2016
Senate panel votes to remove federal wolf protections; man gets prison for defrauding Kohl's Rewards; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin's grey wolves would return to state control under a bill endorsed by the U.S. Senate's environment committee. The panel has asked the full Senate to add its proposal to a larger sportsmen's act after a similar effort to add it to a budget package was...
January 22, 2016 - 9:35am
January 21, 2016
Wild Side: Prairie enthusiasts restore oak savanna
Many of us enjoy strolling through a park-like setting with scattered trees and grassy ground vegetation. This seems to be a common human predilection....
January 21, 2016 - 12:15pm
Senate OKs Planned Parenthood funding cuts, felony charge for 4th OWI; 'Sanctuary Cities' hearing draws hundreds; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin would lose $7.5 million in federal dollars each year under a pair of bills passed by the state Senate. All Republicans on hand voted yes, and all Democrats voted no late Wednesday, on measures to reduce Planned Parenthood's Medicaid reimbursements...
January 21, 2016 - 8:57am
January 19, 2016
Democrats to Walker -- 'We're here too'; address gives Governor chance to 're-set'; revisions to school lunch program under study; 11 more stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker's sixth annual address Tuesday evening gives the second-term Republican a chance to re-establish a leadership role that diminished after his unsuccessful presidential run a year ago. Many of last year's biggest conservative accomplishments actually came...
January 19, 2016 - 8:59am
January 15, 2016
Passage of school gun bill unlikely, says Voss; former Corrections officials collect back-pay after ouster; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- A bill to let permit-holders carry concealed guns on Wisconsin school grounds is "highly unlikely" to pass this session. GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he supports it, but time is running out for a session he hopes to end in February. Vos said guns in schools is...
January 15, 2016 - 9:21am
January 11, 2016
Proposed UP mine has implications for Wisconsin; Illinois law firm pledges to help Steven Avery; 18 more Wisconsin stories from weekend news
A proposed mining project in Upper Michigan would affect northeast Wisconsin. Officials recently held a public hearing that drew split opinions about a plan by Aquila Resources to open a gold, silver, copper, and zinc mine just north of the Wisconsin-UP border north of Marinette. The...
January 11, 2016 - 9:09am
January 10, 2016
Wild Side: Clean, clear, cold and free-flowing
This morning the sky is deep blue, the air calm, and the temperature is well below freezing. Wraiths of water vapor snake up from the Kinnickinnic...
January 10, 2016 - 9:16am
January 8, 2016
Fourth OWI would bring felony charge under change OK'd by Assembly panel; DOT adds Saturday license renewal services; 10 more stories from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- A bill to give longer prison sentences to repeat drunk drivers has been unanimously endorsed by the state Assembly's judiciary committee. It makes four-time operating while intoxicated arrest a felony instead of a misdemeanor, and it raises maximum sentences for up to...
January 8, 2016 - 10:22am
January 6, 2016
Ballot cemented for April 5 primaries; Walker won't pardon Avery; Sheboygan insurer wins OK to use drones for inspections; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- All three candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court have filed their required nomination papers by Tuesday's deadline. A state report shows that Justice Rebecca Bradley, Appeals Judge Joanne Kloppenburg, and Milwaukee Judge Joe Donald all have well more than the 2,000...
January 6, 2016 - 9:21am
January 5, 2016
UPDATED: Officials can't link 70 mph limit to rise in traffic deaths; Ryan slams Obama on gun control measures; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin traffic deaths rose 13 percent last year, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it's still too early to tell if the increase in freeway speeds is a factor. The agency said 556 people died in state crashes in 2015, up from 494 the previous year --...
January 5, 2016 - 9:13am
January 4, 2016
Lawmaker wants OWI penalties broadened; 4 drowned in late-night canoe excursion; 15 more brief news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- A state lawmaker wants all types of operating while intoxicated offenses to be used against a person when setting penalties. Assembly Republican Andre Jacque of De Pere is preparing a bill to let drunk driving arrests for motor vehicles, boats, and snowmobiles be considered...
January 4, 2016 - 9:26am
December 31, 2015
Taxpayers foot bill for Governor's security team; Records Board will revisit 'transitory' ruling next month; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Taxpayers had to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime pay for the Wisconsin governor's security staff and others. More than $577,000 went out to cover overtime pay that had been wrongly withheld for the security team that protects Gov. Scott Walker, Lieutenant...
December 31, 2015 - 9:21am