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Police Beat: Man angry about drug denial; lady likes her clothes
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former Kenosha police detective admits to planting evidence in homicide case
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Man and grandson hospitalized after off-road vehicle breaks through ice
Facebook chatting/texting listed as factor in 2013 accident
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
crime and courts
EHS to defend title, SVE wants title at team wrestling state tournament
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Bucks will need to upset Warriors to stop losing streak
Ellsworth boys lose close tourney game to Osceola
Second half run eliminates Spring Valley boys' hoops team from regionals
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Two defending state champions win regional boys' basketball games
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Great River Road Learning Center to host falconry program
Busting out: UWRF to expand dairy operations
What does it take to lead a great book discussion?
Valentine celebration held at care center
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 3/10/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 3/10/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/5/15 Highway Committee Special Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Request for Proposal - Bridge & Trail Project
TOWN OF OAK GROVE: 3/12/15 Plan Commission Meeting
Eugene J. Bechel, 82
Marjorie M. Lundberg, 88
Mary Colleen Wallace, 88
LeRoy J. Nickel, 83
Joyce I. Christensen, 82
Warren Petryk column: 93rd Assembly District Budget Listening Session
Kathleen Vinehout column: Economic Development Money Grows - Public Oversight Shrinks
Get Out! Deals
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...
12 hours 8 min ago
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
February 26, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Fire evacuates Rochester library
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Rochester Public Library was evacuated as a precaution last night after a fire broke out in the Bookmobile while it was parked in the garage. The Rochester Fire Department says the fire was confined to the underside of the vehicle near the generator and...
February 26, 2015 - 8:14am
NR man takes home new sled as Freedom Value promotion concludes
A New Richmond man learned recently he was the lucky winner of a Polaris snowmobile that had been the focus of a Freedom Value Center promotion since mid-December. Mark Christianson, who had just celebrated his 53rd birthday a day earlier, was pleasantly surprised to learn his...
February 26, 2015 - 7:57am
February 25, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: CN train derails near Cotton
COTTON, Minn. - No one was injured after a Canadian National Railway train derailed early this morning southeast of Cotton in St. Louis County. 13 of the train's 107 cars derailed, 30 were empty. Officials say nine cars contained potentially hazardous or dangerous materials,...
February 25, 2015 - 7:20pm
February 24, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Right-to-Work Bill debated in Senate committee, prostests held
MADISON - An estimated two-thousand union supporters showed up at the State Capitol today for a rally against making Wisconsin a right-to-work...
February 24, 2015 - 4:01pm
February 23, 2015
Saturday was a day to be out on a body of water, either on a lake in Spring Valley or a pond near Maiden Rock. Temperatures in the 20s and calm winds allowed many people in Pierce County to enjoy ice fishing derbies sponsored by the Spring Valley Lions Club on the Eau Galle Resivor...
February 23, 2015 - 7:25am
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State's milk production up by 3.4 percent
Wisconsin milk production is off to a great start in 2015. The USDA said the state's output rose by 3.4 percent in January, compared to the previous year. That's a larger increase than the national jump of two-point-one percent. The Badger State also had a huge gain over top-milk-producer...
February 23, 2015 - 7:00am
February 21, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Madison man arrested for gunfire at blood bank
MADISON - Madison police are holding a 19-year-old man in custody after a shot was fired at Interstate Blood and Plasma Friday afternoon. Aquan Bell is charged with causing injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon. Investigators say it appears that Bell was at the east-side...
February 21, 2015 - 9:45am
February 20, 2015
Wild Side: Wild blank places on the map
--Dan Wilcox, outdoor columnist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?” I’m attracted to blank spots on maps. Venturing to blank spots on maps has been a life-long aspiration. When our country was young the...
sports / outdoors
February 20, 2015 - 10:23am
February 18, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Young pleads no contest to burglaries across state
A former Waupun police lieutenant has pleaded no contest to crimes committed in seven Wisconsin counties. Bradley Young, who's now 45, is expected to be sentenced sometime in April after he admitted 59 burglaries throughout the state. Many of those break-ins did not come to...
February 18, 2015 - 2:43pm