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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
Wisconsin roundup: Trump's 'Thank You Tour' comes to Wisconsin Tuesday; tuition hike ahead for some UW students; 6 more state news stories
Water meter mystery causes headache
crime and courts
Prep wrestling: Two weekends, two Ellsworth championships
Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestling: Cardinals are champions in Dells Duals
Prep boys basketball: Prescott, Plum City/Elmwood, and Spring Valley all win
Ellsworth boys basketball: Panthers play cat and mouse game with Saints
Nine-day gun deer hunt season totals detailed
VIDEO: Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/8/16 Planning Commission Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/8/16 Board of Health Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/14/16 Solid Waste Management Board Meeting Notice
Justin Dale Ogden, 32
Charlotte M. Bowen, 86
Audrey Cernohous, 78
JoAnn Stevens, 81
Ron Kind column: Commemorating Pearl Harbor
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
Real Estate Showcase
July 29, 2016
Two candidates take aim at Pierce Treasurer seat
Two Republican candidates will appear on the Aug. 9 primary ballot for the Pierce County Treasurer position. Following is Q&A presented...
July 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
July 28, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's local unemployment rates are generally higher than the previous month, but lower than one year ago. According to newly released state figures, all 12 Wisconsin metro areas saw their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates go up from May to June -- but all 12 rates...
July 28, 2016 - 9:29am
July 26, 2016
New county shop enters design phase
TOWN OF EL PASO -- A new Pierce County Highway Department shop in the town of El Paso has reached the design phase, confirmed Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson. The new shop and salt shed will be located on 6 acres at the intersection of County road CC and 450th Avenue. It will combine...
July 26, 2016 - 12:20pm
July 21, 2016
Dogs from suspected puppy mill will be up for adoption
Beginning on Monday, dogs found in squalor-like conditions at a Pierce County breeder’s home will be available to new owners. Pierce County...
News/crime and courts
July 21, 2016 - 2:46pm
July 19, 2016
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
Many people have rigid views of the Kari Milberg alleged texting and driving case. She was acquitted of all charges by a jury last week. But that won’t bring back the lives of the three children that died in that accident. Another thing that won’t bring those three girls back...
July 19, 2016 - 2:38pm
EDITORIAL (May 18, 2016): The Stu West case demands small government to do its job
The people of Pierce County have historically entrusted a lean government to oversee its policies, ensuring limited spending on programs, agencies and overbearing regulations. And as long as the citizens of Pierce County align their political stars that way, the government should...
July 19, 2016 - 2:05pm
July 15, 2016
Woman, 65, injured after crash in rural Prescott
A Watertown, Wis., woman was hospitalized Thursday after a rollover crash in rural Prescott. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called at 6:25 p.m. to Highway 35 near 1200th Street in the town of Oak Grove for a crash with a person trapped inside. The driver,...
July 15, 2016 - 9:05am
July 14, 2016
Car catches fire on road in town of River Falls
Crews responded Thursday afternoon to a car fire in rural River Falls. A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy said no one was injured in the fire...
July 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
July 11, 2016
Slow road to rural broadband continues
ELLSWORTH — State technology officials offered no quick solutions Monday for bringing broadband connections to rural communities, but restated...
July 11, 2016 - 6:35pm
Ellsworth man airlifted after Saturday crash
An Ellsworth man was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Saturday after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a power pole near River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Geordan D. Godwin. He was taken to River Falls Area Hospital, where...
July 11, 2016 - 12:17pm
July 9, 2016
Questions linger around future of courthouse security
ELLSWORTH -- The new Pierce County jail project is raising questions about the future of security within the courthouse building in Ellsworth. When the new $18 million facility opens and the sheriff’s department moves, court proceedings will still happen in the 111-year-old historic...
July 9, 2016 - 9:00am
July 8, 2016
County board making changes to employee time off
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Board of Supervisors last week took its first steps in altering county employees' paid time off and costs associated with doctor visits and pharmacy co-pays, despite minority concerns for the employees' wallets. In an effort to comply with federal regulations,...
July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
July 7, 2016
River Falls teen dies after fiery crash
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A River Falls teen died last night after a fiery crash in the town of Clifton. Tyler James Orpen, 16, was pronounced dead at River Falls Area Hospital after being taken there by ambulance. He is the son of December and Shawn Orpen of River Falls. A 61-year-old St....
July 7, 2016 - 8:10am
July 6, 2016
Wind damage, flooding plague Pierce after Tuesday’s storm
Tuesday night's storm blew through Pierce County, bringing wind damage, flooding and power outages to many across the area. The National Weather...
July 6, 2016 - 4:48pm
Storms pound Pierce, St. Croix counties; freak deer mishap kills Minnesota motorist; Superior trailer park residents told they must move; eight more state news stories
More than 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin are without power Wednesday morning in the wake of heavy wind storms. Scattered outages remained Wednesday morning in St. Croix and Pierce counties, where storms inundated the area with reports of flash flooding and lightning...
July 6, 2016 - 8:47am