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WisDOT presents plan for I-94 and Hwy. 35 lane additions
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Accident in Chippewa County kills young father and son
Fisher joins national effort to help caregivers of ill, wounded vets
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Large crowds anticipated for state trooper's funeral
Media schooled on River Crossing highway-surface project
crime and courts
New coaches for PHS track team
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers beat Arizona, back in the Final Four
Trout Unlimited announces grant for rehabilitation of Kinnickinnic River
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: UW faces Arizona again in Elite Eight
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Reserves help Badgers down Carolina, make Elite Eight
Hoyer blood drive draws community crowd
New Richmond ReStore holds ‘Upcycling Contest’
Hollywood actress is hometown proud
Successful weekend for Stella Dance Studio
Phipps offers theater classes for young people
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TRENTON: 3/18/15 Special Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE: 3/26/15 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/19/15 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF BAY CITY: 4/8/15 Meeting - Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/24/15 Board Meeting Agenda
Duane Merlin Johnson, 83
Marcia J. Bowen, 68
Adeline Crownhart, 93
Charles Edward "Ed" Hanson, 92
Glada Clare Huebner, 99
Kathleen Vinehout column: Advocacy Gives Voice to the Voiceless - Families Support Family Care and IRIS
Ron Kind column: We can and must provide better care for our veterans
Kathleen Vinehout column: Farmers say Budget Damages Farm Research, Schools and Conservation Input
Sheila Harsdorf column: Federal EPA Overreach Threatens Jobs, Family Budgets
Sheila Harsdorf column: Legislature Begins Work on State Budget
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March 8, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Protests in Madison after police shooting of unarmed man
MADISON - Dozens of protesters gather outside the Dane County Public Safety building after a veteran Madison police officer shot an unarmed black man to death. Robinson was shot Friday night after attacking Officer Matt Kenny, a 12-year veteran of the department. Kenny was not...
March 8, 2015 - 1:36pm
March 6, 2015
Public budget hearings, including in Rice Lake, set for governor’s two-year budget
Four public hearings across Wisconsin have been set up to gauge reaction to Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 budget proposal. The closest public hearing to River Falls will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, at UW-Barron County’s Fine Arts Theatre, 1800 College Drive, Rice...
news / politics
March 6, 2015 - 12:07pm
Regents formally request lawmakers reduce $300 million cut; Assembly winding up all-night debate; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has asked lawmakers to reduce the $300 million cut in state funding over the next two years that Gov. Scott Walker put in his new budget. The Regents also backed away Thursday from totally supporting the proposed public authority...
news / region
March 6, 2015 - 9:24am
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
Warren Petryk column: 93rd Assembly District Budget Listening Session
Thank you to my constituents who attended my Budget Listening Session in Ellsworth held at the Pierce-Pepin Co-Op on Feb. 23. This was a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with you, the constituents of the 93rd Assembly District, and hear firsthand your concerns regarding the...
opinion / columns
March 5, 2015 - 8:37am
March 4, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former Kenosha police detective admits to planting evidence in homicide case
KENOSHA - Three homicide defendants and their lawyers are plotting their next moves, after a former Kenosha police detective admitted planting evidence in the case. Kyle Baars testified on Monday that he took an ID from co-defendant Markese Tibbs -- and he planted the ID, plus...
March 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
Kathleen Vinehout column: Economic Development Money Grows - Public Oversight Shrinks
“I’ve heard about the cuts,” the Buffalo County man said. “But this budget spends more. Who’s getting more money?” Folks are concerned about big cuts to the UW; cuts to local schools; scaling back of health programs for the disabled; public radio and TV losing state...
opinion / columns
March 4, 2015 - 10:59am
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
Wisconsin's right-to-work bill will get 24 hours of debate before the state Assembly takes a final vote on Friday morning. GOP Majority Leader Jim Steineke says the debate will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow, and run no later than 9 a.m. on Friday. Steineke said Democrats wanted 48 hours...
news / government
March 4, 2015 - 9:26am
March 3, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Holmen man arrested in Iowa on murder charge
ONSLOW, Iowa - Authorities in eastern Iowa arrested a 29-year-old La Crosse County man who was wanted for the murder of his girlfriend back home. Bryce Anderson of Holmen was picked up this morning in Onslow, Iowa, near Cedar Rapids, after a warrant was issued charging him with...
March 3, 2015 - 4:47pm
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
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Opponents of right-to-work outnumber supporters at state Assembly hearing
MADISON - Once again today, opponents of a Wisconsin right-to-work law out-numbered supporters at a public hearing. As of mid-afternoon, most speakers at a hearing by the state Assembly's Labor Committee were against the bill, which would bar employers from forcing workers to join...
March 2, 2015 - 7:29pm
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
Harsdorf votes with majority for ‘Right to Work’
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a "right-to-work" bill Wednesday, Feb. 25. It would bar private-sector employees who work under union-negotiated contracts from being required to join their unions or pay them dues. The bill, which would make Wisconsin the 25th...
news / government
February 26, 2015 - 10:17am