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LIST UPDATED: Schools close Friday, Feb. 24
Becoming a voice for change: Creating an anti-bullying culture
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Goodhue County; likely snowfall adjusted
Wisconsin roundup: Vets ask Walker to reverse course on prevailing wage issue; could snowstorm save Birkie?; 7 more state news stories
crime and courts
WIAA individual wrestling: Day one in the books
WIAA individual wrestling: Freund can't create own momentum
WIAA individual wrestling: Schlegel on to quarters, underclassmen get valuable experience
WIAA individual wrestling: Bigger stage, less nerves for Sanford
WIAA individual wrestling: Tulip rides out third period
Spring Valley Cardinals
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
Ezekiel Lutheran Church hosts concert to benefit Haiti
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
Turnout for Laura Ingalls Wilder birthday triples expectations
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids- 2017 Steel Culvert
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/28/17 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 3/1/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE: 2/23/17 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/22/17 Elementary Facility Comm. Meeting
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
Mary J. Linder, 62
Thomas Ryan, 94
Lars E. Haugrose, 90
Marilyn Elaine Brown, 71
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
Paineful Prose: Not always an axe to grind
Kathleen Vinehout column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines
Ron Kind column: Higher Education Action Plan
Real Estate Showcase
January 17, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Study names Wisconsin among best states for lovers; schools closed, delayed around state; 9 more state news stories
EAST LANSING, Mich. — If you're looking for love, Wisconsin is a great place to find it. A new study from Michigan State University says Wisconsin, Utah, and Mississippi are essentially tied for first place among the best states to fall in love -- and North Dakota is rated the...
January 17, 2017 - 10:35am
January 10, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Storm makes for slow western Wisconsin commute; Madison faculty take aim at DNR's climate change stance; 8 more state news stories
RIVER FALLS — Slow driving was the name of the game Tuesday morning in western Wisconsin. After a storm dropped about an inch of snow over...
January 10, 2017 - 10:02am
December 23, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Legislator backs off mandatory high school drug testing; snow advisories for travelers; 7 more state news stories
MADISON — A Republican state lawmaker is backing off plans for a bill that would require high school students who participate in extracurricular activities or park a vehicle on school property to undergo random drug tests.
December 23, 2016 - 8:51am
Wisconsin roundup: Thanksgiving travelers greeted with sloppy roads; judge blocks Obama rule on overtime pay hikes; 9 more state news stories
Getting home for Thanksgiving will not be easy for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites. The first noteworthy snow of the season began Tuesday night in the northern half of the state -- and a second wave is due in Wednesday afternoon with advisories posted into the evening. Sleet...
November 23, 2016 - 9:22am
November 18, 2016
Heavy snow expected in MN as road conditions deteriorate, less than an inch likely locally
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Heavy snow is expected to fall throughout Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 18, making travel difficult in a central and northern...
November 18, 2016 - 9:55am
October 5, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Analysts say Sanders' Wisconsin visit seeks young Clinton voters; group renews voter ID legal battle; 8 more state news stories
Bernie Sanders excited lots of young voters in Wisconsin when he ran for president, and Democrats hope he'll do the same on Wednesday for Hillary Clinton. Sanders will campaign for his former primary rival in Madison and Green Bay. Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt says Clinton is...
October 5, 2016 - 8:39am
September 27, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
MADISON -- It will soon be against the law in Wisconsin to talk on a hand-held cellphone while driving through a construction zone. Starting Saturday, those who don't stop chatting when passing orange barrels and highway workers can be given a $40 ticket. The only exception is for...
September 27, 2016 - 4:30pm
September 26, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Despite more crashes, few seek return to 65 on interstate; Dunn county fatal investigated; eight more state news stories
Despite an increase in crashes, it's not likely you'll hear much of an outcry to return to the 65 mph speed limit on Wisconsin's rural Interstates. Accidents, deaths, and injuries are all up by double digit percentages on Wisconsin's interstate freeways during the first year the...
September 26, 2016 - 10:00am
June 30, 2016
Holiday driving to be construction-free; $21M in business tax breaks handed out to 11 people; cheese heist reported -- again; eight more state news stories
MADISON -- Most of the major highway projects in Wisconsin are being put on hold at noon Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says peak travel times are expected to be from noon to 8 p.m. both Friday and Monday. DOT officials...
June 30, 2016 - 11:39am
April 28, 2016
I-94 bridge work to affect St. Croix traffic with overnight lane closings
Work to replace the 200th Street Bridge over I-94 in St. Croix County will result in overnight lane closures from Monday to Friday, May 2-6....
April 28, 2016 - 10:11am
March 21, 2016
Motorists may see delays on Highway 63 today
Motorists can expect some delays on Highway 63 between Hager City and Red Wing on Monday afternoon. Crews will be gathering soil data for the Wisconsin approaches to the Highway 63 bridge over the Mississippi River. The work is scheduled to start around 1 p.m. Monday and last about...
March 21, 2016 - 7:31am
May 20, 2015
Major road construction suspended to accommodate heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend
To help an anticipated surge of holiday travelers reach their destination safely and efficiently, construction work on most major highway projects around the state will be suspended during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation...
May 20, 2015 - 10:29am
Alleged cop blocker from River Falls gets Tased in Hudson
Hudson police used a stun gun to subdue a 26-year-old River Falls man who allegedly interfered with a traffic stop on Carmichael Road in Hudson...
News/crime and courts
February 20, 2015 - 9:31am
February 6, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Identity thieves beating tax filers to the punch
More of Wisconsin's early income tax filers are discovering that identity thieves beat them to their refunds.
February 6, 2015 - 9:46am
February 5, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Authorities investigating how police shooting suspect got gun
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating how a Hopkins man got the handgun he used to shoot at police Tuesday morning...
News/crime and courts
February 5, 2015 - 9:24am