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St. Croix Crossing rises
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: One killed, two injured in plane crash near Owen
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Minneapolis man stabbed in Winona bar fight
18 arrested at cockfight near Glenwood City
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Propane pricing bears little resemblence to the gas pumps
crime and courts
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bucks' comeback falls short as Spurs win
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: UW men's hoops back in the top five
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hawks dispose of Wolves, now have won 16 straight
Wrestling: Panthers fourth at Swalla Duals
Prep wrestling teams compete in weekend tourneys, SVE wins Shell Lake Duals Challenge,
A long time coming
Eyewitness to the civil rights movement to speak
Affordable Care Act informational session Monday night in Ellsworth
Red Cross Blood Drive a success this January
Comedy’s key to murder mystery
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 2/2/15 Board Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF BAY CITY: 1/27/15 Public Hearing - Amend Zoning
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 2/2/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 2/4/15 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/2/15 Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting
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December 1, 2014
Hudson woman injured in two-vehicle accident Sunday
A Hudson woman was injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 29 in the town of River Falls.
news / accidents
December 1, 2014 - 10:09am
CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Hayward man scheduled to be executed Wednesday in Texas
Hayward native Scott Panetti is scheduled to be put to death at six p-m Wednesday in Texas, where he was convicted of killing his ex-wife's parents...
news / crime and courts
December 1, 2014 - 9:27am
November 26, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: White Thanksgiving on tap for state after today's snowfall
You're probably not dreaming of a White Thanksgiving -- but that's what most of Wisconsin is about to get. A band of snow is expected to move into the western part of the state this afternoon. One-to-two inches are in the forecast from La Crosse northward through tonight. The...
November 26, 2014 - 4:32pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Winter Weather Advisory for southern Minnesota
CHANHASSEN, Minn. - A winter weather advisory remains in effect for southern Minnesota today with snow extending into central parts of the state. It will be a cold night with lows around 10-below in the west and north, and down to zero in the southeast. Thanksgiving Day will...
November 26, 2014 - 4:21pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Driver runs down woman during Minneapolis Ferguson demonstration
MINNEAPOLIS -- A vehicle ran down a woman in south Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon right near the Third Precinct police station as a group of demonstrators...
news / crime and courts
November 26, 2014 - 8:59am
November 25, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Large number of near-misses at state airports
Flying may be the safest form of travel, but that doesn't mean there are no near misses. Gannett Wisconsin Media says pilots have had 272 close calls at a dozen airports in the Badger State since October of 2011. They can be as simple as a plane's nose going over a stop line...
November 25, 2014 - 4:39pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Sit-in held at Minneapolis high school to protest grand jury decision
MINNEAPOLIS -- The grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests across the state of Minnesota. Students at South High School in Minneapolis held a sit-in this morning they say "to gain...
November 25, 2014 - 4:14pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Rallies planned across state protesting Ferguson grand jury
Two rallies are planned today in Minneapolis following the announcement that officer Darren Wilson will not be charged for the shooting death of Michael Brown. A student rally in support of the victims of police brutality is set to take place this afternoon at the University of...
November 25, 2014 - 9:51am
November 24, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: UW-Oshkosh student charges with possession of ricin
GREEN BAY - A UW-Oshkosh student was ordered today to stand trial on a federal charge of possessing the deadly toxin ricin. At a hearing in Green Bay, a judge ruled that there was enough evidence to continue the proceedings. Prosecutors said Smith knew that what he was doing...
November 24, 2014 - 3:11pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Poor driving conditions in southern, western Minnesota today
Driving conditions are less-than-ideal today in parts of western and southern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a combination of patchy light snow and strong northwest winds is reducing visibility is some areas. Freezing drizzle overnight in the Brainerd area left...
November 24, 2014 - 2:49pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Weather may deer hunt totals down on opening weekend
Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin deer hunters were hampered by foggy conditions in much of the state during the weekend. The fog developed as temperatures rose into the 40's. DNR warden Ben Herzfeldt said hunters needed more patience to make sure they knew where their targets...
November 24, 2014 - 11:21am
November 21, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Upper Mississippi shipping season comes to an end
ST. PAUL - The shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River has come to a close. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the last towboat of...
November 21, 2014 - 8:50am
November 19, 2014
Highway Department shares winter driving tips
By Chad Johnson, Pierce County Highway Commissioner Al Thoner, Patrol Superintendent Last winter was harsh. What is the status of the County winter maintenance budget? The County budget runs on a calendar year schedule. For the 2014 budget the winter maintenance allocation...
news / region
November 19, 2014 - 9:45am
November 18, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Taxes, fees and tolls a part of state transportaion budget
A closer look at Wisconsin's proposed transportation budget uncovers a lot more than an extra three-quarter billion dollars in taxes and fees. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says there's also a study on possible tolls. with a road-building deficit of $680-million over the next...
November 18, 2014 - 7:11pm
Gov. Dayton says more oil pipelines will help reduce rail car shortage
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's governor says more oil pipelines will help alleviate a shortage of rail cars that have clogged up shipments of coal and crops throughout the Upper Midwest, including Wisconsin. Gov. Mark Dayton joined railroad, business, and political leaders in a summit...
November 18, 2014 - 9:54am