Skip to main content
Pierce County Herald
Kelly’s made county rounds to fairgrounds
Lawmaker again presses for tougher first-time OWI penalties; field work in high-gear this week; 10 more Wisconsin stories
Boy injured after being struck on bike
Elmwood man airlifted after motorcycle crash
Second Barron Co. flock stricken by bird flu, some exports suspended; taxpayers won't be funding Walker's travels; 9 more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
Baseball: Taranto, McGregor pace Ellsworth over Amery
PC falls to Mondovi in doubleheader
Softball: Ellsworth suffers first defeat
Seifert to play at Bemidji State
Pull! The inaugural season of the Claybreakers
Art department welcomes Chilean artist this week
Earth Day/Found Art show at Foster Hall in Hammond
Garage Sale Hunter MAP
A 10-truck salute
Local woman needs public’s help to get kidney transplant
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/4/15 School Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 5/4/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 5/5/15 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 5/4/15 Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 5/6/15 Meeting Agenda
Michael J. Hannegraf, Jr., 63
Lucille Stella Erickson, 92
Jo Ann Moen Page, 89
Douglas Davis, 61
Debra Sue Diesing, 62
Warren Petryk column: Non-Fiscal Policy Items Removed from the Budget
Kathleen Vinehout column: Let’s Debunk a Few Budget Myths
Kathleen Vinehout column: People Speak Out About Consequences of Budget Decisions
Warren Petryk column: Listening Sessions Completed in the 93rd Assembly District
Harsdorf Legislation Focuses on Reform, Modernization
Get Out! Deals
March 30, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Congressional hearing held in Tomah on VA
TOMAH -- Whistle-blowers and patients' relatives had their say today at a congressional hearing in Tomah on the recent problems at the city's VA Medical Center. The Wisconsinites who testified asked lawmakers to enforce accountability standards, and make reforms. The deaths of...
March 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
March 27, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gogebic officially pulls pre-application for mine
HURLEY -- Gogebic Taconite has made it official. The company withdrew its pre-application notice to the state for a permit to build its now-scrapped iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties. The state DNR said today that the land around the former mining project will be re-opened...
March 27, 2015 - 3:10pm
March 24, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Shipping season begins on Mississippi River
FOUNTAIN CITY -- The commercial shipping season got underway today on the Mississippi River along the western Wisconsin border. The first tow-boat...
March 24, 2015 - 3:21pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Vigil held for missing Crystal boy
CRYSTAL -- A search continues for a missing ten-year-old Crystal boy. Barway Collins was last seen in front of the Cedarwood Apartment Complex on March 18th. Dozens of people gathered last night in the apartment's parking lot for a prayer vigil. Police believe Collins may...
March 24, 2015 - 9:09am
March 23, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Lamberton man dies in accident near Vesta
VESTA -- A Lamberton man is dead after a car-pickup crash west of Vesta early Saturday morning. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Troy Gruendemann collided head-on with the pickup. Gruendemann was dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup, 20-year-old Jordan...
March 23, 2015 - 4:50pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Spring storm dumps a foot of snow on southern Minnesota
CHANHASSEN -- March snowstorm left close to a foot in some areas in southern Minnesota. In Montgomery 10-and-a-half inches fell. New Prague and Rochester are both reporting 10 inches. In the Willmar area four-and-a-half inches fell while Glenwood has recorded around five-and-a-half...
March 23, 2015 - 10:41am
March 20, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target layoffs wrap-up with elimination of 40 HR workers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Target is wrapping up massive layoffs of its corporate staff with the elimination of the jobs of 40 people in human resources. They were not included in the 1,700 job cuts announced last week because officials at the retail giant said they were needed to assist...
March 20, 2015 - 2:44pm
March 19, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate remains 3.7 percent, employers add 11,800 jobs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota employers added nearly 12,000 jobs in February, according to figures released today by the state Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Officials also announced revised figures from January, reducing the number of jobs lost from 7,900...
March 19, 2015 - 5:22pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Student protest held outside St. Cloud high school
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A group of students held a protest outside of the St. Cloud Tech High School yeserday afternoon. The students mostly Somali, walked out of class in protest, of several offensive incidents. The latest had to do with a photo posted on social media about an...
March 19, 2015 - 11:45am
March 16, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: One person injured in power-plant fire at Burnsville
BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- A fire broke out in a coal bunker at the Xcel Energy Black Dog Power Plant in Burnsville this morning. About 50 people were evacuated from the plant at around 7:30 a.m. They have since returned to work at the plant. One employee was injured and taken to a...
March 16, 2015 - 3:22pm
March 13, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Man struck and killed by SUV near downtown Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- Authorities have identified a pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle early this morning on Interstate 94 near downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol says 28-year-old Kyle Day was running across I-94 at 7th Street when he was hit by an SUV, which rolled...
March 13, 2015 - 4:22pm
March 12, 2015
Ice still remains thick on Lake Pepin despite warmer weather
LAKE CITY - There's still a lot of ice on the Mississippi River, even with this week's above-normal temperatures. The Army Corps of Engineers...
March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm
March 11, 2015
Ice thickness measured again on Lake Pepin
LAKE CITY - It will be interesting to see how this week's warm weather is affecting the ice levels on the Mississippi River. Staffers from the Army Corps of Engineers returned to Lake Pepin today, to measure the thickness of the ice at the widest point of the river at the Wisconsin-Minnesota...
news / region
March 11, 2015 - 6:51pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Reward increased in unsolved Hastings murder
HASTINGS, Minn. -- The reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of a Hastings man last June has been doubled to more than $20,000. Thirty-four-year-old Jason Reuter was found dead on his front lawn on June 22nd. Crimestoppers is offering an additional...
March 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
March 10, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Warmer weather expected to continue through March
Our warmer-than-normal March temperatures are expected to hold, for the most part, through the month. While that's good news for just about all of us, lack of snow cover that's helping increase temperatures is causing concern for others. U-of-M climatologist Mark Seeley says we...
March 10, 2015 - 9:30am