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Police Beat: Man angry about drug denial; lady likes her clothes
Facebook chatting/texting listed as factor in 2013 accident
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target letting thousands go at Minneapolis headquarters
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Holmen man arrested in Iowa on murder charge
crime and courts
EHS to defend title, SVE wants title at team wrestling state tournament
Ellsworth boys lose close tourney game to Osceola
Second half run eliminates Spring Valley boys' hoops team from regionals
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Two defending state champions win regional boys' basketball games
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Wild down Ottawa in a shootout 3-2
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Busting out: UWRF to expand dairy operations
What does it take to lead a great book discussion?
Valentine celebration held at care center
UWRF Africa Night Feb. 27
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 3/10/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 3/10/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/5/15 Highway Committee Special Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Request for Proposal - Bridge & Trail Project
TOWN OF OAK GROVE: 3/12/15 Plan Commission Meeting
Eugene J. Bechel, 82
Marjorie M. Lundberg, 88
Mary Colleen Wallace, 88
LeRoy J. Nickel, 83
Joyce I. Christensen, 82
Warren Petryk column: 93rd Assembly District Budget Listening Session
Kathleen Vinehout column: Economic Development Money Grows - Public Oversight Shrinks
Get Out! Deals
February 27, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State has bigger budget surplus than forecast
ST. PAUL - The state has an even bigger expected budget surplus. The latest economic forecast released today shows a $1.87 billion budget surplus for the 2016-17 biennium, nearly double the billion-dollar surplus predicted in the last forecast in November. Adding to the surplus:...
February 27, 2015 - 6:38pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Inver Grove Heights teen accused of trying to join ISIS pleads guilty
MINNEAPOLIS - A Somali-American teen from Inver Grove Heights is facing prison time after authorities say he tried to join a terrorist group in Syria. Abdullahi Yusuf pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday in Minneapolis to conspiracy to provide material and support to a designated...
February 27, 2015 - 8:27am
February 26, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: One injured in fire at Lunda Construction
BLACK RIVER FALLS - person was injured this morning in a fire at one of Wisconsin's best-known road-building firms. Units were called around 5:30 a.m. to Lunda Construction in Black River Falls. The shop portion of the building was in flames when fire-fighters arrived. Media...
February 26, 2015 - 3:34pm
Army Corps of Engineers measuring ice on Lake Pepin again, finds more thickness
CAMP LACUPOLIS, Minn. -- Officials are trying to determine how soon the spring shipping season can begin on the Upper Mississippi, and yesterday...
news / region
February 26, 2015 - 8:22am
February 23, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Wounded Minneapolis officer released from hospital
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis police officer who was shot and wounded after a burglary call on the city's North Side is out of the hospital. Officer Jordan Davis and his partner were returning to their squad car Saturday when Davis was hit. Police Chief Janee Harteau said "there...
February 23, 2015 - 3:20pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Law enforcement says no credible threat to MOA
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- There is no credible threat associated with Mall of America. Those words in a joint statement from the FBI, state, county and local police and mall security, after terrorist group Al Shabaab released a video referencing MOA and the deadly attack two years ago...
February 23, 2015 - 6:52am
February 22, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: AFL-CIO plans rally in Madison against Right-To-Work bill
MADISON - The AFL-CIO plans to rally in protest this week against legislation which would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Republican lawmakers surprised some by passing the bill last week, then Governor Scott Walker said he would sign it when it reached his desk. Walker...
February 22, 2015 - 9:24am
February 20, 2015
Shipping season on Mississippi River could start earlier than usual
LAKE CITY - There are early indications that shipping boats will start going up the Mississippi River earlier than usual along the western Wisconsin...
news / region
February 20, 2015 - 8:02pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Officials stressing preparedness for oil train derailments
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The train derailment/fire in West Virginia is another reminder of the importance of continued training for emergency responders....
news / region
February 20, 2015 - 9:28am
February 16, 2015
Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits
Carol and I are enjoying our stay in Cedar Key, a small town on a group of islands on the Gulf Coast of Florida. After a long drive through the pine woods west of Gainesville, the view opens up to a vast expanse of tidal marsh grass, mangroves and oyster bars. The islands around Cedar...
sports / outdoors
February 16, 2015 - 1:40pm
CRIME AND COURTS: Speed was factor in Brodhead man's traffic death, deputies allege
JANESVILLE -- Rock County authorities said high speed was an apparent factor in a one-car crash that killed a driver early Sunday. Sheriff's...
news / crime and courts
February 16, 2015 - 9:56am
February 15, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: USDA says farmers to take biggest single-year cash drop since Depression
WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it expects cash profits for American farmers to take the biggest single-year drop since 1931-32. The federal agency says the amount of grain produced is greater than demand and the grain carried over from last year’s...
February 15, 2015 - 8:57am
February 10, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: LaFollette requests office be spared budget cuts
MADISON -- Wisconsin's Secretary of State has asked Gov. Scott Walker to drop his budget proposal to cut the secretary's budget and staffing by almost half. Douglas La Follette wrote the Gov. Walker Monday and said the proposed cut would be devastating to an office that maintains...
February 10, 2015 - 9:13am
February 6, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Shots fired at apartment complex in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A northside Rochester apartment was hit by gunfire early this morning. Police received 911 calls about the shooting around 12:30 at the Villages at Essex Park complex in the Officers later discovered two bullets had gone through the wall of an apartment that...
February 6, 2015 - 3:48pm