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Ellsworth, River Falls mourn teen victim of fatal crash
Funeral for drowned Ellsworth boy is Wednesday in River Falls
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Legislative candidates sound off in River Falls
Panel tosses out ethics complaint against Johnson; St. County County DA says ‘it’s good to move on’
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
WIAA cross country: Todd and Peña qualify for state
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
E-PC takes on De Soto, but avoids 'The Pit'
WIAA girls volleyball: Seasons end for local volleyball teams
Horror movie filmed in Pierce debuts Monday night
PLUM CITY CARE CENTER RESIDENT OF THE MONTH: A colorful storyteller
The face at the head of the Roadrunners line steps down
Coping with loss by inciting acts of kindness and love
Local coats for kids program returns
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 11/2/16 Meeting Agenda
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed AT&T Tower, 530th St, Ellsworth, WI
WIS. DNR: 11/7/16 Public Meeting - Bay City Harbor Sediments Disposal
SUMMONS: Bank of Alma v. Lori K. Peterson, et al.; Case 16-CV-114
TOWN OF TRENTON: 11/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
Mary L. Nelson, 67
Kyra Hayes, 16
Lydia M. Bude, 89
Kay Thom, 77
EDITORIAL (Oct. 19, 2016): Calling a spade a spade
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 19, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 12, 2016): Don’t end up a tragic headline -- stop for buses
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 12, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 5, 2016): Carrying the torch of history
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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
August 5, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Pepin County residents warned about whooping cough; Walker appoints Rhoades' successor; 12 more state news stories
DURAND -- Health officials in Pepin County are warning families with children in Durand schools to be on the lookout for whooping cough. Officials say 72 people, most of them students, have been infected with whooping cough since March. Doctors say whooping cough can be deadly to...
August 5, 2016 - 8:45am
August 3, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker considering performance-based funding for UW; Pence to join Trump in Green Bay; seven more state news stories
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker is still considering performance-based additional funding for the University of Wisconsin System. Just this week the governor said all state agencies should budget based on the idea they would be getting no more state money than they got last year. Walker's...
August 3, 2016 - 10:53am
June 27, 2016
Statewide gas prices dip; state's poverty numbers steady; Wisconsin farmer creates milk aimed at solving digestion issues; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's gas prices continue to range about a dime higher than the national average. The automotive group AAA said the average price across the country for a gallon of regular gas is $2.31. It's $2.42 in the Badger state, which is a drop of seven cents from a week...
June 27, 2016 - 7:05am
June 10, 2016
Wisconsin to get hot, sticky, stormy; Obama to campaign for Clinton in Green Bay; fees, not tuition, climbing for UW; eight more state news stories
Wisconsin will get a hot and sticky dose of summer the next two days. The National Weather Service says the heat index will reach 90 to 100 degrees Friday and Saturday as a warm front moves. Heavy storms are due in Friday afternoon, with forecasters in Milwaukee and Duluth saying...
June 10, 2016 - 7:21am
June 9, 2016
Search resumes for missing man near Menomonie; Ashley Furniture agrees to $1.75M OSHA settlement; Walker downplays low state job ranking; eight more state news stories
MENOMONIE -- A search continues Thursday for a missing man on the Red Cedar River near Menomonie. Dunn County sheriff's deputies say the man was walking along a shoreline near the Russian Slough when he slipped and fell in fast moving water. The state DNR and Dunn County deputies...
June 9, 2016 - 8:53am
May 27, 2016
Family of 4 pays estimated $25K for health care; UW 'jobs for life' back under fire; voting laws to stand in August; nine more state news stories
BROOKFIELD – It will cost almost $26,000 to provide health care for a family of four this year. That projection is part of the annual Milliman Medical Index. It includes the average health insurance premiums paid by both employers and their workers, plus deductibles and what people...
News/crime and courts
May 27, 2016 - 7:41am
January 5, 2010
Editorial: Doyle again ignores area needs
Despite publicized visits to this part of the state, most notably Hudson, lame-duck Gov. Jim Doyle continues to overlook our underrepresented area. We've already criticized Doyle's "lame" efforts to reconnect with his governor buddy from Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty, and get the tax reciprocity...
January 5, 2010 - 12:50pm
October 6, 2009
UW's two-year colleges have 5 percent more students than last year
The University of Wisconsin's two-year colleges have about 5 percent more students than a year ago. Preliminary figures show that more than 13,800 students are attending the university's 13 two-year schools this fall. Karla Rabe at the Fox Valley campus says about a third of the...
October 6, 2009 - 9:16am
September 18, 2009
UW campuses share more than $1 million projects to graduate more students
University of Wisconsin campuses are sharing more than $1 million for special projects designed to graduate more students. Among other things, they'll help high school students boost their college preparation, encourage partnerships between UW instructors and high school math teachers,...
September 18, 2009 - 9:00am
July 10, 2009
UW Regents vote to raise tuition by 5.5 percent, new grants help some students
The University of Wisconsin's four-year campuses will raise their tuition by 5.5 percent this fall. But low- to middle-income students will get enough new grants to avoid the increase, under a budget passed Thursday by the Board of Regents. The panel approved a $2.2 billion spending...
July 10, 2009 - 9:03am
July 9, 2009
UW Regents consider 5.5 percent hike in tuition, room and board, dorm fees
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will consider a new budget today that includes a 5.5 percent tuition increase and a 5.3 percent jump in fees for dorm residents. The tuition hikes would be less than $300 at most of the 13 four-year campuses. Average room-and-board rates...
July 9, 2009 - 9:02am
July 1, 2009
College program for poor families expands to Eau Claire campus
GREEN BAY -- A program aimed at getting kids from low income families interested in college is expanding. The program exposes kids to college life and mentors them in the hopes they'll return someday as university freshmen. The Phuture Phoenix program began at UW-Green Bay....
July 1, 2009 - 11:21am
Battle could be brewing regarding UW staff assignment to unions
A legal battle could be brewing on whether 4,000 University of Wisconsin staff members can be assigned to unions without a chance to decide for themselves. Two Democratic lawmakers put that item in the new state budget before Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed it on Monday. Doyle's administration...
July 1, 2009 - 9:00am