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Rep. Kind: International coalition needed to defeat ISIS; Thanksgiving Day crashes claim two lives; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
Two GOP lawmakers propose term limits; hunter killed by stray bullet; Arcadia mayor recalled; more Wisconsin news stories
Public advised about safe ways to dispose of sharps
Charges: man steals Hammond cop's truck, 'torches' it in Minnesota
crime and courts
Girls Basketball: Panthers fall to Osceola after tough second half
Boys Basketball: Cardinals set goals to be more competitive
Sports Scoreboard from Tuesday, Nov. 24
Boys Basketball: Prescott seeks another state tournament run
Boys Basketball: Prescott’s Hamilton draws Division 1 attention
Holiday concert by Lake Wobegon® Brass Band at UWRF
Red Kettle Campaign needs public's help to reach goal
New pastor values outreach to community over building
Shop with a Cop brings holiday cheer
Zion opens collection site for ‘Operation Christmas Child’
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/1/15 Personnel Committee Meeting
FORECLOSURE: US Bank v. Carla M. Newman; Case No. 15-CV-79
FORECLOSURE: Bank of America v. Matthew Schneider; Case No. 13-CV-260
PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2016 Spring Election Notice (Revised)
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/1/15 Public Hearing - New Town Shop
Margaret Rachel "Arnine" Gavin, 93
Gerald "Jerry" Knippenberg, 89
Joe Menter, 78
Thomas Murphy, 84
Marjorie Ann Hildebrandt, 86
Kathleen Vinehout column: Enjoying Thanksgiving on the farm
Ron Kind column: Fighting to improve rail safety
Kathleen Vinehout column: Wisconsin report card provides info on progress, problems
Sheila Harsdorf column: Legislature continues focus on reform, workforce development
Warren Petryk column: Petryk legislation passes the Assembly with bipartisan support
January 7, 2014
WISCONSIN WEATHER ROUND-UP: Some schools want weather waivers due to historic cold
State law requires public schools to be in session for 180 days a year -- but some school officials say the mandate should be waived due to Wisconsin's coldest weather since 1996. State officials say there's almost no chance of that happening. Most Wisconsin schools are closed...
January 7, 2014 - 8:06am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Third body recovered from crash into Mississippi River
WINONA - Authorities in Winona County have now recovered a third body after an SUV plunged into the icy Mississippi River Sunday morning, but continue searching for another man they believe was also in the vehicle. Killed in the the crash were 36-year-old Christina Hauser of...
January 7, 2014 - 7:56am
January 6, 2014
WISCONSIN WEATHER ROUNDUP: Expect Tuesday's high to be below zero as well
Hundreds of schools, businesses, and government offices are closed today, after a cold Arctic air mass brought even colder air to Wisconsin.
News / region
January 6, 2014 - 9:05am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: The entire Eastern US in deep freeze
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota may still be the coldest spot in the U-S, but the breathtakingly cold weather is sweeping the eastern half of the country,...
January 6, 2014 - 8:56am
January 5, 2014
Pierce County schools announce closures for Monday
Other Pierce County school districts announced today they will be closed Monday due to the extreme cold temperatures forecasted. Prescott, Spring Valley, Plum City and Elmwood's school districts announced their closures today, making the announcements on their respective websites...
News / education
January 5, 2014 - 5:34pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State to remain under wind chill warning until Tuesday
The entire state remains under a wind chill warning until Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Sullivan says the “life-threatening” arctic blast is bringing wind chills of minus-35 to minus-55 degrees, dropping the mercury below zero. Temperatures for kickoff at this afternoon’s...
January 5, 2014 - 10:42am
January 4, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Bitter cold arctic airs enters state tonight
Officials are warning Wisconsinites to be ready for bitter cold temperatures in the forecast. The National Weather Service in Sullivan says an arctic blast of cold air will drop the mercury below zero, with wind chills ranging from minus-35 to minus-50 degrees between Sunday and Tuesday. State...
January 4, 2014 - 10:23am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Dayton orders state's schools to close Monday due to weather
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton is closing schools Monday because of predicted frigid weather. “The safety of Minnesota’s schoolchildren must be our first priority,” Dayton said. “I have made this decision to protect all our children from the dangerously cold temperatures...
January 4, 2014 - 10:02am
January 3, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Record lows reported in Antigo and Green Bay
Believe it or not, temperatures in much of northern Wisconsin rose by 10-to-15 degrees early this morning. In Rice Lake, it was nine-below at...
News / region
January 3, 2014 - 9:32am
January 2, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Rhinelander man dies in bar fight
RHINELANDER - Authorities in Rhinelander continue to investigate a New Year's Eve bar fight that killed a man and injured another. Relatives identified the fatal victim as 48-year-old Jim Tanner of Rhinelander. An autopsy was scheduled for today. Police have been interviewing...
January 2, 2014 - 4:40pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Winona State student dies in accident in La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. - The driver found dead in a car that plunged into a creek in La Crosse, Wisconsin was a student at Winona State University. 21-year-old Ellen Ahmann of Woodbury was the lone occupant of the car found submerged in 8-to-10 feet of water. A bus driver called dispatchers...
January 2, 2014 - 3:39pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Temperatures are supposed to inch up tomorrow, before another cold front comes
It's about 10 degrees colder than it was yesterday morning in parts of far northern Wisconsin.
News / region
January 2, 2014 - 9:28am
January 1, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: New Year brings cold, snow to Wisconsin
It's not as cold as expected in northern Wisconsin on this first morning of 2014. But the eastern counties along Lake Michigan will get a bigger dose of lake-effect snow than was originally forecast -- up to eight inches in Metro Milwaukee. About the southern third of the Badger...
January 1, 2014 - 8:27am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Investigators make their way to North Dakota train derailment, fire
CASSELTON, N.D. -- Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board expect to be in Casselton, North Dakota up to a week, after Monday afternoon's oil train derailment and explosion that prompted the evacuation of almost two-thousand residents. The NTSB's Robert...
January 1, 2014 - 8:00am
December 31, 2013
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gas prices rising again in Wisconsin
You may be paying more for gas in the next week or so. GASBUDDY.com reports prices are expected to rise, after comments from the Fed about reducing their lending pushed oil prices over $100 dollars a barrel last week. Analysts say there’s also reports of some refinery problems...
December 31, 2013 - 10:43am