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Music school offers financial aid
Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Local schools see fewer state dollars while private "voucher" schools win big
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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: First-day of school around the state
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State Fair on pace to set all-time attendance record
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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Lynx even playoff series with Mercury
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Brewers drop out of first place
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WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Brewers swept in SF, now tied for division lead
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Twins fall to Orioles 3-2
Hiking the valley, author shares tips for finding autumn color and beauty
Hines honored for 40 years of service
Historical storyteller at GRRVLC Friday
Singer, songwriter and super talented
A bit of local at the State Fair
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ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/8/14 School Board Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/8/14 Personnel Committee Meeting
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 9/8/14 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/8/14 Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 9/4/14 Plan Commission Meeting
Old Cowbelle: Request for prayers
Old Cowbelle; Message in the blue
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Old Cowbelle: School time again
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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: First-day of school around the state
Most Wisconsin public schools are starting their fall classes this morning. Almost 880,000 youngsters attended nearly 2,300 school buildings in the last school year. We won't know this fall's enrollment until later this month. Governor Scott Walker was scheduled to be on hand...
9 hours 32 min ago
August 30, 2014
Ellsworth-Colfax football game cancelled, will not be rescheduled
COLFAX - Lightning and heavy rain forced the cancellation of the Ellsworth-Colfax prep football game Friday at Bjurquist Field. The game got...
August 30, 2014 - 7:11am
August 29, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former Dane County police chief under state investigation
OREGON, Wis. - A Dane County police chief who retired this week is now under a state investigation. According to Madison newspaper and TV reports, former Oregon chief Doug Pettit did not tell village officials about a significant number of police calls for problems at the Union...
August 29, 2014 - 8:35am
August 26, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: St. Paul man injured after being hit by train
ST. PAUL - A man is expected to recover after being hit by a Green Line light-rail train yesterday afternoon. He was hit just after 1 p.m. near the intersection of University Avenue and Chatsworth Street in St. Paul. Police say a preliminary investigation shows the man was illegally...
August 26, 2014 - 9:07am
August 25, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Ashley Furniture denies allegations made by Madison newspaper
ARCADIA - Ashley Furniture says it's not true that it will reduce its four-thousand member workforce in half, while taking up to six-million dollars in state tax breaks. The Wisconsin State Journal said the state's Economic Development Corporation quietly approved the tax breaks...
August 25, 2014 - 4:01pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Storms knock-out power, do damage across the state
Another round of heavy thunderstorms went through Wisconsin this morning. As of seven o'clock, about 14,000 electric customers were in the dark statewide. About half of those are in Sauk and Columbia counties, where some trees fell in the Portage area about 6:30. Trees and...
August 25, 2014 - 9:23am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Lightning strikes from storm causes fires in Duluth
DULUTH - Overnight lightning strikes kept emergency responders in Duluth busy overnight. The Duluth Fire Department responded to three separate incidents - in the first a bolt of lightning knocked out power to a home on Greene Street, but there was no apparent damage. Lightning...
August 25, 2014 - 8:53am
August 22, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Trempealeau County board votes to end moratorium on frac-sand mines
A year-long moratorium on new frac-sand mines is about to end in Trempealeau County in far western Wisconsin.
news / government
August 22, 2014 - 9:29am
August 19, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Cost of new Madison-to-La Crosse powerline over a half billion dollars
LA CROSSE - A proposed new electric transmission line between Madison and La Crosse would cost $540-to-$580 million. That's according to a draft environmental assessment released today. It was among 17 projects endorsed in 2011 by the Midwest's regional transmission regulator,...
August 19, 2014 - 4:37pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Milwaukee man charged with threatening Governor's son
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee man charged with threatening one of Governor Scott Walker's sons could find out next week when his trial date will be. Thirty-one Robert Peffer has pleaded innocent to four misdemeanor counts of making threats on a computer. Authorities said Walker's son...
August 19, 2014 - 7:55am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Duluth firefighters battle big blaze in unoccupied building
DULUTH -- Over two dozen firefighters from five fire stations battled a fire just after midnight in an unoccupied building in Duluth. Fire was active on the first and second floors of the three story structure when firefighters arrived and they were able to keep it from spreading...
August 19, 2014 - 7:41am
August 18, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Winona police searching for serial flag burner
Police in southeastern Minnesota continue to investigate a rash of flag burnings, and have now released photos of the person they believe is...
news / crime and courts
August 18, 2014 - 8:54am
August 14, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Driver dies in fiery crash near Waukesha
WAUKESHA - An SUV driver has died in a fiery crash near Waukesha. Sheriff's deputies were called to a town road late last night, where they found the vehicle engulfed in flames. Officials said the SUV was going south when it left the roadway and hit a tree. The mishap remains...
August 14, 2014 - 1:56pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: UW-La Crosse will keep its Army officer training program
U-W La Crosse will keep its Army officer training program, after it was almost dropped.
news / region
August 14, 2014 - 9:50am
August 12, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Vote in today's state primary election
It's primary election day in Wisconsin. The statewide contests have not generated much excitement, and officials predict a 15-percent voter...
August 12, 2014 - 11:55am