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Rabbits need rules too
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A historic moment: Prescott High School opens new building
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
crime and courts
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Sports scoreboard from Thursday, Aug. 25
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Karen S. Franson, 45
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Diane Odeen column: Women's Equality Day
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
Real Estate Showcase
June 25, 2015
Monday winds caused damage across state; 300 gather in state’s oldest African-American church to mourn South Carolina tragedy; nine more state news stories
A sunny day is forecast for Wisconsin, giving folks a chance to clean up from yesterday's thunderstorms. The southwest part of the state was the hardest hit as winds of up to 70 mph damaged hundreds of sheds and other farm structures in Grant and Iowa counties. Cassville, Platteville,...
News/crime and courts
June 25, 2015 - 9:43am
June 24, 2015
Walmart incident: Tomah man accused of holding gun inches from cop’s face; Company halts production of Confederate flag; 10 more state news briefs
Prosecutors said a western Wisconsin man pointed a gun to within inches of a St. Paul police officer's face after the Tomah man was caught trying to steal a Bluetooth speaker from a Walmart. James Frei, 34, was charged yesterday in Ramsey County, Minn., with second-degree assault,...
News/crime and courts
June 24, 2015 - 8:33am
June 23, 2015
Northern Lights create show in region
Monday night, the Northern Lights put on a show the likes of which has not been seen in years. The aurora are the result of high energy particles from the sun reacting with gas molecules in Earth's outer atmosphere. Earth's magnetic field concentrates the displays near the north...
June 23, 2015 - 6:42pm
June 16, 2015
Opinion sought by Rep. Knudson about Bradley Center defies Walker's case for new arena; Hudson lad elected a Badger Boys 'mayor'; 9 more Wisconsin stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin taxpayers might not be on the hook for the Milwaukee Bucks' current arena if the team leaves town. Gov. Scott Walker says high debts and maintenance costs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center are partially why it would be cheaper to fund a new Bucks' facility....
June 16, 2015 - 9:12am
May 27, 2015
Hearings begin on controversial UW System cuts, Bucks' arena deal; freak car-deer crash kills passenger in passing vehicle; 9 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- As usual, the Wisconsin Legislature's finance panel has saved the most controversial decisions for the final week of its state budget review -- which was to begin Wednesday. Lawmakers have discussed reducing Gov. Scott Walker's $300 million cut in state funds for the U-W...
May 27, 2015 - 8:55am
May 26, 2015
Heavy rains, localized flooding, small hail predicted for parts of state; 70 mph will be OK but don’t count on driving 75; Nine more Wisconsin news stories
Severe storms are possible this afternoon and tonight in parts of Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says a cold front and a low pressure system will move across the region. Forecasters say small hail is possible in the far northwest part of the state. Heavy rains and localized...
May 26, 2015 - 9:44am
May 18, 2015
Young drivers, truckers, most likely to ignore seat belts, trooper says; Madison chief fears for officer Matt Kenny's safety; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- A State Patrol sergeant says young motorists and truckers are among the most likely not to follow Wisconsin's seat-belt law. Beginning Monday, most law enforcement agencies in the Badger State will step up their enforcement of the buckle-up mandate. The Wisconsin Department...
May 18, 2015 - 9:26am
May 13, 2015
DA won’t charge white Madison officer who killed biracial suspect; Rodgers wins $50,000 in ‘Jeopardy’ celebrity match; 9 more state news stories
MADISON -- Madison's police chief says he's confident we'll see a "different sort of outcome" in the days following the decision not to charge white Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of biracial suspect Tony Robinson. Chief Mike Koval said he hopes protests will remain peaceful...
May 13, 2015 - 9:27am
April 4, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Girl arrested for threats at Waukesha high school
WAUKESHA -- Waukesha police report they have arrested a 17-year-old student who wrote a message about the 1999 Columbine High School shootings on a bathroom wall. The message reportedly said: “This is the new Columbine.” The girl confessed to the school resource office....
April 4, 2015 - 6:19am
April 3, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Justice Prosser recuses himself from OWI case
MADISON -- An issue involving Wisconsin's drunk driving laws might be left unsettled, after Supreme Court Justice David Prosser withdrew from the case. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says Prosser reportedly contacted the State Hygiene Lab to get more information. That might...
April 3, 2015 - 4:44pm
April 2, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: DNR issues red flag warning due to high winds, dry conditions
The state DNR issued a "red flag warning" today for Douglas and Bayfield counties in the far northwest part of the state. All burning of brush-and-debris is prohibited until further notice, due to an extreme risk of wildfires. Outdoor smoking is not recommended -- and neither are...
April 2, 2015 - 5:10pm
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 28, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Large crowds anticipated for state trooper's funeral
KIEL -- Anticipated large crowds for the funeral of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper have local officials scrambling to get organized before tomorrow. Kiel’s population is about 3,700, but that number could be doubled by those wanting to honor the fallen trooper. Governor...
March 28, 2015 - 8:41am
March 26, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Missing boy found dead in Trempealeau County
TREMPEALEAU -- A 14-year-old boy missing since late yesterday was found dead today in far western Wisconsin. Trempealeau County authorities said Ayrton Platt's body was found about 9 a.m. in a creek near his all-terrain vehicle, which had overturned. Platt, also known as "A.J.,"...
March 26, 2015 - 5:32pm
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