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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Bottom line: Library needs more money
RF on path to add swinging bridge to national list of historic places
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prescott soaked 34-0 in Homecoming loss
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Panthers play hard, but lose to SCC
Elmwood improves to 8-9 on the season after going 2-1 last week
Cardinals vplleyball sweeps Durand
Prescott Homecoming takes the stage
Ellsworth shares Homecoming event roster
Cardinal pride reigns during Homecoming Week
Tackling Alzheimer’s in memory of grandpa
Prescott Hall of Fame inducts ‘inaugural 7’
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/28/16 Special Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF MARTELL: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF TRENTON: 9/29/16 Special Meeting - Transportation Issues
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES: 9/22/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/27/16 Board Meeting Agenda
Shirley M. Bemis, 91
Kay L. Beder, 49
Virginia Ruth Lecheler, 86
Jean Marie Peterson, 65
John J. "Jack" Klecker, 79
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Kathleen Vinehout column: Looking for answers
Kathleen Vinehout column: Who will be my teacher?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 24, 2016)
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April 5, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Badger fans celebrate UW's win over Kentucky
MADISON – University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team fans showed their team they appreciate the effort it took to beat perfection. Wisconsin’s 71-64 win in Indianapolis at the Final Four ended Kentucky’s quest for a perfect 40-0 season. The final buzzer kick-started...
April 5, 2015 - 9:36am
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
April 1, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Starbucks CEO meets with Hamilton family
MILWAUKEE -- The CEO of Starbucks was expected to meet privately today with the family of Dontre Hamilton, who was killed by a Milwaukee police officer last spring. Hamilton was shot 14 times by officer Christopher Manney in the city's downtown Red Arrow Park. Employees of a...
April 1, 2015 - 6:13pm
March 31, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Taylor man dies in apartment fire
TAYLOR -- A 76-year-old man was killed early today in a fire at his apartment in west-central Wisconsin. It happened around 1:20 this morning at a housing complex in the village of Taylor in Jackson County. The sheriff's department said the victim was found in the unit where...
March 31, 2015 - 3:20pm
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 29, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Accident in Chippewa County kills young father and son
COBURN -- The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department reports a young father and his infant son were killed when their horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended by a pickup Saturday morning. All three members of the same family were thrown from the buggy. The 21-year-old father and his...
March 29, 2015 - 8:34am
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 27, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gogebic officially pulls pre-application for mine
HURLEY -- Gogebic Taconite has made it official. The company withdrew its pre-application notice to the state for a permit to build its now-scrapped iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties. The state DNR said today that the land around the former mining project will be re-opened...
March 27, 2015 - 3:10pm
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 25, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Suspected bank robber who shot state trooper IDed
FOND DU LAC -- A suspected bank robber who died with a state trooper in a shootout was identified by the state Justice Department today as Steven Snyder of Michigan. The agency's statement did not list an age or a hometown for Snyder. Justice officials said they continue to determine...
March 25, 2015 - 2:54pm
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
March 23, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: U.S. Supreme Court upholds state voter ID law
WASHINGTON D.C. - After three years of legal challenges, Wisconsin's photo ID law for voting will finally take effect later this year. The U.S. Supreme Court gave its blessing to the 2011 Republican law today, by deciding not to consider a legal challenge. That essentially upholds...
March 23, 2015 - 2:43pm
March 22, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: New management to take over Tomah VA hospital
TOMAH -- An administration from the Madison VA Medical Center will take over the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. The Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs reports former director Mario DeSanctis has been re-assigned. The only explanation given was the...
March 22, 2015 - 10:51am