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Wisconsin permanently bans gill nets on Lake Pepin
Gas prices creep down in time for the Fourth; funds deployed for voter ID awareness; Xcel to hand out refunds to Wis. customers; nine more state news stories
Maiden Rock woman found dead at Pierce County crash scene
Bicyclists memorialize fallen paramedics in Ellsworth
Holiday driving to be construction-free; $21M in business tax breaks handed out to 11 people; cheese heist reported -- again; eight more state news stories
crime and courts
New trail opens in Kinnickinnic State Park
Legion Baseball: Ellsworth scores three runs in the fifth to defeat LSC
Baseball: High school coaches respond to WIAA pitch rules
SCVBL: Georgakas leads RF to win over Hubbers
Cheese Curd course challenges runners
VIDEO: Cheese Curd Festival 2016
Chickens come home to roost at Abode Gallery’s new “ANIMAL” art show
First-ever dual-sport motorcycle ride cruises into county
How country schools shaped America
Rockin’ on the river at Summerfest; mural contest winner announced
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 7/12/16 Town Board Meeting
PUBLIC NOTICE: Transportation Grant Application - Spring Valley Seniors
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 7/12/16 Joint Review Board Meeting - re: TID 8
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 7/6/16 Meeting Agenda
SUMMONS: Lake City Fed. Bank v. Kathleen E. McNay, et al. Case 16-CV-100
Robert Carl Heppner, 89
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Ronald Ferber, 77
Keith W. Hinz, 84
Jean Johnson, 70
Kathleen Vinehout column: Birth, life and death of a bad idea
Ron Kind column: Securing the future of Wisconsin Dairy
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit raises questions about clean water protection
Bay City president explains village position on eminent domain issue
Kathleen Vinehout column: School funding hits home
Real Estate Showcase
May 21, 2008
John Dillinger appears to be working for Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- John Dillinger's legacy as a bank robber actually seems to be helping put money into the coffers of groups who are often looking for financial help -- the state's historical societies. Director Michael Mann's film biography of the gangster, "Public Enemies," has relied...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 20, 2008
High gas prices might boost Wisconsin tourism
With prices in the $4 a gallon range, it may be painful to pull into the pump.
May 20, 2008 - 12:00am
May 19, 2008
Home prices and sales dip across region
In just about every county across the region the median price of an existing home dropped in the first quarter of 2008 when compared to the same period of 2007. Not only was the median sales price down, but the number of home sales also dropped, according to figures released by...
May 19, 2008 - 12:00am
Environmental groups eyeing possible expansion of state's only refinery
Although plans aren't in place for the proposed expansion of Murphy Oil's Superior refinery, the Lake Superior Greens are keeping close tabs on developments. Greens' Chairwoman Jan Conley said they've joined forces with Clean Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. "This...
May 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 16, 2008
Doyle makes vetoes on budget repair bill
This (Friday) morning Gov. Jim Doyle used his line item veto to make numerous changes to the budget repair bill passed earlier this week by the Legislature. As he promised Doyle vetoed a delay in payment of $125 million in school aid. "Delaying a school aid payment weakens Wisconsin's...
May 16, 2008 - 12:00am
May 14, 2008
State CPAs have advice on economic stimulus payments
Whether by check or direct deposit, Wisconsinites are getting their economic stimulus payments, and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accounts has some advice on what to do with the cash. "The rebate is free money from the government. There are no strings attached to the...
May 14, 2008 - 12:00am
Senate narrowly passes budget fix; Harsdorf votes no
All 15 Senate Republicans and one Democrat voted against the budget repair deal, but the measure still passed -- by one vote -- and now goes onto the Assembly. Today (Wednesday), the Assembly is expected to take up the measure, which aims at fixing the state's projected $527 million...
May 14, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
State teachers earn just below national average, but benefits way above
Wisconsin ranks 20th in the nation in teacher salaries, but is sixth when it comes to teachers' benefits. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance recently released their findings on how Wisconsin funds its schools and teachers, using figures from 2006. In their report the alliance noted...
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Controversial professor to challenge Kind for 3rd District
Kevin Barrett the former professor who made waves when he taught his controversial 9/11 conspiracy theory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison now plans to run for Congress. Barrett says he'll announce Monday he'll run as a Libertarian for the Third District House seat now held...
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
Economy a concern say Wisconsinites
The economy is on most people's minds, according to a Badger Poll released Tuesday, and most Wisconsinites think we're in for tough times. According to the poll, 66 percent of Wisconsinites think the state is in bad times, and nearly half of the respondents think things will get...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am
April 28, 2008
Four Badgers taken in draft
Four University of Wisconsin Badgers were drafted, including corner Jack Ikegwuonu, who was taken by Philadelphia in Sunday's fourth round. He won't play until 2009, while he gets over a serious knee injury while training in January. Wisconsin's Taylor Mehlhaff was the first kicker...
April 28, 2008 - 12:00am
April 25, 2008
Wisconsinites facing sticker shock not just at the pump
Wisconsinites are not only facing sticker shock at the gas pump, but in the grocery aisle too. According to a survey released this week by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, grocery prices have jumped 2.6 percent from the last quarter of 2007 to the first quarter of this year....
April 25, 2008 - 12:00am
April 23, 2008
State tech college graduates earning more
The income growth for graduates of Wisconsin technical schools is growing at twice the rate of inflation, according to a study released by the Wisconsin Technical College System. Called "The Longitudinal Follow-Up Study," the report looks at changes in employment five years after...
April 23, 2008 - 12:00am
April 17, 2008
New fraud hotline helps Wisconsinites report government waste
Wisconsinites who know about a case of possible misuse of state property or resources now have a way to report it. Earlier this month, the state's fraud waste and abuse hotline was created so that citizens can call a toll-free line to report abuse. "I thought it was important...
April 17, 2008 - 12:00am
April 10, 2008
UW-Stout looks to expand degree offerings
Game design and development, scientific and technical communications, and plastics engineering are some of the new degree programs the University of Wisconsin-Stout wants to add. UW-Stout officials will present their request for 17 new bachelor's and master's degree programs to...
April 10, 2008 - 12:00am