Skip to main content
Pierce County Herald
Change in testimony delays Red Wing murder trial
Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. ice angler survives thin-ice incident; more state news stories
Movies drive exchange student to see America
Pierce County Sheriff's blotter: Attempted arson in Ellsworth; Gunshot reports
Highway 61 traffic will be detoured overnight Dec. 14 for bridge demolition work
crime and courts
VIDEO: SCC tops Prescott 60-53
Prescott barely passes Ellsworth for 46th straight MBC win
Prep wrestling: Thursday, Dec. 7 roundup
VIDEO: Prescott edges Ellsworth 77-73
Frustration looms over winless Cardinals
spring valley cardinals
Old school Vegas in Prescott
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Gallery: A snowy day for pumpkins
United Way calls for grant applications
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 12/18/17 Plan Comm. Hearing - Verizon (Proposed Tower)
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/12/17 Town Board Meeting
ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/11/17 School Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 11/14/17 County Board Minutes
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF: 12/14/17 Town Board Meeting
Francis "Mickey" Traynor
Russell L. Hinshaw
Dennis Larry Johnson
Letters to the editor: Children and abuse; Suppression
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
A view from an economist: Use of data
Viewpoint: Last week to sign up for health care open enrollment
Viewpoint: Free tuition for two-year and tech colleges means freedom to learn
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
Buy Our Photos
December 7, 2017
Eagle eye view: Red Wing bridge project continues
Cold weather isn't stopping work on the new Highway 63 bridge over the Mississippi River. This aerial footage of the project was filmed Dec....
December 7, 2017 - 10:35am
August 14, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: One dead, 1 missing in Mississippi River boat crash; 8 more state news stories
BROWNSVILLE, Minn. — Minnesota authorities say one person has been killed and a second is missing after a Saturday evening boat crash on the...
August 14, 2017 - 8:15am
July 12, 2017
Improving habitat in Mississippi River
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and staff met at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room on Tuesday, June 11 to discuss an upcoming habitat...
July 12, 2017 - 11:45am
The Voyage of the Michi Zeebee
Two Maine artists are making a full-length trip down the Mississippi River this summer with the goal of documenting the changing flow of the...
July 12, 2017 - 8:26am
June 22, 2017
Fishing: Bleeker, Stayberg win national tournament
It’s all in the prep work. Fishing takes practice and understanding of how the body of water being fished works. The Mississippi River -- which...
June 22, 2017 - 1:42pm
May 1, 2017
Vietnam veteran paddles Mississippi for Gold Star families
In the middle of May, Hastings will see Jim Crigler pass down the Mississippi River on his canoe as part of his solo canoe trip paddling the...
May 1, 2017 - 9:23am
March 10, 2017
Low bidder announced for Red Wing bridge
Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced Zenith Tech of Waukesha, Wis., as the apparent low bidder for the contract to replace Highway...
March 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 18, 2016
Boats struggle to leave harbor; dredging on the horizon
BAY CITY -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say the Bay City campground harbor and access channel has filled with so much...
November 18, 2016 - 5:33pm
July 14, 2016
Rising river levels -- but not floods -- forecast for river towns on Mississippi, St. Croix
River towns from Stillwater to Red Wing are expected to see water levels rise over the next few days, though forecasts are not showing flood stage being reached. The St. Croix River in Stillwater was at 80 feet Thursday morning and was expected to crest at about 85 feet early Sunday,...
July 14, 2016 - 10:56am
May 5, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: Mississippi River is one of America's greatest treasures
“A single drop of water falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi in Minnesota would travel the river for 90 days to reach the Gulf of...
May 5, 2016 - 12:47pm
April 11, 2016
Officials ID cause of 2015 train crash; Duffy predicts 'brass-knuckle fight' at GOP convention; state cops called in for Lake Hallie shooting case; 10 more state news stories
ALMA -- A train operator hit the brakes too fast, causing last November's derailment in which 20,000 gallons of ethanol spilled into the Mississippi River. The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad investigated the mishap from last November near Alma -- and it recently submitted...
April 11, 2016 - 8:15am
March 16, 2016
Dive team called to Mississippi River back channel; Christiansen family clings to hopes
HAGER CITY -- Family members of Marya Christiansen clung to hopes Wednesday that the Hager City woman would be found, while authorities converged...
March 16, 2016 - 3:47pm
March 14, 2016
Mississippi River shipping should begin early; plastic-bag ban comes under fire; Thompson weighs in on SCOTUS nomination; seven more state news stories
PEPIN – Farmers and others can expect an early start to the shipping season on the Mississippi River. That's because so much ice has melted, it's no longer necessary for the Army Corps of Engineers to measure the ice depths at Lake Pepin on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. It was...
March 14, 2016 - 8:28am
October 28, 2015
‘History River’ documentarian stops on Prescott Island
Mike Hatfield, a Wisconsin resident and a professional gunsmith, wanted to take a vacation. He decided to take a few months to paddle a...
October 28, 2015 - 11:56am
August 12, 2015
Authorities urge continued vigilance on waterways
Safety continues to be a focal point on Pierce and St. Croix county waterways as summer enters its home stretch. St. Croix County Sheriff’s...
August 12, 2015 - 12:54pm