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Wisconsin roundup: Assembly passes tax package that includes rebate measure; more state news stories
Kiwanis Student of the Week: Brandon Rundquist
Child porn charges filed against 3 more in St. Croix County
Crews respond to Pierce County crashes
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WIAA wrestling: Stuhl, Kosnopfal victorious in prelims
WIAA wrestling: Sanford wins by pin in prelims
WIAA wrestling: Merth concludes season in preliminaries
Girls basketball: Wolves lifted by Feuker's 21-point game
Boys basketball: SV peaking at right time
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Old school Vegas in Prescott
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Gallery: A snowy day for pumpkins
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Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
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PIERCE CO. HIGHWAY COMMITTEE: 2/15/18 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 2/21/18 Meeting Agenda
MEETING CANCELLATION: 2/21/18 Pierce County Solid Waste Mgt Meeting CANCELLED
PIERCE CO. PARKS COMMITTEE: 2/20/18 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 2/19/18 Plan Comm. Meeting - Arndt CSM
Right in your own backyard: Local products offer unique tastes
General Store brings people to Grandma's house
Final voting underway for 'Best of' Awards
Local businesses recognized by PCEDC
VIDEO: Special Recognition Award goes to Randy and Susie Most
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Mildred "Millie" Johnson
Duane Elmer Carpenter
James D. Harelson
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ellsworth Fire Department
Bruce M. Weiss
Editorial: Public notices are printed publicly for good reasons
Viewpoint: Removing wetland protections needs serious deliberation
Editorial: A free press, not a free-for-all
Letters to the editor: Listen to Prescott T-shirt protest; Latest word on Scottie
Country Pastor column: Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another
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February 19, 2018
Viewpoint: Removing wetland protections needs serious deliberation
Last Friday afternoon we learned of the 79 bills up for a vote on Tuesday. I spoke with my neighbor shortly after seeing the long list. "How can they possibly know what they are voting on?" she asked me. I replied there is no time to talk with people and learn the effects of these...
February 19, 2018 - 2:42pm
December 17, 2017
Viewpoint: Working for Wisconsin veterans
During my recent veterans town hall meetings across Wisconsin, I heard directly from Wisconsin veterans on the need to improve the care and services our veterans are getting from the Department of Veterans Affairs. While many of our veterans like our local VA facilities, the process...
December 17, 2017 - 8:45am
December 2, 2017
Viewpoint: Federal tax reform would benefit Wisconsin
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan did an outstanding job getting major tax reform legislation approved in his oftentimes divided chamber. His leadership on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act should be commended. While the Wisconsin State Assembly majority membership is much smaller than the U.S....
December 2, 2017 - 8:45am
November 18, 2017
Viewpoint: 'Faces of Addiction and Recovery' came to the Capitol
The day was busy. Filled with bills voted on by senators. Bills that, someday, will change people's lives for better or worse. Senators do not often see the faces of those whose lives changed. Bev, Bonnie and Jamie are working to put a face on the lives affected by the actions of...
November 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 15, 2017
Vinehout column: Hemp's time has come
Farmers in diverse states like Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine and Minnesota are researching a new crop: industrial hemp. Many states are changing laws to allow growing of hemp. Wisconsin is slow to get in the game. Hopefully, this is about to change. Lawmakers on the Senate Agriculture,...
October 15, 2017 - 7:00am
Foxconn: An Exciting Opportunity for Wisconsin
Over the past few months there has been a lot of talk about the pros and cons of providing tax incentives in order to attract the multinational company Foxconn to Wisconsin. I am pleased to say that this week the Legislature gave final approval to legislation that will mean Foxconn...
September 15, 2017 - 2:53pm
Viewpoint: Working for you
As I travel to communities throughout western and central Wisconsin I talk with people about how to solve problems they are having with federal agencies. Many people are not aware that one of the most important services that I provide to Wisconsinites is assisting them when they have...
August 15, 2017 - 2:05pm
July 18, 2017
Viewpoint: Cheers to Wisconsin beer
If you ask Wisconsinites to list their favorite things about Wisconsin you are all but guaranteed to see Packers football and Wisconsin beer...
July 18, 2017 - 9:21am
Viewpoint: Talk is all health care at the art fair
"My father-in-law is losing his health insurance," Pam told me. She stopped to chat as we perused the booths at the Stockholm Art Fair. Stockholm, population 66, has one of the best art fairs in western Wisconsin. Judging by the license plates, the fair is high on the list for Minnesotans...
July 18, 2017 - 9:18am
July 10, 2017
Viewpoint: Seeking solutions for state road budget
A tall man stopped me in the hall of the Capitol. "Can't you just increase the gas tax?" he asked me. "I'm here to ask my Republican Senator to increase the gas tax. We need to fix the roads." He smiled, then said, "Hi, my name is Steve. I'm a Republican. I just don't think it's conservative...
July 10, 2017 - 4:35pm
June 27, 2017
Viewpoint: Card skimmer bill aimed at stopping gas pump scam
"Be careful when you fill up," Linda warned me a few months ago. "There's a new scam that captures your credit card information when you pay for your gas at the pump." One more thing to worry about, I thought. However, I discovered Sen. Rob Cowles already put worry into action. He...
June 27, 2017 - 11:06am
June 26, 2017
Viewpoint: Fighting for affordable, quality health care
In the past few months, thousands of people throughout western and central Wisconsin have reached out to express their fears about what the Congressional Republican health care bill will mean for the health of them and their families.
June 26, 2017 - 3:46pm
June 19, 2017
Viewpoint: Celebrating Wisconsin's Dairyland
"Do you still milk?" I asked Jim at a recent gathering. "No," he told me. "My son tells me the most help I can be is to stay out of the way," he joked. We both agreed that was hard. Dairying gets in your blood. June is dairy month. A time to celebrate all we love about "America's...
June 19, 2017 - 1:44pm
June 15, 2017
Viewpoint: Celebrate June Dairy Days!
June is one of my favorite months in Wisconsin. There is something special about spending weekends at farms across western and central Wisconsin...
June 15, 2017 - 11:47am
Viewpoint: Will Wisconsin's future children receive an equal education?
Progress with the state budget is at a standoff in the Capitol. Behind closed doors, leaders are talking details and trying to find votes. Openly, legislative leaders point to a lack of agreement on public education. They say no progress can happen until they round up necessary votes...
June 15, 2017 - 11:44am