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Referendum projects take center stage
New county shop enters design phase
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
Raynee Farrell celebrates 40 years at Bank Mutual
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
crime and courts
Updated standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League (as of 7/25)
Baseball: Plum City Legion wraps up league play Thursday
Volleyball: Welsch, club team place 3rd at nationals
Baseball: Ellsworth Legion advances to Gopher State semis (w/video)
SCVBL: Ninth inning RF rally hands Hawks 3-2 loss
Beldenville Old Car Club hosts 39th annual show
Blank Pages band to perform July 28
Group holds prayer gathering for Prescott police
Flu Mist option not recommended for 2016-17 influenza season
Small town America celebrated at Plum City Summer Festival
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 8/2/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 8/1/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/1/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 8/1/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Mary E. Sperger, 87
Thomas L. DeLong, 64
Eugene Moga, 91
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Kathleen Vinehout column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 13, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 13, 2016): Memorials are important in a time of tragedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 6, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
Real Estate Showcase
June 22, 2016
New questions about bias in governor's listening sessions; pot-laced Rice Krispie bars prompt charges; Wisconsin milk production on rise; nine more state news stories
PEPIN -- More than three dozen people stood outside one of Gov. Scott Walker's private listening sessions, wondering if he's getting an unbiased view of what's happening in their community. Reporters and the public have generally been kept out of the nearly 40 listening sessions...
June 22, 2016 - 8:31am
June 21, 2016
Church service for Rhoades set for Thursday; West Nile case confirmed in Dane County; U.S. senators follow party lines on gun votes; seven more state news stories
HUDSON -- A church service will be held Thursday afternoon in Hudson to remember state Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades. The 65-year-old Rhoades died Saturday, and her obituary discloses that she died from pneumonia. Visitations are set for Wednesday afternoon and evening...
June 21, 2016 - 8:46am
June 20, 2016
DNR wants to ban gill nets on Lake Pepin; lower humidity to mark first day of summer; union chief sees Walker in Trump; 14 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials plan to ask their board for permission to start drafting a rule prohibiting gill nets on Lake Pepin. The Minnesota DNR notified Wisconsin authorities in July 2015 that lake sturgeon and paddlefish had come ashore in the...
June 20, 2016 - 8:47am
June 17, 2016
State's jobless rate at 15-year low; pigs, python and wolves make Wisconsin news; eight more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 15 years. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate dropped to from 4.4 percent in April to 4.2 percent in May. That's the lowest it's been since March 2001. The...
June 17, 2016 - 8:48am
June 16, 2016
Marquette poll shows Clinton ahead, U.S. Senate race in statistical tie; AAA urges update to texting-and-driving law; eight more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's best known independent poll gives Democrat Hillary Clinton a 42 to 35 percent lead over Donald Trump among registered voters in the state. But the Marquette Law School survey also shows that voters are holding their noses, like others around the nation. Seven...
June 16, 2016 - 9:53am
June 15, 2016
Conclusion in on UW-Stout student's death; Wisconsin drivers are nation's fourth-worst; winter wheat harvest looks promising; nine more state news stories
MENOMONIE -- Authorities say a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Minnesota bled to death after a drunken fall through glass on a church marquee in April. Menomonie police issued their report Tuesda) on the death of 22-year-old Rickey Alan Hible of Shakopee, Minn. Hible was...
June 15, 2016 - 10:50am
June 14, 2016
Wisconsin gas prices above $2.50; Hudson's Knudson seeks targeted voter-ID education; eight more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's average gas price is above $2.50 per gallon for the first time this year. The automotive group AAA says the statewide price for regular unleaded is 13 cents higher than the national average as of Tuesday morning. WBAY-TV says it's partially because of the repairs...
June 14, 2016 - 8:28am
June 13, 2016
Wisconsin responds to Orlando slayings; Vinehout weighs in on drinking water; 13 more state news stories
Wisconsin's top Republicans are speaking out more loudly against terrorism in the wake of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Sunday's mass shootings at the Pulse gay nightclub that killed 50 people -- while the father of accused...
June 13, 2016 - 8:19am
June 10, 2016
Wisconsin to get hot, sticky, stormy; Obama to campaign for Clinton in Green Bay; fees, not tuition, climbing for UW; eight more state news stories
Wisconsin will get a hot and sticky dose of summer the next two days. The National Weather Service says the heat index will reach 90 to 100 degrees Friday and Saturday as a warm front moves. Heavy storms are due in Friday afternoon, with forecasters in Milwaukee and Duluth saying...
June 10, 2016 - 7:21am
June 9, 2016
Search resumes for missing man near Menomonie; Ashley Furniture agrees to $1.75M OSHA settlement; Walker downplays low state job ranking; eight more state news stories
MENOMONIE -- A search continues Thursday for a missing man on the Red Cedar River near Menomonie. Dunn County sheriff's deputies say the man was walking along a shoreline near the Russian Slough when he slipped and fell in fast moving water. The state DNR and Dunn County deputies...
June 9, 2016 - 8:53am
June 8, 2016
Trump to Wisconsin, other Republicans: 'Get over it'; Gender not rallying point for Clinton among Wis. women; nine more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Donald Trump is telling Wisconsin's top Republicans to "get over it," after they criticized his stance against a federal judge due to his Mexican descent. Three of the state's highest GOP elected officials -- House Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, and...
June 8, 2016 - 8:36am
June 7, 2016
Packers QB swears off cheese; Walker doesn't trust Clinton; Wisconsin honeybees disappearing; seven more state news stories
GREEN BAY -- Aaron Rodgers has stopped eating one of Wisconsin's signature food products. The Green Bay Packers quarterback says he and the team's nutritionist did some research after Rodgers had minor knee surgery during the off-season. He says he cut out cheese and other dairy...
June 7, 2016 - 8:26am
June 6, 2016
No GOP foe for Ron Kind; economic slowdown possible; state saw fewer Memorial Day traffic deaths; 11 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- For the first time, no Republican is running against U.S. House Democrat Ron Kind this fall -- and the GOP leader in Kind's western Wisconsin district says he's not surprised. Brian Westrate says the cost of a campaign would have been "astronomical," since Kind has...
June 6, 2016 - 8:20am
June 3, 2016
GOP leaders criticize Walker's road funding approach; almost one-third of State Assembly members unopposed; alleged Twin Cities gang member ordered to stand trial for Manitowoc murder; and 10 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- At least two Republican legislative leaders say they'll keep looking for acceptable revenue increases to improve Wisconsin highways. That's after Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he would not raise transportation taxes or fees without corresponding budget cuts elsewhere....
June 3, 2016 - 9:52am
June 1, 2016
‘Come meet a goat, to know a goat’
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC -- Boo! When you get startled, do you stiffen up and fall down? Hopefully not, though it could happen. Miniature fainting...
June 1, 2016 - 3:42pm