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Pierce food pantry has a new home
Burger Battle champ title goes to Clyde’s Corner
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Wisconsin Farmers Union sends survey on low dairy prices
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
crime and courts
Volleyball: Plum City splits home tri while working out the kinks (w/video)
Volleyball: Panthers start season at Menomonie Sprawl tournament
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Corpse flower set to bloom at UWRF
The strength of a community to be documented in film
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
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ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/6/16 Personnel Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 9/7/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/6/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids - TRI Project #14901
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/16/16, Cleary Building Corp., Ellsworth, WI
Dale Kannel, 89
Norbert "Nub" Deiss, 89
Karen S. Franson, 45
Harvey Roen, 71
Jeannette Miller, 93
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 24, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Aug. 24, 2016): Not hard up for news, and grateful for it
EDITORIAL (Aug. 17, 2016): Small gestures add up to big things
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 17, 2016)
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 10, 2016)
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July 21, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
Wisconsin will feel even more heat and humidity Thursday -- which may be hard to believe, considering it was 98 Wednesday in the far northwest, and Milwaukee reached 90 by noon. To make things worse, more than 18,000 electric customers were sweating through power outages as of 6...
July 21, 2016 - 8:52am
July 20, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Ryan rallies Republicans at RNC; sheriff tells drivers to put brakes on 'Pokemon'; eight more state news stories
CLEVELAND -- House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville says tensions within the GOP's nominating process are signs of a party "not just going through the motions." Ryan spoke to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday night, soon after delegates nominated Donald Trump...
July 20, 2016 - 9:16am
July 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: 'Heat Dome' to arrive Thursday; state GOP leaders cite 'troubled times' at RNC; 10 more state news stories
LA CROSSE -- Forecasters are already warning about the dangerous heat that'll blanket western Wisconsin on Thursday. The so-called Heat Dome will bake much of the middle of the country. Highs in the Pierce and St. Croix county area are expected to top out at 93 on Thursday, though...
July 19, 2016 - 8:16am
July 18, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's Trump opponents vow to press on; Pokémon Go trips bankers' red flags; 12 more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker has said that not voting for Donald Trump would be like voting for Hillary Clinton. But some Wisconsin conservatives are still not convinced -- and as the Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland, former state GOP political director Brian Fraley...
July 18, 2016 - 8:30am
July 15, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Flood damage estimates roll in; latest job approval numbers in for Walker; nine more state news stories
Iron County now estimates $10.6 million in damage from Monday's rains and flooding in northern Wisconsin -- and that's just for tax-funded facilities like the Saxon Harbor. The salvaging of four sunken boats will begin there Friday, and the U.S. Coast Guard says the main concern...
July 15, 2016 - 10:22am
Woman, 65, injured after crash in rural Prescott
A Watertown, Wis., woman was hospitalized Thursday after a rollover crash in rural Prescott. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called at 6:25 p.m. to Highway 35 near 1200th Street in the town of Oak Grove for a crash with a person trapped inside. The driver,...
July 15, 2016 - 9:05am
July 14, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Clinton clings to narrow lead in state; 2 arrested with pot smuggled from Colorado; nine more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Democrat Hillary Clinton maintains her narrow lead over Republican Donald Trump in the latest poll of Wisconsin voters. The Marquette Law School Poll results were released Wednesday. They show Clinton ahead of Trump, 43-37 percent in a head-to-head matchup, with 11 percent...
July 14, 2016 - 11:13am
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
July 13, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State of emergency declared; 'Blue Lives Matter' debuts at Capitol; eight more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in eight counties in far northern Wisconsin where storms Monday killed a former mayor, destroyed dozens of boats at a Lake Superior harbor, and dumped 10 inches of rain. Fifty-six-year-old Mitchell Koski, a former mayor of Montreal...
July 13, 2016 - 10:27am
Downburst strikes near Ellsworth Town Hall
Downed trees and minor damage to a structure were reported early Tuesday after storms passed through the Ellsworth area. The National Weather...
July 13, 2016 - 9:55am
July 12, 2016
Flood risk shifts to rivers in northwest Wisconsin; Ryan will reportedly make major speech at RNC; Lautenschlager named ethics commission chair; seven more state news stories
A flash flood warning is canceled for northwest Wisconsin, but the National Weather Service says there could still be river floods in the region...
July 12, 2016 - 8:42am
July 11, 2016
Wisconsin's battleground status now shaky; Madison protests bring no arrests; feds investigating H-D brakes; 14 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- It's still very early, but the presidential candidates and special interests have stayed away from Wisconsin in their advertising. And it could mean that the state is losing the battleground status it had for the past several White House contests. According to the Milwaukee...
July 11, 2016 - 8:19am
July 8, 2016
Report: State prison costs grow five times the rate of school expenses; mixed reviews follow Trump visit with congressional Republicans; 11 more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The cost of sending people to prison has gone up five times as fast as the cost of educating children in Wisconsin. The U.S. Education Department said Thursday that the cost of running jails and prisons in the Badger State grew by 351 percent from 1979 through...
July 8, 2016 - 10:04am
July 7, 2016
Three Wisconsin tornadoes confirmed; a 'Jolly Good' return; State Supreme Court upholds lifetime child care revocation; nine more state news stories
The National Weather Service now says three tornadoes touched down in western Wisconsin during Tuesday night's heavy wind and rainstorms. No injuries were reported, as two of the twisters landed in Buffalo County. An EF-0 tornado with winds of 100 mph destroyed a farm building near...
July 7, 2016 - 8:52am
July 6, 2016
Wind damage, flooding plague Pierce after Tuesday’s storm
Tuesday night's storm blew through Pierce County, bringing wind damage, flooding and power outages to many across the area. The National Weather...
July 6, 2016 - 4:48pm