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Pierce County sheriff candidates go head to head

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People showed up in big numbers well before the start of the 7 p.m. Oct. 7 sheriffs’ forum at the River Falls Public Library.2 / 2
EDITOR'S NOTE: For those who didn't see it before, the Herald is running the video from the Oct. 7 forum featuring the Sheriff candidates. Incumbent Nancy Hove said she’s most ...

WisDOT to hold public meeting for Highway 29 improvements Wednesday at RFHS

RIVER FALLS -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss multiple improvements to WIS 29 between South Junction County Highway QQ ...

‘A whole new ballgame’ awaits Wis. lawmakers after lame-duck session

Lawmakers return to the Wisconsin Capitol in January for the 2019 legislative session. File photo
Support for legislation that took powers away from Wisconsin’s incoming governor and attorney general last week was generally split along party lines. Lawmakers representing St. Croix and Pierce counties were ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Dance: Carlson returns to Prescott

Prescott High School 2018 graduate Emma Carlson came back to perform at her high school with her University of St. Thomas dance team at the Prescott Invite held on Saturday, Dec. 8. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
The Spring Valley Vallettes took first in jazz and second in pom at the Prescott Invite on Saturday, Dec. 8. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Haley Herem and Tea Hill's duet took first place at the Prescott Invite on Saturday, Dec. 8. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
The Prescott dance team performed their jazz routine in front of friends and family in their own gym at the Prescott Invite on Saturday, Dec. 8. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4
The Prescott dance team welcomed family, friends and competitors to Prescott High School for the 2018 Prescott Invite on Saturday, Dec. 8. Among those who attended the invite was 2018 ...

Wisconsin roundup: Evers hits the road, seeks input on state budget; more state news stories

Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers, shown here in a November campaign stop in Hudson, begins what he is calling the "Building the People's Budget" tour Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Green Bay. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers begins what he is calling the "Building the People's Budget" tour Tuesday in Green Bay. Evers says he is asking for public input on how he ...

Wisconsin roundup: Student brings 2 unloaded guns to Durand middle-high school; more state news stories

Investigators with the Durand Police Department say a student in the Durand-Arkansaw School District apparently didn't intend to cause harm when he brought two guns to school. Another student told ...

Infant ibuprofen recalled over potency concern

A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall on an infant ibuprofen product distributed to Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar retail stores. The product was found ...

Wisconsin roundup: Evers to make personal appeal for Walker to veto lame-duck bills; more state news stories

Gov.-elect Tony Evers, left, and Gov. Scott Walker. File photos
Wisconsin's governor-elect says he will make a personal appeal to outgoing Gov. Scott Walker to veto legislation passed this week. The Republican Legislature passed several measures to weaken the powers ...

West Charlotte neighbors to host second annual holiday event

For the second year in a row, several neighbors on West Charlotte Street will offer hot beverages and cookies to those who come to admire their holiday decorations as part of their "Christmas on West Charlotte" holiday event. This year's event will be on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. Submitted photo
The neighbors on West Charlotte Street in Ellsworth will host their second annual “Christmas on West Charlotte” holiday get together from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. “We’ve lived here ...
Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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Wisconsin roundup: Walker chooses attorney to serve on UW regents board; more state news stories

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a high-powered attorney to serve on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Walker has selected Scott Beightol to serve until May 2023. He ...


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