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Wisconsin roundup: Key Republican senators oppose GOP-authored budget; more state news stories
Wisconsin roundup: Two police officers killed in Racine, Milwaukee; more state news stories
Man charged for stealing dog off deck in Hudson
Bay City moves forward with campground bathroom facility
A surplus of dedication: UWRF's Klapatch earns high distinction
crime and courts
It ain't over till it's over: 32 years later, final game in the books
Softball: Cardinals, Panthers account for over one third of MBC All-Conference honors
VIDEO: A 'beary' surprising sighting in Hudson
Dairy Margin Coverage meetings scheduled for June 13 and 19
Softball: Panthers credit season successes to higher power
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
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 7/3/19 Hearing -Lofgren Permit (Deck)
PIERCE CO. HIGHWAY COMMITTEE: 6/20/19 Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/29/19; Case No. 19-CV-88
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/13/19 Special Board Meeting Minutes
PIERCE COUNTY: 5/28/19 County Board Minutes
School is in session at Forestville Vines
'It gave me courage': $2,000 awarded to area entrepreneur through Red Letter Grant
Petersons open their farm June 15 for Dairy Breakfast
Strawberry season starts soon at Driftless Orchard
Pick some sweet somethings: Strawberries season starts soon
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Steven M. Stewart
Charles E. "Chuck" Haglund
William R. Reiff
Marie "Maizie" Cobian
The Dan McCardle Family
Spring Valley Area Fire Dept would like to say thank you
Bonnie and Wayne Peterson
Editorial: Swimming proficiency is a local 'must'
Petryk column: Helping our local nursing homes
Letters to the editor: Fly the Flag properly, or don't do it at all
Petryk column: Protecting our communities through criminal justice reforms
Kind Ideas column: Working to expand Medicaid coverage
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March 21, 2019
VIDEO: Hundreds of volunteers fill sandbags as flood preparations continue on Prairie Island
More than 300 volunteers filled around 20,000 sandbags this week on Prairie Island as the Prairie Island Indian Community prepares for potential...
March 21, 2019 - 12:53pm
March 19, 2019
WATCH: Flood preparations begin on Prairie Island
Flood preparations were underway this week on Prairie Island where officials are closely monitoring rising river levels. Dozens of volunteers...
March 19, 2019 - 2:30pm
October 31, 2018
Refueling, upgrades complete at Prairie Island nuclear plant
Normal operations resumed Oct. 26 at Prairie Island nuclear plant following a five-week refueling and maintenance outage that included replacing...
October 31, 2018 - 1:33pm
October 2, 2018
As wind replaces coal, Xcel says nuclear will remain an important part of energy mix
WELCH — Xcel Energy aims to grow the share of carbon-free energy in its overall generating mix in the next decade, and Prairie Island nuclear...
October 2, 2018 - 1:54pm
August 24, 2018
Cautious optimism surrounds nuclear waste storage progress
RED WING — Federal lawmakers voiced optimism Thursday, Aug. 23, about progress toward relocating the country's radioactive waste to a permanent...
August 24, 2018 - 8:07am
December 8, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Xcel customers to see bigger utility bills; more state news stories
MADISON — Xcel Energy's residential customers in Wisconsin are expected to pay an additional $2 a month for electrical service and $4.76 a...
December 8, 2017 - 10:23am
September 7, 2017
UPDATE: Schools announce student pick up arrangements due to Ellsworth power outage
ELLSWORTH -- Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power to Ellsworth residents Thursday, Sept. 7. According to an outage map on the Xcel...
September 7, 2017 - 1:49pm
May 15, 2017
Xcel Energy continues strong support of United Way
Xcel Energy recently presented a donation of $62,662 to United Way St. Croix Valley Executive Director Ann Searles. Also present were representatives...
May 15, 2017 - 9:23am
November 16, 2016
Be alert for utility bill scams
HUDSON -- Xcel Energy is joining more than 80 gas and electric companies across the United States and Canada to protect customers from long-running scams that target utility customers. The collaboration will promote the first-ever North American Utilities United Against Scams Day...
November 16, 2016 - 10:58am
October 28, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Xcel Energy customers can expect 3 percent rate hikes; fewer voting absentee this year; 12 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin utility regulators have given preliminary approval to rate increases of more than 3 percent for Xcel Energy's electric and natural gas customers. The state Public Service Commission is expected to give the final OK to the rate hikes next month, and they'll then...
October 28, 2016 - 9:07am
July 1, 2016
Gas prices creep down in time for the Fourth; funds deployed for voter ID awareness; Xcel to hand out refunds to Wis. customers; nine more state news stories
Gasoline prices in Wisconsin are inching down, just as the July Fourth weekend arrives. The automotive group AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.37 Friday morning -- almost four cents cheaper than last Friday, and 38 cents less than last Independence...
July 1, 2016 - 8:41am
October 26, 2015
LED streetlight conversion begins in Pierce County
This week Xcel Energy is upgrading streetlights in Ellsworth, Prescott and Hager City to high-efficiency LEDs as part of a massive project to...
October 26, 2015 - 9:16am
December 29, 2014
Unit 1 at nuclear plant returns to full power
Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant’s Unit 1 returned to full power at 12 a.m. today, Xcel Energy said. Operators returned the unit to full power after workers replaced a reactor coolant pump seal during an outage that started on Dec. 10. The situation posed no danger to...
December 29, 2014 - 3:39pm
November 13, 2009
Xcel Energy closer to increasing radioactive storage near Red Wing
A utility is one step closer to increasing the radioactive waste it stores near the Wisconsin border at Red Wing, Minn. Regulators in the Gopher State have approved Xcel Energy's request to expand its nuclear waste storage at the Prairie Island plant. The utility plans to spend...
November 13, 2009 - 9:00am