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Too good to last: Region braces for winter storm
Walker proposes $11M funding injection at Willow River State Park
Zimmerman checks in with constituents
Somerset man pleads not guilty to sex crimes
Wisconsin roundup: Primary day arrives; western Wis. could see fallout from Minn. liquor bill; 8 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Girls' hockey climbs to top
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Kim Lagerstrom, 58
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
Real Estate Showcase
January 28, 2017
AgweekTV: Going robotic
A Goodridge, Minnesota family dairy farm has gone robotic. What's unique about that, is it's a fairly small operation to be using the technology....
January 28, 2017 - 8:30am
November 29, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Stein calls $3.5M recount estimate 'exorbitant'; Pierce, St. Croix among counties seeking disaster aid; 8 more state news stories
MADISON -- Jill Stein says the estimated $3.5 million cost of Wisconsin's presidential recount is "exorbitant." But the Green Party White House candidate says she's committed to paying it, and she'll ask supporters to come up with $2.4 million to cover that fee. The State Elections...
November 29, 2016 - 10:33am
November 8, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Early ballots returning from Obama-backed counties; UW revokes season tickets, apologizes for noose incident; 9 more state news stories
MADISON -- Most of this year's early voters are from counties that helped re-elect Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2012. The state Elections Commission says almost 800,000 state residents have cast absentee ballots as of Monday morning -- and the political news website WisPolitics.com...
November 8, 2016 - 7:43am
November 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Saudi student dies after assault at UW-Stout; Trump headed to Eau Claire; 10 more state news stories
MENOMONIE -- A UW-Stout junior from Saudi Arabia has died, one day after he was beaten near a pizza place in downtown Menomonie. Police say they're treating the death of 24-year-old Hussain Alnahdi as a homicide, and they're asking for public tips to help find the assailant who was...
November 1, 2016 - 10:19am
October 18, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Final U.S. Senate debate set; Trump suggests Ryan might have reason for cool support; 10 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A second and final statewide debate will be staged Tuesday night for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate candidates. Republican incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold will square off in a 90 minute forum beginning at 8:30 p.m. from Milwaukee's Marquette Law...
October 18, 2016 - 12:03pm
September 27, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
MADISON -- It will soon be against the law in Wisconsin to talk on a hand-held cellphone while driving through a construction zone. Starting Saturday, those who don't stop chatting when passing orange barrels and highway workers can be given a $40 ticket. The only exception is for...
September 27, 2016 - 4:30pm
September 7, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Wisconsin one of 10 presidential ‘toss up’ states; flash flood watch continues; and 9 more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new poll shows that Democrat Hillary Clinton still has a big lead over Donald Trump for electoral votes, but Wisconsin is one of 10 "toss up" states. The Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll gives Clinton a 46-to-44 percent edge against Republican Donald Trump...
September 7, 2016 - 9:50am
September 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Almost two-thirds favor immigrant path to citizenship; Harley Davidson plans 200 layoffs; and 11 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A new poll shows that almost two thirds of Wisconsin's registered voters want illegal immigrants to stay and get a path to citizenship. Sixty-two percent in the Marquette Law School poll favor letting undocumented immigrants who are now in the U.S. eventually be citizens....
September 1, 2016 - 9:24am
June 29, 2016
State could get $13M to fight heroin, opioids; Walker unsure if he'll speak at RNC; Wisconsin boasting nation's top crops; nine more state news stories
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett supports a proposal in the next federal budget to give Wisconsin up to $13 million to fight heroin and prescription drug abuse. Federal and local officials highlighted the subject during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. President Barack Obama's...
June 29, 2016 - 8:47am
June 27, 2016
Statewide gas prices dip; state's poverty numbers steady; Wisconsin farmer creates milk aimed at solving digestion issues; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's gas prices continue to range about a dime higher than the national average. The automotive group AAA said the average price across the country for a gallon of regular gas is $2.31. It's $2.42 in the Badger state, which is a drop of seven cents from a week...
June 27, 2016 - 7:05am
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
May 26, 2016
Freak highway incident in Eau Claire; state's corn should be mostly planted soon; wildfire risk plummets; 13 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- A freak incident caused 21 vehicles to have their tires punctured on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire. The State Patrol was told just after 5 p.m. Wednesday that numerous vehicles were getting flat tires -- and it turned out that they all hit a square metal frame made...
May 26, 2016 - 8:08am
May 18, 2016
Court throws out conviction of gun-toting man near Somerset school; Study: State's long-term debt fourth lowest in U.S.; 14 more Wisconsin news briefs
WAUSAU -- A state appeals court has thrown out a loitering ticket against a man walking near a school in St. Croix County while carrying a rifle and a handgun. The Third District appellate court in Wausau ruled Tuesday that 26-year-old Mark Hoffman should have had his case dismissed...
News/crime and courts
May 18, 2016 - 7:56am
May 3, 2016
Wisconsin crop planting lags behind 2015; Dems seek federal review of voter ID law; UW-Madison faculty cast no-confidence vote; eight more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wisconsin farmers are off to a late start in planting their crops compared to one year ago, but it's still earlier than the norm for the past five years. The USDA says 22 percent of the state's corn crop is in the ground -- 9 percent less than this time in 2015,...
May 3, 2016 - 8:03am
March 29, 2016
FFA and ag science students having fun while keeping an eye on the future
The news is all good from Hudson High School’s Department of Agriculture and the school’s recently organized Future Farmers of America chapter....
March 29, 2016 - 3:43am