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School police officer likes his new assignment
Judge rejects nine of 10 claims from abuse victims; Woman dies after stopping for school bus; More state new briefs
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Seniors take advantage of free memory screening
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Brandee S. Mitchell, 33
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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December 18, 2009
State releases farm-aid funds
Wisconsin dairy farmers will soon get checks from the U-S-D-A. The government said yesterday it's starting to distribute $290 million in direct assistance to farmers plagued by low milk prices and higher production costs. The payments are based on the amount of milk produced from...
December 18, 2009 - 11:53am
November 19, 2009
Wisconsin's dairy cows outshine peers in production nationwide
Wisconsin's dairy cows made more milk in October than a year ago, while farmers nationally made less. Last month, 2.1 billion pounds of milk were produced in the Badger State, up 3.5 percent from the year before. But production dropped by over 1 percent in the 23 major dairy states,...
November 19, 2009 - 9:33am
November 17, 2009
Farmers catch up on harvest; mold and moisture a concern
Dry weather has helped Wisconsin farmers catch up with their harvest activities. But moisture levels remain high in the corn crop and some farmers are letting it dry in the fields for now, while they bring in their soybeans. Officials said 38-percent of Wisconsin's corn for grain...
November 17, 2009 - 9:00am
November 10, 2009
Dry weather helps farmers harvest their crops
After one of the wettest Octobers in history, Wisconsin farmers have had a week of dry weather to help harvest their crops. But they're still way behind schedule and excess moisture continues to be a problem in the state's corn. Twenty-three percent of Wisconsin's corn for grain...
November 10, 2009 - 9:00am
More farmers feel pressure from banks to catch up on loans
Many farmers continue to lose money in this recession. And more say they're feeling pressure from banks to catch up with their loans. The Wisconsin Farm Center mediates those disputes and coordinator Roger James says they've handled more than 250 cases in the first nine months of...
November 10, 2009 - 9:00am
August 13, 2009
Governor declares a state-of-emergency in 41 drier-than-normal counties
Gov. Jim Doyle helped Wisconsin farmers Wednesday by declaring a state of emergency in 41 counties where it's drier than normal this year. Doyle issued an executive order that covers about the northern half of the state. It lets the Department of Natural Resources expedite farmers'...
August 13, 2009 - 9:04am
July 17, 2009
Ag secretary tells farmers more loan money is coming
It's getting easier for farmers to get direct federal loans. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in West Salem yesterday that $760 million has been made available for USDA ownership and operating loans that were previously approved, but were not funded until now. Vilsack, U.S....
July 17, 2009 - 9:00am
July 9, 2009
Consumers see declining dairy prices; farmers endure
The consumer is starting to see what farmers have experienced for awhile now: declining dairy prices. A price check of commonly bought food items in Wisconsin shows milk down 11 percent from the first quarter of the year. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau conducts the Market Basket...
July 9, 2009 - 12:53am
June 11, 2008
State agriculture officials not sure about state's corn crop
Wisconsin farmers had 96 percent of their corn planted by Monday. How much of it grows is anybody's guess. State Agriculture Secretary Rod Nilsestuen says it's too early to tell how much damage the fields suffered from this week's floods in southern Wisconsin. Before the rains came,...
June 11, 2008 - 9:00am
May 20, 2008
Wisconsin farmers late in getting crops in
Wisconsin farmers are finally getting their crops planted. Fifty-six percent of the corn is in the ground, thanks to windy conditions which dried the fields over the last week. Corn planting is still 19 percent behind the five-year average. Only 7 percent of the corn has popped...
May 20, 2008 - 9:00am