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New name, new initiatives for United Way food center
River Crest students support friends near and far
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Troy prepares for development, wonders about chickens
City encourages collaboration on bullying concerns
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
Twenty-year military journey ends in Hudson
UW Success by 6: parents and caregivers make all the difference
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
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
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Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Mary Jo Lindeberg, 84
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
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
August 27, 2015
St. Croix's July unemployment among state's lowest
July unemployment figures released Wednesday by the state's Department of Workforce Development put St. Croix County near the bottom of Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.5 percent...
August 27, 2015 - 4:03pm
December 24, 2014
Pierce, St. Croix boast state's lowest unemployment rates
New figures released Tuesday by the state officials showed Pierce County had Wisconsin's lowest rate of unemployment at just 2.7 percent while adjacent St. Croix County came in second at 2.8 percent. The numbers, released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, represent...
December 24, 2014 - 8:50am
September 25, 2014
Pierce boasts state's lowest jobless rate; St. Croix is fourth
Pierce and St. Croix counties had the lowest and fourth-lowest rates of unemployment among 72 Wisconsin counties last month, according to Department of Workforce Development figures released Wednesday. Pierce County's unemployment was 3.4 percent, down from July’s rate of 4.2 percent....
September 25, 2014 - 10:13am
January 28, 2010
Tax credit fuels job creation at River Falls NELA firm
Commerce Secretary Richard Leinenkugel visited River Falls Jan. 28 to announce $108,000 in economic development tax credits awarded to NELA Ternes...
January 28, 2010 - 5:00pm
November 27, 2009
Says Obama numbers odd
Dear Editor, Well, well, so the Obama administration created recovery.gov to keep us informed about the results of the stimulus bill, jobs created/saved, reporting waste/fraud/abuse in the system. So let's see, hundreds of jobs created/saved are showing up in non-existent phantom...
November 27, 2009 - 1:30am
November 9, 2009
Census Bureau will hire 47,000 people in Wisconsin
The U.S. Census Bureau will hire 47,000 people in Wisconsin to help conduct next year's census. Most will visit the homes of people who don't return the forms they'll get in the mail next March. The nation's annual population count takes place every 10 years. It not only tells...
November 9, 2009 - 9:00am
November 6, 2009
Doyle thanks Fond du Lac today for keeping Mercury Marine there
Gov. Jim Doyle will meet with employees and officials of Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac today (Friday). The governor's office says Doyle will thank the community, the company, and others for doing what was needed to keep the outboard motor plant in Wisconsin. Hundreds of union workers...
November 6, 2009 - 9:00am
November 5, 2009
Looks like Obama White House drastically overestimated jobs saved or created by stimulus
There are signs that the Obama White House drastically overestimated the number of Wisconsin jobs created or saved by the economic stimulus program. The government said more than 10,000 Wisconsinites have jobs thanks to what Washington has done. But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
Randy's Ramblings: Hudson's green shoots of economic revival
Some of the "green shoots" of economic revival that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talked about last March on the CBS news program "60 Minutes" are sprouting in Hudson. I've been getting the press releases from Gov.
November 5, 2009 - 1:43am
September 8, 2009
Survey reports jobs will be few throughout holiday season
It probably won't get easier to find a job for the rest of the year, not even during the holiday shopping season. Milwaukee's Manpower Inc., says 70 percent of Midwest companies do not expect to change their staffing levels from October-December. Only 12 percent plan to add employees,...
September 8, 2009 - 9:21am
September 2, 2009
Union workers at Mercury Marine get one last chance to keep their jobs
Union workers at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac are getting one final chance to keep their jobs. The maker of outboard motors agreed Tuesday to a third union vote on proposed contract concessions. It will take place Thursday and Friday. If it's approved, Mercury promises to keep...
September 2, 2009 - 9:51am
August 19, 2009
Janesville loses Parker Pen jobs to Mexico
Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, they do. The reeling Janesville economy suffers yet another blow with the announcement of the closing of the Parker Pen factory. It's official name is the Sanford Corp., but Parker Pen has been a major employer in the Wisconsin...
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
July 27, 2009
Federal stimulus money pays young people help fight invasive species
Wisconsin is using federal stimulus money to have young people help fight invasive species. The DNR will employ 55 people under age 24, to show boaters how to avoid spreading things like zebra mussels and the VHS fish virus. Employment relations secretary Roberta Gassman says...
July 27, 2009 - 9:00am
July 14, 2009
Commerce officals cites incentives for attracting companies to state
A top state official takes issue with business leaders who say the new state budget will drive companies out of Wisconsin. Executive commerce assistant Zach Brandon says the claim that the budget takes an unfair bite out of corporations quote, "doesn't match reality." Brandon...
July 14, 2009 - 9:32am
Thousands apply for new jobs making military vehicles at the Oshkosh Corp.
People as far away as Milwaukee have applied for the hundreds of new jobs being added by a new military contract at the Oshkosh Corp. Up to 1,500 applicants turned out for a job fair Monday in Oshkosh, and the company reported a similar turnout on Sunday. It was chosen to build...
July 14, 2009 - 9:30am