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Wisconsin roundup: Absentee voting underway for August primary elections; more state news stories

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is reminding voters that absentee voting is underway for the Aug. 14 primary.
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River City Chorale presents summer concert series

The River City Chorale will kick off its tenth season by presenting “Awake My Soul and Sing,” a summer concert series at the end of July. Over 150 vocalists from ...
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: Sun Prairie community honors fallen firefighter; more state new stories

Thousands of people lined the street holding candles and signs as they watched the procession of a fallen firefighter's body being returned home.
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Michelle Johnson Receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships

Cops on alert from $25K Wis. fireworks theft arrest 4 men allegedly packing burglary tools

Officers on alert following a $25,000 fireworks theft in Somerset arrested a group of Twin Cities men in June after they arrived in the middle of the night outside a ...
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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Newport, Minn. man charged in Hudson fireworks incident

A Minnesota man had gotten off with a fireworks warning on the Fourth of July in Hudson until he allegedly went after the people who called to complain about him ...
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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Wisconsin roundup: 15 injured, 1 firefighter dead in Sun Prairie explosion and fire; more state news stories

An explosion and fire killed a firefighter and injured more than one dozen other people Tuesday evening in downtown Sun Prairie.
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Wisconsin roundup: Chinese tariffs already stinging Wis. ginseng; more state news stories

Farmers of ginseng, shown here, there say they are already having to deal with a 15 percent tariff China's government put in place three months ago. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR
The battle with China over tariffs hasn't even started in earnest and already some north-central Wisconsin farmers are feeling the pinch.
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Wisconsin roundup: Wis. soybean farmers about to lose more money to tariff battle; more state news stories

One of the main United States crops affected by new foreign tariffs will be soybeans. China retaliated against tariffs imposed by the Trump administration with its own tariffs on $34 ...
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Boy, 3, drowns in Hager City swimming pool

Life-saving efforts by a Hager City mother and emergency responders were too late to save a boy who drowned last week in a Pierce County swimming pool. The Pierce County ...
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