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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
May 26, 2016 - 8:08am
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
May 3, 2016 - 8:03am
March 22, 2016
Tim Nixon outside his home within Willow River State Park's boundaries. (Star-Observer photo by Ricky Campbell)
Tim Nixon taking on global issues here at home
March 22, 2016 - 10:08am
February 25, 2016
River Falls-grown alfalfa sprouts causing food-borne illnesses, say health officials; 'Sanctuary cities' bill unlikely to pass; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
February 25, 2016 - 8:20am
February 22, 2016
Newborn piglets at the Mann Valley Farm. About half the piglets born at the farm have died since the outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome. (Photo by Natalie Howell, Falcon News Service)
Swine disease strikes UW-River Falls farm; annual auction canceled
February 22, 2016 - 4:21pm
February 19, 2016
Assembly wraps up session: OKs voucher tax relief, mental health funding; Mississippi shipping could being by mid-March; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
February 19, 2016 - 8:12am
February 18, 2016
Watchdog group concerned about money in court race; Latino 'milkers' converge on Capitol for rally today; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
February 18, 2016 - 9:25am
February 15, 2016
UPDATED: Justice Scalia remembered by Abrahamson, Marquette Dean; low turnout expected for Tuesday's primary; plus 14 other news stories from around Wisconsin
February 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
December 22, 2015
Study: 1 in 3 Kewanee County wells is unsafe; Dems want shared governance restored to UW System; plus 12 more Wisconsin news stories
December 22, 2015 - 9:04am
December 21, 2015
Speaker Ryan brushes off conservative criticism of spending deal; corn, soybean bins jammed in wake of near-perfect crop year; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
December 21, 2015 - 9:29am
December 4, 2015
Congress passes transportation funding, Obama expected to sign; cheesemakers widen state's production lead; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
December 4, 2015 - 9:25am
December 1, 2015
State's third fatal hunting victim was Spencer-area dairyman; firm's innovative milk condensation process embraced by investors; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
December 1, 2015 - 9:07am
September 30, 2015
Low stress cattle handling program and certification offered
September 30, 2015 - 10:34am
September 4, 2015
Irregularly shaped watersoaked lesions can be observed on young leaves at the top part of the plant. Under humid conditions, lesions become brown and pathogen sporulation can be seen.  Eventually the leaves shrivel and become necrotic and die. The fruit remain firm but spots eventually become leathery and chocolate brown and can enlarge to cover the entire fruit. Photos by usablight.org.
'Late Blight' devastating local tomatoes
September 4, 2015 - 12:38pm
July 17, 2015
Pam Herink and Chris Libbey. Submitted photo.
AgStar donates to help save fair buildings
July 17, 2015 - 12:26pm