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Her Main Street studio is a childhood dream come true
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
Hoberg: He served country and kept on and on serving
Major construction shows commitment
Family of 4 pays estimated $25K for health care; UW 'jobs for life' back under fire; voting laws to stand in August; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Klimpke breaks 49 year-old long jump mark
Wild Side: It's hard to be a bee in Wisconsin
Kayaking the Kinnickinnic
Fly Fishing Clinic set for June 4
Walk with a doc, Dr. Miller that is, and improve your health
Legion's resurgence: Come out for Memorial Day in River Falls
Weekend Happenings: May 27-29
'Going for the Gold at the Pierce County Fair' this year’s theme
St. Croix Valley Foundation Leaders Forum: building dementia-friendly communities
Featured photo: Baby birds
arts and entertainment
Janet Elizabeth (Thomas) Quinn, 75
Harry T. Mark, 88
John Howard, Sr., 89
Michael D. Mohs, 78
Jerome A. Donatell, 72
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Featured column: As I See It: Connect the dots: Go green, go sidewalks
Featured column: Superintendent's Corner: Educator shortage is a growing concern and impossible to ignore
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November 12, 2009
Soldier found dead in Chippewa County had hypothermia
Authorities said a soldier found dead in a Chippewa County forest had hypothermia caused by exposure. But sheriff's officials say the death of Russell Plummer, 20, of Cornell needs a further review. And his body was sent Wednesday to a medical examiner in St. Paul, Minn. Also,...
November 12, 2009 - 10:15am
November 11, 2009
Missing soldier found dead in Chippewa County forest
A soldier missing for 10 days was found dead last night in the Chippewa County Forest. An autopsy is planned today to determine how Russell Plummer, 20, of Cornell died. Relatives were looking for Plummer in the forest when they found his car Monday afternoon. Sheriff's deputies...
November 11, 2009 - 9:30am
October 28, 2009
Afghanistan helicopter crash claims life of Army Sgt. Nicholas Mueller
One of 10 Americans killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan is from the Fox Valley. Army Sgt. Nicholas Mueller, 26, of Little Chute was the crew chief on a Chinook chopper. It crashed Monday after leaving a firefight with suspected drug traffickers from the Taliban. A second...
October 28, 2009 - 9:00am
October 7, 2009
Funeral services Saturday for a soldier from Rhinelander killed in Afghanistan
Funeral services will be held Saturday at Rhinelander High School for a soldier killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Ryan Adams, 26, died last Friday when his vehicle was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade. Seven other members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard were injured in...
October 7, 2009 - 9:02am
Neumanns get six months in jail for praying instead of getting medical help for dying daughter
A Wausau area couple will remain free while they appeal their reckless homicide convictions. Dale and Leilani Neumann were given six-month jail sentences Tuesday, for praying instead of getting of medical help for their dying daughter. Marathon County Circuit Judge Vincent Howard...
October 7, 2009 - 9:00am
October 6, 2009
Bayfield County mom due in court Tuesday in death of 7-month-old daughter
A Bayfield County woman is due in court a week from today in the death of her seven-month-old daughter. Tara Amraen, 25, of Washburn, is charged...
October 6, 2009 - 9:22am
Wausau parents sentenced today for role in diabetic daughter's death
A Wausau area couple will find out this afternoon how long their sentences will be for letting their diabetic daughter die while they prayed for help. Dale and Leilani Neumann were both convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in separate trials this summer. But they'll be...
October 6, 2009 - 9:19am
October 1, 2009
Sixth-grade teacher's drunken-driving death creates lesson for students
A teacher in West Bend killed herself and another person by driving drunk and her school turned that into a lesson of its own Wednesday. Students at Badger Middle School were told that all decisions have consequences, and their parents were asked in a letter to reinforce the point....
October 1, 2009 - 9:00am
September 15, 2009
Corn bin incident claims farmer's life
Patrick Harrington, 75, El Paso, died Monday, Sept. 14 after he became trapped inside a corn bin while it was being unloaded. Authorities were notified of the accident at the Patrick and Margaret Harrington farm, W3593 610th Ave., at 1:55 p.m. Ellsworth firefighters and EMS personnel...
September 15, 2009 - 9:15am
September 9, 2009
Authorities identify a body pulled from the St. Croix River
A man pulled from the St. Croix River on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border has been identified as Christopher Long, 21, from Stillwater, Minn. Authorities were called early Saturday, after somebody found a body near the Arcola High Bridge on the Minnesota side. Long's wallet, keys,...
September 9, 2009 - 9:00am
August 31, 2009
Mondovi soldier killed in Iraq
A Wisconsin soldier is one of two killed in an insurgent attack in Iraq. Sgt. Earl Werner is a native of Mondovi. He was serving his third deployment with the Oregon Army National Guard when he was killed. The other soldier was a private from Monmouth, Ore. Werner had a Bronze...
August 31, 2009 - 9:13am
August 25, 2009
Authorities investigate death of La Crosse woman at bluegrass festival in Wabasha
Authorities are still trying to determine how a La Crosse woman died at a bluegrass music festival in Wabasha, Minn. Ashley Nagel, 20, was found unresponsive on Saturday in her tent at Fat Fest, a three-day outdoor music event. Medics tried to resuscitate Nagel, but she later...
August 25, 2009 - 9:00am
August 21, 2009
Milwaukee Army recruit dies during basic training at Fort Jackson
Army officials in South Carolina confirm that a recruit from Wisconsin has died while training at Fort Jackson. Pvt. Jonathan Morales died after a training march early Wednesday. Morales had taken part in the road march as he was wrapping up his basic training. Base officials...
August 21, 2009 - 9:00am
August 14, 2009
Marshfield man charged in a crash that killed baby in Amish buggy
A Marshfield man is due back in court Tuesday, after he was accused of rear-ending an Amish buggy with his mini-van and killing a baby girl. A $10,000 cash bond was ordered Thursday for Brian Witkus, 49, after he was charged in Marathon County with negligent homicide. Police said...
August 14, 2009 - 9:00am
August 13, 2009
OSHA cites excavating firm after trench death in New Richmond
Federal safety officials have cited a northwest Wisconsin company after the death of a worker in April. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued five citations yesterday against A-1 Excavating in Bloomer. OSHA investigated after Eugene Hakes, 33, of Cadott was...
August 13, 2009 - 6:00am