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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
John Howard, Sr., 89
Harry T. Mark, 88
Janet Elizabeth (Thomas) Quinn, 75
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
Real Estate Showcase
March 2, 2011
Minnesota lawmakers mull Wisconsin tax reciprocity again
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering reinstating a deal with Wisconsin so people who live in one state and work in the other do not need to file two income tax returns. A bill studying the situation is set to be included in an overall tax bill later this legislative...
March 2, 2011 - 1:17pm
January 19, 2011
Walker, Dayton's tax chat delayed
A telephone call between Minnesota and Wisconsin governors about a tax dispute has been delayed until later this week. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, both new to the offices, plan to talk about tax reciprocity, which until this year allowed a taxpayer...
News / politics
January 19, 2011 - 11:11am
'Open for Business' signs irritant for some Minnesotans
Wisconsin's new Republican governor is taking the same tactic as Minnesota GOP legislators to help the economy: finding ways to help businesses so they can create more jobs. Gov. Scott Walker toured his state Tuesday, including stops in Hudson and Superior next to Minnesota, touting...
January 19, 2011 - 11:05am
July 22, 2010
Drowning claims state ag secretary, UWRF grad Rod Nilsestuen
Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Rod Nilsestuen drowned in Lake Superior late Wednesday while taking a swim following a day volunteering on...
July 22, 2010 - 7:47am
October 16, 2009
School districts get overall reduction in state aid
Wisconsin school districts officially got the bad news many were expecting Thursday. The state released the final school aid figures and most districts are getting less than a year ago. In the summer, it was estimated that one of every five school systems would get 15 percent less,...
October 16, 2009 - 9:00am
June 12, 2009
Final Assembly vote on the new state budget delayed; Democrats add amendments
State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan says Democrats have the 50 votes they need to pass their version of the new state budget. But he delayed the Assembly's debate until this morning, so Republicans could review all the changes the majority made in four days of closed-door caucuses....
June 12, 2009 - 9:01am
April 16, 2009
Dems work to expand state's layoff notification law
Some Democratic state legislators want to make sure you know your options if you lose your job or your home. Sen. Pat Kreitlow, Chippwa Falls, and Rep. Kristen Dexter, Eau Claire, plan to introduce a bill this month to expand the state's layoff notification law. They want to make...
April 16, 2009 - 9:43am
March 24, 2009
Investigator suspects arson caused fire at state park
The River Falls and Prescott Fire Departments responded to a structure fire in the Kinnickinnic State Park, W12617 770th Avenue, Clifton, about...
March 24, 2009 - 3:58pm
March 13, 2009
Four powerlifters qualify for state
Alex Brettingen and Luke Johnson finished first in their respective weight classes and Brent Montpetit and Landon Kaiser took second at the Phillips Powerlifting Tournament Feb. 21 to qualify for the state competition this weekend in Holmen. Brettingen took first in the 142 pound...
March 13, 2009 - 8:39am
March 4, 2009
St. Croix Valley Fusion senior Devin Roen of River Falls holds up the sectional championship plaque and lets out a yell while being mobbed by...
March 4, 2009 - 3:28pm
February 19, 2009
State budget hole grows, state programs to blame
There's one huge detail Gov. Jim Doyle left out of his budget speech Tuesday night that the expected deficit has grown again. It's now $5.9 billion, up from the $5.7 billion projected just a few weeks ago. The governor's aides disclosed the discrepancy at a briefing Tuesday. The...
February 19, 2009 - 9:00am
February 18, 2009
Evers, Fernandez move on in state superintendent race
Tony Evers and Rose Fernandez won Tuesday's primary election for state school superintendent. Evers, the deputy superintendent, got 35 percent of the vote. Fernandez, who used to head a coalition of families with kids in online schools, got 31 percent. Three candidates were...
February 18, 2009 - 9:24am
February 12, 2009
Five choices in next week's primary for State Superintendent job
A former pediatric trauma nurse, a state deputy superintendent, a Principal of the Year and two professors are the candidates in next week's primary election for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction. The statewide vote set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, will trim the number of...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Five vie for state school post
A former pediatric trauma nurse, a state deputy superintendent, a Principal of the Year and two professors are the candidates in next week's primary election for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction. The statewide vote set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, will trim the number of candidates...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Doyle may delay state budget
Gov. Jim Doyle says he might wait an extra week to propose his new state budget so he can see what the federal bailout package might offer. The Democratic governor is scheduled to unveil his 2009-11 budget next Tuesday. But Congress is not expected to agree on a final spending...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am