Measure to require more job efforts from food stamp recipients advances; fallen FBI agent with Wisconsin link remembered; more state news
Joint Finance committee members Tuesday limited a provision in Gov. Scott Walker's budget to sell public property and advanced rules to incent unemployed citizens getting food assistance to work harder at finding a job. Also, Weather Service records compare the Moore, OK. tornado to epic twisters that have hit Wisconsin and a story about two FBI agents killed in a training exercise last week -- one of whom started his career in Milwaukee.
DULUTH -- A Duluth police officer accused of twice backing his personal car into another vehicle in a parking lot outside a bar and leaving the scene while off duty admitted to his crime Tuesday in State District Court. Brian Scott Jones, 50, pleaded guilty to the crime he was charged with -- collision with an unattended vehicle, a misdemeanor.RELATED CONTENT
The College of Business and Economics at the UW-River Falls will host an information session from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the UWRF Hudson Center, for those considering whether a master’s degree in business administration will help them further their career goals.RELATED CONTENT
St. Croix County residents: Don’t miss out on the Tire and Appliance Collection on Saturday, June 1. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get rid of unwanted tires and major household appliances for a small fee.RELATED CONTENT
Big Joint Finance decisions expected today as Walker travels; Lake Superior warm-up blamed for waning Lake Trout population, more state news
The Legislature's Joint Finance committee will decide the fate of a half-dozen signficant affecting the poor and unemployed, state assets and state workers who smoke. Read on for stories about the sale of Wausau Paper,a 2.5 degree warm-up of Lake Superior and a large industrial fire in Sauk City.
ELLSWORTH, Wis. -- A River Falls man died late Saturday after he fell from the rear door of moving bus as it came into Ellsworth on U.S. Highway 10. Joel K. Velure, 23, apparently fell from the rear fire escape door of a “party bus” operated by Kilimanjaro Taxi Service of Hudson.RELATED CONTENT
Panel will decide on DNA-collection question, 'double-dipping'; house explosion levels one- damages five near Eau Claire; more state news
A Sunday afternoon explosion decimated a town of Washington home and blew out windows and cracked walls at surrounding properties. Also, members of the Legislature's Joint Finance committee have several weighty decisions before them this week, including some which would curtail Gov. Scott Walker-budget initiatives. Also, stories of a police shooting, bicyclist's death and more.
I’ve done stories about people battling cancer before. They’ve been all ages, all types of cancers, and all stages of the cancer battle.RELATED CONTENT
Job situation: Back on track or derailed?; Wood-cutting accident caused wildfire that burned over 8,000 acres; more briefs
Wisconsin’s job picture is either exciting or lackluster, depending on which political party you believe. Smoke from logging equipment caused this week’s massive wildfire in far northwest Wisconsin.
Mayor Fred Horne and City Administrator Mike Darrow will be sharing coffee and trash detail every Thursday morning this summer.RELATED CONTENT
RED WING, Minn. - A jogger here died Wednesday night after apparently falling off 200-foot Mississippi River bluff.RELATED CONTENT
The road to relocating St. Croix County’s Health and Human Services staff while the current building is demolished appears a little less smooth or direct following the board of supervisors meeting May 7.RELATED CONTENT
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Police said a black bear was spotted multiple times early Wednesday in this Twins Cities suburb, first in a residential neighborhood, then in a park and later along Highway 61.RELATED CONTENT
The Department of Natural Resources has established a hotline which residents potentially impacted by the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County can call to learn about the status of their homes and property. Meanwhile firefighters continue to extinguish hotspots and shore up fire lines.
Travelers of Hwy. 35N just outside of River Falls experienced a 15-minute road-closure mid-morning Wednesday, May 15, as crews from Xcel Energy strung new electrical cables as part of construction for the new interchange at Radio Road.RELATED CONTENT