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February 16, 2018
(Top row, from left) Shari Walters, Bruce Baillargeon, Robert Gunther, Patty Schachtner and Terry Otradovec. (Bottom row, from left) Lorri Baillargeon, Catherine Cranston, Nancy Dressel and Julie Lange. Not pictured is John Edward Siggens. Submitted photos
Somerset School Board candidates ready for Feb. 20 primary
February 16, 2018 - 7:49am
A proposed $27 million Highway Maintenance Facility would replace an aging building St. Croix County uses to store and maintain road service equipment. Rendering submitted by St. Croix County.
County accepts bid on new highway facility bonds
February 16, 2018 - 7:00am
Members of the Village of Star Prairie Board recognized Clerk-Treasurer Patsy  Johnson for her many years of  service to the community at  the board meeting Wednesday evening, Feb. 7. Back row, from left): President Chad Peterson, Trustee Dan Scheeringa, Trustee Craig Matthys; (front row, from left): Trustee Chris Boardman, Trustee Dustin Howe, Incoming Clerk-Treasurer Patricia Maus, Johnson, Village Attorney Tim Scott, Village Maintenance Operator Nathan Licht. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia
Village of Star Prairie: New faces fill important roles
February 16, 2018 - 5:00am
February 15, 2018
New Richmond City Council members recognized the outstanding work done by citizen members of the Comprehensive Planning Committee Monday, Feb. 12. (Back row, from left): Jim Zajkowski, Ron Volkert, Tanya Batchelor, Mike Montello, Jim Jackson, Scottie Ard, Craig Kittel; (front row): Kevin Morris, Karen Smallidge, Blair Williams, Michelle Scanlan, Katie Wendt, Anna Knutson, Jeremy Poole, Mark Evans, Amber Bulman, Jenny Larson, Rosemary Kosin, Michelle Carlson, and Todd Streeter.
Citizen planners ready to shape future
February 15, 2018 - 1:19pm
 Gov. Scott Walker says he's told legislative leaders it is important to pass a major overhaul of the state's juvenile corrections system this year. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Walker ‘optimistic’ about juvenile corrections overhaul passage; more state news stories
February 15, 2018 - 9:43am
Primary ballots to include 3 vying for Wis. Supreme Court
February 15, 2018 - 9:18am
February 14, 2018
Transit Commission to move forward
February 14, 2018 - 10:00am
President Donald Trump, shown here in an October 2017 photo, said this week that Foxconn's $10 billion project in Wisconsin wouldn't have happened if he'd not been elected. Doug Mills / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Wisconsin roundup: Trump takes credit for Foxconn; more state news stories
February 14, 2018 - 9:34am
February 13, 2018
County Children's Services to add two staff members amidst foster care crisis
February 13, 2018 - 2:10pm
February 12, 2018
Public involvement meeting for US 12 improvement project in St. Croix County
February 12, 2018 - 1:47pm
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NR Public Works begins demo of old Dairy Queen building
February 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Emerald Ash Borer threat closing in
February 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross says campuses must have zero-tolerance for cases of sexual abuse and harassment. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: UW president calls for zero tolerance in sexual abuse cases; more state news stories
February 12, 2018 - 9:11am
February 9, 2018
City of NR to hold pair of public open houses
February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
A proposal backed by Gov. Scott Walker would provide a $100-a-child tax rebate in July and a sales tax holiday the first weekend in August. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Democrats say Walker’s tax cut plan is election-year gimmick; more state news stories
February 9, 2018 - 9:03am