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NRHS students, staff help out around the community
WisDOT puts the brakes on construction for holiday travel
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Complaint: Meth, scale among items seized in raid
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NRHS students planted trout ahead of fishing opener
Thursday Sports: Track teams all qualify athletes for WIAA state meet
New Richmond girls soccer proves it deserves to be called champions
Monday Sports: MBC baseball champions crowned, track regionals held
Teamwork drove St. Croix Central girls to MBC track title
NRHS students, staff help out around the community
Somerset High School graduates Class of 2017
Broken back can't stop Viebrock from racing
Nelson brothers: Through tragedy they have triumphed
Learning to run a business
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Second Pea Soup Medallion Hunt clue announced
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
St. Croix Valley communities powered up for a week of fun
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TOWN OF RICHMOND: 2017 Liquor License Applications
TOWN OF ERIN PRAIRIE: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: Ad For Bids- 2017 Crack Filling
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November 6, 2009
State Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers under new bill
Wisconsin Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers instead of special interests under a bill passed by the Legislature Thursday. The Assembly passed the so-called impartial justice bill on a 51-42 vote, and the Senate OK'd it 19-13. Gov. Jim Doyle has said he would...
November 6, 2009 - 9:31am
October 13, 2009
Milwaukee might get one-fifth the money it received in 2000 to urge people to fill out Census forms
Wisconsin's largest city might only get one-fifth the money it received 10 years ago to urge people to fill out their Census forms next spring. Milwaukee spent a $0.5 million in state and city funds in 2000 to make sure as many as people as possible were counted. But administration...
October 13, 2009 - 9:43am
September 5, 2009
BadgerCare gets $50 million boost
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says a $50 million grant from Washington will help more uninsured residents get the health care they need. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending the money to be used to improve the BadgerCare program over the next five years. States...
September 5, 2009 - 12:12pm
April 29, 2009
Obey seeks federal funding for swine flu battle
House Appropriations Chairman David Obey of Wausau says he'll push for more federal funding to fight the possible spread of swine flu. Obey says if the current outbreak doesn't cause a pandemic, some other virus will and the government needs to be prepared as soon as possible. He's...
April 29, 2009 - 9:00am
March 9, 2009
Doyle cuts funding for clean sweep programs
The governor's budget would cut state funds for the program that keeps hazardous chemicals out of our landfills. Spokesman Lee Sensenbrenner said it was really hard for Gov. Jim Doyle to cut $1 million in state grants for Wisconsin's Clean Sweep programs. But with the rough economy,...
March 9, 2009 - 9:00am
February 26, 2009
Some schools want a laptop in every backpack
Herbert Hoover once promised a chicken in every pot. Now, some Wisconsin schools want a laptop in every backpack. A pilot program in West Bend has 150 kids carrying out laptops. They're either involved in virtual high school classes, or special programs for advanced students. The...
February 26, 2009 - 9:11am
Rep questions money for Indian languages; cut in sex-offender monitoring
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin is in danger of losing a part of its heritage. And that's why he put a $0.25 million in his proposed state budget to revive a program which helps Indian tribes preserve their native languages. Not even 1 percent of Wisconsin's tribal members can speak...
February 26, 2009 - 9:04am
February 13, 2009
Stimulus funding could be directed to Hammond project
There's a chance that the Village of Hammond's Davis Street project could be paid in full by the federal government. Public Works Director Rod Turk approached the board during the public comment time at Monday night's board meeting. Turk said he thinks the Davis Street project will...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
New Community Ed approved for funding
Community Education at St. Croix Central is here to stay. The school board voted unanimously on Monday night to approve a budget for the remainder of this year. The budget of $9,350 will cover one director position for 15 hours a week and an assistant for 10 hours a week. Additional...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Rhoades doesn't see decrease in school funding
Wisconsin school districts are waiting to see how state government leaders solve the budget deficit. A shortfall of more than $5 billion over the two-year period is being projected. One western Wisconsin school district, River Falls, is projecting a 2 percent increase in state...
January 19, 2009 - 9:00am
January 14, 2009
New Assembly Speaker says change in school funding will have to wait
The Wisconsin Assembly's new majority leader says a big change in the way we pay for public schools won't happen any time soon. School officials and teachers have had their hopes up since Democrats took full control of the state Legislature. But Tom Nelson, D-Kaukauna, says the...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
Funding for Interstate Park project approved
The State Building Commission approved funding for the Interstate State Park project on Dec. 17, with both the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund and the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund contributing financial support. The project will create a 1,600 square foot multipurpose...
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Despite budget hole, DHS wants big increase in state funding
Wisconsin's health care agency is asking for a billion dollar increase in state funding as the governor and lawmakers prepare to grapple with a massive budget shortfall. Next year alone, the Department of Health Services is asking for a 19-percent increase in state funding and it...
December 10, 2008 - 9:00am
November 20, 2008
Dems look at changing school funding
Almost every Democrat in the Wisconsin Legislature signed a resolution last year calling for changes in the way we pay for public schools. And now that the party controls all of state government, those Democrats must now decide how far they want to go. Rep. Corey Mason, D-Racine,...
November 20, 2008 - 9:00am
October 31, 2008
Report: Special Interests generously bankrolling negative ads
A new report documents more than $3-million has been spent on attack ads by special interest groups in Wisconsin's election campaigns. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe calls these 527 groups "shadowy players". His report documents contributions from five big...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am