Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.
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MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest in 15 years, even though preliminary numbers show a loss of more than 10,000 jobs last month. State labor officials report a September jobless rate of 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. That's one-tenth of 1 percent lower than in August, even though the total numbers of private sector jobs statewide dropped by 8,500 in the past month, and public sector jobs fell by another 2,000.
The fourth annual signup period begins Nov. 1 for Wisconsinites who want new health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. On Wednesday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said almost 14 million Americans would most likely sign up -- reflecting what she calls "robust" growth. In Wisconsin, average monthly premiums for the 224,000 Obamacare clients are going up by an average of 16 percent -- and some could pay 31 percent more.
MADISON -- Less than half the students taking Wisconsin's latest statewide achievement test showed they were proficient in English, math and science. Almost 383,000 youngsters took the "Forward Exam" this past spring -- and 41 percent of the public and private voucher school students scored at the proficient or advanced levels in math and English, with 49 percent proficient in science.
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS -- A Hammond man was arrested for OWI Sunday afternoon after a motorcycle crash in the town of River Falls. Michael D. Hauge, 28, and a...
The state Republican Party has asked Democrat Russ Feingold to release emails and other records from when he was a special envoy in the Congo. The National Republican Senatorial Committee...
Gov. Scott Walker is not sure yet if he'll support giving free computers or tablets to all high school freshmen in Wisconsin -- and he wants to learn more about it. State Assembly Republicans are making the free computers part of what they call a "Forward Agenda" for the next two-year session. Speaker Robin Vos says students need Internet access, or else they'll be "behind the curve as they get ready for the workforce of the future."
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new poll shows that Democrat Hillary Clinton still has a big lead over Donald Trump for electoral votes, but Wisconsin is one of 10 "toss up" states. The Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll gives Clinton a 46-to-44 percent edge against Republican Donald Trump for Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes -- and of the states where one candidate has a considerable lead, Clinton has secured 244 electoral votes to Trump's 126.
MADISON -- "The long shadow of the Great Recession is finally lifting in Wisconsin." Those are the first words in a new report on the state's workforce from the UW Madison Center on Wisconsin Strategy.
BALDWIN -- A gas drive-off in Eau Claire led to a high speed chase west on Interstate-94 early Monday morning, which ultimately ended near the Baldwin exit. Wisconsin State Patrol...
MONDOVI -- Mondovi police are pretty confident they will find the late-model Jeep Grand Cherokee they're looking for. It should have a lot of damage to its front end. They want to talk to the driver who totaled three parked vehicles at about 1 a.m. Sunday, then drove away from the scene. Nobody was injured because nobody was in the vehicles when they were hit. Police think the damage will make the Jeep easy to spot.