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 February 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 -- "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.
MADISON -- Another report describes substandard care at the State Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County. WISC TV says the state's health agency wrote the five-page report, which describes broken bones and other injuries to elderly veterans who reside at the home -- plus unsanitary conditions that led to gastrointestinal illnesses for 30 residents and 22 staffers for most of last year.
MILWAUKEE -- A new poll shows that almost two thirds of Wisconsin's registered voters want illegal immigrants to stay and get a path to citizenship. Sixty-two percent in the Marquette Law School poll favor letting undocumented immigrants who are now in the U.S. eventually be citizens. Nineteen percent of the poll's 803 respondents say they should only be temporary guest workers, and 15 percent want them deported.
Gov. Scott Walker's office says it has asked the state Health Services agency to investigate reports of medical errors and staffing shortages at the state veterans' nursing home in Waupaca County.
MADISON -- A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of Jason Simcakoski, the Marine whose death sparked the controversy about the presrcibing of pain medications at the Tomah VA Medical Center.
MADISON-- The Republican lawmaker who represents the state Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County joins Democrats who want a state audit of the facility. Luther Olsen says he also wants to know if another agency should take over the home from state Veterans' Affairs department -- and that's after the Madison Capital Times said employees and residents were among those who say staffing shortages and cost cutting have hurt some of the home's most vulnerable veterans.
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing UW tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package next February. The governor says it's "on the table," but he's not proposing it right now.
A possible cougar sighting a few blocks from Prescott Middle School was reported last week and video of the animal is making the rounds on social media. Prescott resident Mike Weiland showed police video footage of what appears to be a cougar walking along Locust Street at about 11:40 p.m. Monday, July 25. See the video on Facebook at