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For this baby, it's been all about heart and hospitals

For this baby, it's been all about heart and hospitals

Crystal DuBois said, after 12 draining hours of labor, it was a shock to have her nine-pound son whisked away soon after delivery, before she could ho...

Small fry

Small fry

Brian Pieper of Rockworks Landscaping, one of the participating businesses at the fifth annual Spring Fever Expo Saturday, checked on a couple of the ...

Patient visits Masonic booth

Patient visits Masonic booth

One of the visitors at the Hancock Lodge #229 F&AM booth at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Fever Expo was three-year-old Brady Knutson ...

9.10 feet on March 24

Mississippi River at Red Wing measured at Red Wing Grain. Readings began today and will continue through the shipping season. Look for updates under FYI, River Level, Monday through Friday by 9 a.m.

Morning Budget News: Dane County DA gives more reasoning for blocking the budget bill

Wisconsin News
-- Dane County’s chief prosecutor has given a state appeals court a second reason to keep blocking the new law that limits collective bargaining by public unions.

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End of the year coming quickly for PC Schools

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the Plum City School District has numerous upcoming events on its calendar.

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Elmwood board gets good news about projects

Good news about several projects was heard by the Elmwood Village Board earlier this month.

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Prescott teachers grant concessions

The Prescott teachers granted the school district over $500,000 in concessions regarding benefits for the 2011-12 contract.

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Come back with those petition signatures

River Falls police were asked to track down and find a suspect who had made off with a batch of Sen. Sheila Harsdorf recall petition signatures late Sunday afternoon.

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Geister launches private eye business

Geister launches private eye business

Chris Geister was working as surveillance director at a Minnesota casino when he had a change of heart.

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City of River Falls sue for hotel tax payment in Pierce County Court

The city of River Falls filed two complaints at the Pierce County Courthouse on Friday, March 11, in an effort to collect unpaid room taxes from two hotels.

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Rocky Branch Creek project floats, swims toward progress

Rocky Branch Creek project floats, swims toward progress

The DNR, local chapter of Trout Unlimited named Kiap-TU-Wish, and the City of River Falls confirm: A vision is forming for the Rocky Branch, one of the Kinni’s tributaries that runs south and east of the city and is locally known as a “creek.”

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Rice Lake teenager killed in truck accident in Montana

Western Wisconsin News
-- A 16-year-old boy from northwest Wisconsin was killed yesterday in a weather-related Interstate crash near Bozeman Montana.

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Shawano hardest hit by the two-day storms, Mississippi to crest late next week

Wisconsin weather
-- The northeast quarter of Wisconsin was hardest hit by the two-day snow-and-ice storm that cleared out last night.

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State's flood emergency operations office opens

Minnesota News
-- As floodwaters rise, emergency management operations officially begin this morning at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety headquarters in St. Paul.

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Hastings preparing for Mississippi to reach flood stage by weekend

Minnesota News
-- According to National Weather Service forecasts, the Mississippi River is expected to cross into the major flooding stage by this weekend. Predictions say the river will reach 20.8 feet by March 29.

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Editorial: Be safe when active

Winter-related activities can take a toll on people’s physical well-being if they aren’t careful.

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Country Pastor: Writing in the earth

Country Pastor: Writing in the earth

There is a secret to the story in John 8 of the woman caught in adultery.

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Old Cow Belle: Computer ‘Patience’

Old Cow Belle: Computer ‘Patience’

Having “dial up” internet requires a LOT of patience. It’s good I have a large amount. My present computer is not quite four-years-old, which isn’t really old, but must be slowing down a bit. (Like me).

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Is a merger in the works between Plum City and Elmwood?

Is a merger in the works between Plum City and Elmwood?

Plum City and Elmwood are longtime rivals in both boys and girls basketball. However, the rivalry could be coming to an end next year.

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Bucks damage their playoff hopes in loss

Wisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Bucks hurt their playoff chances last night with a 97-90 home loss to the lowly Sacramento Kings.

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Badgers take on Butler tonight in NCAA regionals

Badgers take on Butler tonight in NCAA regionals

Wisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin men will play their first NCAA Sweet-16 game in three years, when they face Butler tonight in a Southeast Regional semi-final in New Orleans. Tip-off will be around nine o’clock on TBS.

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Mauer power helps Twins top O's 5-2

Minnesota Sports
-- Joe Mauer belted a two-run single in the second inning as the Twins topped the Orioles 5-2 in Grapefruit League play last night.

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Minnesota State advances to national semifinals in NCAA D-II tourney

Minnesota State advances to national semifinals in NCAA D-II tourney

Minnesota Sports
-- Minnesota State-Mankato survived an overtime game against Alabama-Huntsville in yesterday's NCAA Division II men's basketball Elite Eight and will now play in the Final Four tonight in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Natural Resources Board wants Gov. to pull back rules changes for phosporus

Outdoor News
-- The state Natural Resources Board is urging Governor Scott Walker to reconsider scaling back a sweeping package of rules to control phosphorus in state waters. The board made their request during their meeting Wednesday.

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Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/260/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Fire haze turns sun into big red ball
Smoke from fires in the Canada's Northwest Territories continues to funnel down across Manitoba and into the U.S. Upper Midwest creating an artificial overcast of smoky haze. We've lost the blue cla...
7/29/14 at 6:19 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/263/50/50/ SAM COOK'S OUTDOORS
Night fishing will open July 21 on Mille Lacs Lake
The night-fishing ban for walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be lifted July 21 at 10 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In past years, the Mille Lacs Lake night cl...
7/14/14 at 3:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/985/50/50/ THE FARM BLEAT
The princess and the toad
As my great-niece Kiera and my great-nephew Brody approach their fourth birthdays in the coming months, Im finding that while they may both have birthdays on the 28th day of the month hers in August ...
7/9/14 at 4:43 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/599/50/50/ DESKTOP SPORTSMAN
Mid-summer edition
- Whenever there is a change in regime of any kind of organization, the new leader is given both the authority and the benefit of putting in his own personnel in key positions. The Milwaukee Bucks hir...
7/4/14 at 10:35 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1105/50/50/ HEALTH BEAT
When the patient becomes the doctor's caretaker
In a video interview, the anonymous doctor's frustration comes through loud and clear. She takes care of complex patients with many health needs, often working 11 or 12 hours a day, sacrificing time w...
6/24/14 at 12:55 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/261/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, The Fair...
7/29/14 at 7:10 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1215/50/50/ MS SIMPLICITY
Would You Buy This Again?
The reasons that we have clutter varies by person to person. Just like the ability to get rid of it varies from person to person. For some it is easy and they canrid themselvesof sentimental items wit...
7/29/14 at 12:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1210/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN
The Turk’s Cheese Börek
When Marge Gogian died on February 26, 2013, seventy-nine years of history died with her. The daughter of George, The Turk, and Isabelle, Ma, Gogian, Marge kept serving guests at The Turks Inn until ...
7/23/14 at 4:05 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/669/50/50/ HEALTH MATTERS
Think Summer; Think Melon
Imagine: a blistering hot day with a slice of sweet, juicy watermelonor an icy, thick smoothie made with fragrant cantaloupe or honeydew melon! Melons are treasure troveswith more health-promoting be...
7/21/14 at 11:29 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/722/50/50/ SHEILA HARSDORF STATE SENATOR
Tax Reform Roundtable Comes to Western Wisconsin
Last week Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler visited northwest Wisconsin to discuss state tax policy and its impact on our household budg...
6/26/14 at 2:57 PM