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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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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/260/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
5 landing sites picked for daring comet touchdown
Five potential sites have been selected for what will be one of humanity's most audacious undertakings - landing a spacecraft on a comet. Scientists will command the Rosetta spacecraft to 'drop' the...
8/28/14 at 3:00 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1105/50/50/ HEALTH BEAT
Rich, poor, healthy, sick
Take two people, one with a college degree and earning $100,000 a year and the other with a high school diploma earning $15,000, and guess which one is likely to have better health. Those who study p...
8/28/14 at 12:56 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/263/50/50/ SAM COOK'S OUTDOORS
South Dakota pheasant index up 76 percent
South Dakotas pheasant-per-mile index is up 76 percent from last year, according to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. The survey is not a population estimate, but rather compares the...
8/26/14 at 2:51 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/269/50/50/ WESTERN WISCONSIN SPORTS
The fantasy football fanaticism
It has been reported that more than half of the adult males in the United States play some version of fantasy football. Think about that for a minute. We can't get that percentage of citizens to vote....
8/26/14 at 10:43 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/985/50/50/ THE FARM BLEAT
Inspired by the best
How many times in life dont we reflect on what weve accomplished, what were doing and where we want to go, only to say, I wish I could be more like (fill in the blank)? Maybe you wish you were better...
8/17/14 at 9:15 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1210/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN
Georgia Menk’s Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Until she retired a few years ago, Jerri was an active member of the St. Croix Valley Music Teachers Association. The members are professional music teachers and performers, and most meetings featur...
8/28/14 at 7:14 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/669/50/50/ HEALTH MATTERS
Bag It!
Imagine your alarm goes off. You stretch, then race to get ready for the day. How will you pack your familys lunches? During back-to-school, back-to-work season, get creative with healthful pack and ...
8/27/14 at 3:03 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1215/50/50/ MS SIMPLICITY
Boxing Up A Life Part Two
  Last week I blogged about how painful it was to pack up my son as he prepares to move 250 miles away to college this week. I not only packed up the stuff he was taking to college, but also t...
8/24/14 at 10:54 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/261/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Two-trip Tuesday
I started Tuesday morning like every morning; a scoop of Metamucil in water, stir vigorously then swallow. This morning was like few however in that it was two-trip Tuesday. I was up about two-thirty ...
8/23/14 at 8:12 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1237/50/50/ THE ADVENTURES OF OLE AND LENA -- A STUD AND A HOT DISH
I'm a Half Breed (shhh!)
  I have a deep, dark secret that I need to share with myreaders. (Whispers behind hand) I'm a half-breed!! Yes, I am of mixed blood, not that that makes me either a better or a worse person tha...
8/22/14 at 1:51 PM