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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
Moon closes in on Saturn tonight, beckons us back to the sky
No way is the moon done serving up delights.Tireless as ever even after a long slog through Earth's shadow Monday night, it lifts our gaze to the planet Saturn tonight. Look moon-ward after 11 o'...
4/16/14 at 1:13 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/263/50/50/ SAM COOK'S OUTDOORS
Spring or not, the turkey mating game goes on
Todays the first day of Minnesota and Wisconsins spring wild turkey seasons, but it isnt clear how many gobblers will be out strutting in the snowstorm. Sparky Stensaas of Wrenshall passed along a c...
4/16/14 at 12:42 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/269/50/50/ WESTERN WISCONSIN SPORTS
WIAA needs 1.65 multiplier to provide sports equity
While pundits from all of Wisconsin's metro areas are arguing against the proposal, the plan to add a 1.65 multiplier to the enrollment of private schools for WIAA sports events is badly needed to bri...
4/15/14 at 12:13 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/985/50/50/ THE FARM BLEAT
The undercover search for sheds
After writing in my last blog about looking for deer antlers in the grove on the family farm south of Worthington, my nephews hatched a plan to expand the search area to one of the Wildlife Management...
4/3/14 at 8:32 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/599/50/50/ DESKTOP SPORTSMAN
Finally Four
Winning a national championship might actually be second on the benefits scale of making the Final Four for the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team. The first will be breaking the stereotype...
4/2/14 at 3:09 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/261/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Seventies Kid
People my age have entered their nostalgic years. The minor events from our youth have now become milestones and items we consumed with little consideration are now personal icons. I have decided afte...
4/16/14 at 6:38 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1210/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN
Dale’s Cousin’s Chicken and Olive Casserole
After the memorial service for Dales mother, the family gathered at the house to visit, exchange news and memories and console one another. Neighbors and family members brought food to share. One of...
4/15/14 at 10:25 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1215/50/50/ MS SIMPLICITY
Back To Basics: Organizing Your Photos In A Digital World
  Hi, my name is Melissa and I like to take photos. I have a problem but I am not about to change it. Currently my biggest problem is my phone doesn't have the ability to store all the photos ...
4/15/14 at 9:21 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/722/50/50/ SHEILA HARSDORF STATE SENATOR
Legislature Passes Bipartisan Bills as Session Concludes
The 2013-14 legislative session concluded this past week with the State Legislature giving final approval to a number of bills addressing important issues ranging from the heroin epidemic, coverage of...
4/7/14 at 10:56 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/669/50/50/ HEALTH MATTERS
BE HEALTHY FROM THE START
This week, in celebration of National Public Health Week 2014, we will offer tips on where to start when considering the role of public health at home on our Facebook page. Todays tip: Be healthy from...
4/7/14 at 9:42 AM