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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Looking back, Looking forward

December 28, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

As we say good-bye to 2012, it’s good to reflect on the old year and the opportunities and challenges in the New Year. Continue Reading

Prescott bridge closed by Wednesday morning crash

June 19, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

A rollover accident on the Hwy. 10 bridge at Prescott has temporarily closed the highway as police and emergency personnel assist a woman injured in the crash. Continue Reading

Letter from Sen. Vinehout: The “Eat Dessert First” budget

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

“I love to eat dessert first,” the Prescott man said as he munched on cake. Continue Reading

Morning State News Briefs: State maple syrup harvest largest in 21 years

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Wisconsin News — Wisconsin’s maple syrup harvest for this spring is the biggest in at least 21 years. Continue Reading

State Government and Political Round-up: Assembly takes up budget today

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Wisconsin News — Republican leaders are still confident that the current version of the new budget is basically the one that will pass both houses this week. The state Assembly is scheduled to start debating the two-year, $68-billion package of spending and new policies. They’re expected to take a break tonight before approving the budget tomorrow. Continue Reading

Western Wisconsin News Briefs: Body pulled from Chippewa River

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Western Wisconsin News — A body was pulled yesterday from the Chippewa River in Eau Claire. Police said canoeists spotted what appeared to be a body near the Short Street Bridge around 5:50 p.m. Continue Reading

Menard sued for sexual harassment in Indiana

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Western Wisconsin News — A former business partner is suing Eau Claire billionaire John Menard. Tomisue Hilbert claims that the home improvement magnate pressured her for sex, and later retaliated by firing her husband and filing suits against them and their friends.
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Minnesota News Briefs: Man hit by shrapnel at bachelor party dies

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota News — A man died after he was accidentally hit by shrapnel during a bachelor-bachelorette party in southeastern Minnesota. Continue Reading

St. Paul market raided for bad drigs

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota News — A St. Paul market was raided after several people became ill after using drugs purchased there, and Ramsey County Sheriff’s officials say one of the overdoses was fatal.
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Morning State Sports Briefs: Brewers begins interleague series with Houston

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Wisconsin Sports — The Milwaukee Brewers have had solid pitching from their starters and they hope to keep it going tonight, when they open a three-game Interleague series at Houston. Continue Reading