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Superior Council amends budget, delays approval
Committee recommends decriminalizing marijuana possession
Court mulls new testimony in murder case
Report: Agencies struggled with communication during Husky fire
Anatomy of an investigation: The Jacob Wetterling case file
Wisconsin survives challenge from Iowa
Eagles take out the Trollers
Spartans snap three-game skid with tie at ECN
Peterson, Redskins stomp sloppy Packers, 31-14
Boos bombard Vikings in home loss to Bills
Voting is worth the sacrifice
WHEDA funds most single-family loans
New study: Speed and secrecy in lawmaking
Slices of Life: Anyone relate? Didn't think so
LETTER: Residents should be aware of proposed ATV ordinance
ECE celebrates Cooperative Month with events
UWS, Douglas County host veterans run
UWS marks 125 years with all-class reunion
Pontoon crew follows Fitzgerald's final voyage
Tapping Duluth's brewing history
O'Connor's back with plane crash thriller
Hairball's use of makeup for Prince portrayal raises concerns
Burt Reynolds, Hollywood action star with Southern-fried machismo, dies at 82
Minnesota State Fair attendance breaks 2 million mark
Bob & Peggy McDermott and Rick & Wendy King
Douglas County marriage license applications
Harley W. Hickok
Roberta J. Peterson
Donna Mae Dodge
Fairbee A. Merriman
November 14, 2017
Bill would move E-cigarettes, flavored cigars behind store counters
Federal law requires stores to keep cigarettes and chewing tobacco behind the counter or in a locked case to keep them away from children, but there are some tobacco products, including flavored cigars, that those federal regulations don't touch.
November 14, 2017 - 3:12pm
Bill would block Wisconsin law enforcement from prosecuting illegal wolf killings
Northern Wisconsin GOP legislators hopeful to pressure Congress to remove gray wolf from endangered species list.
November 14, 2017 - 9:46am
November 10, 2017
Wisconsin Assembly approves restrictions on releasing body camera footage
Chamber also approves lead pipe replacement program, legalizing industrial hemp farming.
November 10, 2017 - 9:47am
November 9, 2017
Wisconsin lifts copper mine limits, but no project imminent
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 39-14 Tuesday, Nov. 7, on the last day of session for the year, to end the 1998 law that required a 10-year window of proof that similar mines had both operated and closed for a decade anywhere in North America without causing pollution before...
November 9, 2017 - 9:05am
November 8, 2017
Measure allowing children of any age to hunt heads to Governor’s desk
Under current law, a child as young as 10 years old can go on a mentored hunt with an adult in Wisconsin. This bill would eliminate that age restriction.
November 8, 2017 - 9:31am
State Assembly approves healthy eating incentive program for FoodShare recipients
Assembly also passes bills to lower lifeguard age, alter property rights laws.
November 8, 2017 - 9:21am
After Senate vote, Wisconsin joins call for national constitutional convention
State Senate also passes bills to repeal mining moratorium, allow children of any age to hunt.
November 8, 2017 - 9:18am
November 6, 2017
Opioid prescriptions drop in Wisconsin
While state data shows that fewer opioids are being prescribed, deaths from opioid overdoses continue to rise.
November 6, 2017 - 9:24am
November 3, 2017
Wisconsin residents may see impacts from proposed federal tax plan
"Once they pass this tax plan, and increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion, then they’re going to say they have no choice but to follow through with cuts in popular programs," Jon Peacock said.
November 3, 2017 - 10:04am
Assembly passes bill allowing hunting at any age
Currently children must be at least 10 to go on a mentored hunt.
November 3, 2017 - 8:58am
November 2, 2017
Lawmakers propose bill allowing Tesla dealerships in Wisconsin
Current law bars manufacturers from selling directly to consumers.
November 2, 2017 - 10:50am
October 31, 2017
State Senate to vote on bill to remove lead water pipes
Part of the reason replacing lead service lines is so difficult is that part of the responsibility – and the cost – falls to homeowners.
October 31, 2017 - 8:56am
County Board considers slight levy increase
The public gets a chance to weigh in on Douglas County's proposed 2018 budget tonight. The nearly $54.4 million spending plan will levy about $16.9 million in property taxes this year, a 1.39 percent increase over 2017. The levy includes $469,969 in special levy charges that won't...
October 31, 2017 - 7:00am
October 30, 2017
New I-90 weigh station marks DOT initiative to enforce road weight limits
The $11 million facility near Sparta will allow officials to weigh trucks while they're in motion, identifying vehicles that need further inspection without delaying those operating under the weight limit.
October 30, 2017 - 8:56am
October 27, 2017
Ideas flow for citizen lobbying
Planning for the 33rd annual citizen lobbying effort for northernmost Wisconsin kicked off Wednesday with a brainstorming session to determine what issues could be presented in Madison in February. Some of the potential issues are pitches the region has made for years in an ongoing...
October 27, 2017 - 7:00am