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Prescott names Eric Michaels new chief of police
Prescott named Prescott Police Department Sgt. Eric Michaels chief of police on Dec. 14, an eight-year veteran of the department who started out as a part-time patrol officer. “Chief Michaels is an experienced police officer and probably most important, he knows the Prescott community and is a membe
Maiden Rock man arrested for strangulation, battery
A 26-year-old Maiden Rock man was arrested for allegedly strangling and beating a woman on Nov. 28, according to a criminal complaint. Dylan M. Berner pleaded innocent to felony burglary-commit battery on a person, felony strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and property damage charges
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Ad For Bids- Asphalt Milling
Pierce County Highway Dept. The Pierce County Highway Committee is soliciting bids for Asphalt Milling for the 2019 calendar year. Bid information is available at the Pierce County Highway Department, 621 W. Cairns St., Ellsworth, WI 54011. Bids will be received until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22,
Hy-Vee rescuing struggling retail sites in the Twin Cities
ST PAUL, Minn. — Gateway North in Cottage Grove looked like a retail hospice, where businesses would be made comfortable before they passed away. Over 25 years, Kirit Bhakta quietly watched them die — Kmart, Home Depot, Rainbow Foods and several smaller stores.
Minneapolis man charged with sex trafficking, prostitution for 2nd time
A Minneapolis man was charged for the second time with sex trafficking on Monday. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced the filing of sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution charges against Sandy W. Yancy Jr., 35, of Minneapolis.
PIERCE COUNTY AG & EXTENSION EDUCATION: 12/20/18 Meeting Agenda
Pierce County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, 11:30am -Courthouse Annex, Emergency Operations. Ellsworth. AGENDA: 1. Call to Order; 1a. Establish.
Wayzata owner of N.D. oil patch company is sentenced for fraud
A Minnesota man who helped found a business in North Dakota’s oil patch has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud in a stock manipulation scheme. His co-defendant will learn his fate later this week.
Prescott's Freedom Park turns 90 with celebration this weekend
Prescott's Dallas Eggers remembers relying on a handful of spots for a drink of water when he was a kid playing in the mid-'60s. There was the baseball diamond, the cemetery and what was then known as Tourist Park, now Freedom Park, which was only three blocks from his house.
Large Structure Fire Reported In Woodbury
WOODBURY, Minn. (WCCO) — A large structure fire was reported in Woodbury Monday afternoon. The Washington County Sheriff’s dispatch reportedly requested assistance from neighboring fire departments to fight the flames.
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/18/18 County Board Meeting Agenda
7 p.m. Courthouse County Board Room, 414 W. Main St., Ellsworth, WI. 2. Roll Call; 2a. Establish Quorum, 2b. Adopt Agenda; 3. Pledge of Allegiance; 4. Public comment: no action will be taken; 5. Commendation to Clerk of Circuit Court Peg Feuerhelm for 35 years of service; 6. Purchases of Highway D
St. Joseph second graders perform Thanksgiving play
Second graders in Mrs. Ruth Robey's class at St. Joseph Parish School in Prescott performed a Thanksgiving play recently. An informative Native American welcome including Pilgrims and members of the Wampahnoag Tribe was the focus of the play.
After 28-year-old found unresponsive in New Brighton, police arrest man on suspicion of murder
Police arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a New Brighton apartment last week. Officers responded to an apartment at 721 First Ave. NW on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on a report of a 28-year-old woman who was not breathing, said Tony Paetznick, New Brighton di
Dance: Carlson returns to Prescott
The Prescott dance team welcomed family, friends and competitors to Prescott High School for the 2018 Prescott Invite on Saturday, Dec. 8. Among those who attended the invite was 2018 PHS graduate Emma Carlson who was a guest in her high school gymnasium for the first time.
Red Wing police respond to shooting complaint Friday
RED WING — Authorities responded to a call of shots fired in the 400 block of 12th Street at approximately 8:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2018, according to police. Upon arrival, officers discovered bullet holes in a parked vehicle and residence at the location. No injuries were reported. No further inf
Kiwanis Student of the Week: Connor Lubich
The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Dec. 12 is Prescott High School sophomore Connor Lubich, who was nominated by Prescott High School math teacher Bryce McCauley. "I selected Connor as my nomination for Student of the Week because of his commitment to academic excellence and his leadership
Boys' basketball: Prescott transitions smoothly
A hurdle was thrown into the Prescott boys' basketball team's season on Tuesday, Dec. 11, when the Cardinals found out that leading scorer Parker Nielsen would have to undergo surgery on his meniscus.
Gallery: Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase 2018
The next round of the 2018 Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase is in!. Please don't forget to send us your photos if you haven't yet! Send them to Sarah at email@example.com. Please include name of the hunter, age (if a child), town of residence, area where deer was harvested (general vicinit
The Unsuspecting Wisconsin Truck Stop Where You Can Pull Over And Have An Amazing Meal
Highway 29 passes right through the middle of the state, heading out of Green Bay and up through Wausau before crossing I-94 and ending up near River Falls. It’s a pretty major cross-state highway and as you head west out of Wausau, you’ll come across the little town of Curtiss. Next time you’re pas
A social entrepreneur named 'Zaney Janey'
One of the gingerbread houses sitting in the River Falls Public Library is covered in symbols representing opposites, brought together on one gingerbread house: From Packers and Vikings to Democrats and Republicans. Its creator, Jane Mannetter, said she hopes it conveys a message of togetherness and
Wisconsin hunters: Watch what you’re wearing during post-hunt photo sessions
Some of the most unlikely to-do-so publications run photos of smiling hunters inappropriately dressed while doing their activity and with their prey nearby. Safety is often the issue and being illegally dressed another.