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Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


WATCH: Flash flooding in River Falls; road closing in Pierce County; mudslide reported in Prescott

Flash flooding left damage and closed roads around Pierce County after a heavy soaking rain drenched the area Wednesday, April 17. Prescott officials were assessing mudslides in two areas, one of which closed a portion of Highway 10.


Prescott man needs a kidney, wants thousands of others to receive one too

About 95,000 people in the United States as of January 2019 are waiting on a list to receive a kidney, according to the U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation.


Weather Outlook: River flooding ongoing, but nice weather returns tomorrow

We were cooler with drizzle and a few showers today, but that only added up to a couple hundredths of an inch. While that wasn’t much, we’re still dealing with our recent snow melt combined with the 1-3 inches of rain we saw yesterday, with even higher amounts reported near River Falls.


Wisconsin Could Face a Mining Disaster

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. The death toll so far has risen to 228 with an est


The Most Dangerous Thing about Marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is Illegal

MADISON – Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement to announce the introduction of LRB-0154 to fully legalize marijuana in the state of Wisconsin:


CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinance 2019-06 (Rezone)

COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIVER FALLS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE:. Ordinance No. 2019-06 - to Amend the Official Zoning Map and Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan of the City of River Falls (the Depot and City Station Development Areas) - This ordinance amends the official zoning


Immigration Detention Center COO: Wisconsin City Rejected Proposed Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A company that runs privately-owned immigration detention centers has announced that city officials in New Richmond, Wisconsin have rejected their request to build a new facility.


Stillwater man sent to prison for defrauding Missouri company

Authorities say a Stillwater man convicted of defrauding a Missouri company has been sentenced along with a co-conspirator. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 56-year-old Bobby Woods, of Stillwater, Minn., and 64-year-old Alan Dwayne Johnson, of Collinsville, Mo., pleaded guilty earlier to con


Heavy t-storms producing lots of rain Up North, flooding expected on Wisconsin River

A severe storm system dumped four inches of rain on River Falls Wednesday afternoon, and more storms are coming through Wisconsin later in the day, with a chance of tornadoes and large hail added to the mix.


New Richmond says application for ICE detention center has been withdrawn

The City of New Richmond, Wisconsin says the company behind a proposal to build an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center there has decided to withdraw its rezoning application.


Marijuana advocates trying again for legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.


Man sentenced to 30 years for rape, murder

A Stillwater man who admitted strangling his girlfriend at her St. Paul home last summer, staging the scene to look like a drug overdose and then raping a houseguest, was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison.


The teacher shortage in Wisconsin: Why are fewer people wanting to become teachers?

Teaching has been regarded as one of the most important jobs someone can have. But more and more school districts are finding it harder to hire teachers and get them to stay.


Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces 277 total traffic stops on 'Blue Day'

MILWAUKEE -- In order to enhance highway safety, Wisconsin State Patrol had a heavy presence on I-94 on "Blue Day." In total, officers made 277 traffic stops and conducted 66 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections during Tuesday’s “Blue Day” initiative in eight southeast Wisconsin counties.


Flying silver carp are discovered in the St. Croix River

Earlier this week, some commercial fishers on the St. Croix River, not far from Prescott, Wisconsin, hauled up their nets and found they’d snagged a little something extra. The word “little” may not actually apply here. This was a tough, 26-inch-long, seven-pound slapper with a scaly silver hide and


Stillwater’s Zephyr Theatre receives $150,000 donation

The Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater has been given a $150,000 donation from Royal Credit Union to help pay for renovations. In appreciation, the theatre renamed its visiting area the “RCU Lounge,” a lobby where patrons socialize before and after performances.


Wisconsin officials seek man accused of stealing water ski boats, Craigslist scam

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WIFR) -- The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office asks for the public’s help to identify a suspect associated with stealing Beaverland Must-Skis water ski boats.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Stillwater

STILLWATER, MN — New and exciting events are coming to the Stillwater area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


Tiger Woods bettor has long criminal record in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. -- The gambler who hit it big on Tiger Woods' Masters victory has a lengthy criminal record in his home state of Wisconsin. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a Las Vegas sportsbook. Adducci cashed in on 14-1 odds that Woods would capture the