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Panthers in the Woods

Panthers in the Woods

The Ellsworth Middle School again offered an outdoor education experience to interested students. ...

Plum City students earn Red Cross recognition

Plum City students earn Red Cross recognition

In an effort to engage high school students on the life-saving experience of donating blood, the American Red Cross has initiated dual programs design...

Ellsworth Ambulance Service gets $5,000 donation

Ellsworth Ambulance Service gets $5,000 donation

Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service (EAAS) has accepted a donation of $5,000 from Fairmount Minerals Foundation in support for the purchase of a lifesavi...

UPDATE: Prescott bridge reopens after rollover

PRESCOTT -- A rollover accident on the Hwy. 10 bridge at Prescott temporarily closed the highway as police and emergency personnel assisted a woman injured in the crash.

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Ellsworth woman injured in three-car accident Monday night

An Ellsworth woman was injured in a three-car accident Monday night.

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Nesbitt's finds sweet spot

When Leah Nesbitt first heard that Kathy Boos was interested in selling Red Wing Confectionery, she said buying the downtown Red Wing business didn’t immediately cross her mind.

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Minnesota man injured in motorcycle accident

A Minnesota man was taken to an area hospital Sunday night when he was ejected from the motorcycle he was riding.

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River Falls teen injured in one-vehicle accident

A 17-year old River Falls teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday.

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Former Viking to read from his new children's book

Former Viking to read from his new children's book

Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Viking football player, along with his daughter, Kamie Page, will read from their new children’s book "Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky."

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D'Boys to perform during Cheese Curd Festival

D'Boys to perform during Cheese Curd Festival

The musical group D’Boys have one goal in mind when you listen to their performances.

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Olson named Courthouse Security Officer

Olson named Courthouse Security Officer

Within the Pierce County Courthouse one of the biggest challenges for years has been courthouse safety.

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Soldier known for fight against cancer dies

Area News
-- Lt. Col. Mark Weber, the Rosemount soldier who became an inspiration to many as he battled terminal cancer for nearly three years, died shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, according to a post on his Caringbridge site.

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Afton's Strawberry Fest June 22-23

Afton's Strawberry Fest June 22-23

The Afton Strawberry fest will be held from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in downtown historic Afton, Minn. The family-friendly event includes food, music, art, vendors and a European-style flea market.

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Boat traffic on the St. Croix River blocked this morning

Area News
-- Boat traffic on the Saint Croix River is being blocked this morning, until a broken cable can be fixed on the Stillwater Lift Bridge between Houlton Wisconsin and Stillwater Minnesota.

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Old Cowbelle: Sing something that matters

Old Cowbelle: Sing something that matters

I like music, and most songs, but I like to be able to understand the words. So many singers seem to think that the “louder the better,” even on Idol, to the point of screeching. Uff da!

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Editorial: A June Dairy Month plus

Editorial: A June Dairy Month plus

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson is right when he says the state’s vocational rehabilitation partnership keeps farmers working and supports America’s Dairyland’s agricultural heritage.

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Bombers win key game over Osceola

Bombers win key game over Osceola

Bay City topped Osceola 4-1 at Hortenbach Park Sunday and kept themselves in contention for a division title.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2151/50/50/ CAPITOL CHATTER
Minnesota doctors may be in short supply
By Don Davis Primary care doctors soon may be in short supply, a Minnesota Hospital Association report showed on Monday. Many of our hospitals, especially those in greater Minnesota, already have diff...
7/22/14 at 4:48 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/260/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
How to find the center of the Milky Way ... and what lurks there
Ever stared straight at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy? Give it a try this coming week. With dark skies and no moon, the time is right. Notice I didn't say into the heart. No human eyes can pe...
7/22/14 at 2:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3656/50/50/ SPORTS ROUNDUP
Brewers Slide Continues, McIlroy Becomes 3rd Youngest to Win 3rd Major
Coming out of the All-Star break, the Milwaukee Brewers were hoping to turn around their July skid. Things looked good after a 4-2winFriday night over the Nationals. However, they dropped the final tw...
7/21/14 at 9:50 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/263/50/50/ SAM COOK'S OUTDOORS
Night fishing will open July 21 on Mille Lacs Lake
The night-fishing ban for walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be lifted July 21 at 10 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In past years, the Mille Lacs Lake night cl...
7/14/14 at 3:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/985/50/50/ THE FARM BLEAT
The princess and the toad
As my great-niece Kiera and my great-nephew Brody approach their fourth birthdays in the coming months, Im finding that while they may both have birthdays on the 28th day of the month hers in August ...
7/9/14 at 4:43 PM

Featured Area Voices

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Dorm Room Packing Essentials
  I have reached that time that another child is about to leave the nest. This child going is much harder than the previous one....because I know how I will feel afterward. With my oldest I ...
7/22/14 at 12:29 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2363/50/50/ WESTERN WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
Spectrum West July 24
Heroic Dogs of Wisconsin to be Featured on Spectrum West July 24 A conversation about service dogs and a sculpture honoring guide and service canines commissioned by Katherine Schneider, University of...
7/22/14 at 12:02 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3430/50/50/ HEALTH MATTERS
Think Summer; Think Melon
Imagine: a blistering hot day with a slice of sweet, juicy watermelonor an icy, thick smoothie made with fragrant cantaloupe or honeydew melon! Melons are treasure troveswith more health-promoting be...
7/21/14 at 11:29 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1645/50/50/ THE DIRT
Heating up
Yesterday was a scorcher here in Moorhead--I'm not sure what the high was, but when I checked around 5 p.m. it said 94 on our yard thermometer. Today's supposed to be even hotter. I'm not complaining...
7/21/14 at 11:25 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3401/50/50/ THE PERIPHERY
Portraits of Tanzanian Villagers
In Tanzania, theres more to camera & firearm comparisons than the verb used to describe using them and the fact that I wear mine on my belt. Here, people react to a photographer by putting their ...
7/20/14 at 1:57 PM