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Wisconsin roundup: After winter’s sucker punch, concerns turn to melting snow; more state news stories

The Mississippi River, shown here at Prescott, could be poised for flooding in some areas, depending on the outcome of the melting process. File photo
Wisconsin residents looking forward to a forecast promising temperatures in the 50s by the weekend may want to re-think that.
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Wisconsin roundup: Barrett mulls fourth run for governor; more state news stories

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said he's considering challenging Gov. Scott Walker in November. File photo
He has a lot of money in his campaign account and some doubts about the quality of the field of Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor.
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Wisconsin roundup: Will Wednesday's snowy blast represent Old Man Winter's last gasp?; more state news stories

More wintry weather is expected in western Wisconsin. Snow and possibly a wintry mix is forecast for Wednesday in some locations. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm ...
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Wisconsin roundup: Walker pledges not to leave Wis. for Trump administration; more state news stories

Gov. Scott Walker issued a pledge to reporters Monday that he won't leave office during his third term to take a position in President Donald Trump's administration. File photo
Gov. Scott Walker says he is running for a full term leading Wisconsin state government.
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District attorney: New Richmond man killed son, 19

Authorities said this town of Richmond home was the scene of a homicide early Saturday, April 14. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia
St. Croix County authorities said one person is in custody following a suspicious death early Saturday in rural New Richmond. According to a news release, sheriff’s deputies were called at ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Wisconsin roundup: Activists hold weekend pro-gun rally at state Capitol; more state news stories

One of many pro-gun rallies held nationwide brought an estimated 100 gun-rights advocates to the Wisconsin Capitol Saturday.
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Area schools delayed Monday morning

Many area schools announced two-hour late starts Monday, April 16 after getting socked with a spring snowstorm over the weekend. Plows are still cleaning up and in some cases, snow ...
Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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Wisconsin roundup: Assembly speaker was on free London trip that has FBI’s interest; more state news stories

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is defending a free trip to London that he took with lobbyists and a group of lawmakers from other states.
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is defending a free trip to London that he took with lobbyists and a group of lawmakers from other states. Vos says he followed state ...
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Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. in snowstorm’s crosshairs, farmers brace for aftermath; more state news stories

Forecasters say more snow is in store for western Wisconsin beginning Friday afternoon and running into Saturday. File photo
Forecasters say a major springtime storm is bringing plenty of snow and blizzard conditions from portions of the northern and central Plains to the Upper Midwest.
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Pierce County man injured while battling structure fire

A Hager City man was hospitalized Tuesday while attempting to put out a fire that destroyed his garage. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 59-year-old Douglas Volenec was transported to ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

(715) 426-1072
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