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  1. Wood County Coroner Garry Kronstedt walks to the scene of a crash that caused a fatality in May 2007 at the intersection of Highway W and 64th Street in Grand Rapids. Daily Tribune Media file photo

    Longtime Wood County Coroner Garry Kronstedt won't run for re-election

    After serving as Wood County coroner for 20 years, Garry Kronstedt has decided not to run for re-election.

    • 6:51 PM
  2. Bruce King, former superintendent of the Marshfield School District, was employed as a consultant for the district for more than two years after his retirement, apparently without knowledge of Marshfield School Board members. News-Herald Media file photo

    Demand transparency, accountability from Marshfield School Board: column

    The recent revelation regarding the continued employment of former Marshfield School District Superintendent Bruce King is an interesting development regarding school district policy.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  3. Marshfield man accused of interstate transportation of stolen vehicles, goods

    A 28-year-old Marshfield man was charged with four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property in federal court Wednesday.

    • 5:09 PM
  4. Wednesday police log includes woman damages a man's truck, says she 'should have done more'

    A 26-year-old Nekoosa man was arrested at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of West Blodgett Street for Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids warrants. He was booked and transported to Wood County Jail.

    • 7:02 PM
  5. Green Bay Packers' Sam Shields, Jarrett Bush, Charles Woodson, M.D. Jennings and Tramon Williams jump with Seattle Seahawks receivers on the last play of their 2012 game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Seattle receiver Golden Tate (81) was credited with the catch for the game winning touchdown. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers to open season at Seattle Sept 4

    The Packers will open their season at defending Super Bowl champion Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 4, in the nationally televised kickoff to the season.

    • 7:10 PM
  6.  Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Take closer look at UW tuition freeze: Other View

    Another billion-dollar University of Wisconsin System surplus calls for another two-year tuition freeze. At least that's the view taken by Gov. Scott Walker.

    • 6:15 AM
  7. Chad Heins is all smiles with the media at Central Wisconsin Airport In December 2007 after being released from a Florida prison. Heins, who was 33 at the time, had been cleared of murdering his sister-in-law in 1994 Gannett Central Wisconsin file photo

    Former Nekoosa man acquitted of Florida murder now accused of helping to steal almost $7 million

    A 39-year-old former Nekoosa man released from a Florida prison after being found not guilty of murder is once again incarcerated in the Sunshine State.

    • 7:12 PM
  8. Clark County ATV trails to open May 1

    Clark County Forest ATV/UTV trails will open as scheduled May 1.

    • 4:57 PM
  9. Firefighters respond to vehicle fire

    Firefighters responded at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday to a passenger vehicle fire at 109 W. Upham St.

    • 7:20 AM
  10. Joshua Wenzel

    Green Bay police investigate arrest shown in viral video

    Green Bay police are investigating a violent arrest outside a downtown bar over the weekend captured on video and posted online.

    • 5:02 PM
  11. Brian O. Sentkowski

    Nekoosa man pleads guilty to killing kitten

    A 25-year-old Nekoosa man who authorities say killed his sister's kitten pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wood County Circuit Court.

    • 6:57 PM
  12. The powerful full-size 2014 Nissan Titan once again offers a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations designed to fit a variety of buyer needs from a durable business tool to a versatile family adventurer. For 2014, Titan is available in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases (139.8 inches and 159.5 inches) and three bed lengths. Titan is available in four well-equipped models - S, SV, PRO-4X and SL. Wieck

    2014 Nissan Titan pickup truck offers wide range of configurations

    For 2014, the powerful full-size Nissan Titan pickup truck continues to offer a unique combination of style, innovation and excellent value — including a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations.

    • 12:49 PM
  13. Wisconsin weather forecast for Wednesday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

    • 7:52 AM
  14. A Shawano County Sheriff's Department squad car parks in the entrance to a gas station and McDonald's restaurant where an armed man held a store employee hostage Tuesday in Wittenberg. photos by T'xer Zhon Kha/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Hostage incident at Shawano Co. McDonald's ends peacefully after two hours

    A poised clerk and a skilled hostage negotiator on Tuesday helped peacefully end an armed standoff at a McDonald's restaurant in a western Shawano County village.

    • 7:00 AM
  15. An experimental boom surrounded Madison's B.B. Clarke beach in 2010 to keep out algae, though it ended up being closed June 24 for high E. coli levels. Algae and bacteria are the prime causes for beach closures throughout the Madison area and the state. Mike DeVries/The Capital Times

    Beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats in Yahara lakes and across Wisconsin

    After one of Madison's longest, coldest winters ever, swimming season is almost here — along with toxic algal blooms, bacteria, invasive milfoil and other pestilences of the lakes.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  16. Personal trainer Becca Ites of Aspen Athletic Club in Des Moines demonstrates the crossover abdominal crunch. Contributed photo

    Abs are made in the kitchen

    'There's an old saying: 'Abs are made in the kitchen.' You're not going to have the abs you want if you don't do what you need to do, food-wise,' said Becca Ites, a certified personal trainer with Aspen Athletic Club in Des Moines.

    • 12:06 PM
  17. Spring treatments for crabgrass control should only be needed if you had an infestation the prior summer. A lush, full lawn, well-maintained — this does not necessarily mean fertilized — is your best defense against invasive annual crabgrass. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media

    Yard MD blog: Lawn intervention

    Unnecessary early spring fertilizing and weed killers create lawn and garden woes later on in the season, especially when applied incorrectly, at the wrong time, excessively or carelessly.

    • 8:45 AM
  18. Sophia Schwanebeck is shown with her parents, Steve and Peggy Schwanebeck. Marv Kohlbeck/For News-Herald Media

    Column: Pittsville student receives West Point appointment

    While some high school students decide on their career path when they are in their senior year, or even later in life, Sophia Schwanebeck, a senior at Pittsville High School, had her mind made up when she was a sophomore.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  19. June Thompson

    From the Second Story: Coloring eggs is a job for kids

    It wasn't until Easter morning, after attending church, that I dyed my eggs. I wanted some colorful Easter eggs. I bought the kit and a cheap dozen of large eggs the previous day. I figured that was all I'd need — boiled eggs and color dye.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  20. Susan Kunferman

    Column: HPV vaccine prevents some types of cancers

    Genital human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, in the U.S. About 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, and 14 million people become newly infected each year.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  21. Clark County Humane Society Pet of the Week: Sugar Contributed photo

    Clark County Humane Society Pet of the Week: Sugar

    Everyone says I'm sweet as sugar. Well, that's because I am Sugar! I'm 1 year old, spayed, blood-tested, vaccinated, microchipped, have a beautiful, short-haired coat of black and white, and I'm ready to go to my new home.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  22. Dawn Brink and Susie Nicks, far left, recently presented baby items collected by the members and friends of the United Church of Christ's Candlelight Guild to Memorial Health Center's Family Center. Memorial Health Center staff attending the gift presentation included: Denise Carstensen, inpatient director, from left; Kristin Gebert, RN; Stacy Medina, RN; Jill Doro, RN; and Jared Hughley, student. Contributed photo

    Local organization donates baby items to hospital

    The Community United Church of Christ, Medford, recently donated an abundance of baby clothing, diapers, handmade blankets and buntings, and more to Memorial Health Center's Family Center.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  23. Actively supervise children on playgrounds to avoid injuries. Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    Be safe, avoid playground injuries

    Spring is officially here, and a trip to the playground is a great activity that both parents and kids enjoy.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  24. Robin Kretschman, left, accepts the Award of Appreciation from Rosemarie Schroeder, AORN president. Contributed photo

    Schroeder receives AORN leadership award

    Ministry Health Care has received an award from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, or AORN, presented at the organization's recent 61st annual Surgical Conference and Expo in Chicago.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  25. Weight Watchers opens at new site

    Weight Watchers announces the opening of a new location in Neillsville.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  26. Volunteers needed at shelter Saturday

    The St. Vincent de Paul Transitional Shelter is looking for volunteers to help put the siding on the building at the corner of Vine and Depot streets. The next work day will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (weather permitting). For more information, call Dennis Boucher at 715-305-5619.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  27. Dairy Queen supports local benefit

    The Dairy Queen-South, 1600 S. Roddis Ave., has agreed to donate at least 15 percent of its sales generated between noon and 9 p.m. Sunday to the Jon Soderberg ALS Benefit for the MDA.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  28. Keith Roach

    Roach column: Statin drugs not cause of inclusion body myositis

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am 82 and recently have been diagnosed with inclusion body myositis. I have been on Zocor for more than 15 years. Do you think the statin could be a cause of this disease? I don’t know whether to continue taking it. My doctor is vague about this. — D.A.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  29. Column: Don't stress over fraud

    April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  30. Yesterday in Marshfield

    10 YEARS AGO: Local members of the Central Wisconsin Home Builders Association were recognized during the annual Wisconsin Builders Association Convention in Green Bay recently.

    • 4:25 PM
  31. Club news

    Election of officers for the coming Lionistic year headlined a recent dinner meeting held at the Pittsville Lions clubhouse.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  32. Yesterday in Marshfield

    10 YEARS AGO: Jan M. Jansen, Marshfield, has a dream of wanting to be on the television show 'American Idol.' His music video of the song 'Life Is A Highway' by Tom Cochrane is among nine finalists in the Ford Video Casting Call, co-sponsored by

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  33. Baking Scotch eggs cuts the fat of frying and is easier to make. AP/Matthew Mead

    Use leftover eggs: Baking makes rich, tasty Scotch eggs easier

    Frankly, it's hard to produce a healthy rendering of a Scotch egg. But we decided to give it a go, because these delicious little calorie bombs are just too tempting.

    • 2:11 PM
  34. Green team member Barb Gillespie organizes books in the newly installed Little Free Library at First Presbyterian Church in Marshfield, Tuesday. The Little Free Library was installed to commemorate Earth Day. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    Earth Day celebrated with installation of a Little Free Library (with video)

    A worldwide initiative to foster reading and share books, Little Free Library, has gained a foothold in Marshfield.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  35. Dr. Matthew McCurdy, a radiation oncologist at Marshfield Clinic, finished 85th in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Contributed photo

    Marshfield Clinic doctor leads Boston Marathon pack

    In a Boston Marathon start corral on Monday, Dr. Matthew McCurdy was focused on his pre-race routine and getting near the front of a pack of 2,000 runners that included Olympian Meb Keflezighi.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  36. Watch the replay: How can we address the burden of high student loan debt?

    In advance of a town hall meeting tonight in Stevens Point, Rep. Katrina Shankland and representatives from the One Wisconsin Now Institute sat down with the Gannett Central Wisconsin Media Editorial Board to discuss high student loan debt and ways to address the problem. Watch the replay below:

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  37.  Getty Images

    Find your way to celebrate Earth Day: Other View

    Wisconsin is blessed with incredible natural treasures. Of course, we have the lakeshore that we all love, and, we have much more nearby, including Horicon Marsh and the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  38. A Greek style souffled omelet is more than enough for a satisfying meal. AP

    Egg whites work magic for 2-person omelet

    Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  39. Peg Geegan

    Geegan out as Marshfield superintendent; to become principal at Washington Elementary

    The resignation of Marshfield School District Superintendent Peg Geegan to become principal at Washington Elementary School was approved during a special Monday night meeting of the School Board.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  40. Pittsville Fire Chief Jerry Minor holds an oversized fire safety flash card to teach youngsters about 'good' and 'bad' wildfires while speaking Tuesday to an assembly of students from Pittsville. Go to www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com for a video on the new fire safety flash cards. CASEY LAKE/DAILY TRIBUNE MEDIA

    Pittsville students learn about fire safety

    Elementary school students got a special treat Tuesday when they became some of the first students in the state to get new fire prevention flashcards.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  41. Former Curtiss village officials accused of theft

    Two former Curtiss village officials were charged with fraud and theft in Clark County Circuit Court on Monday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  42. University of Wisconsin field operators Steve Roberts, left, and Tom Brueggen, right, help sift through what was lost in the Monday night fire that destroyed a storage building at the University of Wisconsin Agriculture Research station in Marshfield, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    Monday night fire destroys UW Experimental Farm storage building(with video)

    A fire reported at 8:42 p.m. Monday destroyed a storage building at the University of Wisconsin Agriculture Research station, causing about $300,000 in damages.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  43. Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider, left, takes down Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez (27) as Brewers' Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams Sunday in Pittsburgh. Gomez and Snider were ejected from the game. AP

    Brewers' Gomez, Maldonado suspended for roles in brawl

    Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  44. Katherine Axlen

    UWSP mourns students killed in cycle crash

    Alexander Reeder led his University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ROTC group on a 5 a.m. ruck march Monday along the Tomorrow River Trail.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  45. Richard Cordray is director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which Rep. Sean Duffy calls a 'toxic agency.' H. Darr Beiser/USA TODAY

    Like the NSA, but less transparent: Rep. Sean Duffy on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

    The federal government has long been in the consumer protection business. It is a noble cause and one I support.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  46. Two people were pronounced dead Monday afternoon when a motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Highway 66 at Highway PP in the town of Linwood. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    UPDATE: Motorcyclist, passenger killed in Portage County crash were UWSP students

    The two people killed in a Monday motorcyle crash west of Stevens Point were both University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  47. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after striking out during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Morry Gash

    Brewers bats cold, fall 2-1 in 12 to Padres

    Yovani Gallardo made it a point to be aggressive on the mound and get hitters to chase pitches that could be turned into easy outs.

    • 7:28 AM
  48. Julie Lassa

    Town hall meeting deals with issue of student debt

    Deaken Boggs said his concern when looking at which colleges to attend wasn't how much attending would cost but what he wanted to learn.

    • 6:18 AM

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