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The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Ellsworth Dairy Cooperative is based in the Heart of Wisconsin's Dairyland in the town of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, and was proclaimed the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin " by Governor Anthony S. Earl in 1984. Our 450 proud dairy farm family owners live near Ellsworth, throughout Wisconsin, and into Minnesota.

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Proven Display Tactics & Visual Merchandising Techniques Ellsworth, Wisconsin, April 19, 2018 Presenters: Lyn Falk, Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer Associate Member, International Interior Design Association National Main Street Consultant Strategic...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2018
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The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, is bringing an exciting workshop to Ellsworth for the benefit of...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2018
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For the artistic and creative or those who wish they were more so, a new business in Ellsworth may help people get in touch with...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2018
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How have you defined the role of your bookkeeping and accounting system in your small business or farming operation? Have you elevated it to be...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2018
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Prescott residents and visitors will soon have another food option in town, but that comes with a transition. One door closes, another one opens, as...
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Posted on Mar 29, 2018
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Providing the next generation of students with a solid educational foundation is what the Plum City Head Start Program is trying to do for students. The...
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Posted on Mar 28, 2018
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How have you defined the role of your bookkeeping and accounting system in your small business or farming operation? Have you elevated it to be an...
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Posted on Mar 28, 2018
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Spring Valley Elementary School is showing its age, said District Superintendent Dr. Donald Haack. At a Feb. 5 special meeting, the school board went over...
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Posted on Mar 27, 2018
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Falling prices, rising input costs and a never-ending stream of dreary commodity outlook reports only add to the stress of being a farmer nowadays. USDA's Economic...
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Posted on Mar 26, 2018
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MADISON – Governor Scott Walker attended the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) Governor’s Conference on Feb. 1 to discuss rural economic development, workforce development, and...
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Posted on Mar 23, 2018
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  Thanks to Bill Rubin and others for pointing out this opportunity and for Amy Peterson and Joe Folsom for nominating River Falls. The RF census tract...
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Posted on Mar 22, 2018
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You likely already have plans for what you’ll be doing in 2018. Maybe you’ve already bought tickets for an epic trip or committed yourself to getting...
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Posted on Mar 22, 2018
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'Bucky's Tuition Promise' Expected To Cover 800 Incoming Freshman Annually The University of Wisconsin-Madison has unveiled a plan to offer free tuition to students whose families...
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Posted on Mar 21, 2018
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State sets new record in exports to Mexico and China as shipments of industrial machinery, electrical machinery, vehicles, and plastics are up worldwide MADISON, WI. – Wisconsin businesses...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2018
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Hub 70 Design & Print was born rather organically. When you find something you love, it flows and suddenly an idea can become a business....
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Posted on Mar 19, 2018
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MADISON, Wis. – Innovators with current or past ties to the UW System are invited to apply to the Ideadvance Seed Fund with business ideas that...
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Posted on Mar 16, 2018
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Obtaining the necessary financing can often be a challenge for a small business or entrepreneur, particularly one that is a startup.  The reasons can be...
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Posted on Mar 15, 2018
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Coleman Peiffer played key role in attracting Foxconn, HARIBO to Wisconsin MADISON, WI. – Coleman Peiffer, business and investment attraction director for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation...
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Posted on Mar 14, 2018
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Beer. Cheese. The Packers. That’s what many people think of when they hear “Wisconsin.” But the state wants to add a new word to the list:...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2018
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Blake Brenner will be opening Brenner Lumber the week of March 12. He is excited to serve the community with a lumberyard since the town...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2018
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Farmers Market Promotion Program The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced...
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Posted on Mar 12, 2018
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Media Contacts:Donna Gilson, 608-224-5130, donna.gilson@wi.gov Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wi.gov    MADISON – Industrial hemp licensing applications are now available for Wisconsin’s research pilot program, and...
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Posted on Mar 02, 2018
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Preparation and homework are keys to presenting a financing request to your lender for your small business regardless if you have been in business for...
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Posted on Mar 01, 2018
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What do you really want out of life, out of your job, out of your career? An education is the key to opening the doors...
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Posted on Feb 26, 2018
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Organization confers Small and Large Business and Ag Champion of the Year awards By Paul J. Seeling, Gateway News, with Heather Hines, Pierce County Economic Development...
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Posted on Feb 22, 2018
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  Organization confers Small and Large Business and Ag Champion of the Year awards Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:01 AM  The Ag Champion of the Year Award is...
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Posted on Feb 22, 2018
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  For immediate release: February 20, 2018 For more information, contact: Kasey Roatch Ross & Associates, Ltd. recognized with statewide construction award MADISON, WI – Ross & Associates, Ltd....
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Posted on Feb 21, 2018
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SBA Loans
Receiving an SBA loan is easier than you may think. These business loans are issued by a local bank but they are partially guaranteed by...
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Posted on Feb 19, 2018
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Dan Lytle CVTC, Joe Folsom PCEDC, Brian Elwood Xcel Energy Pierce County EDC attends Legislative Day in Madison! The economic development corporations (EDCs) and chambers of commerce...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2018
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Faster, sustained business growth is possible with the help of experienced business consultants. Unfortunately, paying for them can be expensive, but not if you participate...
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Posted on Feb 12, 2018
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The Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) held its annual meeting Jan. 30, 2018, to recognize local businesses for their contributions to Pierce County. PCEDC Board...
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Posted on Feb 09, 2018
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Keep an eye on the roads this year as you drive around Wisconsin. This is a year for infrastructure projects which means that you are...
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Posted on Feb 05, 2018
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MADISON – Farmers, groups and businesses involved in Wisconsin’s food industry who are seeking to grow their local markets are encouraged to apply for grants...
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Posted on Jan 31, 2018
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Does your business have an emergency plan in place? What would you do in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack? Would you...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2018
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Incredible opportunities often give rise to a lot of questions. Selling to a new client, expanding your operations or growing into your own location are...
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Posted on Jan 22, 2018
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Please help spread the word: WEDC Downtown Development Program Manager Darrin Wasniewski has been working with UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Heath healthTIDES Active Communities...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2018
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Save money by getting the support you need directly from University of Wisconsin River Falls. The Center for Innovation and Business Development is launching a...
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Posted on Jan 15, 2018
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Pierce County has a new option in entertainment - Brush Strokes Paint Party. Kayleen Jakes founded Brush Strokes in 2014 and has been hosting paint...
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Posted on Jan 15, 2018
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If economic development, business and community growth, or opportunities excite you, don’t miss Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s annual Governor’s Conference on Economic Development. You can...
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Posted on Jan 08, 2018
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"Envision. Enhance. Enjoy. With your input, these three simple words can take on a new meaning for the Ellsworth, WI community. From the business and...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2018
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The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $4,000 to the Ellsworth High School to assist in meeting their FabLab grant matching funds....
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Posted on Jan 03, 2018
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SPRING VALLEY, WI – “We had a fabulous Opening day,” said co-owner Fadra Greene about the newest business venture in downtown Spring Valley, Wisconsin. After...
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Posted on Jan 03, 2018
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By Sara Tischauser on Jan 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  Matthew Beranek of River Falls flips jalapeno poppers during the 2017 Cheese Curd Festival in East...
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Posted on Jan 03, 2018
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River Falls' Main Street has a new eatery with the opening of BX Mexican Cuisine and Bar at 106 Main St. Owner Tito Ortiz held a...
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Posted on Jan 01, 2018
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Though small communities often turn to main street for local businesses, many business owners have a different location — their street. With technology and connectivity advancements,...
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Posted on Jan 01, 2018
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The world has changed and manufacturing has changed with it. While there are still some traditional manufacturing jobs left, many companies are using technology in...
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Posted on Jan 01, 2018
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By Sara Tischauser on Dec 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Gwen Glaus, owner of Bittersweet Bakery and More LLC, said her homemade caramel rolls are one...
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Posted on Dec 29, 2017
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Andy Wieser, president of Wieser Concrete Products, headquartered in Maiden Rock, was presented with the Robert E. Yoakum Award on Oct. 14 at the National...
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Posted on Dec 29, 2017
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The 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2018 competition until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The contest is...
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Posted on Dec 27, 2017
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By Sara Tischauser on Dec 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 13 Hearth Development is looking into the possibility of tearing down the old St. Croixdale Hospital and...
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Posted on Dec 26, 2017
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Incubating your business is much like hatching an egg. It takes time, care, warmth and a little tenderness – things you won’t find on your...
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Posted on Dec 25, 2017
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Ken Anderson aims to help state farmers become national leaders in industrial hemp production By Heidi Clausen | APG News Service Published on Dec. 25, 2017 con-Hemp-1-122017-1A...
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Posted on Dec 25, 2017
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Parts Of US Face Christmas Tree Shortage, But Not Wisconsin Some areas of the country are seeing a shortage of Christmas trees this year. However, Wisconsin...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2017
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The National Science Foundation released its 2016 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey data, showing that UW–Madison retained 6th place in the national research rankings. Data on...
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Posted on Dec 20, 2017
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Business competitions can be a lot of fun, especially when prize money is involved. As an entrepreneur, your ideas may sound fantastic in your head,...
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Posted on Dec 18, 2017
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More than 300 businesses generated $385 million in new capital in 2016 Startups and early-stage companies receiving direct assistance from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s)...
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Posted on Dec 18, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 18, 2017 SCORE Contact: Joe Folsom, Branch Manager 651.983.5272 SCORE St. Paul Launches the 2018 “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Small Business” Workshop Series St....
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Posted on Dec 18, 2017
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Do you have dreams of launching a business? Taking those dreams from concept to reality is no easy task. It is thrilling, hard work, and...
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Posted on Dec 11, 2017
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Have you met the Pierce County Board Supervisors yet? The last election was held in the Spring of 2016 and we have an incredible group...
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Posted on Dec 04, 2017
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By Sarah Nigbor on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. One of the visions of the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce's Connect Communities Committee is to build...
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Posted on Nov 29, 2017
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Do you need capital for your business or are you an investor wanting to expand your network? If so, the Wisconsin Angel Network is the...
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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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Mary Anne Wise’ has written a book is being published by, Thrums, headed by Linda Liggen. She created a textile periodical empire spanning over 40...
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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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Are you tired of searching for the last space in a crowded city or hoping that prices and lease rates will be affordable? If so,...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2017
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FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE Ellsworth, Wis. - Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) is pleased to announce that Joe Folsom has been hired as the next Executive...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2017
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By Mike Longaecker Today at 11:11 a.m. Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, announced Nov. 13 that he will run as a Republican in the special election...
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Posted on Nov 17, 2017
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Is there an interstate or road project underway in your neighborhood? If so, we’re not surprised. Wisconsin is investing heavily in infrastructure and you can...
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Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839 Governor Walker Appoints Sheila Harsdorf to Serve as Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Harsdorf becomes...
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Posted on Nov 10, 2017
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What do you think of when you consider sustainability or green energy sources? If you live in Pierce County, Wisconsin you should think about Xcel...
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Posted on Nov 06, 2017
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By Mike Longaecker Today at 8:00 a.m. 6 1 / 2 Pierce County Board members will consider a plan to restore funding for a vacant agriculture agent position...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2017
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