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Beautiful Lake Pepin

The wide area of the lake stretches from Bay City, Wisconsin, in the north, down past Pepin, Wisconsin, and Reeds Landing, Minnesota, in the south, with Pepin being just upstream from where the Chippewa River enters the Mississippi. The villages of Maiden Rock and Stockholm border on the Wisconsin side, while Frontenac State Park takes up a large part of the Minnesota side. The largest city on the waterfront is Lake City, Minnesota.

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WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs Statewide expansion of web-based platform will enable local employers to engage directly with students and help build...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2017
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8/15/2017  Paul Jadin, pjadin@madisonregion.org, 608.571.0401 MadREP invites companies to showcase capabilities with free, statewide online tool Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, facilitated by the state’s...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2017
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Greetings, economic development partners!   The news that Foxconn will  build a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing facility in our state – the first facility...
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Posted on Aug 15, 2017
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Who keeps the lights on? In Pierce County, it’s the Pierce-Pepin Cooperative Services. They provide energy solutions to our local community as a member-owned cooperative....
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Posted on Aug 14, 2017
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Employees of Three Square Market of River Falls have a chance at a new way to work with optional implanted chip technology starting Aug. 1. For...
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Posted on Aug 14, 2017
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ALGOMA - In the middle of dairy country, Russ Fulwiler had a different beverage on his mind when he went to plant crops. Dairy farming and...
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Posted on Aug 11, 2017
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Musical chairs for entrepreneurs … but the music doesn’t stop and no one is cut out of the process.  20 tables, 20 entrepreneurs. The Pitch &...
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Posted on Aug 10, 2017
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SEARCH FOR A WISCONSIN INTERNSHIP Recruit interns on WisConnect to enhance your skilled talent pipeline. Create an employer profile, post internships, search for Wisconsin college students...
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Posted on Aug 09, 2017
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WHERE THE PATH TO REVITALIZATION BEGINS Downtowns and historic commercial districts play an important role in their communities and in Wisconsin’s overall economy, functioning not only...
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Posted on Aug 08, 2017
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Almost everyone can relate to the stress in throwing a big party. Buying every item that's necessary, the planning and even the worrying makes it...
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Posted on Aug 08, 2017
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We are proud to be Americans and believe that in America, we can manufacture and produce the highest quality goods in the world. If you...
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Posted on Aug 07, 2017
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Ross & Associates, General Contractor for the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center being built in the Sterling Ponds Business Park, will be hosting a...
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Posted on Aug 07, 2017
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Pierce County Development Corporation is inviting applications, nominations, expressions of interest and inquiries for the position of Executive Director. A detailed position description can be...
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Posted on Aug 03, 2017
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Have you been searching for the perfect building site for your business? Is looking at land and worrying about zoning or utilities causing stress? You...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2017
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By RiverTown Newsroom on Jul 24, 2017 at 1:23 p.m. Employees of Three Square Market of River Falls will have a chance at a new way...
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Posted on Jul 26, 2017
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Food the way that it is supposed to be grown – naturally, from the earth, and free from harmful chemicals. Organic used to be the...
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Posted on Jul 24, 2017
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Are you looking for a space that can accommodate you today and in the future? We have room for your business in Wisconsin. With business...
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Posted on Jul 17, 2017
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By Rebecca Mariscal on Jul 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Paul Schwebach is retiring, again. Almost four years ago, Schwebach retired from Royal Credit Union. Three days...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2017
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A scorecard on state economic climate We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse...
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Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:01 AM  PCEDC Executive Director Paul Schwebach welcomed everyone to the 2017 Annual Dinner. Schwebach has announced that he will retire by...
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Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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We like to make things in Wisconsin. Whether it’s your favorite brew or artisan cheese, Wisconsin is known for filling the grocery aisles. That’s only...
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Posted on Jul 10, 2017
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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), in conjunction with the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC), announced recently it is awarding up to $200,000 in Ideadvance...
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Posted on Jul 06, 2017
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Some companies stick with the status quo while others innovate and create new opportunities, FairmountSantrol is one of them. They are pioneers in resin-coated proppant...
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Posted on Jul 03, 2017
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6/27/2017  A new trade group, the Wisconsin Craft Brewers Association, has been formed to fight for the interests of craft beverage producers in the state.  This not-for-profit...
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Posted on Jun 30, 2017
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Follow the path of the Huffington Post to the “Prettiest Drive in America”, or as we know it – the West Coast of Wisconsin. It’s...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Posted Today at 8:56 a.m. Members of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, shown here during a 2017 visit to Ellsworth, haven't completed their work as the...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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The Dairy State’s immigrant farm workers see Wisconsin and President Trump in their rearview mirrors as they return to Mexico. And farm owners scramble to...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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By Matthew Lambert on Jun 25, 2017 at 8:17 a.m. The 2017 Cheese Curd Festival was held on June 23 and 24 in East End Park...
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Posted on Jun 23, 2017
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Wisconsin companies exported $21.2 billion worth of products to sellers outside the United States in 2016, a dip of about 6 percent from the previous...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2017
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By Matthew Lambert on Jun 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. It starts with milk. Not just any milk. The best milk. For years, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery has...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2017
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Keeping businesses here in Wisconsin is one of our objectives at the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation. Our goal is to stimulate the economy by...
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Posted on Jun 19, 2017
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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn eyes Wisconsin for new plant Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eyes Wisconsin for plant SCOTT BAUER Associated Press  Jun 15, 2017   Apple Event Apple CEO Tim Cook...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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Do you dread going to the bank? Is your vision of a banker some guy in a tight suit staring his nose down at you?...
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Posted on Jun 12, 2017
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We all like new friends and you can become one of ours. The Pierce County Economic Development Corporation is online and on social media. Like...
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Posted on Jun 05, 2017
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Looking for your next vacation spot? If you aren’t from Wisconsin, consider vacationing in our amazing state. Wisconsin is a special kind of fun and...
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Posted on May 29, 2017
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Thanks to the state’s growing economy and positive business climate, Wisconsin was named among Chief Executive magazine’s 10 Best States for Business for the first...
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Posted on May 25, 2017
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Good health begins with what you eat. If you want to increase your energy levels, feel better in general or load up on the vitamins,...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revisions for March and preliminary estimates for April covering employment...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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The official groundbreaking of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center in the River Falls Sterling Ponds Corporate Park was held on Wednesday, May 10....
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Posted on May 21, 2017
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JFC Also Approves Additional Money For Drug Treatment Programs Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 4:45pm By Laurel White Wisconsin's economic development agency would once again have the power to...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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By Rebecca Mariscal on May 10, 2017 at 4:53 p.m. Rain held off as a crowd gathered for the official groundbreaking of the St. Croix Valley...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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For the 13th year in a row, CEOs weigh in on what each of the 50 states has to offer your business. Click here for the...
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Posted on May 09, 2017
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By Kit Murray Today at 5:38 a.m.  Construction on the Highway 63 bridge is scheduled to begin this month. (Photo illustration courtesy of the project’s Visual...
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Posted on May 09, 2017
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State’s Tourism Spending up 3.28% to $12.31 Billion The 2016 traveler spending in Pierce County increased 4.05% to $25.9 million according to an annual analysis released...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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By Rebecca Mariscal on May 2, 2017 at 9:59 a.m. After 20 years of growing their River Falls business Sajan from a small startup in their...
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Posted on May 02, 2017
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MEDIA CONTACT: Kristina LeVan, Wisconsin Department of Tourism  608-266-0458; klevan@travelwisconsin.com   Russ Korpela, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  715-273-6442; director@ellsworthchamber.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELLSWORTH SERVES UP 16TH YEAR OF CHEESE...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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MADISON — The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee will start writing its own version of the next state budget Monday afternoon. The panel will take about two...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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Strong Home Sales, Limited Housing Supply Drive Wisconsin Housing Market Monday, April 24, 2017, 3:10pm By Brady Carlson The latest Wisconsin real estate figures show continued growth in...
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Posted on Apr 26, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 21, 2017    BLS Data: Wisconsin Ranks 15th in Nation in Manufacturing Growth Rate Year-Over-Year, Outpacing All Neighboring States MADISON – Department of Workforce...
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Posted on Apr 21, 2017
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A new bill at the state Capitol would let robots take to the sidewalks to make customer deliveries across the state.  An Assembly committee meeting yesterday...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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CHIPPEWA FALLS — The good news is Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is about 3.7 percent, said Ray Allen, secretary of the state Department of Workforce Development.  The...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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?Veterans Employment Grant Program The State of Wisconsin works to connect veterans with good, family-supporting jobs. One way we do that is by supporting those businesses...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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By Gretta Stark on Apr 6, 2017 at 12:29 p.m.       The St. Croix Valley Business Incubator will be located in Sterling Ponds Corporate Park.  RIVER FALLS...
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Posted on Apr 07, 2017
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Backers Say Deal With CN Will Open Up New Markets For Regional Businesses Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:00am By Danielle Kaeding Members of a new cargo partnership in...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 (table 1), according to the "third" estimate...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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WEDC assistance to help Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery ramp up production of its world-famous cheese curds State tax credits support expansion of co-op in Wisconsin’s “Cheese...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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The March 2017 edition of the St. Croix Valley Economic Dashboard has been released by the Center for Economic Research (CER) at UW-River Falls, in...
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Posted on Mar 29, 2017
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3/13/2017  Kristina LeVan, Wisconsin Department of Tourism klevan@TravelWisconsin.com; Work Cell: 608-332-4551  Lisa Marshall, Wisconsin Department of Tourism lmarshall@TravelWisconsin.com; Work Cell: 608-445-0267  Travel Wisconsin is taking its brand of "real fun"...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2017
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Rate Is Lowest Its Been Since 2001; National Rate For January Is 4.8 Percent Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3:40pm By Shawn Johnson Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 3.9...
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Posted on Mar 09, 2017
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Wisconsin companies exported $21.2 billion worth of products to sellers outside the United States in 2016, a dip of about 6 percent from the previous...
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Posted on Mar 05, 2017
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MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the state's Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW) covering the third quarter of...
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Posted on Mar 02, 2017
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Communities Feel The Pinch Of Construction Costs And Budget Cuts Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8:25am By Shawn Johnson There's a road in the western Wisconsin town of Northfield...
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Posted on Mar 02, 2017
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Development-ready property designation helps attract new commercial projects MADISON, WI. Feb. 14, 2017—The Certified In Wisconsin® Program, offered in partnership by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation...
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Posted on Feb 15, 2017
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WEDC is currently authorized to issue loans under its Business Opportunity Loan Fund, though that authority will go away in June under the 2015-17 budget.  Walker's...
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Posted on Feb 15, 2017
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By Youssef Rddad on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Everyone needs socks, but for those who are homeless, a new pair can sometimes be hard...
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Posted on Feb 14, 2017
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Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill to expand broadband service in underserved parts of the state. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill...
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Posted on Feb 14, 2017
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Two years after phasing out the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.’s loan program in the wake of a scathing audit and several bad deals, Gov. Scott...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2017
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Leaders from Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, February 8, for the annual Greater...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Get valuable early-stage feedback by entering the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest! The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Great things are happening in rural Wisconsin! Share your story with Wisconsin Rural Partners-now accepting nominations to recognize 2017 Top Rural Development Initiatives.   Any project, activity,...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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