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Gov. Walker Visits Kendall Depot to Kick Off National Travel and Tourism Week

Governor Scott Walker came to the Kendall Depot Friday to kickoff National Travel and Tourism Week and promote Wisconsin Tourism. Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett introduced the governor and said tourism a lot of times is taken for granted and Governor Walker prioritize it instead, by giving more money to tourism. Governor Walker said Wisconsin’s More >

Juneau County Tourism Growth Outpaced State Average in 2015

MAUSTON, WI – The annual economic impact figures released today by the State Department of Tourism show that direct tourism spending in Juneau County last year was nearly $60 million and grew just under 6 percent, outpacing the 4.42 percent average increase of the state’s 72 counties. According to the figures, which were being promoted More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Engineering Agreement

The Mauston Common Council approved an engineering agreement with MSA Engineering for the 2017-2018 Capital Project Design at its meeting on Tuesday night. The council approved the agreement in an amount not to exceed $119,000. The design will be for upcoming roadway projects for the city in the next two years. After a closed session, More >

Hospice, Palliative Care Groups Offer End-of-Life Care Film

Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life planning, yet only 30 percent have done so.  Officials with Hospice and Palliative Care programs at Tomah Memorial Hospital and the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hoping to change those statistics during a special program May 3. A free screening of the PBS More >

Hudson High Teens Ace ACT Test

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Achieving a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam is a feat that less than one-tenth of one percent of American students achieve annually. So, it’s highly unlikely that two students from the same high school would score a perfect 36 on the exam. But, that’s just what happened to Hudson More >

Company at center of WEDC fraud investigation files for bankruptcy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin businessman indicted in an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain bank loans has filed for bankruptcy protection. Ronald Van Den Heuvel, of De Pere, filed on behalf of Green Box NA Green Bay in federal court’s Eastern District. One of the 21 creditors listed on the filing is the Wisconsin Economic Development More >

Prosecutors appeal John Doe decision to U.S. Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that shut down an investigation of alleged coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1SNFBsZ ) that he, Milwaukee County District Attorney John More >

Police chief: No apparent warning before man shot outside motorcycle shop

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police chief says a dashcam video appears to show that officers who fatally shot an armed hostage in December gave no warning before they fired outside a motorcycle shop. Neenah Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson commented Thursday on the video, which was obtained and published online by the USA Today More >

Child diagnosed with Elizabethkingia in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin says one of its patients has been diagnosed with the bloodstream infection Elizabethkingia. The child is in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s in metro Milwaukee. The hospital said there’s no indication the child has a serious infection, but the case has been forwarded to state health More >

An Independent Party Candidate Declares Run for the 32nd Senate Seat

The race for Wisconsin’s 32nd senate district will have a third party candidate. Chip DeNure has filed papers with the Government Accountability Board to run as an independent against State Senator Jennifer Shilling and Republican Dan Kapanke. DeNure lost a primary race in 2006 against Congressman Ron Kind for the 3rd Congressional District. He says More >