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One Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Town of Necedah

One person was injured in a motorcycle accident in the Town of Necedah Thursday.  James Wilson of La Crosse was traveling west on 22nd Avenue when he stated a deer came into the roadway. Wilson swerved to miss the deer and was unable to maintain control of his motorcycle. It traveled through the ditch and More >

Wisconsin Assembly speaker, others endorse Rubio

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and 19 other Republican state lawmakers are endorsing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president. Vos announced their backing Friday, 18 days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race. Rubio is coming to Wisconsin next month to raise money for Vos and Wisconsin More >

Johnson calls polls showing Feingold ahead ‘meaningless’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says polls showing him trailing Democrat Russ Feingold in his re-election campaign are “completely meaningless.” The Republican Johnson spoke at a luncheon hosted by the political website Wispolitics.com. A Marquette University Law School poll released last month showed Feingold leading Johnson by 14 points. But Johnson says, “Does anyone think More >

Authorities ID man hit by train, killed in Dodge County

TOWN OF LOMIRA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 20-year-old man who was died after he was hit by a train in the Town of Lomira. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says Zarek B. Kniffen, of Fond du Lac, was killed Wednesday night. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/1WR5FF0 ) that the initial investigation More >

Regents approve lifting UW-Madison out-of-state cap

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved lifting the cap on out-of-state undergraduates at UW-Madison. The system currently caps the number of out-of-state undergraduates at 27.5 percent of the total undergraduate population at each campus. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and system President Ray Cross asked the regents to lift More >

UW regents OK 10-year Under Armour contract

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents have approved a contract that makes Under Armour the exclusive athletic uniform and equipment supplier for UW-Madison for the next decade. The deal calls for Under Armour to supply $3.3 million in shoes, apparel and equipment to UW-Madison’s teams for free in the first year. The More >

Walker taps conservative Bradley for Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed conservative-backed appellate judge Rebecca Bradley to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Walker introduced Bradley at a news conference Friday. The widely expected move, first reported by The Associated Press earlier Friday, will have Bradley finishing the term of late Justice Patrick Crooks. Even more important, it gives Bradley the More >

Rocket Rec Center Granted Conditional Use Permit

The Rocket Rec Center in New Lisbon will be able to re-open after the New Lisbon Common Council issued a conditional use permit at its special meeting Thursday night. The matter was first heard by the Plan Commission, which voted to approve the permit and referred it to the council. During the public hearing, several More >

Adams County’s Coat for Kids Looks for Warm Outerwear Donations

Adams County’s Coats for Kids has one mission, to provide Adams County kids with clean and warm outerwear. They are again asking for donations of new and gently used coats, snow pants, hats, waterproof gloves, mittens, boots, and scarves. Label donations as “Coats for Kids” and drop off at Practical Cents in Adams during normal More >

Matt Kenseth wins pole once again at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth won the pole Thursday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth turned a lap at 194.532 mph to edge fellow Chase contender and teammate Kyle Busch and sweep the poles at Charlotte this season. It is Kenseth’s fourth Sprint Cup pole this season and the 17th More >