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DNR: No Final Decision On Higher Camping, State Park Fees

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hasn’t made its final decision on higher fees for camping or entering state parks.  A DNR spokesman says the agency hopes to have a plan early next year.  A fee schedule will be presented to the Natural Resources Board, but no action is going to be taken yet.  The More >

Local Unemployment Estimates Released

The Department of Workforce Development released Wednesday the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics. According to the DWD, preliminary November 2017 rates decreased in all 72 counties when compared over the year to November 2016 rates and decreased or remained the same in 52 of the 72 counties over the More >

Fatal Accident on Highway 82

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 6:27 a.m., the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two vehicle accident on State Hwy 82 on the Wisconsin River Bridge at the Adams – Juneau County Line.  There was complete road blockage and traffic had to be re-routed for several hours.  Initial investigation shows a westbound More >

Traffic Stop Leads to OWI, Gun Charges

(Reedsburg, WI) A Baraboo woman was arrested Wednesday night for OWI and Carrying a Handgun while Intoxicated. Wednesday night at approximately 11:30pm, Reedsburg officers stopped a vehicle that made an improper left turn. In speaking with the driver, Brittany Lee Robertson (27) of Baraboo, officers detected she had been drinking. A check of the driver More >

Blood Drive at Mile Bluff Medical Center – Jan. 16

Throughout the year, Mile Bluff Medical Center hosts a number of community blood drives.  The events are a partnership between the medical center and the Blood Center of Wisconsin – the sole supplier of blood products to Mile Bluff. Join your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, and do your part to help save lives by More >

Couple accused of stealing Salvation Army kettle charged

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Wisconsin couple accused of stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle that had $200. Racine County prosecutors say in a criminal complaint that 34-year-old Alicia Wojtowicz admitted to police she stole the kettle from a Walgreens in Caledonia after officers found it in her garage. Wojtowicz told police More >

Power restored after outage in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — We Energies has restored power to nearly 3,000 people who were left in the dark in Milwaukee. WTMJ-TV reports a downed wire caused the outage for 2,600 customers Wednesday. The outage happened at 9 a.m., leaving some customers scrambling to stay warm. The outage came as Wisconsin and much of the Midwest deal with More >

Wisconsin man charged in crash that killed 2 from Illinois

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is charged in a drunken driving crash that killed two people from Illinois last week. Fifty-seven-year-old Joseph Konetzke of Neenah faces two felony counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. His bond was set Tuesday at $200,000. Authorities say 83-year-old Hazel DeWitt and 82-year-old David More >

Walker says tax change will be $2,508 cut for typical family

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s administration on Wednesday calculated that the typical family of four in Wisconsin will get a $2,508 tax cut under the Republican tax overhaul signed into law last week. The analysis drew criticism from Democrats and others who said Walker’s Department of Revenue cherry picked the most favorable numbers More >

Record number of Kirtland’s warbler nests found in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists in Wisconsin say they’ve spotted a record number of nests from the endangered Kirtland’s warbler this year, a decade after the songbird was first spotted in the state. Fifteen nests have been found so far in Wisconsin, The Wisconsin State Journal reported. However, thousands of Kirtland’s warblers are in neighboring Michigan, where More >