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Verizon sues Appleton over cell tower

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Verizon Wireless is suing the City of Appleton because its Common Council rejected the company’s plans for a cell tower. A civil complaint filed by Verizon says the council’s decision is in direct conflict with Wisconsin law. The council voted last month to deny Verizon’s permit for a tower on the city’s More >

Tomah Woman Charged with Possession of Narcotic Drugs

A Tomah woman has been charged with possession of narcotic drugs. According to the criminal complaint, 23-year-old Tiffany Kuehl is also charged with possession of a controlled substance, theft, and obstructing an officer. The complaint alleges Kuehl stole medication from a residence on Lincoln Street in Mauston and when returning it at a different location, More >

Minnesota Man Pleads No Contest to Causing Mental Harm to a Child

A Minnesota man was sentenced Thursday in a Juneau County court for an amended charge of causing mental harm to a child. Court records show that 58-year-old Ronald Beckjorden pleaded no contest to the charge before Judge John Roemer. Beckjorden was originally charged with first degree sexual assault of a child. Three other charges of More >

Royall School Board Approves Safety Plan

The Royall School Board approved a new school emergency operations and crisis response plan at its meeting Monday night. The plan had been tabled last month in order to give board members time to look it over. Board President Doug Waterman said it was a cut and dry deal, and thanked Elroy Administrative Police Chief More >

One Seriously Injured in Vehicle Crash in Town of Lyndon

One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday in the Town of Lyndon. 21-year-old Daryl Waukau of Wausau was traveling north on County Road HH when he failed to maintain control of his vehicle. The vehicle went into the ditch traveled about 360 feet off the roadway, causing the vehicle to strike More >

Juneau County Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Meeting, September 22

Members of the Juneau County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, September 22, at 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Elroy. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the More >

Wisconsin’s Minimum Markup Law To Be Challenged Again

(Eagle River, WI) — Wisconsin’s minimum markup law is being challenged again in court. The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed suit Monday in Vilas County, and it plans to say more about its case Tuesday. The 1939 law was designed to protect mom and pop stores from being priced out of business More >

Mayors Challenge Waukesha’s Approval To Use Lake Michigan Water

(Undated)  —  Great Lakes’ mayors in the US and Canada want to challenge the recent decision to let Waukesha tap into Lake Michigan for its drinking water. Two conferences of mayors, governors, and premiers have asked the eight Great Lakes governors for an appeal hearing on their unanimous June 21st approval and a lawsuit could More >

Walker Keeps Chipping Away At Debt For Presidential Run

(Washington, DC)  —  Governor Scott Walker is still chipping away at the reported one million dollar debt in his White House candidacy when he ended it last fall. A new report filed with the Federal Election Commission shows that the Republican Walker owed $672,000 at the end of July. He paid off about $70,000 of More >

State Fire Marshal Helps Investigate Hardware Store Fire

(Kiel, WI) — The state fire marshal’s office is helping officials in Kiel determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a nearly century old hardware store. Kiel fire lieutenant Kevin Voland says there was a small explosion during the Monday morning incident that heavily damaged Lulloff True Value Hardware. No injuries were reported. Units More >