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Bill to lift protections for wolves introduced in US Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senators from three states have introduced legislation to lift federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and return responsibility for managing those populations to the states. The bill introduced Tuesday comes from senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, John Barrasso and Enzi of Wyoming, and More >

Icy roads blamed for massive pileup southwest of Madison

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities are blaming icy roads for a massive pileup southwest of Madison. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says an estimated 30 to 40 vehicles were involved in the pileup on Highway G in the Town of Primrose. The calls stated coming into the county’s 911 center around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when drivers More >

Evers has big financial advantage in superintendent race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers has a huge financial advantage over his opponents in his re-election bid. Evers reported Tuesday that he had $117,000 cash on hand at the end of December. That’s nearly seven times as much as challenger John Humphries and 53-times as much as opponent Lowell Holtz. Humphries More >

Wisconsin State Senate passes bill to help cheese plant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill extending tax incentives to help a cheese distributor. The Senate unanimously passed the bill Tuesday that is designed to assist with Plymouth-based Masters Gallery Foods building of a $30 million cheese packaging and distribution plant in the village of Oostburg. The bill would More >

Massage Cupping Therapy Now Offered at Mile Bluff Medical Center

While watching the Olympics this past summer, you may have noticed several athletes with red circles on their skin.  American swimmers Natalie Coughlin and Michael Phelps were among those athletes.  The marks on their skin were the results of massage cupping therapy, a technique that has been practiced throughout Asia for centuries. With more people More >

Demolition on the TeePee Supper Club Began Monday

Demolition of the TeePee Supper Club in Tomah began on Monday. The supper club was a previously owned by former Tomah mayor Ed Thompson. The restaurant remained open for a while after Thompson’s death in 2011, and closed in July of 2014. According to past city meeting minutes, the plans intend a mixed-use building of More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING January 16, 2017. 1/9              Guy Sukis, Soldiers Grove, was traveling westbound on State Highway 82, Town of Union, lost control around a corner, crossed the centerline, and traveled down an embankment.  The vehicle went through a fence More >

Travel dangerous in many roads in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow has closed or delayed classes at dozens of school districts across Wisconsin as law enforcement agencies warned against travel in the most treacherous spots. State transportation officials say highways and roads from northern Wisconsin to La Crosse and east to Sheboygan are ice covered. More >

Parents of girl charged in ‘Slender Man’ stabbing speak out

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The parents of one of two Wisconsin girls who were 12 when they allegedly stabbed another girl 19 times to impress the fictional internet character “Slender Man” say they were as shocked as anyone by the 2014 attack. In an interview Monday with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Bill and Kristi Weier, parents More >

Missing elderly man found dead in Grant County

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — A missing elderly man from the Beloit area has been found dead in Grant County. Police say it appears Stuart Austin’s car got stuck along a remote road off Highway 133 and he succumbed to the elements. The 84-year-old Austin had been missing since Jan. 3. Town of Beloit police say More >