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Barron County turkey flock is sixth with bird flu in state

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The deadly bird flu virus has been detected in a 90,000 turkey flock in Barron County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says that is the sixth report of bird flu in the state in 10 days. Nearly 1.3 million birds are affected. Spokeswoman Raechelle Cline says initial More >

Republicans want to end lawmakers’ unpaid sick leave benefit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of Republican lawmakers wants to do away with a perk for Wisconsin state senators and representatives. They circulated a bill this week that would no longer allow state lawmakers to accumulate unused sick leave, which can then be converted to credits to pay for health insurance upon retirement. The More >

Bill to fix problem with marijuana byproduct law circulated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state senator is circulating a proposal designed to help make a marijuana byproduct available to treat people with seizures a year after it was legalized but still not accessible. The Legislature last year passed a bill allowing the use of cannabidiol oil, but no one has been able to More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams Finance Agenda 2015-04-28 Personnel Agenda 2015-04-28 resolutions-Closed Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District Agenda 4-27-15 Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston Common Council – 4-28 Finance and Purchasing Committee – 4-28 Health, Welfare, and Sustainability Committee – 4-28 Public Works Committee More >

Health Fair at Elroy Medical Center – May 14

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle in hopes to live a longer life, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease and diabetes can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, More >

School Libraries to Share $35.5 Million from Common School Fund

Public school districts throughout the state will share $35.5 million in library aid, which will be paid April 27 from the Common School Fund, the only state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries. According to the Department of Public Instruction, aid is based on the number of children between the ages More >

State gives final approval for high-voltage power line

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin regulators have given final approval to a $580 million high-voltage power line that will run between Madison and La Crosse. The Public Service Commission approved the 180-mile line on Thursday. American Transmission Co. and Xcel Energy next month plan to begin negotiations with homeowners along the route. The utilities say More >

Driver held after man fatally struck in St. Croix County

STAR PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — St. Croix County sheriff’s officials say a driver is in jail after striking and killing a man who was walking along a highway. Twenty-eight-year-old Jeffrey Boardman of New Richmond was walking with another man on Highway C near Star Prairie about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Boardman was struck and killed. The More >

Long-running pig wrestling fundraiser is over

STEPHENSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A small community in Outagamie County has canceled its long-running fundraiser following protests by animal rights groups. After 44 years, St. Patrick Parish’s annual “Pit Rassle” is in the past. Last year, the pig wrestling competition and the Stephensville parish were the subject of an online petition by Global Conservation Group. More >

Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in control of the state Assembly say they will pass a bill next month that ensures results from the Badger Exam being taken by grade school students this spring will not be used against teachers or schools. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and other Republicans said Thursday they will pass a More >