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Dispatcher fired over Trump wants $250,000 settlement

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse police dispatcher who says she was fired for supporting President Donald Trump’s travel ban wants a six-figure settlement. UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow told The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/2mN3G7P ) that Kimberly Dearman wants a $250,000 settlement. Her attorney, Lee Fehr, told the newspaper that she’s More >

Wisconsin justices issue tie ruling without revealing votes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday released an unusual decision in which none of the justices identified how they voted in a tie – the first time that’s happened in nearly 40 years. The court issued a two-sentence opinion saying it had reached a 3-3 tie in a dispute between a More >

Sheboygan council rejects immigration resolution

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Sheboygan Common Council has defeated a contentious resolution that would have authorized police to detain people with whom they come in contact if the individuals couldn’t provide proof of U.S. citizenship. The council voted 14-to-1 to reject the proposal, USA Today Network-Wisconsin (http://shebpr.es/2n3x7nG ) reported. Council member Rosemarie Trester was More >

Wisconsin DHS head doesn’t know how many may lose insurance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services says she doesn’t know how many people may lose insurance in the state under the proposed federal health care overhaul. Linda Seemeyer was asked about the proposal Tuesday during a forum hosted by Wisconsin Health News. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted More >

Mauston School Board Approves Technology Loan

The Mauston School Board approved a technology loan at its meeting on Monday night. Rob Demeuse, who is the Director of Technology for the School District of Mauston, said this type of loan has been approved in the past.   It would be a three year loan that would have a four part purpose. The More >

Registration Open for Delton Family Medical Center Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk

It’s never too early to start making plans for your outdoor spring and summer activities.  Get out your calendar and save the date for the 11th Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk on May 13. The event starts and finishes at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center, located at 28 Commerce Street across from the More >

Sparta Man Arrested for OWI-5th Offense

A Sparta man was arrested in in Crawford County Monday afternoon for operating a motor vehicle-fifth offense. The Wisconsin State Patrol – Tomah Post stated in a release 47-year-old Lawrence Nelson was stopped for speeding on County Highway S at Highway 131 in the Town of Petersburg. The trooper put Nelson through standard field sobriety More >

Hillsboro Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

A 44-year-old Hillsboro woman has been arrested on charges of burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and a probation violation, stemming from an investigation into missing Fentanyl patches and other prescription pain medications from a residence in rural Vernon County. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said in a release, More >

Coaches All State Teams Named

(Undated)  —  The state basketball coaches’ association has named its boys high school All State teams in five divisions following the state tournament this past weekend. The unanimous choices in Division One were Joey Hauser of three time state champion Stevens Point, and Terrence Lewis of Milwaukee Riverside. John Diener of Cedarburg, Tyler Herro of More >

Walker says wiretap, Russian collusion review needed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker isn’t saying much about FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that the bureau has been probing links between President Donald Trump and Russian officials. Comey said during a congressional hearing Monday that the investigation began last July. He also rejected Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama had More >