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Someone bought a lottery ticket in Kaukauna; A multi-million dollar MegaBucks winner

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Lottery says someone who bought a ticket in Kaukauna is a multi-million dollar MegaBucks winner. The lottery says the ticket from Saturday’s drawing is worth $3.6 million dollars. No one has come forward with the winning ticket just yet. The winning MegaBucks numbers from Saturday are 1-13-18-26-27-and-37.

Wausau police: Man shot by officer wielded knife

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wausau police officer has shot and killed a man who authorities say was wielding a knife. The shooting happened Saturday night as police responded to a domestic incident at an apartment building in Wausau. Wausau Police Patrol Capt. Matt Barnes told reporters Sunday that police found probable cause to arrest a man, More >

Two Dead, One Injured In Weekend Crash

(Undated)  —  The State Patrol continues to investigate a weekend traffic crash that killed two people and injured another. It happened Saturday afternoon near Wisconsin Dells on Adams County Trunk B and officials have not said how the two car mishap occurred. Two men, ages 72 and 65, died at the scene, and a 24-year-old More >

Gov. Walker Visits Kendall Depot to Kick Off National Travel and Tourism Week

Governor Scott Walker came to the Kendall Depot Friday to kickoff National Travel and Tourism Week and promote Wisconsin Tourism. Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett introduced the governor and said tourism a lot of times is taken for granted and Governor Walker prioritize it instead, by giving more money to tourism. Governor Walker said Wisconsin’s More >

Juneau County Tourism Growth Outpaced State Average in 2015

MAUSTON, WI – The annual economic impact figures released today by the State Department of Tourism show that direct tourism spending in Juneau County last year was nearly $60 million and grew just under 6 percent, outpacing the 4.42 percent average increase of the state’s 72 counties. According to the figures, which were being promoted More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Engineering Agreement

The Mauston Common Council approved an engineering agreement with MSA Engineering for the 2017-2018 Capital Project Design at its meeting on Tuesday night. The council approved the agreement in an amount not to exceed $119,000. The design will be for upcoming roadway projects for the city in the next two years. After a closed session, More >

Hospice, Palliative Care Groups Offer End-of-Life Care Film

Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life planning, yet only 30 percent have done so.  Officials with Hospice and Palliative Care programs at Tomah Memorial Hospital and the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hoping to change those statistics during a special program May 3. A free screening of the PBS More >

Hudson High Teens Ace ACT Test

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Achieving a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam is a feat that less than one-tenth of one percent of American students achieve annually. So, it’s highly unlikely that two students from the same high school would score a perfect 36 on the exam. But, that’s just what happened to Hudson More >

Company at center of WEDC fraud investigation files for bankruptcy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin businessman indicted in an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain bank loans has filed for bankruptcy protection. Ronald Van Den Heuvel, of De Pere, filed on behalf of Green Box NA Green Bay in federal court’s Eastern District. One of the 21 creditors listed on the filing is the Wisconsin Economic Development More >

Prosecutors appeal John Doe decision to U.S. Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that shut down an investigation of alleged coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1SNFBsZ ) that he, Milwaukee County District Attorney John More >