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President Obama Endorses Shrader

Art Shrader, a candidate running for the 50th Assembly District, has received the endorsement of President Barack Obama. Obama officially backed the Democrat on Monday, October 24. Jessica Post, Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, said, “We are thrilled that President Obama is endorsing our candidates in some of the most competitive races More >

No One Injured in Tractor Accident in Vernon County

No one was hurt in a tractor accident in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said on Tuesday morning, the 16-year-old driver was traveling north on German Valley Road in the Town of Greenwood, operating a farm tractor pulling a manure tanker. He was unable to maintain control of the tractor, and it went off the More >

Royall School Board Approves 2016-2017 Budget and Levy Certification

The Royall School Board approved its 2016-2017 budget and levy certification at its meeting on Monday night. Administrative Assistant Melanie Benson said the total budget will be $7,463,498 and the mill rate will be $11.71. That is down $1.53 from last year. The board also discussed the possibility of a new greenhouse and using some of More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Lindina

A Kenosha man was injured in a rollover accident in the Town of Lindina Monday, October 17. According to the accident report, 40-year-old Micah Splittgerber was eastbound on County Road O from Sarnow Road, when his vehicle struck gravel. He overcorrected; enter the opposite lane and then the ditch. It caused the vehicle to rollover More >

Green Party White House Hopeful To Appear In Madison

(Madison, WI)  —  Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will hold a rally at UW Madison on Thursday. She’s scheduled to speak at noon at the campus Memorial Union. The Four Lakes Green Party chapter of Madison says Stein will talk about her proposals to boost the economy, and to cancel student debt and offer tuition More >

Wisconsin US Sen. Ron Johnson downplays climate change

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is downplaying concerns about climate change, saying “civilization thrives” in warmer weather and people will adapt. He said in a Monday radio interview on WHBY in northeast Wisconsin that “mankind has actually flourished in warmer temperatures.” Johnson said – in his words – “How More >

Driver who fled Milwaukee crash that killed 3 surrenders

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a motorist who fled after causing a car crash that killed three women from Chicago and injured their Uber driver has surrendered to authorities. Investigators say the 23-year-old man driving a Lexus SUV ran a stop light in downtown Milwaukee early Sunday and slammed into a car whose 41-year-old More >

PSC Urges Consumers to Seek Assistance Before Heating Moratorium

MADISON- The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) urges consumers currently disconnected to contact their local utility to make arrangements for service reconnection prior to the start of the winter heating moratorium. During the moratorium, from November 1 to April 15, utilities are prohibited from disconnecting customers who are behind on their bills. While Wisconsin More >

Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say a Minnesota woman had both hands on her cellphone and apparently none on her steering when she lost control of her car and sent the vehicle behind her into a deadly rollover. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says the crash Friday afternoon killed 16-year-old Kyra Faith More >

UWM athletics gets $1 million gift

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 1978 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has pledged to give $1 million to the school’s athletics department, marking the single largest donation in the program’s history. Fred Sitzberger tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2ehMvLa ) that he hasn’t offered ideas on how the department should use the money, but says he’d More >