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Wisconsin retirees to see annuity payment increases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Retirees in the Wisconsin Retirement System will receive annuity increases of between 1.3 percent and 1.9 percent starting in May. The Department of Employee Trust Funds released the estimate Wednesday. It comes after the State of Wisconsin Investment Board reported that investments in the “Core Fund” rose by 8.5 percent last More >

Lawmaker seek tax break for Minnesotans working in Wisconsin

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota lawmaker has proposed a bill to help residents who may pay higher taxes due to working in Wisconsin. The bill, proposed by Republican Sen. Greg Davids would offset the higher taxes in Wisconsin and give Minnesota residents a tax credit, the Post Bulletin (http://bit.ly/2jKp1hV) reported. The measure, which More >

Assembly speaker says his job is harder than governor’s

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Who has the harder job, Gov. Scott Walker or Assembly Speaker Robin Vos? To hear Vos tell it, presiding over the largest Assembly Republican majority since 1957 is a lot tougher than being governor. Vos said Wednesday that while Walker “has the power” being Assembly speaker is “a more difficult job.” More >

‘Candy Man’ agrees to surrender medical license

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opioids has agreed to surrender his medical license. David Houlihan reached an agreement with the state Medical Examining Board on Wednesday that calls for him to give up his license. State regulators agreed to drop an investigation into his actions More >

UW-Richland Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

University of Wisconsin-Richland Campus Administrator Dr. Tracy Davidson has announced the names of students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2016 semester which ended in December. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must complete a minimum of 12 credits. Part-time students are eligible when they have completed at least More >

National Veterans Creative Arts Local Competition

TOMAH, Wis. – Do you know any talented friends or co-workers who are Veterans? Are you a Veteran with an art skill or talent you want to share? The National Veterans Creative Arts Local Competition is scheduled for the week of February 13, 2017. This competition is open to Veterans who are enrolled at a More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Forest Plan and ATV Routes

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved the 2017 Juneau County Forest Work Plan at its meeting on Monday morning. According to the resolution, it is a requirement that the County submit a work plan to be eligible for the County Forest Administrator’s grant. The county plans to replant 80 acres and about 80,000 trees More >

Senator Howard Marklein to Host Listening Session in Reedsburg with Rep. Ed Brooks

State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) will be hosting a Legislative Listening Session on Saturday, January 21, 2017 with Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg). The session will be at the Reedsburg Public Library on Vine Street from 10am-11:30am. “As the new legislative session begins this week, I am seeking the input and ideas of the residents of More >

NLCI Inmate Charged with Battery by Prisoner

An inmate of the New Lisbon Correctional Institution has been charged with battery by prisoner. According to the criminal complaint, on December 11, 2016, 55-year-old Kenneth Dalberg allegedly struck another inmate in the face with the blade of the shovel he was holding. The inmate stated he received 16 stitches and needed to get four More >

Bucks To Reach Season’s Halfway Point In Playoff Contention

(Houston, TX)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks will reach the halfway mark of their season Wednesday, when they play the Rockets in Houston. For now, the Bucks are in playoff contention with a 20-20 record as they hold the seventh of eighth postseason slots in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and Charlotte and Chicago share the final More >