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Man Trapped Under Skid Steer Loses His Life

A man is dead after a skid steer fell on him and trapped him in Kildare Township. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release, the preliminary investigation revealed a Lyndon Station man was working on the skid steer that was lifted up and sitting on concrete blocks at a residence on West Limits More >

Monroe County Saw an Increase in Tourism in 2015

Numbers from the Department of Tourism were released last week, and travelers to Monroe County spent $82 million in 2015. That’s up about 3 percent from the county’s 2014 total of $79.8 million. Steve Peterson, Monroe County Economic Development Coordinator, said everyone involved with tourism in Monroe County should be proud of their efforts and More >

Last April Tied for Fourth Safest Month of April in Terms of Traffic Deaths Since the End of WWII

Last month, 38 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roads, which tied it for the fourth safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).  The safest month of April since World War II occurred in More >

Vernon County to Conduct Child Car Seat Checks First Wednesday of the Month

Vernon County will conduct car seat checks Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. Sheriff John B. Spears said Sheriff’s Office has four Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians that will work to teach caregivers the basics of correct selection, direction, location, installation, and harnessing of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.  The technicians will also inspect More >

Berlin Man Dies In Waukesha County Crash

(Delafield, WI)  —  Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a two vehicle accident that killed a 77-year-old man from Berlin. Deputies say a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old Waukesha man veered out of control, and then hit the Berlin man’s pickup truck. It happened Monday afternoon on the Highway 16 expressway in Delafield, and the More >

Milwaukee officer accused of child enticement

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer has been suspended without pay after he was accused of enticing a child. The 45-year-old officer has been booked into the Milwaukee County Jail and is being held on $10,000 bail. Milwaukee police investigators are expected to refer the case to the county district attorney in the coming days.

Shawano parents face fine if their children bully

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) – Shawano is the latest Wisconsin community to adopt a policy that fines parents whose children repeatedly bully classmates. Police will first issue a warning to parents if their child is involved in demeaning behavior. If the bullying continues after 90 days, parents can be fined $366. Another offense in one year would cost the More >

UW Madison Faculty Approve No Confidence Vote

(Madison, WI)  —  The UW Madison Faculty Senate has overwhelmingly approved a vote of no confidence in University President Ray Cross and the Board of Regents. Monday’s vote came about one week after members began discussing the measure as a a protest to the new limits on tenure protections, which include evaluations of faculty and More >

Baumgartners turn over Paper Machinery to surprised employees

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A family has decided to hand over a 65-year-old Milwaukee company to employees through a stock ownership plan. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/26NDInx ) reports Paper Machinery Corp. was turned over Monday to employees by the families of Donald Baumgartner and his son John, the company’s owners. The announcement came at an employee meeting More >

Wausau’s mayor weighs in on fatal shooting

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — While state agents investigate a fatal shooting by police in Wausau, the city’s mayor is weighing in on the incident. Mayor Robert Mielke sent an email Monday in support of the police department two days after an officer fatally shot a man. Mielke says the incident is “sad and tragic” and “it More >