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Mile Bluff Sleep Center Receives Accreditation

Mile Bluff Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Mile Bluff Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nathaniel Watson, AASM president.  “Mile Bluff Sleep Center is an important resource More >

La Crosse Man Pleads No Contest to Taking and Driving a Vehicle Without Consent

A La Crosse man has pleaded no contest to a charge of taking and driving a vehicle without consent. During the hearing, Juneau County Court Judge John Roemer sentenced 34-year-old Martin Curlee to two years in the Wisconsin prison system, one year initial confinement and one year extended supervision. A charge of theft was dismissed More >

Republicans introduce bill to rework campaign finance law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the state Assembly have introduced a bill that would reshape Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws. The measure would double the amount of contributions candidates for state and local office could accept and calls for adjusting those limits every five years to account for inflation. The measure also prohibits candidates from coordinating More >

US Supreme Court lets Ho-Chunk video poker decision stand

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A court decision to let the Ho-Chunk Nation offer video poker at its Madison casino will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jdn78F ) the Supreme Court refused to take case on Monday with no comment. The case was among about 1,600 More >

Public Hearing Scheduled for Permit for Rocket Rec Center

A public meeting will be held regarding the application for a conditional use permit for the Rocket Rec Center in New Lisbon.  The public hearing will take place Thursday at the New Lisbon City Hall at 5:00pm during the Plan Commission meeting. The Plan Commission will first go into closed session to talk about the More >

Republicans to introduce bill reforming elections board

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans are planning to finally unveil a bill reforming the state elections board. The GOP has been talking for months about overhauling the Government Accountability Board, which oversees state elections and administers ethics laws. Republicans are upset with the board over how it handled recall elections in 2011 and 2012 and More >

3 injured in collision between school bus, dump truck

TOWN OF DANE, Wis. (AP) — A school bus driver and two students have been taken to the hospital following a collision with a dump truck in Dane County. The crash happened Wednesday about 7 a.m. at an intersection in the Town of Dane. Sheriff’s officials say the 63-year-old school bus driver from Poynette missed a More >

GOP lawmakers propose gender restrictions in schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican legislators are proposing a law that would bar transgender students from using the locker room or bathroom assigned to the gender with which they identify. Rep. Jesse Kremer and Sen. Steve Nass want to require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms as exclusive to one gender. They also More >

Transit Users Encouraged to Participate in Public Transit Survey

?The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is updating a cost-benefit study designed to identify the financial impacts of public transit in Wisconsin. The last study of a similar nature was done in 2006. The update is intended to reflect current economic and transit conditions in the state. Primary elements of the study include econometric analysis of More >

Minority bar owners settle lawsuit against Racine

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Seven former Racine tavern owners have settled a discrimination lawsuit against the city for more than $1 million. The plaintiffs argued in a federal lawsuit originally filed last February that the city and its officials engaged in an elaborate plot to driver minority bar owners out of the city. The agreement approved More >