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Governor Walker Undecided On UW Tuition Plans

Governor Scott Walker says he’s thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing U-W tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package next February. The governor says it’s “on the table,” but More >

WIS 13 Closure, Detour in Adams County Starting Monday

Crews will close WIS 13 to through traffic between Adams County F and County M at 6 a.m. on Monday, August 22 for railroad repairs. Traffic will be detoured via County F, County Z, and County J. Local traffic should expect to encounter flagging operations. Vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians will not be allowed to cross More >

Local Distribution of Sparsity Aid

Several local schools are receiving sparsity aid, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Sparsity aid was awarded in the 2016-2017 school year to 141 school districts to help address the needs of rural schools. A district must have no more than 745 student and fewer than 10 students per square More >

Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident in Vernon County Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff John B. Spears said 44-year-old Tina Alexander of Soldiers Grove was north bound on State Highway 131 in the Town of Kickapoo. She was attempting to turn right into a private driveway when 64-year-old Sheila Alderman of Westby, who was More >

Brooks Joins Wisconsin Food, Land, and Water Project Steering Committee

The Wisconsin Food, Land, and Water Project (http://wisconsinlandwater.org) will convene on Tuesday, August 23rd in Stevens Point for a working meeting to discuss Wisconsin’s food, land, and water resources and the human demands that affect them.  The four key talking points that will be discussed include: polluted surface water, groundwater quality, groundwater quantity, and the More >

Juneau County Women’s Night Out Coming September 27

The ninth annual Juneau County Women’s Night Out will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at Mauston High School.  Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation and the Juneau County Women’s Health Initiative invite all area women to join them for a night of relaxation, education, and fun.  This year the keynote speaker will be Theresa Rose. More >

Semi Accident in the Town of Orange

No one was injured when a semi went into a ditch in the Town of Orange Monday. 42-year-old Zoltan Pucsas of Illinois was traveling west on Highway 12/16 Officials say Pucsas told them he attempted to light a cigarette and his semi started to head to the ditch. He told officials he didn’t want to More >

Western Technical College business hours to change for Aug. 31

Western Technical College will have adjusted business hours on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to allow college employees to attend staff meetings. On Aug. 31, the La Crosse Campus and all regional locations will open at Noon. The public is asked to plan accordingly for any business at the college that day. Fall classes at Western begin More >

Report: Conservative Activist Tried Infiltrating Feingold Camp

(Madison, WI) — A conservative activist reportedly tried getting a job with Russ Feingold’s Democratic US Senate campaign, apparently to dig up dirt on that candidate. Feingold’s election opponent, GOP Senator Ron Johnson, says his campaign had nothing to do with it. The Feingold camp gave the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a recording of an interview More >

Former Cudahy Police Employee Charged In Embezzlement

(Cudahy, WI)  —  A former police employee in suburban Milwaukee is free on a signature bond, after she was accused of stealing cash paid by motorists who got parking tickets. Thirty-nine-year-old Melissa Mueller appeared in court Wednesday on charges of misconduct in public office and embezzlement of less than $2500. Officials say she was a More >