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McCabe files paperwork to set up gubernatorial campaign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of a nonprofit group that encourages people to challenge the political establishment filed paperwork Monday to set up a run for governor. Mike McCabe filed papers with the Wisconsin Election Commission to establish a campaign committee. The move allows him to begin raising money. McCabe said in an email More >

Gov. Scott Walker signs 11 bills designed to combat opioid addiction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed nearly a dozen bills designed to combat opioid addiction at stops around the state. The governor signed four bills in De Pere, four more bills in Onalaska and three bills in Schofield on Monday. Walker called a special legislative session in January to pass the bills, More >

Burns raises $120K in Supreme Court bid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee judge has raised nearly $271,000 in her bid for the state Supreme Court. Finance reports covering the first six months of 2017 were due Monday. Rebecca Dallet’s report shows she raised $270,984 with $200,000 coming from a loan she made to her campaign. She had $279,734 on hand. Dallet More >

Heavy rains slow Wisconsin timber harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s logging industry is struggling to harvest wood because of the wet summer, leaving loggers with less money while they wait for work during better weather. The last three months are among the five wettest on record in the state, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, Wisconsin Public Radio More >

Million Penny Challenge Results Announced

After two weeks, NOW 92one FM’s Million Penny Challenge has come to a close. After gathering pennies from over 60 businesses and many generous donations in the local area, NOW 92one FM has the results from the challenge. The amount of pennies collected was 423,739 penny equivalents, which translates into $4,237.39. After a long process More >

Mauston School Board Discusses Teacher Compensation

During a workshop last Wednesday, the Mauston School Board reviewed and discussed the School District of Mauston Teacher Compensation Model, and issues related to teacher compensation. Superintendent Christine Weymouth said they recognize and clearly know that Mauston’s teachers don’t make enough. Four teachers addressed the board, Mandy Brice, Randy Gyllin, Mallory Campbell, and Alexandria Azarian. Brice said More >

LaFarge Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident

A LaFarge man was injured in an accident on Highway 33 in Vernon County. Sheriff John B. Spears said 72-year-old Glenn A. Bergholtz was traveling west on State Highway 33 in the Town of Forrest on his motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve. Bergholtz’s motorcycle left the roadway went into the ditch before More >

Sauk County Health Department Receives National Public Health Accreditation

Sauk County Health Department announced Friday that is has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s public health departments. “We are pleased and excited to be More >

Adams County Sheriff’s Office to Hold “Coffee with a Cop”

Friendship, WI — On 7-25-2017, Deputies from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:30 AM on 7-25-2017 at Adams County Community Center at 569 North More >

Coast Guard rescues 4 during annual boat race

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued four people from a capsized boat on Lake Michigan during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race. The Coast Guard says the four were clinging to the vessel’s hull and only two were wearing life jackets when rescued Sunday off the lakeshore community of Fox Point More >