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Wisconsin Regulators Approve New Power Line

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators have approved plan to build a $500 million-plus power line from western Wisconsin to Middleton. The Public Service Commission gave the green light Thursday to Northern States Power Company and American Transmission Company to construct the 345-kilovolt line. The line will run from Holmen to Black River Falls and largely More >

Supreme Court Justice Candidate Visits Mauston

A Supreme Court Justice candidate visited the Mauston area on Thursday. Rock County Judge James Daley was at the Mauston Park Oasis talking to people about the upcoming election. Judge Daley is running against incumbent Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. He said he decided to run because there had been a series of decisions More >

Mauston Common Council Joins Others in Opposing the Proposed County Assessment

The Mauston Common Council is the latest to send a resolution to local legislators opposing the proposed county assessment in the state budget bill. At the Council Meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Brian McGuire said this proposal takes away some local control and costs of the assessments will be significantly more. The resolution was approved More >

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Sessions in Sauk County

Sauk County Health Department and UW-Extension Office are sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Spring Green in April. This program was adapted from a model from Stanford University, and has been tested and evaluated. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on More >

Officers Sworn In During Council Meeting

Two police officers were officially sworn in to the Mauston Police Department on Tuesday night. At the Mauston Common Council Meeting, Officers Jason Einwich and Adam Noe took the oath of office. Einwich worked for the New Lisbon Police Department and Noe had worked for the Necedah Police Department.  Both men have had experience working More >

Two People Charged in Tomah Homicide Case

Two people, who were “persons of interest” in a Tomah murder case, face multiple charges. At a press conference Wednesday morning, Tomah authorities announced that 26-year-old Zachary Davis and 20-year-old Sebastian Martinez were both being charged in the stabbing death of 43-year-old Derek Magnuson. Davis is charged with first degree intentional homicide, armed robbery with use More >

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he hopes to establish regional pain management boards through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help prevent problems like those that occurred at a Tomah medical center. Kind introduced the bipartisan bill Wednesday saying he hopes the accountability boards would deter overmedicating. The Tomah hospital is under More >

Severe Weather Seminar in Baraboo – March 30th

The 2015 Severe Weather Seminar will be held on Monday March 30, 2015 at the West Square Building, 505 Broadway St, Room B-24, in Baraboo from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Severe Weather Spotter Class is conducted by the Midwest Severe Storm Tracking / Response Center and is designed to teach first responders, and other More >

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Hosts Mile Bluff Medical Center Blood Drive – April 13th

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is partnering with Mount Olympus Waterpark to offer a special gift of thanks to Mauston-area blood donors April 13th. Attempting donors at the Mile Bluff Medical Center blood drive will receive a Mount Olympus admission pass for up to four people that can be used May 23 through July 2, 2015. More >

Wisconsin man accused of punching nurse, doctor

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A 19-year-old Wisconsin Dells man is accused of punching a doctor and a nurse during a disturbance at a hospital last week. Sterling Cloud faces felony battery charges in Sauk County. He also is charged with resisting an officer and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. The Baraboo News Republic (http://bit.ly/1C8SJkb ) reports police were More >