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Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Walker announced Friday that he has appointed Mike M. Grebe, son of Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive of the Bradley Foundation, to the board. More >

Emails show disputes continue on Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Even with a new chief justice, the disputes continue behind the scenes inside the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Backers of a constitutional amendment allowing the justices to decide who will be their leader argued it would lead to more harmony on the Supreme Court. But emails released Friday show that the tenure More >

Former deputy committed in slaying of wife, sister-in-law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Nicholas McNamara ruled Friday Andrew Steele is a danger to himself More >

Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves limbs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee County medical examiner’s report says a 46-year-old man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his Milwaukee apartment, but started moving his limbs as he was about to be taken to the morgue. The report says the man’s girlfriend called police Tuesday because she had not heard from him recently. A More >

Lawmakers nix Walker plan to eliminate higher ed board

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges. The Joint Finance Committee nixed the idea without debate on Thursday. David Dies, director of the Educational Approval Board, told the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday (http://tinyurl.com/m5rhna6) More >

Legislator preparing to unveil bill legalizing blaze pink

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Real men could wear pink in the woods under a bill legislators are preparing to unveil next week that would legalize blaze pink for hunters. Rep. Nick Milroy, a Democrat from South Range in northwestern Wisconsin, plans to hold a news conference Tuesday to announce the measure. A Milroy aide said More >

Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols Announced

The Juneau County Sheriff Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on May 29, 2015 at 7 PM More >

Sen. Marklein Talks About K-12 Public Education Funding

17th District State Senator Howard Marklein announced the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) added $200 million to K-12 public education funding during deliberations this week. Marklein said that the funding for K-12 education has been his top priority. “I am proud of our investment in public schools and appreciate all of the input and communication I More >

Authorities Asks for Public’s Help in Finding a West Baraboo Man

The Sauk County Sheriff’s office is asking the public’s help in locating a missing West Baraboo man. The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a welfare check request on May 11 for 30-year-old Nicholas Moen after a disciplinary action at his workplace in the village of Lake Delton. Law enforcement officers were not More >

Mauston Man Taken Into Custody May 19th

A Mauston man was taken into custody for bail jumping and obstructing an officer on May 19th. According to police reports, a neighbor of Jason Sonnenburg called police at about 9 am that morning to report damage to the lock of his apartment he believed was done by Sonnenburg the night before when he noticed More >