Wisconsin DNR reports third deer hunting fatality

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A third person has died in a firearm-related incident during Wisconsin’s 9-day gun deer season. State Department of Natural Resources Warden Jon King says the family of a 50-year-old hunter found him at the base of a Marathon County tree stand on Sunday evening. The hunter had been shot in the chest. More >

Republican Gudex won’t seek re-election to Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Rick Gudex, of Fond du Lac, says he will not seek re-election to the state Senate in a district Democrats are eyeing to make gains on the GOP majority. Gudex said in a statement Monday that he will be returning to the private sector, but does not say where More >

Walker to sign bill returning excess Lambeau taxes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill into law that would return $17 million in excess Lambeau Field taxes to Brown County taxpayers and local government. Walker planned to sign the bill Monday at Lambeau Field. The bill approved by the Legislature earlier this year with broad bipartisan support calls for More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING November 30, 2015. 11/23           Marsha Kobliska of Lansing, IA, was traveling northbound on State Highway 35 in the Town of Bergen.  Kobliska sideswiped an oncoming vehicle, driven by Daniel Hall, La Crosse.  Kobliska reported the crash 2 More >

Names Released in Fatal Columbia County Accident

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names of those involved in a fatal accident in Columbia County. They say 25-year-old Santiago Camacho of Friendship was traveling west on Interstate 90/94 when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway. It traveled into the median and overturned multiple times. The front passenger, 34-year-old Evaristo Calzada More >

Mauston Common Council Approves 2016 Budget and Tax Levy

Following a public hearing last Tuesday, the Mauston Common Council approved the 2016 City Budget of $4,144,258. According to a memo from the City Administrator Nathan Thiel, the city expenditures saw a growth of 2.12 percent from 2015. The largest increase to the budget this year was the additional public works employee dedicated to parks More >

Tomah VA Releases Its 100-Day Plan

The Tomah VA Medical Center announced a new plan to further improve patient care. The 100-Day Plan is focused on rebuilding trust with Veterans, employees and other stakeholders through transparency and accountability.  The plan specifically addresses Restoring Trust, Access to Care, Employee Engagement, Best Practices and becoming a High Performance Network. Matthew Gowan, of Tomah More >

Monroe County Deputy Delivers Baby on Side of the Road

A Monroe County deputy delivered a baby on the side of the road Saturday morning.  In a release, Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said a woman in Norwalk went into labor around 4:09 a.m. As her husband was driving her to the hospital, she started giving birth. Sheriff Perkins said the woman’s husband pulled the More >

Authorities Investigate Death of Person in Decorah Lake

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a person who was found unresponsive in Decorah Lake early Friday. Kyle Lynch, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden for Juneau County, says he was called to the scene to assist in a boat search about 1:30 a.m. He also says the Mauston Fire Department More >

Services set for McFarland police officer killed in crash

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Services will be held in Janesville Tuesday for McFarland police officer Ryan Copeland, who was killed in a crash while on duty. The 33-year-old Copeland had been a K-9 officer with the McFarland Police Department since 2013. Dane County authorities say a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources pickup truck crossed the center More >