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Mauston Common Council Approves ATV Resolution

At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Mauston Common Council approved a one year trial run designating all city streets except state highways all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes. After some discussion, the hours of ATV use on city streets would be from 6am-10pm. Originally, the resolution had the hours from 7am-7pm. Alderpersons Steve Leavitt and Katie Stienke said More >

Name Released in Fatal Monroe County Accident

Authorities have released the name of the passenger who died in the one vehicle crash on Sunday. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the deceased was 70 year old Keith Wayne Nelson of Warrens. Sheriff’s deputies say speed and alcohol were apparent factors the car crash that happened just west of Warrens on County Trunk EW. Deputies More >

Vernon County and Crawford County Sheriff’s Offices Recover Stolen Property

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears and Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick report the recovery of stolen property.  On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, a wood splitter was recovered in the village of Stoddard, Vernon County, as the result of a joint investigation by both Sheriff’s Offices.  The wood splitter, and other items were reported stolen to More >

Pedestrian Injured in Sauk County Crash

A pedestrian was injured in a crash in Sauk County Monday night. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said in a release, the preliminary investigation showed that an 82-year-old male, identified as Ralph Ruhland of Plain, had parked his vehicle in the eastbound lane of County Highway B in the town of Franklin, about ¾ of More >

Former Marine, Democrat launches GOP Wisconsin senate bid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Marine and former Democrat has become the first Republican to get into the race to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin next year. Republican Kevin Nicholson of Delafield launched his campaign on Wednesday with a video that casts himself as a “conservative outsider” and emphasizes his military service. Nicholson More >

Wausau Center Mall bid on at auction for $12.8 million

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The Wausau Center Mall has been auctioned off for nearly $13 million at a sheriff’s foreclosure sale. The buyer and the future of the mall however, remains a mystery. Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Heggelund tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/2vYmtli ) he was prepared for some bidding during the auction Tuesday, but there was More >

Wisconsin airport becomes world’s busiest during convention

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A small eastern Wisconsin airport gets the designation of “world’s busiest” once a year during a yearly plane convention. That makes for a lot of coordination and communication among the pilots and air traffic controllers during the weeklong Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Air Traffic Manager More >

Ron Johnson casts critical vote, allowing U.S. Senate to start debate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says he cast the 50th vote to move ahead with a bill dismantling the national health care law because he wanted the process of repealing and replacing the law to continue. But Johnson did not commit Tuesday in a conference call with reporters to vote for More >

Trump plans jobs announcement, anticipation for plant builds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to make a jobs announcement in Washington as anticipation builds in Wisconsin he will confirm that electronics giant Foxconn intends to open a massive factory in the state. Trump’s announcement is set for late Wednesday afternoon at the White House. The deal could involve promises from Wisconsin More >

Madison police use 2 new drones to investigate crimes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police are among a growing number of law enforcement agencies using drones to investigate crimes and track down offenders. The Madison Police Department has used its new drone team five times since June, the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2eKHSuY ) reported. Its two drones weigh between five and 10 pounds each and More >