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Bickford Street Building being Offered to City of New Lisbon for Police Station

New Lisbon could be getting a new building for its Police Station.  A building located on Bickford Street will soon be empty.  The building currently is home to New Lisbon probation and parole offices.  Those offices will soon be moving to Mauston.  The building owner believes it would be perfect for the New Lisbon police More >

Wisconsin Unemployment Inches Up to 3.4 Percent in December

The unemployment rate in Wisconsin inched up a tenth to three-point-four percent in December.  The Department of Workforce Development says employers added 98-hundred total non-farm and nine-thousand private sector jobs last month.  Wisconsin’s labor participation rate was 67 percent in December.  Secretary Caleb Frostman says the D-W-D is eager to continue partnering with the private More >

La Farge Woman Injured in One Vehicle Accident

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports:  One vehicle accident, the driver, and lone occupant, Cailey Russell, of La Farge, Wisconsin was traveling west-bound on County Road P when she lost control on the snow-covered roadway.  Russell’s vehicle overturned and came to rest in the ditch.  Russell was transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening More >

Lawmakers Debating What to Do With $800 Million Surplus

The state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau is predicting over 800-million dollars in tax surplus for the state this year, thanks to higher than expected corporate taxes.  Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz says he’s happy to hear that because it means more money for the state’s rainy day fund.  He said “it will add to the cushion More >

Foreign Investors Must Report U.S. Agricultural Land Holdings

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Program Technician in Charge Michelle Daugs in Juneau County reminds foreign investors with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their land holdings and transactions to USDA. The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires foreign investors who More >

UW-Platteville Monitoring Students Back From China for Coronavirus

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is monitoring six students who recently traveled to China for possible coronavirus.  Officials say the students returned to campus January 21st following a trip to Wuhan, China.  Two of the students are residents of Wuhan where the virus first spread to humans.  Those two were screened for coronavirus at O’Hare International More >

DNR: First Wild Case Of CWD Found In Marathon County

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports it has found the first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer.  The discovery was made in Marathon County.  The infected animal was shot near a private deer farm which has seen an outbreak of the brain disease over the last few years.  D-N-R officials say More >

Sheriff’s Sales

February 18 – Bank of Mauston v Dooley & Dooley February 18 – Timberwood Bank v Hajdas February 25 – Nationstar v Hewitt March 3 – First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation v Burns March 10 – Navy Federal Credit Union v Kraft

City of Mauston Meetings

January 28 – Common Council January 28 – Personnel & Negotiating Committee January 28 – Finance & Purchasing Committee January 28 – Public Works Committee

City of Tomah Meetings

January 28 – Long Range Planning Committee