Town of Necedah Joins Mauston Area Municipal Court

The Town of Necedah has joined the Mauston Area Municipal Court. The addition was approved at the Mauston Common Council meeting on Tuesday evening. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the township had to cover its own cost to join the court, and the Town of Necedah would probably average 50 citations a year. The benefit, More >

Unemployment Rates Drop in September

Unemployment rates have dropped in every Wisconsin county. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday on local unemployment rates for September. It shows that unemployment fell compared with August in all 72 counties and the largest cities. Juneau County’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in September, Adams County’s was 4.9 percent, Vernon County’s was More >

Man struck and killed by vehicle on I-94 in Kenosha County

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Burlington man is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 94 in Kenosha County. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says the 30-year-old man was hit by a sport utility vehicle about 3 a.m. Thursday. He died at the scene. Authorities didn’t immediately identify him. It wasn’t immediately clear More >

Two Wood County Traffic Death Victims Identified

(Wisconsin Rapids, WI)  —  Two women killed in a head on traffic crash in central Wisconsin have been identified as 71-year-old Barbara Baldwin and 74-year-old Louise Hemenway, both of New Lisbon. Wood County sheriff’s deputies say both were in a vehicle that crashed into a unit driven by a 30-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man. He’s in More >

Johnson reruns ad about jobs program Feingold criticized

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is putting back into circulating a positive television ad highlighting a program he spearheads to put the unemployed in inner city Milwaukee back to work. The move just 12 days before the election comes after Johnson’s Democratic challenger Russ Feingold questioned the merits of the faith-based initiative More >

Members of Congress want the U.S. Justice Department to oversee the state’s monitoring of the election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic members of Congress want the U.S. Justice Department to oversee the state’s monitoring of the election due to concerns with the new voter ID law. The four Democrats sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking for the oversight. It was signed by Sen. Tammy Baldwin More >

Tim Kaine plans to campaign in Appleton and Madison next week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine plans to campaign in Appleton and Madison next week. Clinton’s campaign announced Wednesday that Kaine will make stops in the two cities on Tuesday, exactly one week before the election. Kaine was last in Wisconsin on Aug. 16 for a Madison fundraiser. His only other More >

Nearly 328,000 voters cast absentee ballots in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 328,000 voters have cast absentee ballots in Wisconsin so far. That total reported Wednesday by the state Elections Commission is about half of the 659,000 absentee ballots cast by Election Day in 2012. Many cities continue to expand locations where voters can cast absentee ballots in person. About 71 percent More >

DNR to Host Online Chronic Wasting Disease Chat Oct. 31

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts will host an online chat about chronic wasting disease Monday, Oct. 31 at noon. DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from sampling locations to disease prevalence and surveillance. Visit and search keyword “chat” to submit questions and view responses from DNR experts. There, those More >

Janesville Man Sentenced for Operating with a PAC – 5th Offense

A Janesville man was found guilty Tuesday of operating a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration – fifth offense. 64-year-old Steve Brunkow was sentenced to 4 ½ years imprisonment, with 18 months initial confinement, and three years extended supervision. His driver’s license also is revoked for two years, and he is to have an ignition More >