Governor Walker Appoints Linda Mitchel-May as Juneau County Coroner

Governor Scott Walker appointed Linda Mitchel-May to serve as the next Juneau County Coroner. The governor said Mitchel-May’s multi-faceted experience as a registered nurse and achievements in business management will aid her in the transition to Coroner. Mitchel-May currently serves as president of the Juneau County SEA of Change. She said, “It is my goal to More >

A Baraboo Man Arrested on Bench Warrant

A Baraboo man was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant issued by the Sauk County Circuit Court. The warrant was based on a criminal complaint that charges 31-year-old Matthew Steinhorst with Homicide By Intoxicated Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Having Prior OWI Related Conviction, Homicide By Operation Of A Motor Vehicle While Having A More >

Monroe County Search Reveals Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia; Several People Detained

Several people were detained as a result of a Monroe County search warrant. Sheriff Scott Perkins said a drug search warrant was conducted in the Township of Sparta on Thursday. The Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force (MCJITF) received information of controlled substances at 7200 block of Hamlet Avenue.  The Monroe County Joint Investigative Task More >

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s District Staff Will Be Available in Mauston

The office of U.S. Representative Ron Kind announced that an aide to the Congressman will be holding office hours in Mauston. The office hours are set for March 10 from Noon to 1pm at the Hatch Public Library. Office hours are open to the public and are intended to provide residents with an opportunity to More >

Kohler golf course would have $20 million economic impact

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) – A new study pegs the economic impact of proposed Kohler Co. golf course along Lake Michigan at more than $20 million annually. The company has asked the Town of Wilson in Sheboygan County for a conditional use permit to build a championship 18-hole course on about 250 acres of forestland. The More >

2 men arrested in prescription drug bust in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Two people are facing charges following a drug bust in which hundreds of prescription pills were seized from a Green Bay home. The Brown County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence on Monday. According to a criminal complaint, officers found hundreds of antidepressants and dozens of sedatives. More >

Legislators looking for specific cost of Bucks’ arena

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The co-chairmen of the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee are pressing the Milwaukee Bucks owners to be specific about how much a new arena would cost. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. John Nygren met separately with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Madison this week and agreed that in order for More >

7 people charged in drug operation out of Milwaukee home

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Seven people have been charged with running a large drug distribution operation out of a house on the south side of Milwaukee. Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern announced Thursday that investigators have seized sizable amounts of cocaine and heroin, weapons and more than $100,000 during searches in Milwaukee and Green Bay in relation More >

Man in 60s dies in Cudahy house fire

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a house fire in Cudahy has left one man dead. WITI-TV reports ( ) the victim is a man in his 60s. His name has not been released. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Fire departments from Cudahy, St. Francis, Oak Creek and Milwaukee sent crews to battle the More >

Assembly leaders had promised no right-to-work debate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican leaders of the Wisconsin state Assembly promised last year that a right-to-work bill would not come up this session. Both Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Jim Steineke said the bill that is now on a fast-track for passage would not be debated. Steineke, who was assistant majority leader last year, More >