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DNR: Little Chance That Asian Carp Would March Up Wisconsin River

(Madison, WI)  —  A state DNR official says there is little chance that the invasive Asian carp will march up the Wisconsin River. That’s after five adult bigheads were found below a river dam at Prairie du Sac. Bob Wakeman, the DNR’s aquatic invasive species coordinator, says the dam is higher than any fish could More >

West Half of Wisconsin Gets New US Attorney

(Madison, WI)  —  A new chief federal prosecutor has been sworn in for the western half of Wisconsin. Waushara County District Attorney Scott Blader took his oath Wednesday in Madison, where his new US attorney’s office is located. Blader replaces John Vaudreil, who was asked to resign earlier this year to give President Donald Trump More >

Deer Hunter Shot In Leg; Fourth Wounded In Gun Season

(Fredonia, WI)  —  A deer hunter is recovering from a leg wound after two members of his hunting party shot him. Ozaukee County sheriff’s deputies say the two shooters were trying to hit a deer near Fredonia Wednesday, when their bullets went toward a 53-year-old Random Lake man and he was flown to a Milwaukee More >

Father Faces Reckless Homicide Charge In His Baby’s Death

(Barron, WI)  —  The father of a three-month-old baby faces a possible reckless homicide charge in the infant’s death. Thirty-one-year-old Curtis Strand of Haugen is in the Barron County Jail while the district attorney’s office reviews the matter. Sheriff’s deputies investigated for four months before arresting Strand and they’re still checking out more evidence, as More >

State Reports Three Times As Many West Nile Cases, Three Deaths

(Madison, WI)  —  State health officials have reported three times as many cases of the West Nile virus this year than last. Three deaths have been attributed to the mosquito borne virus statewide, as part of 36 confirmed human cases and four probable ones compared to just 13 total human cases in 2016. Thirty-four people More >

State School Chief Must Use Opponents’ Lawyers In Suit Against Him

(Madison, WI)  —  State School Superintendent Tony Evers says he’s being forced to use lawyers of his political opponents in a lawsuit against him. Governor Scott Walker has blocked Evers from hiring his own attorney to defend him against a conservative group’s claims that he’s breaking the law by not having the Republican Walker approve More >

Thanksgiving Travel Rush Is On; Long Backups In Sauk County

(Undated)  —  Traffic is back to normal on Interstate 90/94 near Wisconsin Dells after a backup of three miles on Wednesday. The state DOT says the backups started about 4:30 pm in the westbound lanes on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The state AAA expects more than one million Wisconsinites to More >

Millions Watch Video Of Wisconsin Hunter’s Encounter With Deer

(Hillsboro, WI)  —  More than 17 million people have watched a Facebook video of a deer hunter’s “crazy” encounter with an eight-point buck near Hillsboro in Vernon County. Dan Hartley of Janesville said he tried scaring the animal away on Saturday because it was smaller than what he wanted but instead of running off, the More >

Barron County father arrested in child’s death

HAUGEN, Wis. (AP) — Barron County sheriff’s investigators are recommending reckless homicide charges against the father of a 3-month-old child who died last July. The 31-year-old man is being held in the Barron County Jail while the district attorney reviews the case. First responders were called to a home in Haugen on a report of More >

Kwik Trip plans $300 million capital investment

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to create more than 300 jobs in More >