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Dells Area Crash Victims Identified

Adams County authorities have released the names of two men killed in a two car weekend crash near Wisconsin Dells. Seventy-two-year-old Francis Chowaniec and 65-year-old Timothy Helm, both of Oxford, died in the crash. A 24-year-old Dells man was taken to a Portage hospital for treatment. The crash happened Saturday afternoon on Adams County Trunk More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING May 2, 2016. 4/25             Alicia Nofsinger of Tomah was traveling west on US Highway 14 in the Village of Coon Valley.  Shane Gran, Cashton, was traveling behind the Nofsinger vehicle.  Nofsinger slowed for pedestrians crossing the road.  More >

Mauston Earns $33,000 State Tourism Grant; Launches Where’s Aldo Promotion Campaign

MAUSTON, Wis. – Bolstered by a $33,000 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Greater Mauston today launched a campaign inviting outdoors lovers from near and far to connect with nature and each other this summer while searching for ic—ons of Aldo Leopold and posting selfies for prizes. The Where’s Aldo campaign features More >

Sauk County Human Services Building in Reedsburg Temporarily Closed Friday

The Sauk County Human Services building in Reedsburg will be temporarily closed Friday morning. Sauk County will be conducting a full scale exercise from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The exercise is designed to test employee’s knowledge of the emergency plan and their reaction to 3 different scenarios. The exercise also involves active shooter and More >

Mauston Summer Recreation Program Registration Deadline May 7

Registration for the Mauston Summer Recreation Program will take place at Mauston City Hall Wednesday, May 4 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and also Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration forms are available at all Mauston Schools, Mauston City Hall, Hatch Public Library and at Mauston dot com. Parents are More >

Attorney General Plans To Seek Millions For More Prosecutors

(Madison, WI)  —  State Attorney General Brad Schimel says he’ll ask lawmakers to approve millions of dollars for additional prosecutors statewide. The Republican Schimel also tells the Wisconsin State Journal he wants to move forward with an approved council of prosecutors to create a bigger and better voice on their staffing needs, and the requests More >

New Report: Milk Marketing Board Chief “Asked” To Leave

(Madison, WI)  —  A former long time CEO of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board now says he was “asked” to leave. James Robson tells Madison farm broadcaster Pam Jahnke the board wanted what it called a “different strategic direction” and a “different individual” to lead the agency. Robson headed the state’s milk marketing campaigns for More >

Suburban Milwaukee Manhunt Ends With Interstate Shootings

(Undated)  —  A man wanted for a Sunday morning murder in suburban Milwaukee is under arrest after a police chase along Interstate 94 in Dane and Columbia counties, and a drive by shooting south of Wisconsin Dells in Sauk County. Authorities and media reports say a 20-year-old West Allis man shot and killed a fellow More >

State Military Police Unit Heads To Cuba

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A National Guard unit that’s based in Milwaukee will soon head to Cuba. About 120 members of the 32nd Military Police Company will help a joint task force conduct detention operations at the US naval station at Guantanamo Bay. State Guard officials say the unit has been planning for the mission since More >

State, Local Officials Probe Fatal Fire Near Blanchardville

(Blanchardville, WI)  —  The state Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a house fire in far southern Wisconsin that killed a 37-year-old man. Crews from New Glarus were called Sunday to a rural home near Blanchardville. Green County sheriff’s officials say the house was engulfed in flames and the roof had collapsed when fire crews arrived. More >