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Alliant Energy Urges Safety Awareness Around Wisconsin Rivers and Dams

Now that summer has begun and the Fourth of July holiday weekend is coming soon, many of us are planning on being around rivers and dams. Warmer temperatures make rivers even more inviting for fishing, boating and swimming. However, they can also mean higher river flows due to prior snow melt and the continuing rains More >

Mauston Mayor Honors Local Student for Overcoming Hearing Loss

On June 22, Mayor Brian McGuire joined representatives of Mile Bluff Medical Center and the HearStrong Foundation to formally recognize Karlie Stefan, of Wisconsin Dells, WI, as a HearStrong Champion for her dedication to overcoming hearing loss and inspiring others to do the same. Karlie also received a special congratulations from a fellow HearStrong Champion, More >

Johnson says lives could’ve been saved at Tomah VA hospita

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Ron Johnson says if Department of Veterans Affairs officials had acted sooner in investigating reports of overprescribing medications at a Tomah medical center, lives could’ve been saved. Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, responded to a report released Thursday that details initial investigations into allegations of narcotic overprescribing practices and retaliatory behavior More >

One Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Town of Big Flats

A Nekoosa man was injured in a motorcycle accident last Friday. 59-year-old Richard Roetter was traveling on Highway 13 in the Town of Big Flats when a deer ran from the side of the road and Roetter struck it with his motorcycle. It caused him to lay his motorcycle down and skid to a stop. More >

Viroqua Woman Faces Criminal Charges of Theft

A Viroqua woman is facing criminal charges in Vernon County. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said 31-year-old Nathena M. Nelson is being charged with one count of Theft-Business Setting greater than $2,500 to $5,000. This charge is a result of an extensive investigation regarding reports of missing money from the Vernon County Clerk of More >

Rep. Ron Kind Celebrates June Dairy Month

Throughout the month of June U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (WI-3) has attended a number of dairy breakfasts at family farms across western and central Wisconsin. “Family farmers are critical to providing the food security that we need throughout our nation. June Dairy Month gives us a great opportunity to go out and visit our local More >

Tomah VA Medical Center Invites the Community To Attend Open House Event

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host an open house Tuesday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. The open house will include a mobile tour around the 173-acre campus, a guided walking tour and an opportunity to learn about VA job openings for medical and More >

Juneau County OWI Task Force Out On Friday

The Juneau County OWI Task Force, a multi-agency approach to curbing impaired driving, will be in operation this Friday June 26, 2015 at 7pm to 3am.  The task force consists of the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and New Lisbon Police Department. These agencies have agreed to work together to provide a highly More >

Tribe to celebrate transfer of ancestral land in Wisconsin

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Native American tribe is celebrating the legal land transfer of 1,553 acres near the Wisconsin River that once belonged to it. The Ho-Chunk Nation will hold a public celebration on the site Friday afternoon, featuring a round dance and tours of the property. It also will include speeches by Ho-Chunk More >

Marshfield Man Damages His Car In Accident Tuesday In The Town Of Germantown

A Marshfield man escaped injury after his pickup truck struck a utility box in an accident in Juneau County Tuesday. 18-year old Jordan Spindler was traveling south-bound on State Highway 58 in the town of Germantown when he swerved to avoid a deer on the roadway. Spindler’s vehicle entered the north-bound ditch, traveled across South More >