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Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child

A Wisconsin Dells man has been charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child and exposing a child to harmful content. According to the criminal complaint, in February, law enforcement received a report that 26-year-old Kenneth Olson was sending nude photos to a 16-year-old via Snapchat and had requested nude photos from her on Facebook. More >

32nd Senator Jennifer Shilling Announces Run for Re-Election

State Senate minority leader and Democrat Jennifer Shilling has announced that she will run for re-election this fall. Senator Shilling represents the 32nd District, which includes part of Monroe County, and all of La Crosse and Vernon counties. Shilling was elected to office in 2011, beating incumbent Dan Kapanke in a recall election. Kapanke announced More >

Necedah School Board Approves 6 Month Health Care Plan Renewal

The Necedah School Board approved a health care plan. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the board approved a six month nine percent renewal with WPS, starting July 1 and going through December 31. This was done so the district can change its renewal date to January 1 to coincide with its HSA deductible, which is on More >

Wisconsin Singers Coming Back to New Lisbon

The Wisconsin Singers are coming back to New Lisbon tomorrow. New Lisbon High School alumna Michaela Vinz is a junior at the University of Wisconsin, and is in her second season with the Wisconsin Singers. The Wisconsin Singers have a full ensemble with singing, dancing, choreography, a live band and a full staff of producers. More >

McGuire Sworn in as Mauston Mayor for His Seventh Term

Mauston Mayor Brian McGuire was sworn in for his seventh term at Tuesday’s Mauston Annual Reorganizational Council meeting. Other Common Council members, Rick Noe, Dennis Nielsen, and Francis McCoy were also sworn in during the meeting. All were elected at the April election. McGuire defeated challenger Alderperson Steve Leavitt and Noe, Nielsen, and McCoy ran More >

Two InterSecWI 2016 Seminars on Cybersecurity – May 3

Cybersecurity must become a priority for every business and every individual. That’s why on Tuesday, May 3rd, InterSec Wisconsin 2016 will have two seminars at Lynxx Lemonweir Valley Telcom in Camp Douglas, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning session will be from 8:30am-12:30pm and be for businesses, municipalities, and organizations. More >

Sen. Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Sen. Ron Johnson announced Tuesday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours listed below. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters.   Friday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Rock Springs Memorial Community Center More >

Five Injured in Sauk County Crash

Five people were injured in a crash Tuesday morning on Highway 33 in Sauk County.  Sheriff Chip Meister said in a release, deputies were called at 6:55 a.m. to Highway 33 in the Town of Greenfield on a report of a single-vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 26-year-old male from Baraboo was westbound More >

Public Involvement Meeting for WIS 21 Access Controls in Monroe County

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed access controls for WIS 21 beginning 1,500 feet east of the intersection of County A (two miles northeast of the city of Sparta) and extending easterly twenty-two miles to the Monroe/Juneau County line. The portion of WIS 21 within the More >

Juneau County Board Grants Easement to ATC for High-Voltage Line

Juneau County will receive $10,000 from the American Transmission Company after the County Board of Supervisors granted an easement to the company Tuesday morning.  The easement will be to allow the ATC to build the high-voltage Badger-Coulee power line to go through the county over the Omaha Bike Trail in the western part of the More >