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Police Looking for Male Subject in Kwik Trip Robbery

There was a burglary early Friday morning in the City of Mauston. At about 1:30 AM, law enforcement was dispatched the North Union Street Kwik Trip for a male subject. The subject was described as approximately 6 feet tall with a medium and had entered the Mauston downtown store demanding money. He was wearing a More >

Organizers of Groundhog Day festivities in Sun Prairie are scrambling to find a groundhog

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Sun Prairie is without a groundhog for this year’s Groundhog Day festivities, after the animal used at last year’s event bit the former mayor. Images of Jimmy the Groundhog biting then-Mayor Jon Freund’s ear were widely circulated, bringing unwanted attention to Sun Prairie. Afterward, authorities told Jimmy’s owners they needed a license More >

Police say an unarmed intruder at a Wisconsin high school wanted to get to the top of the school’s tower

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Police say an intruder at a Wisconsin high school wanted to get to the top of the school’s tower because he thought he was a knight in a castle. Manitowoc Police Capt. Larry Zimney says the 58-year-old man admitted to using marijuana and alcohol before the incident Thursday morning, which prompted a More >

Democrat Russ Feingold Raises Another $2.7 million in US Senate race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Russ Feingold has raised another $2.7 million in Wisconsin’s highly watched U.S. Senate race against incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. Feingold reported Thursday that he raised that much in the last three months of 2015, besting the previous quarter by $300,000. Feingold’s campaign says he has $4.8 million in the bank. Johnson More >

Juneau County in Need of Talented Manufacturing Workers

Believe it or not, Juneau County is desperately in need of talented manufacturing workers. According to the Mississippi Valley Regional Planning Corp. as of Oct 15th, 2015, Juneau County had 334 openings in the manufacturing sector alone. This does not include other sectors such as healthcare, security or retail. This may be explained away since More >

Hillsboro Man Charged With 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault

A Hillsboro man was charged with first degree sexual assault with a child under the age of 13. 18-year-old Mark Anderson Junior was also charged with incest. Court records show a $10,000 cash bond was set for Anderson and he is not to have contact with the victim, the victim’s family or their residence. He More >

United Cooperative Donates $37,000 to Local Food Pantries

United Cooperative recently donated $37,000 to 34 food pantries in its trade area, including local communities such as Hillsboro, Reedsburg, Baraboo, and Viroqua. Each pantry received $1,000. United Cooperative partners with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation through its Member Co-op Match Program. CEO and president of United Cooperative David Cramer said this was a record More >

Tomah Hospice and Palliative Care Receive Gold Seal of Approval

A local program that provides end-of-life care and specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses in Tomah has been awarded a gold seal of approval. The Tomah Memorial Hospice Touch and Life Choices Palliative Care program recently received a three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission which Hospice director Mary Rezin said demonstrates compliance with More >

Juneau County Looking at Possibly Attaining Property in the City of Mauston

Two Juneau County Supervisors spoke at the at Mauston Common Council meeting on Tuesday night. Supervisor Timothy Cottingham and Lynn Willard said the county is interested in acquiring the property on Hickory Street between Allied Co-op and the Frontier building. Cottingham said the county is doing a scope study to see if remodeling the building More >

No Injuries in Single Vehicle Accident in Town of Orange

No injuries were reported in a single vehicle accident in the Town of Orange Monday. According to the accident report, Jiamcha Liang of Onalaska was traveling east on Interstate 90/94 just outside of Camp Douglas. He lost control of his vehicle and spun around on the ice covered road. The vehicle struck a guardrail, causing More >