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Juneau County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Locating an Individual with Warrant

The Juneau County Crimestoppers and the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an individual with an active arrest warrant. 29-year-old Seth Beranek has a felony warrant by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for Parole Violation, possession of cocaine, second offense, and possession of narcotics. Anyone with any information on More >

Chicago Man Charged with First Degree Reckless Endangering Safety

A Chicago man has been charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety. 45-year-old Victor Navas is also charged with aggravated battery and disorderly conduct. According to the criminal complaint, during a follow-up interview with law enforcement in June 2016, the victim said Navas invited him and a friend up to his seasonal residence in Necedah More >

One Injured in Snowmobile Accident in the Town of Fountain

There was a snowmobile accident Saturday night in the Town of Fountain in Juneau County. 32-year-old Sean Kelly of Tomah was heading east on a public trail towards Hustler about a mile from Schucht Road. The accident report said Kelly missed a land bridge and cleared a 10-15 foot ditch. When the snowmobile landed on More >

Great Wolf Confirms Water Park Purchase near Mall of America

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Resorts Inc. confirms that it has bought a water park and adjoining hotel near the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The indoor water park company, which has a Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, said Tuesday it will convert the Water Park of America and the Radisson More >

Say cheese! Wisconsin set to pass bill helping cheese plant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A measure designed to help a cheese distributor is set to be the first one passed by the Wisconsin state Legislature. The state Assembly planned to vote Wednesday on the bill that would make it possible for tax incentives to be extended to help finance construction of a $30 million cheese More >

Panhandling ordinance passes in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s Common Council has passed a controversial panhandling ordinance after a marathon meeting. It bans panhandling in dozens of busy traffic spots across the city. The council’s meeting lasted through the night and into Wednesday morning when the ordinance passed 12-8. WKOW-TV (http://bit.ly/2lql5DG ) reports Mayor Paul Soglin told the council More >

After years of cuts, Walker gives more in latest budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After years of deep cuts, K-12 public schools and the University of Wisconsin stand to be big winners under Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget. Now all Walker has to do is convince lukewarm fellow Republicans who control the state Legislature to go along. Walker was set to deliver the budget More >

Cancer Clear & Simple: UW Carbone Cancer Center Joins with Juneau County to Safe Lives

Surprising facts about cancer deaths in Juneau County have sparked a unique, countywide outreach effort to save lives now and in the future. A UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) project that assessed cancer-related needs in south-central Wisconsin found that the cancer death rate (210 per 100,000) in Juneau County was more than 17% higher than More >

EPA approves state’s phosphorous work-around

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a plan from two Republican Wisconsin state lawmakers that allows companies to pay to delay compliance with strict phosphorous pollution standards. Under the plan, polluters such as paper and cheese manufacturers and water utilities can apply to the Department of Natural Resources for a variance More >

Police recover gun at scene of Eau Claire couple’s deaths

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Eau Claire police say they recovered a gun from the home of a married couple who were found dead. The Eau Claire Police Department on Tuesday identified the couple as 49-year-old Dean Lantz and 44-year-old Karie Lantz. Police say a family member who had been unable to contact Karie Lantz More >