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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 >

Someone bought a lottery ticket in Kaukauna; A multi-million dollar MegaBucks winner

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Lottery says someone who bought a ticket in Kaukauna is a multi-million dollar MegaBucks winner. The lottery says the ticket from Saturday’s drawing is worth $3.6 million dollars. No one has come forward with the winning ticket just yet. The winning MegaBucks numbers from Saturday are 1-13-18-26-27-and-37.

Wausau police: Man shot by officer wielded knife

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wausau police officer has shot and killed a man who authorities say was wielding a knife. The shooting happened Saturday night as police responded to a domestic incident at an apartment building in Wausau. Wausau Police Patrol Capt. Matt Barnes told reporters Sunday that police found probable cause to arrest a man, More >

Two Dead, One Injured In Weekend Crash

(Undated)  —  The State Patrol continues to investigate a weekend traffic crash that killed two people and injured another. It happened Saturday afternoon near Wisconsin Dells on Adams County Trunk B and officials have not said how the two car mishap occurred. Two men, ages 72 and 65, died at the scene, and a 24-year-old More >

Gov. Walker Visits Kendall Depot to Kick Off National Travel and Tourism Week

Governor Scott Walker came to the Kendall Depot Friday to kickoff National Travel and Tourism Week and promote Wisconsin Tourism. Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett introduced the governor and said tourism a lot of times is taken for granted and Governor Walker prioritize it instead, by giving more money to tourism. Governor Walker said Wisconsin’s More >

Juneau County Tourism Growth Outpaced State Average in 2015

MAUSTON, WI – The annual economic impact figures released today by the State Department of Tourism show that direct tourism spending in Juneau County last year was nearly $60 million and grew just under 6 percent, outpacing the 4.42 percent average increase of the state’s 72 counties. According to the figures, which were being promoted More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Engineering Agreement

The Mauston Common Council approved an engineering agreement with MSA Engineering for the 2017-2018 Capital Project Design at its meeting on Tuesday night. The council approved the agreement in an amount not to exceed $119,000. The design will be for upcoming roadway projects for the city in the next two years. After a closed session, More >