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Interim Phosphorus Limit Set for Necedah

The Necedah Village Board discussed at its meeting on Monday night on the interim phosphorus limit for the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. Village Administrator Roger Herried said the purpose of the Interim phosphorus limits is to give the Village a maximum phosphorus amount that can be discharged from the waste water treatment plant. More >

ChallengeScape Expands into New Lisbon

The founders of ChallengeScape came to talk to the New Lisbon School Board on Monday about how the program is working in New Lisbon. ChallengeScape is an outdoor adventure program, which provides underprivileged students in Juneau County with adventures they most likely would not otherwise experience. It was founded in 2007 as a summer school More >

9-year-old boy killed in grain bin identified

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say a 9-year-old boy who died after becoming trapped in a grain bin on his family’s farm wasn’t trying to fix equipment as previously thought. The Grant County sheriff’s office identified the boy Wednesday as Nathan Sensenig. Initial reports indicated the boy climbed into the bin on the farm More >

Olver named director of UW Research Park

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Former state Commerce Department Secretary Aaron Olver has been named managing director of the University of Wisconsin Research Park in Madison. Olver’s appointment was announced Wednesday by UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, who serves as chairwoman of the University Research Park Board of Trustees. Olver replaces Mark Bugher, who retired in November. Olver served More >

State says 166,000 gained insurance coverage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released numbers by the state Insurance Commissioner’s office shows that nearly 166,000 Wisconsin residents purchased health insurance by June 1. But it’s not known how many of those people were previously uninsured. Gov. Scott Walker has promised to cut in half the number of uninsured people in Wisconsin, which stood at More >

Wisconsin receives $200,000 in drug settlement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin will receive $200,000 for its Medicaid program from the settlement of a multi-state lawsuit accusing a pharmaceutical company of improperly marketing a drug. Wisconsin State Journal reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1qHae49 ) that Illinois-based Astellas Pharma US Inc. will pay a total of $7.3 million in the settlement with multiple states and the More >

Walker launches ad attacking Burke on outsourcing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s latest campaign ad attacks Democrat Mary Burke over Trek Bicycle Corp. outsourcing jobs to China. Walker released the ad statewide Wednesday. Burke is a former executive at Trek, a company started in the 1970s by her father in Waterloo. Burke has said that she wasn’t involved with decisions to ship More >

Ex-prison employee to register as sex offender

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – A Kenosha woman has been ordered to register as a sex offender after being convicted of sexual assault of an inmate at the prison where she worked. The Journal Times of Racine reports (http://bit.ly/1l3iA27 ) 41-year-old Karina Herrera and a co-worker were accused of smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at Racine More >

Court: UW protester’s injunction must be refined

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Supreme Court says a judge properly issued a restraining order against a frequent University of Wisconsin System protester but he must refine it because it’s too broad. Former UW-Stevens Point student Jeff Decker has long protested the use of student fees at meetings on different campuses. A Madison judge in More >

Group asks for more time to review probe’s records

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Club for Growth is asking for three more weeks to work on agreement over making public documents related to an investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign and conservative groups broke campaign finance laws. The Wisconsin Club for Growth on Wednesday asked U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa for the More >