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Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols Results

Local law enforcement agencies have released the results of their highly visible enforcement saturation patrol that took place on August 26. The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, the Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department each had officers issued citations or made arrests at traffic stops during the patrols. The enforcement resulted in zero More >

Vehicle Fire in the Town of Kildare

There was a vehicle fire in the Town of Kildare. The accident report states that 40-year-old Steven Wadman of Minnetonka, Minnesota was operating a motorhome on Interstate 90 when a fire started in the driver side rear wall near an electric panel.  Wadman was able to get to the side of the road and extinguished More >

Minority bar owners drop racketeering claims against Racine

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Minority bar owners have withdrawn racketeering and corruption claims in a federal lawsuit against the City of Racine and its officials. Civil rights claims remain against nine defendants, including the mayor, the police chief and other city leaders. Seven plaintiffs claim the defendants engaged in an elaborate plot to drive minority More >

Man sentenced for break-ins, sex assault of college student

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for breaking into students’ houses near the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and sexually assaulting one student. The Stevens Point Journal (http://spjour.nl/1KjUMrm ) reports Nelly Makalin was also sentenced to five years of extended supervision on Tuesday. He had pleaded More >

First responders rescue person from burning van

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Emergency responders have rescued a person from a burning van in Chippewa Falls. Bystander video of the incident Tuesday night shows the person was dragged from the driver’s side of the van by two or three rescuers as the fire burned near the downtown area. WEAU-TV (http://bit.ly/1hehCF5 ) reports two More >

Alliant project at Madison headquarters studies solar energy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alliant Energy is studying solar-energy technology in a project outside its Madison headquarters. The Wisconsin State Journal reports construction began Monday on the $5 million first phase of the project, which aims to study how solar energy works in a cold-weather climate like Madison. A second phase is expected next year. More >

Wisconsin tied with Iowa for No. 2 spot on ACT exam

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is tied with Iowa for the No. 2 spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. Wisconsin held onto second place, just behind Minnesota, among states where significant numbers of students take the test. Wisconsin’s high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36 More >

Juneau County Advanced Leadership Program Recruiting for Next Class of Developing Leaders

The Advanced Leadership Program of Juneau County is currently recruiting participants for their upcoming leadership program. The program has had over 130 participants since it started. The mission of ALP is to facilitate leadership development and to empower emerging leaders for professional, personal, and community benefit, along with helping to meet the demand for leadership More >

Hillsboro Firemen’s Labor Day Celebration – 23 Fun Labor Day Celebrations in the Midwest

The Hillsboro Firemen’s Labor Day Celebration was recently named in a vacation list for Labor Day. The list, 23 Fun Labor Day Celebrations in the Midwest You Need to Check Out, was compiled by a lifestyle and travel blog called the BLT.  It is one of two places in Wisconsin featured in the article, Milwaukee More >

Names Released in Monday’s Fatal Accident

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names in Monday’s fatal accident on I-90 in Sauk County near Lake Delton. The driver of the Hyundai Santa Fe was 36-year-old Gary D. Gritton, of Oak Creek, Illinois. He and one of his passengers, 64-year-old Gail Gritton of Oak Creek, suffered life-threatening injuries and were medically transported More >