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Tomah Downtown Survey Ends Soon

Time is running out to fill out the Tomah Downtown Survey. The City of Tomah Long Range Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, is working to assess and evaluate the downtown area, including branding, wayfinding, streetscaping, parking, building design and land uses. The objectives of this planning process are to define a More >

Voter ID Law In Effect for February 16 Preliminaries

With the upcoming February 16 primary election, voters will be required to show a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Most people already have an acceptable form of ID, such as a valid driver’s license, but for those who don’t, a free identification can be acquired at a local Wisconsin Division of Motor More >

Authorities are looking for three men who attacked and shot a Marshfield man

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are looking for three men who attacked and shot a Marshfield man in Beloit. Rock County sheriff’s officials say the 32-year-old victim was on his way to Illinois to visit his girlfriend and got off the interstate in Beloit about 7 p.m. Wednesday. That’s when he encountered three men in a More >

Kenosha police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old child

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old child. The baby was found dead Wednesday. Police say an autopsy will be done on Thursday. There were no obvious signs of trauma. The Kenosha News (http://bit.ly/1P8B6az ) reports it’s the second day in a row that a baby died in the city. An More >

Madison police say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a woman

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a woman in a grocery store parking lot. The man was taken into custody early Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly shot at an officer during a sweep of a shopping area. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the officer returned fire, More >

Officials say they had more than 150 applications for high-capacity water wells pending

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say they had more than 150 applications for high-capacity water wells pending as of December. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos contends confusion over the extent of the DNR’s authority to regulate high-capacity wells stemming from conflicting court rulings has led to a backlog of applications. The Assembly More >

Gov. Scott Walker plans to pay off presidential campaign debt by end of 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to pay off his presidential campaign debt by the end of the year. Federal reports show Walker’s campaign owed $1.2 million at the end of 2015. The governor told reporters following a speech to the Wisconsin Counties Association at a Madison hotel on Wednesday that he More >

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to Give UW-Madison Commencement Address

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin says Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will return to Madison this spring to give the school’s commencement address. Wilson spent his final college season at Wisconsin after starring for three seasons at North Carolina State. The university said Wednesday that Wilson will speak to graduates at Camp Randall More >

Traffic Deaths in January Were the Second Lowest Since WWII

Last month 28 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes, which made it the second safest month of January in terms of traffic fatalities since World War II, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The safest month of January was in 2010 with 20 fatalities. January 2010 also had the lowest More >

Go Wild – A DNR Initiative to Encourage Outdoor Adventure

Starting this spring, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a campaign that encourages people to “Go Wild” by heading outdoors and enjoying the numerous recreational opportunities made possible by the sound management of the state’s natural resources. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board received an informational briefing on the project from Mark Rappe, of More >