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Armed Robbery Suspect Fires Flare Gun at Law Enforcement Officials

An 18-year-old Baraboo man was arrested for robbing a gas station and trying to escape officers. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called Monday morning to Kwik Trip in the village of West Baraboo on a report of an armed robbery. A man, later identified as Andrew J.L. Videc, More >

People Ignoring and Moving Road Closed Signs in Necedah

From the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office: We are receiving reports that people are moving the road closed signs that have been placed in the flooded areas in Necedah Township. This is a violation of law and the signs have been placed for your safety. The high waters are compromising the roadways and travel on the More >

Shrader Receives More Endorsements

Congressman Mark Pocan and the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund have announced their support for Democrat candidate for the 50th Assembly District, Art Shrader. Shrader has already earned the endorsements several other elected officials and other organizations. Shrader will face incumbent Representative Ed Brooks in the November 8th election. The 50th District includes all of Juneau More >

Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available to Juneau County Producers

(Mauston, Wisconsin), September 26, 2016 – Juneau County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jon Williams today announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to natural disasters including flooding and flash floods could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). “LIP provides livestock producers with a vital safety net to help More >

Man Injured in Vehicle vs. Buggy Crash

A rural Viroqua man was injured when a vehicle struck the back of his buggy Monday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 36-year-old Nicholas Tollefson of rural Viroqua was traveling east on County Road O in the Town of Hamburg, and collided with the rear of a horse-drawn buggy. The operator of the buggy, More >

UW-Madison to seek tuition increases for non-residents, professional students

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she’ll ask the university’s governing board to raise tuition for out-of-state and professional students. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2d6AjdU) that Blank also told faculty Monday that the flagship school in Madison will distribute $9 million in raises and bonuses to faculty and academic staff. The More >

Judge upholds right-to-work law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has refused a union’s demand to block Wisconsin’s right-to-work law. The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Unions have argued the law enables nonunion members to receive free representation. Two chapters of the International Union of More >

Pence postpones Waukesha rally

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has postponed a Wisconsin rally because it’s the day before Donald Trump will be in the same city. The planned Pence rally Tuesday night was to be in Waukesha, just four miles from where Trump was to be on Wednesday. Pence spokesman Marc Lotter said Monday that More >

Preliminary estimates in damage cost for Vernon County

Preliminary estimates for damage as a result of last week’s floods in Vernon County have been released. According to the Vernon County Emergency Management, the figures show $1.5 to $2 million for private properties and up to $4 million for public infrastructure. Vernon County officials are warning residents to be aware of possible scams as More >

Man arrested in poisoning of his dog

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a southern Wisconsin man in the poisoning of his dog. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested the 28-year-old Poynette man on Friday on suspicion of felony mistreatment of animals. Deputies responded to the man’s home in the Village of Arlington on May 1, 2015, on a complaint of More >