DNR board OKs northern Wisconsin land purchase

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has approved spending nearly $2 million to acquire an easement for about 21,000 acres in northern Wisconsin. The board voted Wednesday to spend $1.9 million in stewardship dollars and $3.8 million in federal forestry aids to purchase the easement from the Lyme St. Croix Forest More >

Walker strikes aggressive tone in talking about terrorists

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker continues to strike an aggressive tone when talking about his position on how the United States should deal with terrorists abroad, saying “we need to take the fight to them.” Walker commented Thursday when asked by reporters in Milwaukee about what he plans to talk about in a speech More >

Walker says he’d ‘rather be ahead than behind’ in race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially announced that he’s running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable. Walker was asked Thursday in Milwaukee about polls showing him at or near the top of a crowded Republican field of potential presidential candidates. Walker says, “I like More >

Court orders new trial in stabbing death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A New London man accused of killing an elderly man seven years ago will get a new trial. The 4th District Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a Waupaca County judge improperly allowed evidence from a previous burglary conviction during Chad Magolski’s homicide trial in 2012. The court said the burglary More >

Local Senators Respond to WI Senate Right-to-Work Passage

Local representations have responded to the Wisconsin state Senate passing the right-to-work bill last night. 17th Senate District Senator Howard Marklein said he voted in favor of the bill after listening to constituents on all sides of the issue. “I am a strong believer in workplace freedom. Workers should have the ability to choose whether More >

Health Fair at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center – March 19

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. That’s why Mile Bluff Medical Center is holding a health fair at the Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center on Thursday, March 19th from 7am till 11am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with More >

Jury says Neenah Walmart shooter was mentally responsible

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A Winnebago County jury has determined a woman who shot and wounded a co-worker at a Neenah Walmart may have been mentally ill at the time, but knew her actions were wrong. Jurors deliberated about 4 1/2 hours before making a decision in the sanity trial for Justine Boyd. The 48-year-old More >

Second phase of large conservation land purchase completed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Natural Resources Board has approved a 21,000-acre land buy in Douglas County that would create the largest conservation purchase in Wisconsin history. The $5.6 million purchase is the second phase of the Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest. The first phase was completed in 2012. The Journal Sentinel ( ) says the Department More >

Madison man charged in car theft after trying to get reward

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison man is facing charges after allegedly trying to collect a $2,000 reward for returning a vehicle he stole. Court records show 18-year-old Lashaun D. Cole was charged Wednesday with felony operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent and misdemeanor bail jumping. According to the Madison Police Department, the vehicle was stolen More >

Republican against right-to-work says he’s not convinced

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The only Republican state senator who voted against a right-to-work bill says he is not convinced that the law is a good idea. Sen. Jerry Petrowski, of Marathon, said in a statement Wednesday that he was keeping his word in the past two elections not to support right-to-work. Petrowski says he is More >