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Head On Collision in Vernon County Sends One to the Hospital

One person was sent to a hospital after a two vehicle accident Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on Peterson Road in the Town of Kickapoo. Vernon County John Spears said the westbound vehicle driven by 36-year-old Duane  Schuck of LaFarge, was coming over a knoll when he collided with the eastbound vehicle driven by 75-year-old More >

All Candidates Attend the 50th Assembly District and 17th Senate District Candidate Forum

Candidates for the 50th Assembly and the 17th Senate District participated in a candidate forum that was held last night at the American Legion in Mauston. Democrat candidates Pat Bomhack and Chris Miller and Republican candidates Ed Brooks and Howard Marklein were each given a three minute opening statement before going to the forum questions. More >

A La Crosse Man Arrested After 5 Month Investigation

A 45-year-old La Crosse man was arrested by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning for an outdoor marijuana growing operation. The Sheriff’s Department arrested Mark Kummeth after a five-month investigation. The investigation led the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department and West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group Unit Drug Task Force to two places, one in More >

Police: Wisconsin man gropes 3 at haunted house

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Wisconsin man who they say groped patrons inside a Mount Pleasant haunted house. Daniel Rosmann of Kenosha is charged with three fourth-degree sexual assault charges, as well as disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior. Police say three people reported that the 51-year-old inappropriately touched them Sunday More >

Wisconsin officials consider bat protection plan

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials and timber industry representatives are trying to determine how to save the dwindling northern long-eared bat population while limiting the economic impact of preservation efforts. Press-Gazette Media reports (http://gbpg.net/1s255lI ) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed protections for the bats, including adding it to the endangered species More >

Burke: Former Pres. Clinton will campaign in Wis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mary Burke’s campaign says former President Bill Clinton will be in Milwaukee Friday to rally support in her bid for governor. The former president’s visit is the latest in a growing list of those by high-profile Democrats in the race for Wisconsin governor. First lady Michelle Obama has campaigned twice in Wisconsin More >

Home sales hold steady in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin’s housing prices climbed slightly in September as the level of home sales remained about the same compared to a year ago. The latest figures from the Wisconsin Realtors Association show housing prices rose about 3 percent. The median price of a home rose from about $144,000 to nearly $149,000. Association president More >

Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to compost or mulch fallen leaves to keep them out of landfills and reduce burning piles. DNR officials say composting means more room and landfill and less chance of errant sparks from burning piles starting wildfires. Fewer burning piles also helps maintain air More >

Halloween safety tips including safe costumes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s consumer protection agency is offering a variety of safety tips for trick-or-treaters heading out on Halloween. To prevent fires in homemade costumers, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says to pick flame-resistant materials and avoid costumes that are billowy and baggy to minimize the risk of the fabric More >

Authorities Release Name of Farm Accident Victim

Authorities have released the name of the farm accident victim in Monroe County. Sheriff Pete Quirin said that 66-year-old Gale Burkhalter of Kendall was compacting silage when the tractor rolled over, killing him. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.