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Tomah Memorial Hospital Recognized for Patient Outcomes

A national health care organization and industry analytics company have recognized Tomah Memorial Hospital for excellent patient outcomes. The Chartis Center for Rural Health, iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health have listed Tomah Memorial in the top performance quartile among all rural hospitals in the nation. Tomah Memorial More >

Spring Green Man Arrested for OWI-6th Offense After Hitting Multiple Cars and Leading Deputies on Pursuit

A Spring Green man led sheriff’s deputies on a short pursuit Saturday afternoon after being involved in a hit-and-run crash involving several vehicles. Sauk County authorities said in a release, they received a call around 1:30 p.m. reporting a hit-and-run crash with injuries involving three vehicles on Highway 23/33 near Aults Road in the town More >

Missing Adams Children Found Safe

Adams County authorities have confirmed the two children who were previously missing have been located and are safe.  Officers say 11-year-old Kaleb and 9-year-old Hunter Brown had gone missing early Saturday near their home on West 11th Court, north of the Village of Friendship. They were reported safe by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Sunday More >

Mining: As State Moratorium Ends, Locals Can Still Regulate

(Wausau, WI)  —  At least one central Wisconsin county is in the process of setting up its own mining regulations, as the state is about to end a 19-year-old moratorium on sulfide mining. The Marathon County conservation department in Wausau is rounding up information for an ordinance to make sure taxpayers don’t get left holding More >

Two Wisconsin hunters die during opening day of deer-gun season

MONTELLO, Wis. (AP) — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton Saturday. The Marquette County man was pronounced dead at the scene. A 62-year-old Shawano County More >

UW-Madison’s corporate partnerships raise ethical concerns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s corporate partnerships bring in revenue for the institution but also raise ethical questions. Many of the university’s physical and digital spaces have been used as advertising platforms for businesses, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The partnerships provide revenue and experiences students appreciate, campus officials said. The partnerships More >

New wind farm in Lafayette to provide power for 25000 homes

TOWN OF SEYMOUR, Wis. (AP) — A new wind farm in southwestern Wisconsin is expected to power about 25,000 homes. EDP Renewables has finished construction on the $167 million Quilt Block Wind Farm in Lafayette County, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Dairyland Power Cooperative has an agreement to purchase power from the wind farm for the next 20 More >

University of Wisconsin-Superior suspends 25 programs

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Superior leaders say they plan to suspend 25 programs to eliminate poor-performing majors and minors. The university’s interim Provost Jackie Weissenburge told Wisconsin Public Radio that the move wasn’t driven by budget cuts. The university said it’s responding to the state’s plan to tie university funding to how institutions rank on More >

Two Injured in Town of Armenia Fire

Two people were transported to a Marshfield hospital after a fire in the Town of Armenia Sunday night. Town of Armenia Fire Chief Brian Schauer said at 7:35pm, officials received a report of a mobile home on fire on 10th Street. The calling party said the fire had started in the area of the woodstove More >

Juneau County authorities investigate human remains found in woods

(JUNEAU COUNTY) – Authorities in Juneau County are working to identify human remains found near Lyndon Station.  Juneau County sheriff’s officials say hunters found what appeared to be human remains in the woods near County Road N in the town of Lyndon. The hunters reported the discovery to officials around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Detectives were called More >