Senate Democrats demanding the Legislature to convene immediately to approve upgrades

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Democrats are demanding the Legislature convene immediately to approve upgrades at Wisconsin’s largest veterans home. The push to look into conditions at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King has intensified since the Cap Times published a story in August raising questions about substandard care, medical errors and staffing shortages. The Legislature’s More >

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler starts her re-election campaign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler is starting to put together her re-election campaign. Ziegler is nearing the end of her first 10-year term on the court. She faces re-election in the spring of 2017. She announced Tuesday that she has formed an initial campaign steering committee. Members include former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, More >

State veterinarian issues special order to control the rise of the brucellosis bacteria

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state veterinarian has issued a special order to control the rise of an infectious disease that threatens the health of dogs in Wisconsin. Dr. Paul McGraw’s order prohibits dogs that aren’t spayed or neutered that are bought or obtained at an auction outside the state without proof of a negative brucellosis More >

Headlights During Limited Visibility Enforced October 1

State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) issued an alert and reminder that a new state law requiring headlights during times of limited visibility will soon be enforced on Wisconsin’s roads. “As I drove to the State Capitol Tuesday, our landscape was blanketed in fog.  I was alarmed to see the number of other drivers who More >

Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County

There was a motorcycle accident on Highway 35 in the Town of Genoa in Vernon County Sunday. Sheriff John Spears said 60-year-old Gary Shearman of Floyd, Iowa lost control of his cycle and went off the highway, coming to rest in a ditch. Shearman was medflighted to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Spears said More >

Mauston School Board Approves Alternate Bids for Campus Fields Project

The Mauston School Board approved alternate bids for the campus fields referendum project at its meeting on Monday night. The board approved galvanized fencing and gates for around the track perimeter. School Board President Carrie Buss said the fencing will have a longer life time than vinyl fencing. “It helps with crowd control, access issues, More >

Wisconsin August Home Sales Up Nine Percent From Last Year

Wisconsin Realtors sold nine percent more houses in August of this year compared to sales in the same month one year ago. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Mike Theo says home sales in the state last month were the strongest they’ve been in more than a decade and credits low unemployment and low interest rates. “Home More >

Mauston PD: Dog Died After Fight and Being Hit with a Taser

A dog died after its involvement in a fight with another dog that prompted law enforcement to use a Taser on it. According to a news release from the Mauston Police Department, police were called about 4 p.m. Saturday to an area on Lincoln Street on a report of a dog attack in progress. The More >

Green Bay West votes to remove homecoming court

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay high school is eliminating a homecoming tradition in an effort to be more inclusive of all students. West High School Principal Mark Flaten says the student council approved abolishing a homecoming court this fall. Flaten says every student can wear the homecoming king’s crown and queen’s tiara and More >

Concern over disturbing Craigslist ad alters school day in Brown County

SUAMICO, Wis. (AP) — Administrators at an elementary school in Brown County contacted the sheriff’s office after an ad showed up on Craigslist offering the students for sale. A parent called Forest Glen Elementary School in Suamico Monday about the ad posted on the popular internet site. It was titled “Children for Sale-Forest Glen Elementary” and More >