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One Injured in Accident in Monroe County

One person was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred in the Township of Bryon. According to a release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened on State Highway 21 on Thursday night. They had received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle rollover crash with an individual trapped inside the vehicle. More >

Hard Rock says decision against casino ‘sad news’

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The developer of the Menominee Nation’s proposed Kenosha casino says they’ve met every challenge confronting the project – and then some. Hard Rock International chairman Jim Allen says Gov. Scott Walker’s decision against the casino is “terribly sad news” for the nearly 9,000 Menominee tribal members. Hard Rock would have financed More >

Walker touts new alternative teacher licensing plan

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he’s just trying to give schools more opportunities to find teachers in high-demand areas with his new proposal to create an alternative track for people with real-life experience to get licensed to teach. Walker told public school district administrators and school board members at an annual education convention Friday More >

Walker tells school leaders he’s against sanctions

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is telling Wisconsin public school district administrators that he does not support sanctions included in a Republican proposal targeting failing schools. Walker reiterated his position against sanctions during a speech Friday in Milwaukee at an annual education convention that draws superintendents, principals and other school officials. Assembly Republicans have proposed forcing More >

Menominee expresses disappointment in casino decision

KESHENA, Wis. (AP) – The Menominee Indian Tribe is expressing disappointment over Gov. Scott Walker’s decision against a proposed casino in Kenosha. Tribal chairwoman Laurie Boivin said in a statement Friday that the project would have improved the lives of the nearly 9,000 tribal members. The chairwoman says that instead, one tribe – the Forest More >

Police: Father suspected of killing his baby, another man

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police say a father fatally stabbed his 5-month-old daughter and another man, and wounded two other people at a Milwaukee house. Police Chief Edward Flynn says the baby’s injured mother and her boyfriend were rushed to a hospital after the Friday morning attack. Flynn says the suspect was arrested at the house and that More >

Crash victims identified as father, son

TOWN OF FOREST, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a Sheboygan Falls father and his 4-year-old son are the two people who were killed in a highway crash in Fond du Lac County. Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Wachter and son, Landen, died Wednesday afternoon when their car was struck head-on by a semi on Highway 23 east of Fond More >

Wausau police investigating road rage gunshot

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Wausau police say they’re investigating a road rage shooting. A male driver told police he saw a motorist slowing down and speeding up and weaving on a bridge around 11 p.m. Thursday. The man told police he passed the vehicle and the driver started tailgating him. The man says he stopped More >

Vandermeer Says “Let People Decide” on Proposed Amendment

70th Assembly District Representative Nancy VanderMeer, a Republican from Tomah, voted to let the people of Wisconsin approve or reject a constitutional amendment that would allow state Supreme Court justices to elect their chief justice for a two-year term. VanderMeer said it should be left for the people of Wisconsin decided what to do with More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Health Fair – Feb. 12

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 its clinic in Mauston on Thursday, February 12 from 7am till 11am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific More >