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Walker To Ask Trump To Allow Drug Tests For Badger Care Recipients

(Madison, WI)  —  If Governor Scott Walker has his way, childless adults would have to pass drug tests to receive Badger Care, the state’s major Medicaid program. The Republican Walker plans to ask the federal government to let the state limit Medicaid to 48 months for able bodied adults up to age 49, charge as much More >

Finance Panel Endorses Seven More Drug Abuse Bills

(Madison, WI)  —  Seven more bills aimed at fighting opioid and heroin abuse in Wisconsin have been endorsed by the state Legislature’s finance committee. All seven measures were among eleven included in a special session on the topic. The panel voted 16 to nothing in favor of the bills, some of which would pay for More >

Incumbent Evers Has Big Money Edge In Superintendent Race

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin voters will decide one week from Tuesday whether to keep state school Superintendent Tony Evers on the job for another four years. The two term incumbent has raised more than twice as much campaign money than his challenger Lowell Holtz since early February. The Evers camp says it has raised $218,000 More >

Minnesota Man Accused In Death Of UW-Stout Student Pleads Not Guilty

(Menomonie, WI)  —  The Minnesota man accused in the beating death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-seven-year-old Cullen Osburn of Minneapolis, Minnesota is facing felony murder and aggravated battery charges in the death of 24-year-old Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. Alnahdi died from a brain injury last October following More >

Racine’s Mayor Stepping Dwon To Head Water Protection Group

(Racine, WI)  —  The city of Racine will soon be looking for a new leader as Mayor John Dickert will be leaving the post to head a coalition aimed at protecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Dickert announced Monday that he will leave this summer to become the administrative president of the Great More >

Oshkosh Teen Accused Of Making Threat Against Elementary School

(Oshkosh, WI)  —  Oshkosh Police say a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody following the investigation into a threat against Webster Stanley Elementary School. Television station WBAY reports that investigators say the 14-year-old sent a “private electronic message” that contained a threat to the school. The recipient of the message contacted police. Officers arrested the More >

La Crosse Man Charged in March 22 High Speed Chase

A LaCrosse man has been charged after leading police on a high speed chase March 22. According to the criminal complaint, 42-year-old Christopher H. Poehling was charged with second degree recklessly endangering safety, threat to law enforcement officer, attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct. In the compaint, Poehling More >

Finance Committee rejects stewardship purchase proposal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Legislators have blocked a $346,000 grant to a conservancy group to help buy 100 acres in Dane County. The Department of Natural Resources wanted to give the money to the Natural Heritage Land Trust to help it purchase the land for $685,000 from Richard and Arlene Nelson’s estate. The DNR and More >

Public Hearing/Meeting to Review Applications and Appoint Members to the Western Technical College District Board

The Board Appointment Committee of the Western Technical College District will hold a public hearing and meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 10, in Room 408 of the Western Administrative Center, located at 111 N. 7th St., in La Crosse. The purpose of the hearing/meeting is to review the applications submitted for consideration for More >

No One Injured in Vehicle-Deer Accident in Vernon County

A vehicle versus deer accident happened on U.S. Highway 14 Friday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 66-year-old Linda Kenzle of Boscobel was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 14 in the town of Coon. Kenzle struck a deer and was able to pull her vehicle safely to the side of the road. Both airbags More >