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Sandbags and Flood Clean Up Kits Available in Sauk County

Sauk County is forecast to have rain, with some being heavy, through Saturday morning. Sauk County residents are reminded that free sand and bags are available at the West Baraboo garage located at 614 Highway 136 across the street from the Sauk County Humane Society. If your residence is prone to flash flooding, officials say More >

Tomah Memorial Named Most Wired for Second Year

For the second time in as many years, Tomah Memorial Hospital has been recognized for using technology to enhance care and create a new patient interactions. Hospitals and Health Networks has published its Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, which included Tomah Memorial as a “Most Wired” facility among small and rural facilities across the More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Receive 2016 Audit Report

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors received the 2016 audit report on the county finances at its meeting Tuesday morning. Melanie Lendowsky of Johnson Block & Co. said the scope of the audit included all funds and activities of Juneau County. She also said they will comment on several matters such as small dollar variances More >

Lightning Possible Cause of Fire at Chula Vista Resort

Lightning is believed to have struck the roof of one indoor water park, causing a fire at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells Wednesday night. According to the Wisconsin Dells Police Department, smoke and flames were coming from the top of the wall at the roof line. The firefighters quickly put the fire out More >

Mudslides, flooding impact travel in Minnesota, Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy rain is flooding roads and causing mudslides in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Winona and Houston counties in Minnesota and parts of Crawford, Vernon, Richland and Juneau counties in Wisconsin. Forecasters say 4 to 7 inches of rain fell overnight. In More >

Wisconsin DOJ to publish list of open record requestors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice has started publishing a list of pending record requests online. The agency announced in a news release Wednesday that it has added the list to its website at https://www.doj.state.wi.us/office-open-government/responses-public-record-requests and update it weekly. The list contains the name of the requestor, a description of the records being sought More >

Walker signs bill requiring voucher school background checks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that won bipartisan support in the Legislature requiring private schools in Wisconsin’s voucher program to conduct employee background checks. Walker signed the bill making mostly technical changes for the state’s voucher schools on Wednesday. The new law eliminates academic benchmarks the voucher More >

Racine man charged in fatal shooting of his 3-year-old son

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A father has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 3-year-old son in Racine, Wisconsin. Police were called to the apartment July 12 where they found Jere’Miah Pitt dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest. A criminal complaint says his 30-year-old father, Jeffrey Pitt Jr., told police he More >

Madison students ask for more teacher diversity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students in the Madison Metropolitan School District are calling on administrators to hire more teachers of color. Students gathered outside Madison West High School last month with signs reading, “Stop whitewashing our schools,” and “The more the variety, the better the society,” The Capital Times (http://bit.ly/2tpQIVN ) reported. Data from the Wisconsin More >

Wis.-based Kwik Trip acquires rival convenience store chain PDQ

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The Kwik Trip convenience store chain is acquiring a competing company also based in Wisconsin. Kwik Trip, of La Crosse, has signed an agreement to acquire PDQ, a Middleton company that operates 34 convenience stores in southeastern Wisconsin. No details about the cost of the acquisition have been released. Kwik More >