Wisconsin high court to take up some Doe cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases stemming from a John Doe investigation of fundraising and spending by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups backing him. The court on Tuesday accepted a legal challenge from two targets of the probe; a separate lawsuit from those two targets and More >

Body found in burned-out car in Dane County

TOWN OF MEDINA, Wis. (AP) – The Dane County sheriff’s office is investigating the discovery of a body in a burned-out car found in a field. Authorities say the badly burned Chevrolet Cruze was found in the Town of Medina about 8 p.m. Monday. The remains of one person were inside the vehicle. The Dane County medical More >

Wisconsin ranked as 12th highest taxed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new analysis finds that Wisconsin is the 12th highest taxed state in the country and third highest in the upper Midwest. The nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance said that was based on Census data on tax collections Tuesday. It analyzed the tax data as a percentage of personal income. The data shows that More >

Walker says he wants schools to have Common Core choice

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is backing off his call for the Legislature to repeal Common Core academic standards, saying he simply wants to insure there is no mandate they be used. Walker in July during his re-election campaign called on the Legislature to repeal the standards covering what students should know in the More >

Walker to review using hunting fees for mine costs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to review whether hunting and fishing fees collected by the state should be used to pay for costs related to sighting an open pit iron ore mine near Lake Superior. Walker was asked about the issue Tuesday following a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that More >

Walker says he’s open to ideas on changing elections board

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he’s open to making changes to the nonpartisan board that oversees elections, campaign finance, ethics and lobbying laws in Wisconsin. But he says he doesn’t know whether the best approach is modifying the current setup, creating something entirely new, or reverting back to the separate elections and More >

Walker says he joked with rabbis about ‘molotov’ error

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says rabbis joked with him about a letter drafted in his name related to lighting a menorah for Hanukah that ends with him saying “molotov” instead of “mazel tov.” Walker was joined by rabbis and others Tuesday at the governor’s mansion for a menorah lighting ceremony. He was asked More >

Walker says Bush decision on 2016 doesn’t affect him

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s decision to “actively explore” running for president doesn’t affect his own consideration of getting into the race. Walker was asked Tuesday about Bush’s comments and decision to form a new political operation to raise money. Walker says Bush’s action “doesn’t affect me More >

Several Cited for Worthless Checks

Anthony J. Peterson, age 31 of rural Mauston was cited for issuing a worthless check to Festival Foods on November 18th . Festival Foods is seeking restitution in the amount of $27.97, and bond amount on the citation is $202.20. Stanley J. Winchel, age 49 of Mauston was cited for issuing a worthless check to More >

Law Enforcement Reminds Everyone to be Aware of Mail in Light of Thefts

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a ration of mailbox thefts that have been occurring recently. The mailbox thefts are occurring in the area of Tomah and Warrens. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to be aware of what you are mailing, especially if it’s money or checks.  If you’re going to mail More >