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Spring Prescribed Burns Proposed for Southern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to conduct prescribed burning on a number of DNR properties in southern Wisconsin this spring if appropriate weather conditions exist. Prescribed burns are safely conducted by trained prescribed fire specialists to increase forest health, restore habitat, help control invasive species and reduce fuel. The window for conducting More >

Vigil for 4 shooting victims draws hundreds

WESTON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in the rain to pay their respects to the four victims fatally shot in a several northern Wisconsin communities last week. Organizers say the candlelight vigil Sunday was a chance to show support for the families of the three women and one man who lost their lives More >

Enbridge tax appeal could cost counties millions

BAGLEY, Minn. (AP) — Some northern Minnesota counties could end up paying millions of dollars to Enbridge Energy if the company is successful in its tax appeal. Enbridge claims the Minnesota Department of Revenue unfairly valued its oil pipeline network and overcharged it in five years of tax collections. Clearwater and Red Lake counties could More >

5 arrested in death of Milwaukee home inspector

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five people have been arrested in the shooting death of a Milwaukee home inspector. Police say Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz was killed Wednesday during an attempted carjacking. Authorities announced Friday that five people were arrested, including the suspected shooter, after two vehicle chases within hours of the shooting. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports More >

Man completes 170-mile journey to Lambeau by wheelchair

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A man using a wheelchair has completed a 170-mile journey from southern Wisconsin to Lambeau Field. Fifty-five-year-old Dennis Schulze arrived Saturday at the Green Bay stadium, accompanied by a crowd of about 40 people including families and law enforcement. Instead of using a wheelchair, Schulze put on a prosthetic leg More >

Police seek poisoner of dogs in western Wisconsin

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — Police in a western Wisconsin town are trying to find whoever is making dogs sick. The Lake Hallie Police Department says someone has been putting an unknown substance inside cut-up hot dogs, wrapping the hot dogs in dental floss and then tossing the meat in people’s yards. Police say dogs More >

Police Standoff Ends Peacefully in West Allis

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A police standoff has ended peacefully in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis. Police had responded late Saturday to what they called a “trouble call.” A man surrendered about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. WTMJ-TV (http://bit.ly/2mEGbT2 ) reports no other details were immediately released. — Information from: WTMJ-TV, http://www.todaystmj4.com

Wisconsin looks to improve emergency communications network

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials are working to determine how to improve the statewide emergency communications network and who will pay for it. The Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications allows public safety agencies to communicate with one another across the state, and sometimes coverage can be spotty, Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2mx0TnZ) reported. The state More >

2 Juveniles In Custody After Leading Police On High-Speed Chase

(Sparta, WI)  —  Sparta police say two juveniles are being held after leading officers on a high-speed chase last weekend.  It started at about 10:00 pm Saturday, when a Sparta police officers spotted a vehicle going the wrong way on a one-way street in the downtown area.  When a traffic stop was attempted, the stolen More >

Three Arrested After Drug Search in Reedsburg

Two Reedsburg men and a Baraboo woman were arrested Thursday morning after a narcotic search warrant was executed on City of Reedsburg residence. Reedsburg Police and the Sauk County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the 800 block of East Main Street at about 9:00am Thursday. The search yielded marijuana, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, More >