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Wisconsin National Guard Leader Resigns At Governor’s Request

Results of seven-month investigation lead to the resignation of Wisconsin National Guard General Donald Dunbar.  Governor Tony Evers asked Dunbar to step down.  The Guard has been accused of mishandling multiple sexual assault complaints under his leadership.  The team of federal investigators canvassed 16-hundred personnel, conducted 78 in-depth interviews, reviewed more than 11-hundred documents and More >

WI Gas Prices Remain Below National Average

The cost for regular gas in Wisconsin is up four-cents a gallon compared to one week ago. Triple-A says the price statewide is two-dollars, 44-cents a gallon. It’s two-dollars, 58 cents across the country. Drivers in Eau Clair and Pierce-St. Croix County are paying the highest average price at around two-54 a gallon. The price More >

Senator Johnson Wants More Answers About Ukraine, 2016 Election

U-S Senator Ron Johnson says if Congress is going to look into potential foreign interference in elections, then he wants it to look into all possibilities.  The Wisconsin Republican sent a letter demanding transcripts of interviews with Ukrainian officials accused of being involved.  Johnson says the American people deserve answers about what that nation was More >

Online Report:  6-Of-7 “Drunkest” US Cities Are In Wisconsin

An online survey finds six of the seven “drunkest” cities in the country are located in Wisconsin – including the top four.  The website 24/7 Wall Street used the percentage of adults drinking excessively, the percentage of driving deaths involving alcohol, the number of premature deaths, and the median household income.  Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay More >

Wisconsin Attorney General Seeking Stronger Penalties For School Threats

Attorney General Josh Kaul says prosecutors need more options to bring tougher charges against students who make threats.  Phoning in a threat to a Wisconsin high school could soon include the potential for a felony charge.  That means jail time. Wisconsin has experienced a rash of threats this week and has seen two officer-involved shootings More >

Assembly Speaker Says It’s About Time Governor Focused On Mental Health

Wisconsin’s Assembly Speaker says it’s about time Governor Tony Evers switched his focus from gun control to mental health.  Robin Vos says the governor is right to look at what can be done to reduce gun deaths among people with mental health challenges.  Evers said Tuesday lawmakers need to help young people struggling with such More >

Deer V Vehicle Crash in Vernon County

A single vehicle accident took place on December 5th 2019 at approximately 7:50pm. The accident occurred on Highway 14 between Viroqua and Readstown in the Town of Kickapoo. Tina R. Buchanan age 57 of Stoddard, was traveling westbound when she struck a deer. The collision caused her airbags to deploy and she was able to More >

UW Wants To Double Online Enrollment

Officials at the University of Wisconsin System say they want to have about 10-thousand online students in the next five years.  The school says it is trying to double the online enrollment figure by the year 2025.  At this time there are about 48-hundred students attending classes online.  For comparison, there are more than 182-thousand More >

Governor:  School Gun Incidents Won’t Lead Him To Pressure Lawmakers

Governor Tony Evers says he still supports the idea of passing new gun control laws, but recent incidents at eight Wisconsin high schools won’t make him pressure lawmakers.  Evers called a special session on gun control earlier this year and the Assembly and Senate were in session just a matter of moments.  Evers says he More >

Wisconsin Congressman Wants To Know How USDA Will Make Up For Farm Losses

A Wisconsin congressman is demanding to know how the U-S Department of Agriculture plans to help farmers hurt by the trade war with China.  Democrat Ron Kind sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking how the federal government plans to cover the losses.  Kind says President Trump has promised to help for several More >