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State News

Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Inches Up to 3.3 Percent in October

The unemployment rate in Wisconsin inched up for the fifth month in a row in October to three-point-three percent.  The Department of Workforce Development says the state added 17-thousand-200 private-sector and 16-thousand-500 non-farm jobs from October 2018 to October of this year.  Private-sector jobs declined by 11-hundred from September to October and non-farm jobs fell More >

DATCP: Wisconsin Lost 683 More Dairy Farms in 2018

The number of dairy farms in Wisconsin continues to decline.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reports the state lost 638 dairy farms last year.  Democrats point to a report released this week indicating America’s Dairyland has lost more than 18-hundred dairy farms since President Trump took office.  But the state data More >

Assembly Speaker Says There’s No Point To Calling Another Special Session

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says there’s no need for the governor to call more special sessions.  The Republican leader says lawmakers haven’t changed their minds about red flag laws or new background checks, so there’s no real point to scheduling another session on gun control laws.  Governor Tony Evers has said he could keep calling More >

Another Vehicle Slides Off Roadway in Vernon County

On November 14, 2019 at 8 a.m., the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a single vehicle rollover on County Highway P near Pa’s Road, in the Town of Christiana.  Brandy M. Madison, age 45 was traveling west on County P.  As Madison was negotiating a curve, she lost control on the slippery More >

Vernon County Accident Occurs Near Bloomindale Road

A single-vehicle crash occurred Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2019, at approximately 1:00 PM, in the town of Clinton.  Jaimylee M. Buss, age 24, of La Farge, WI was operating a passenger car on County Road D, just north of East Bloomingdale Road.  Buss lost control while negotiating a curve to the left.  The vehicle off More >

Seat Belts Car Seats Help Save Accident Victims from Serious Injuries

Sheriff Spears is pleased to report a mother and her son, age 2, are safe after their vehicle went off a rural Vernon County highway. The vehicle rolled down a very steep embankment. The passenger side window broke where the 2 year old was properly restrained in a child safety seat. Without proper restraints, the More >

2019 To Go Down As One Of Wettest Years In Wisconsin History

Wisconsin farmers were only able to get in their fields to work for four days last week.  More snowfall means this week isn’t any better and the story has been repeated dozens of times this year.  Meteorologists say 2019 is likely to go down in the history books as one of the state’s 10 wettest More >

Wisconsin’s Lung Cancer Survival Rate at 22.3 Percent, Above National Average

A new study finds the five-year lung cancer survival rate in Wisconsin is slightly better than the national average.  The “State of Lung Cancer” report shows the survival rate in Wisconsin at 22-point-three percent while the U-S average is 21-point-seven percent.  Health officials say there is room for improvement.  Dona Wininsky of the American Lung More >

Wisconsin Governor Refuses To Release Emails

Wisconsin’s governor is hanging on to his emails.  Governor Tony Evers is absorbing criticism after denying a request from a television station in Milwaukee to see his emails.  Television station W-I-T-I made that request under Wisconsin’s open records law for a month’s worth of emails between Evers and his chief of staff.  When the request More >

Fired Ag Secretary Gets New Job Quickly

No unemployment checks for fired Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Brad Pfaff.  He’s still a part of the Governor Tony Evers administration after assuming the position of director of business and rural development for the Wisconsin Department of Administration.  Monday’s announcement came less than a week after Republicans in the state Senate rejected his confirmation as Ag More >