State News

Fewer Wisconsin Hunters Kill More Deer

The Department of Natural Resources reports Wisconsin hunters harvested more deer during the nine-day gun season, even though fewer hunters were in the field.  The 211-thousand-430 deer taken represent a seven-percent increase over last year.  The number of hunters purchasing some form of gun deer license was down by more than two-percent.  It was the More >

15-Year Dispute With Potawatomi Tribe Finally Resolved

Governor Scott Walker’s office has released details of an agreement with the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe which would resolve an issue dating back 15 years.  The U-S Bureau of Indian Affairs will have to give its approval to the deal announced Tuesday.  That agreement limits the state’s liability to a 250-million dollar payment which would More >

Legislature To Hold Lame-Duck Session (Possibly) Next Week

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature hope to limit incoming Governor Tony Evers’ powers over state rules during a lame duck session.  Leaders say it could be held next week.  The discussion will also center on a plan to move the 2020 presidential primary — a step which could help a conservative candidate for the state More >

State Attorney General Argues Wedding Barns Need Liquor Licenses

Outgoing state Attorney General Brad Schimel believes wedding barns should be required to have liquor licenses if patrons are going to consume alcohol.  Schimel argued the issue in a nonbonding opinion written earlier this month.  The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty said Monday that Schimel’s analysis is too broad and puts wedding barns More >

Dane County Issues Scam Warning For Fake Deputy Calls

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning after a round of phone scams targeting the eastern portion of the county. Sheriff’s officials say people in the Town of Burke and Town of Sun Prairie have received calls from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, providing fake names and badge numbers. Deputies More >

Barn Fire Under Investigation In Dane County

Authorities say a barn fire is under investigation in Dane County.  Fire officials say the fire started early Sunday morning at a metal hay barn on the 34-hundred block of Mueller Road in the Village of Windsor. Investigators say the barn is a complete loss.  No one was injured.

Republicans Push To Keep Klett As Tourism Secretary

Wisconsin Republicans members are making an unusual push for Governor-elect Tony Evers to retain the state tourism secretary. Ten G-O-P members of the Assembly tourism committee sent Evers a letter urging him to keep Stephanie Klett in charge of the Department of Tourism. The letter says Klett helped grow tourism from a 14-point-eight-billion-dollar industry in More >

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Papadopoulos To Report To Wisconsin’s Oxford Prison

A federal judge has ordered former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to report to prison as scheduled, rejecting his last-minute bid to delay his two-week sentence. Papadopoulos began serving his sentence Monday in a federal prison in Wisconsin.  Federal prosecutors say Papadopoulos was sentenced in September for lying to the F-B-I in the More >

Winter Storm Could Slow Travelers Heading Home From The Holiday

The National Weather Service reports there is a potential for a strong winter storm by Saturday, complicating travel plans for thousands of drivers and air passengers in Wisconsin.  Precipitation will start as light rain, then change into snow as the weekend progresses.  The sun will peek out in some areas Saturday afternoon, then snow re-develops More >

Evers Will Propose Dissolution Of WEDC

Wisconsin’s new governor confirms comments about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation he had made on the campaign trail.  Tony Evers says he is proposing the dissolution of the public-private jobs agency.  Evers wants economic development to be part of state government, rather than a partnership like the W-E-D-C.  One of the leaders of the Legislature’s More >