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Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin says a 22-year-old man from Norwalk suffered a severe head injury after falling from a vehicle on private property just after midnight. At around 12:20 this morning the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call from Franciscan Skemp hospital in Sparta of an accident that had occurred on private […]

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Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy, the Telegraph Herald reported. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate […]

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Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

PRESTON, Minn. (AP) — An Amish man from southeastern Minnesota says he didn’t seek a permit for a home his family is building because it would have required installing a septic system, which is a modern convenience his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow. Ammon Swartzentruber appeared in Fillmore County District Court on Wednesday to contest a […]

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Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Wisconsin Education Fair to be held Tuesday, September 30, from 9 – 11am in the University of Wisconsin-Richland gymnasium, offers people an opportunity to explore options and gather information useful in planning their future. This free event provides high school students and adults considering a career change the opportunity to talk about their […]

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Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Authorities identified the man killed in an apparent accident last week. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Aaron Brockman of New Lisbon was killed in a farm related accident last Friday. The Sheriff’s Office says it was notified at 7:48 p.m. on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on Cty Hwy V in the town of Wellington. […]

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Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – An Ashley Furniture official tells the state’s business lobby the Wisconsin-based company has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs. That’s despite a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company be allowed to retain only half of its […]

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UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

August 25, 2014 There’s a lot of progress in the recovery effort after two tornadoes hit the UW-Platteville campus on the night of June 16th, causing at least $10 million worth of damage. “The campus, I’m pleased to say, is ready for the students. We’re not done. It’s an important distinction. The goal is to […]

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Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo attorney running for the state Assembly says a conservative group pulled its support because of another endorsement from a gay rights group. In July, the Wisconsin Family Action’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Republican Ashton Kirsch in the 81st Assembly District race. The group’s director issued a […]

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Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

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National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

IOWA CITY, IA (AP)— The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, which were only recovered three years ago, newly released records show. Sharon Greener, a former employee at the northeastern Iowa […]

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