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Looking for a self-directed project this semester that can lead to prizes, mentoring and live connections to the business world? The 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will accept entries online for the 2020 competition until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

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Influenza hospitalizations are up in the area and state overall, with one child’s death attributed to the respiratory illness, according to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.

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State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced her decision Monday not to run in the 2021 election for state superintendent of public instruction. Gov. Tony Evers appointed Stanford Taylor to the office in January 2019, and her term ends July 2021.

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Despite crude oil price fluctuation and growing geopolitical concerns with Iran in the last week, the national gas price average has held steady at $2.58 since the beginning of the year, according to AAA. Monday’s national average is two cents more than last month and 34-cents more expensive…

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The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants.

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Gene Davis compares collecting to hunting, the only difference is you don’t kill anything except for your savings account.

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The national gas price average held steady on the week at $2.58, but that could change depending on the movement of crude oil prices due to geopolitical concerns, according to AAA. Following airstrikes in Baghdad last Friday, which killed Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani, crude oil pric…

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Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are well-known for providing high-quality and accessible care for Wisconsin citizens, helping to keep Wisconsin communities healthier. And according to a new study released Monday from the Wisconsin Hospital Association, those communities’ economic heal…

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A 22-year veteran of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Conservation Warden Service has been named the next chief warden, succeeding Chief Todd Schaller who will retire from the top law enforcement position after more than 30 years of public service.

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Conservation Warden Clark Delzer was walking among the jammed parking areas surrounding a Shawano County public hunting area on opening day of the 2019 gun-deer season when he was a bit stunned by what he saw.

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School property taxes across Wisconsin are rising by more than $220 million on December 2019 tax bills, which suggests—when combined with increases in county and technical college district levies—that Wisconsin residents could see their largest property tax increase in a decade, according to…

WISCONSIN DELLS - The University of Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms program has been talking water quality since its inception in 2001. The discussion surrounding agriculture and water quality has grown and changed over the past 20 years, but researchers with the Discovery Farms program continue…

JEFFERSON — In its ongoing effort to streamline personal identification, passport and other services in recent years, Jefferson County Register of Deeds Staci Hoffman has announced that, effective Jan. 2 residents will no longer have to travel to other counties to obtain their Wisconsin marr…

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A 17-year-old Sun Prairie school student who police say threatened to shoot people has been released on a $500 signature bond and ordered to keep off school property.

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(StatePoint) Last year’s long and brutal winter depleted road salt supplies throughout much of the U.S. As a result, a number of cities have experienced significant price spikes when placing their salt orders this year. At a time when experts are highlighting the environmental and infrastruc…

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To help save lives and prevent needless tragedies, Lake Mills Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign from Friday, Dec. 13 through New Year’s Day.

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Thanks to families being more spread out than ever before, today’s holiday shoppers must figure out ways to get holiday gifts to their destination on time. The holiday season tends to be the busiest time of year for many delivery services. The following tips should help shoppers ensure their…

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Headlining the main stage on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Jefferson County Fair, will be country music’s singer-songwriter, Jon Pardi. With a mix of classic country music and contemporary swing, Jon Pardi brings a show to Jefferson County fair goers won’t want to miss.

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Megan Messmer of Lake Mills, is among those currently serving with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), a 10-month AmeriCorps program.

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As Wisconsin hunters put another gun deer season in the books, preliminary license sale, harvest registration and hunting incident numbers are now available.

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Don't tell Florence Teeters she's too old to enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors as a gun deer hunter, along with ziplining, going to Mardi Gras in Louisiana every year and tending to a garden in her bare feet. Yes, she's 104, but who's counting. She sure isn't.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking the public's help in the case of an adult male shot while deer hunting in Washburn County on Sunday, Nov. 24, of the opening weekend of the annual gun deer season, which so far has four hunting incidents.

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This weekend hunters are making their way to deer camp for the time-honored tradition of deer hunting. Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season starts Saturday and runs through Dec. 1.

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Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) is looking forward to hosting interns again for the summer of 2020. The internships will run from May until August and will be within several divisions throughout LSC’s trade territory.

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Wisconsin hunters are preparing to head out for the nine-day gun deer season opening this Saturday. Nov. 23. The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that deer registration is mandatory for all successful hunters and it's easier than ever to do. DNR suggests keeping this guide han…

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Thanksgiving meal food prices in Wisconsin continue to remain stable this year. According to Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual Marketbasket survey the price of a Thanksgiving meal comes in at $61.57.

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Another Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season is around the corner, and license sales continue to indicate that the hunting tradition is alive and well throughout the state. As of Nov. 17, sales for gun, bow, crossbow, sports and patron licenses reached 538,643 compared to 539,137 in 2018 - a d…

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Moose Lodge 830 in Watertown will offer a free meal to those who are alone or are in need of a Thanksgiving Day dinner.

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After four years in Lake Mills, Community Purse, Jefferson County has raised $18,000 for various nonprofits in the community. The group hears presentations from nominated charities, last week when the group met Nov. 14 at Sunshine Brewery, the charities were Christmas for Kids through St. Vi…

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Even one of Jefferson County’s most heinous crimes and painfully drawn out cold cases — the murders of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew — could not, after four decades, crush the dream of a woman with the closest of ties to the couple.

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In 1915, Harvey Higley graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Just two years later, the life of this Marinette County native changed forever when the United States declared war on Germany, entering into World War I.