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A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas emissions are even lower…

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Boat launch improvements and a draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Rock Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) and the Town of Albion were among items discussed during the district’s quarterly meeting held March 21 at Tallgrass Restoration.

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The Milton Courier interviewed Holly Ivel, director of data service at GuideStar, about the importance of nonprofits providing data and being transparent. GuideStar is an information service specializing in nonprofits.

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Wisconsin’s tax burden in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 fell to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, according to a new report by the nonpartisan, independent Wisconsin Policy Forum.

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During the November 2018 elections, at least 15 communities across the state held referenda to allow cities, villages, towns, or counties to exceed state-imposed property tax levy limits, and voters in 11 of those communities gave their approval. The vote marked the largest number of such re…

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In three separate actions, the City of Milton Common Council accepted dedication of several public property improvements completed within the first phase of the Red Hawk Farms residential subdivision.

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Voters this month approved school referenda at rates not seen previously, making 2018 the highest year on record with more than $2 billion in additional school spending passed, according to Department of Public Instruction data.

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The location and hours of polling place for the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election, and the Notice of Partisan Primary and Sample Ballot, both published in the Aug. 9 issue of the Milton Courier, contained errors. The corrected information is included here for your convenience. We apologize for…

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Increasing summer lake water levels in 2019, and dredging and shoreline fortification were among topics discussed during the Rock Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) annual meeting held Saturday (July 28) at Fort Atkinson High School. Over 200 members of the electorate were in attendance.

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The City of Jefferson recently added an inflatable obstacle course, known as an Aqua Glide, to its Jefferson Family Aquatic Center.

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United Alloy, Inc. (UAI) is expanding its footprint by adding a new 100,000 SF production facility. In addition to increasing the company's overall production capacities, this new structure will house a new painting system and facilitate finished product distribution. UAI will also be expand…

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On Jan. 5, Attorney General Brad Schimel held the second meeting of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Elder Abuse and is announcing a new public awareness campaign that will allow people to report abuse against seniors at Medicaid-funded or other senior care facilities.

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If you were a student and had an hour for lunch, where would you go? The neighborhood grocery store to pick up a deli sandwich? A fast-food restaurant? Home to eat with family?

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For the members of the board and World Dairy Expo staff, the 50th anniversary celebration took an incredible amount of time and planning. As such, they wanted to capture the spirit of the show so all attendees could remember it for years to come. What better way to do so than by hanging it o…

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory through noon Wednesday for most of the state. Temperatures as low as -10 along with wind chills as low as -25 F are expected in southern Wisconsin.

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Dangerously cold temperatures and frigid wind chills are in the forecast for much of Wisconsin this week. Single digit highs around zero with overnight lows well below zero are expected. Expect dangerous overnight wind chills from 20 to 35 below zero.

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The Madison Senior Center and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin have joined together to develop a checklist for families with elderly parents and relatives to help keep their loved ones healthier physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Green is a complex word with differing connotations, depending upon your view of the political landscape.

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Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel continued his investigation into credit rating agency Equifax, Inc. for its massive data breach, which impacted approximately 143 million people, by issuing a subpoena seeking detailed information from Equifax about the breach and the Wisconsin residents …

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­Volunteer line crews from ­­18 Wisconsin electric cooperatives are joining in Florida’s massive recovery effort, helping rebuild shattered electric systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastation.

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, also felt good about the Surface Transportation Board’s decision to reject the Great Lakes Basin Transportation application for a new rail line.

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The 153rd Madison Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has served Madison and surrounding communities for more than 30 years. According to a recent press release, CAP promotes volunteering, trains young people to be leaders and model citizens, educates on aerospace science and perfor…

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The Brandl Farm in Clinton will host this year’s Rock County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday with the Rock County Dairy Promotion Council. The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, as well as ham patties, yogurt, cheese sticks, applesauce, ice cream, coffee – and of course lots of milk. 

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Joseph Jakubowski, 32, Janesville, is charged with stealing 18 firearms and two silencers from Armageddon Supplies in Janesville, on April 4. An indictment returned by the federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, in Madison, also charges Jakubowski with being a felon in posse…

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Standing at a podium during a press conference Friday, Janesville Police Chief David Moore said he represented a community grateful that an armed and dangerous fugitive had been taken into custody. Joseph A. Jakubowski, 32, of Janesville, was found by a landowner in a remote area in Vernon C…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) anticipates the supply of regular Wisconsin license plates with six characters (123-ABC) will run out at the central office and new vehicle license plates with seven characters will be issued beginning mid April. Local D…

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Rock County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend Joseph A. Jakubowski. The 32 year old is described as 5 feet, 10 inches, 200 lbs., with green eyes and brown hair. As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, approximately 650 tips h…

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MADISON — The general manager of The Milton Courier testified Wednesday against legislation that would remove the requirement for local governments to publish meeting minutes in newspapers.

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed what the National Eating Disorders Association is calling the first significant piece of legislation related to eating disorders to become law. The mental health reform legislation aims to combat suicide, strengthen mental health parity law, invest in…

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Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Administrator of the Equal Rights Division Jim Chiolino gave a presentation last week to members of the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce. Chiolino outlined changes made by the U.S. Department of Labor relating to the Fair Labor Standa…

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Gov. Scott Walker stopped in Milton for a listening session as part of his 2020 Vision Project. On Aug. 19 afternoon at Milton City Hall, he met with 31 people from Milton and surrounding communities. Walker plans to hold about 80 to 90 listening sessions, one in each of Wisconsin’s 72 count…

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State health and emergency management officials are confirming the state’s first summer heat-related death, which occurred the first week of July in Iron County. The agencies are encouraging residents to take high temperatures seriously, and to take steps to stay safe and healthy.

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The Wisconsin Lottery generated $155.6 million in 2015 to help reduce property taxes on residential properties. That amount was less than the $171.4 million and $166.5 million generated in 2013 and 2014, respectively, according to a new report, “Has Legal Gambling Plateaued in Wisconsin? Evi…

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Dandelions are ubiquitous with the start of spring. While some folks don’t mind allowing a few blooms to feed early spring pollinators, others despise a yellow speckled lawn. If you’re in the weed-free turf camp, here are some tips for dandelion control.