We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • 0

Officials from two Wisconsin state agencies and the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District say surveying efforts are underway to determine how much and in what year debris recently found underneath the Indianford Bridge was placed in the Rock River.

  • 0

When enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins Oct. 1, 2020, the regular Wisconsin driver license or ID will no longer be accepted identification for domestic air travel or to enter a federal building or military base. On October 1, 2020, travelers will need to present a REAL ID-compliant driver…

  • 0

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) on Oct. 1 began collecting an excise tax on vapor products in Wisconsin. A "vapor product" is defined as a noncombustible substance that produces vapor or aerosol meant for inhalation.

  • 0

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., agreed to reestablish the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to advance nominations for vacant federal judgeships and U.S. Attorney positions in Wisconsin during the 116th Congress.

web only
  • 0

MADISON, Wis. – Loans increased by 5.9% at Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks during the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to data recently released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

alert
  • 0

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as it announces this year’s first confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a resident of Northeastern Wisconsin.

  • 0

A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum notes a rise in property values statewide but cautions that much of the increase comes from appreciation of existing properties, with a smaller percentage from new construction.

  • 0

New research has been published regarding neonicotinoid seed treatments (NST). It has been revealed that this soybean treatment provides negligible benefit to U.S. farmers. In recent years the usage of NST has increased and it is estimated that approximately 50% of U.S. soybean planted acrea…

  • 0

In the Wisconsin investigation of people with lung disease who reported vaping, 89% of the 27 cases interviewed so far reported using e-cigarettes or other vaping devices to inhale THC products, such as waxes and oils, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced last week. THC is t…

  • 0

This month, the Wisconsin State Patrol will officially marks its 80-year anniversary as a statewide law enforcement agency. Established in 1939, the State Patrol began with 46 inspectors with duties to “enforce the state motor vehicle code and regulate motor carriers.”

  • 0

Last week State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, tweeted: “Which is worse, a fictitious link btw the MMR vaccine & autism—now dismissed as fraudulent .....or exposing your child every day to the possibility of measles, w/all its potentially deadly or debilitating consequences?”

  • 0

The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the Wisconsin Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by launching “#WICsconsin Enrollment Week” from Aug. 19-23. During the week, local WIC agencies will talk about the available …

  • 0

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, along with Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, and Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Mason, recently unveiled legislation to improve access to telehealth health services for Medicaid recipients. 

  • 0

Gov. Tony Evers this week called on President Donald Trump to listen to farmers and put an end to the unnecessary trade war between the United States and our international partners, including China.

  • 0

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to investigate cases of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping or dabbing (which is vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates). While cases in the investigation initially included only teens and young …

  • 0

Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer, gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

  • 0

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received 11 cases of teenagers and young adults hospitalized with severe lung disease that has been linked to recent vaping. Seven other cases are under further investigation. Counties with confirmed cases include Door, Racine, Walworth, …

  • 0

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order 36 to address the issue of lead exposure in drinking water. The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Jeanne Ayers from Department of Health Services, Mark Melotik from Kenosha County Public Health Department, and Department of Natural R…

  • 0

As a parent, you want your child to be happy, safe and well cared for. Childcare is expensive, and for some families, help is available. If you need help paying for child care while you work, Wisconsin Shares could help! Wisconsin Shares helps income-eligible families pay for child care so t…

  • 0

Republican lawmakers dialed back both the spending and tax increases in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, but left one key aspect largely unchanged: a drawdown of hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves in the state’s main fund.

  • 0

With rising costs in areas like fringe benefits and infrastructure, stagnant state aids, and restrictions on property tax levies and other local taxes, municipalities and counties in Wisconsin have increasingly turned to fees for services — also known as charges to residents — to support the…

  • 0

On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision against the Wisconsin Legislature, restoring the laws enacted during the outgoing legislature’s undemocratic lame-duck session to limit the power of newly elected officials following the 2018 midterms.

  • 0

To enhance safety for all travelers, the Wisconsin State Patrol plans to use aircraft and ground-based officers to enforce speed limits and other traffic laws on Thursday (June 6) along I-39/90 in Dane County. If weather conditions are unfavorable for flying, enforcement typically proceeds u…

  • 0

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced the launch of a statewide campaign to encourage parents to get their children immunized. The campaign includes advertisements on radio, the web, and social media platforms, and is targeted to parents of children 0-3 years old, and p…

  • 0

“Drinking Water Week,” established in 1988, and celebrated this year between May 5 and 11, brings recognition to the “vital role drinking water plays in everyone’s daily lives,” according to a recent Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) press release.

  • 0

By the time President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in 2017, abuse had gradually increased for two decades.

  • 0

Work is underway to reconstruct and expand Interstate 39/90 from Kennedy Road near Janesville to Knutson Road, just south of the Rock River bridges near Newville in Rock County. In preparation for the Interstate expansion, temporary widening work will occur on I-39/90 southbound from Townlin…

featured
  • 0

The 2019 construction season of a multiyear, multimillion dollar reconstruction of Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border north to Madison will kick off this week, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said.

  • 0

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes toured the Milton House Museum Friday. It was Barnes' second time. He first toured the museum with his dad, Jesse Barnes, who attended Milton College and played football for Rudy Gaddini.

featured
  • 0

The foundation of Wisconsin agriculture is strong, says Brad Pfaff, DATCP Secretary-designee in response to the release of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Census data shows that the vast majority of farms in our state are less than 500 acres, with the majority of farms owned by one or two pr…

web only
  • 0

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn emerged victorious in the statewide race today (April 10), after liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer decided against a recount, calling Hagedorn to offer congratulations.