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The majority of the area's spring elections will include competition amongst candidates and there will be a few changes for certain due to incumbents stepping down.

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2019 was a year of changes and growth for the Poynette area. Construction began on the new elementary school. The local True Value Hardware store closed after its owner retired. Student athletes garnered awards, annual traditions continued and voters marked ballots.

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An idea for the North/South Trail weaving through Poynette, conceived during the village’s parks commission’s five-year planning process in 2017, will soon become reality.

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MADISON (AP) — A new sampling of a batch of wells in southwestern Wisconsin found a majority contaminated with fecal matter from people, pigs and cows, according to results released Tuesday as part of a contentious regional pollution study.

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Wisconsin lawmakers are moving ahead with a bipartisan proposal to limit the sale of vaping and other tobacco products to people over age 21, holding a public hearing Wednesday on a measure designed to address what advocates called a public health crisis facing young people.

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Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called the Legislature into a special session next month to take up a pair of gun control measures that its Republican leaders have been unwilling to debate, accusing them of telling those who support the measures to “go to hell.”

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In late May, Wisconsin Watch sent a survey to all 72 county jails asking for information about their incarceration fees. Thirty-three county jails from across the state responded initially. By calling and emailing counties that did not respond to the survey, Wisconsin Watch got some fee info…

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Wisconsin finished 31st lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

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In 2011, Sean Pugh was arrested for allegedly violating terms of his release from prison. A year and a half into his roughly two-year stay in the Brown County Jail, he realized he owed the county around $17,000 — the result of a $20 daily “pay-to-stay” fee plus fees from previous jail stints.

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to take action on bills that would limit access to guns, which he said would make the state safer following a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead.

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During Wisconsin’s 2018 midterm election, which saw a record-breaking turnout, it was not the close gubernatorial race that motivated Milwaukee resident Marlon Rockett to cast an early ballot. It was the county’s non-binding referendum on whether recreational use of marijuana should be legalized.

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It’s official, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism now has an Office of Outdoor Recreation. Funding for this new office was included in the state budget signed today by Gov. Tony Evers. The office will capitalize on the number one marketable driver for visits to the state, namely outdoor pur…

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In a tiny room inside a hair salon in Viroqua, Wisconsin, two women gaze over a glass case. They have driven 30-some miles down the Mississippi River from La Crosse just to check out Kickapoo Kind, a shop established last summer in the heart of the state’s politically liberal Driftless region.

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Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed four abortion bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, following through with his promise to stop the measures from becoming law.

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Liquor store giant Total Wine & More got a total win in Wisconsin on Monday, with the signing of a bill that will allow some liquor stores to sell unlimited quantities of whiskey, gin, brandy and other distilled spirits during a single transaction.

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Following a Poynette Parks Commission recommendation, the Village Board voted in support of allowing dogs in Jamieson Park during its Monday meeting.

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The Village of Poynette approved its 2019 budget after a public hearing meeting Monday night. The budget amounts to $4.427 million, which includes village-operated utilities like water and sewer.

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Wisconsin’s 42nd Assembly District candidates Ann Groves Lloyd (D-Lodi) and Jon Plumer (R-Lodi) have committed to participate in a Lodi Optimist Club candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon until 1 p.m. at Lodi High School in the Large Group Instruction Room, 1100 Sauk St., Lodi. The…

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A Presentation, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of the new Administration building, new Health and Human Services building, and newly remodeled Courthouse will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

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The Lodi Fire and EMS Commissions met with the Lodi Council along with the town boards of West Point and the town of Lodi on July 25. During the joint meeting, members potentially set in motion a number of measures that will be addressed when the body meets again in September.