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As the Independence Day holiday approaches, ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone to keep their celebrations safe this summer.

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More than a half-million people who have filed an unemployment claim during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin have yet to find out whether they will receive benefits, according to figures released Monday by the Department of Workforce Development.

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With hand sanitizer at the ready the Lakeside Lutheran High School Class of 2020 received their diplomas Wednesday, July 1. It was the school’s first ever outside ceremony, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and committee member James Lankford (R-Okla.), filed an amendment to this legislation Wednesday that would replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a new federal holiday.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds those celebrating the Fourth of July that fireworks are prohibited on all DNR lands. Prohibited areas include state parks and forests as well as state-owned public hunting and fishing properties."For the safety of our guests and our…

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JEFFERSON — Facing ongoing developmental pressure from every compass point, lovers of Jefferson County’s “environmental island” status between Milwaukee and Madison could hardly find themselves with more serious discussions than the ones ahead.

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Free 4th of July themed goodie bags will be given out by the Lake Mills 4th of July Fireworks Committee on Saturday, July 4 from 9-11 a.m. at the former Sentry Foods parking lot, 105 S. Madison St., drive through style.

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The Lettsew K9 Fest golf scramble and motorcycle ride will be held Saturday, July 25 at Neighbor's 13 East Event Center, 216 Golf Dr., Jefferson.

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On the week, gasoline demand, as estimated by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), increased 10% from 7.8 million bbl to 8.6 million bbl. While the demand rate is much lower than a typical summer reading, it’s the highest recorded since late March showing continued signs that America…

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The United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties has announced that it is merging with the Watertown Area United Way, effective July 1st.

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This summer, AAA forecasts Americans will take 700 million trips based on economic indicators and state re-openings. That number is down nearly 15% compared to last July through September and is the first decline in summer travel since 2009. AAA booking trends show Americans are making trave…

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The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), chaired by State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, announced a voluntary cut of at least 5% to its operating budget for this fiscal year. This cut was made in an effort to contribute to the state budget which has been heavily impacted by the COVID-…

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SULLIVAN — The National Weather Service is reporting that severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts of up to 70 mph and a few brief tornadoes are possible this afternoon and evening.

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To provide Wisconsin voters with essential information about the upcoming Partisan Primary on August 11, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) has published its fall voter guide on VOTE411.

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Being a nerd, usually pays off in the end and for one Lake Mills couple their interest in chemistry and physics has turned into their dream job. Rob and Kim Campbell have opened Dog and Shrub Distillery, 145 Industrial Drive.

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Zach Roberts graduated a semester early from Lake Mills High School to join the United States Marine Band in January of 2007. By Feb. 4, 2007 he was on his way to boot camp in San Diego, California.

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The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors has been in the process of reviewing the potential for a local communicable disease ordinance that ratifies, at the county level, a local health officer’s duties and responsibilities, all of which are mandated by section 252.03 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

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Amid the worst U.S. health crisis and economic conditions in generations, the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May spurred protests in every corner of the country. Calls for police department reforms already have yielded substantive policy changes across the nation.

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Representative Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc) issued the following statement in response to the dangerous violence, rioting, destruction of state buildings, and toppling of historic monuments on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Capitol late Tuesday night:

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Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Wisconsin’s dairy farm families throughout the state in an upcoming episode. The episode premieres Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin. The episode is available for onli…

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Lake Mills will have a firework show in 2020. The show is scheduled for July 4 at dusk at the Seljan Co., 100 S. CP Ave.

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The Lake Mills Fire Department and Lake Mills EMS had a busy weekend.

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There won’t be a Town and Country Days festival in Lake Mills this weekend, an event that brings many to town over four days and features a parade and many activities.

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Three additional food trucks will be at Sandy Beach Park this summer after the contracts were approved by the Lake Mills City Council at a meeting June 16. The contracts were for Big Ole Wraps, Doyle’s Dogs and 2 Can Smoke BBQ.

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She always says, ‘It’s a great day to be an L-Cat,’ and she means it through and through. Pamela Streich grew up an L-Cat and finished her career as one too, though she never really stopped being an L-Cat. In fact, she dressed up as the L-Cat a few times this summer on some pretty hot days.

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LD Fargo Public Library, Lake Mills will re-open to the public on Wednesday, July 1 with limited building access and shortened hours.

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JEFFERSON — The move toward greater energy efficiency could not have come at a better time for the Humane Society of Jefferson County, which completed the installation of its new solar array earlier this month and began generating energy through solar power.

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JEFFERSON — There will be no carnival, no midway, no exhibitors napping in the stalls with their beautifully groomed cows in between judging.

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University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen today announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July 1. The decision comes after consultation Thursday with the Board of Regents, which offered uni…

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SUMNER — Jim and Nedra Lemke are being remembered as genuine, caring and compassionate people who joyfully served their community, their church and their Lord.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)(link is external) and Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH)(link is external), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)(link is extern…