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The Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is taking the lead to establish the Columbia County Economic Recovery Team, with the purpose of building a collaborative effort with organizations across Columbia County. The Economic Recovery Team will meet the unique needs of the…

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Getting signatures on Nomination Papers is hard enough, but getting them while trying to keep everyone safe is downright challenging. Ken Van Dyke, candidate for State Senate District 14, is shown here with one of his solutions. People are invited to come outside while Ken sets up his truck …

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For several months the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors and staff have been working to analyze all facets of the annual event, in hopes of being able to provide the Wisconsin State Fair experience that fairgoers have come to know and love over the past 169 years.

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On May 21 at approximately 3:19 p.m., Columbia County dispatch received several 911 calls about a vehicle that had crashed on County Highway K near Dalton Road in the Town of Lodi. Shortly after initial reports came in, callers reported the operator of the vehicle fleeing on foot from the cr…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a formal letter to the U.S. Army cautioning the military that it must fully comply with state environmental regulations in pending cleanup decisions at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant (Badger) located in rural Sauk County, west…

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Food pantries, school meal programs, and other food security efforts throughout south central Wisconsin will be able to provide dairy, beef and pork products to families and individuals in need thanks to $4,500 worth of contributions from Vita Plus.

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) protects consumers by ensuring vehicle dealers meet eligibility requirements and follow Wisconsin’s laws. After recent investigations and reviews, the DMV revoked the wholesale dealer licenses of these Columbia Cou…

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Discover Wisconsin has launched its popular photo contest via social media. In partnership with Wisconsin Counties Association, 12 fan-submitted photos will be published in Discover Wisconsin’s annual calendar, featuring images of Wisconsin destinations. The photo contest is accessible on th…

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The Village of Dane farmer’s market is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 12 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Plans are to have the farmer’s market weekly in the parking lot in front of Lake Melvin Park.

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On May 1, the Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) joined forces to start a new program connecting Wisconsin pork producers to local meat processors, consumers and the growing number of people experiencing food in…

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There’s no doubt things look a lot different than they did before COVID-19, but Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council has embraced the “new normal” by providing virtual formats of its iconic programming – including summer camp.

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Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin would see steady electric and natural gas rates into 2021 under a proposal the company filed today with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW). This proposal delays the periodic rate review the company otherwise would have filed this month, wh…

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An Alliant Energy solar generation and battery storage project will provide power to a park building and cabin when they reopen later this year located just south of Sauk City. The new system replaces an overhead line that previously brought electricity to the Department of Natural Resources…

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Two inmates were reportedly captured the morning of Friday, April 17 in Illinois, a little more than 24 hours after escaping from Columbia Correctional Institution.

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Below are the final results from the April 7 election for the area, after all absentee ballots were counted April 13. Some results were noted as still being unofficial, per the Columbia County website.

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Thanks to those who have given blood over the past couple of weeks, and who have scheduled upcoming appointments, the American Red Cross says it is meeting immediate patient needs.

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In this time of social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and news changing minute to minute, many people are experiencing anxiety. Parents with children at home now that schools are closed also may wonder how best to use that time.

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COVID-19 news is ever changing. As new cases are announced and daily life is impacted, stay up-to-date online at www.hngnews.com or www.cdc.gov. or other local public health officials outlets.

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Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20. The U.S. Census Bureau released informational copies today of the invitations, the enclosed materials, and the subse…

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Shortly after returning home from school one day in spring 2010, luscely Flores, who was 13 at the time, and her mother heard a knock on the door. Peering through the window, Flores’ mother saw a man holding a laptop. He wore business casual attire and a lanyard around his neck.

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Bald eagle lovers can watch eagles perching or soaring above the Wisconsin River, see rehabilitated eagles be released into the wild and view eagles up close indoors during live raptor shows at the 34th annual Bald Eagle Watching Days Jan. 17-18 in Sauk Prairie.

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