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During the evening of Tuesday, June 2, between 7:30-10:30 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office communications center received numerous telephone calls regarding weather related incidents.

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The Wisconsin DNR will host the eighth annual Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend on June 6-7. Park admission fees, fishing license and trail pass requirements will be waived to encourage people to take advantage of and enjoy Wisconsin's outdoors.

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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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On Monday, May 25 at 5:45 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on South Main Street in the Village of Pardeeville. The search warrant was related to suspected drug trafficking.

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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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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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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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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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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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In an effort to tout local businesses and thriving agro-tourism enterprises, the Poynette Area Chamber of Commerce and four organizations teamed up with Discover Wisconsin on an upcoming episode of the long-standing show.

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to resurface a portion of U.S. Highway 51 from Poynette to Portage in 2023. Those wishing to find out more about the project should attend a public involvement meeting in Poynette next Wednesday.

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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.

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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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A total of 66,000 workers were hired directly by farms in the Lake Region (Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) during the reference week of July 7-13, 2019, according to the latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service – Farm Labor Report.

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A total of 66,000 workers were hired directly by farms in the Lake Region (Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) during the reference week of July 7-13, 2019, according to the latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service – Farm Labor Report.