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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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On a day when the CDC estimated that 20 million Americans already have been infected with the coronavirus, Jefferson County topped 200 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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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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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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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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Law enforcement agencies and transportation safety officials are delivering a simple, but potentially life-saving message to all motorists: buckle up – every seat – every trip. During the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign that begins Monday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, July 5…

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JUNEAU — Ashley Siegmann waved her U.S. flag as she stood in solidarity Tuesday evening with her husband, Nathan, and nearly 270 other demonstrators at the Dodge County Administration Building opposing an ordinance that would have set clearer guidelines for health officials when combating communicable diseases.

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OCONOMOWOC — For at least one doctor on the front lines, it’s not the new coronavirus he’s worried about. It’s what happens when people are unnecessarily fearful of it.

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With a 45% increase in turtle crossing reports in the last year and a growing number of landowners taking action to protect turtle nests from raccoons, state conservation biologists are hopeful for the next generation of these hard-shelled reptiles.

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One only needs to read the comments on the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) Facebook page to understand the frustration of the state’s unemployed workers. Many of the complaints are related to being unable to get in contact with a claims specialist to ask questions about…

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There’s nothing sweeter than tasting the first berry of the season you’ve pulled right off the vine. The king berry as it’s known, it’s the biggest berry of the season.

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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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For several months the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors and staff have been working tirelessly analyzing 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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In accordance with public health guidelines and safety recommendations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is modifying current operations to maintain the safest environment for visitors and staff.

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Earlier this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County released Forward Dane, a phased reopening plan for Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, based on active monitoring of the data-based metrics outlined in the plan, an order has been issued that moves Dane County into Phase…

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JEFFERSON — Rarely are proclamations that come at the end of Jefferson County board meetings among the most meaningful items of the sessions, but Tuesday night’s “June Is Dairy Month” declaration carried considerable weight in the current COVID-19 environment that is severely affecting area farmers.

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When the Wisconsin Supreme Court yesterday voted to invalidate the Safer at Home extension order, which was in place through May 26, issued by the Department of Health Services, Public Health Madison and Dane County chose to use its local authority to continue the Safer at Home guidelines un…

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Marcus Truschinski said there’s a picture in his high school yearbook featuring himself and several other boys wearing Marshall High School football jerseys, sitting in the back row at American Player’s Theatre (APT). The group was in Spring Green to see “Macbeth” as part of a school field trip.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced that starting May 11 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard will have free COVID-19 testing at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

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A 32-year-old Marshall man was cited for speeding after a Dane County sheriff’s deputy stopped him for driving 117 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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Shown above, Debbie Ackatz, assistant manager at Poyer’s Farm Market in Fort Atkinson, right, helps Sarah Torre of Fort Atkinson in selecting some flowers. Torre also purchased some heirloom tomato plants.

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Garden centers and nurseries are used to being busy this time of year with spring planting, but this season it feels different, while the traditional kickoff to biking season has moved up.

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With the coronavirus severely affecting the meatpacking industry, Watertown butchers and grocers are hoping that — as there was with eggs, toilet paper and disinfectants — there will not again be panic-buying that wipes out meat counters.

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The white SUV idling at the front of the line had reportedly been there since 9:30 a.m., approximately four hours before the drive through line would begin creeping forward. By 12:15 p.m., the perimeter of the Marshall High School parking lot was lined with various vehicles, many with their …

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Spring is in full swing, which means it is the busiest time of year at Dane County Humane Society’s (DCHS) Wildlife Center just as Wisconsin is set to reach its COVID-19 peak. The wildlife rehabilitation program of DCHS provides comfort and care for ill, injured or orphaned wild animals with…

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JEFFERSON — Jefferson County Fair Park has been the premier spot in the county for large gatherings, not only the annual fair, but also the popular car shows and swap meets, horse shows, 5k runs, flea markets and community festivals such as Gemuetlichkeit Days.

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Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday directed the Department of Natural Resources to reopen several state parks, forests, and recreational areas originally closed due to unprecedented crowds and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health.

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Spring is the beginning of peak tick season, and in the past few years, numbers of deer ticks in our area have increased significantly. A bite from an infected deer tick can transmit Lyme disease and other diseases, which are becoming more common.

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The presidents of the tavern leagues of Jefferson and Dodge counties said Monday their organizations are on board with the Tavern League of Wisconsin's proposal to have bars and restaurants reopening — in limited fashion — by May 1.

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Four days after extending the Safer at Home order to May 26, Gov. Tony Evers outlined the plan to use a phased approach to reopen the economy. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on Monday issued Emergency Order #31 establishing the process and outlining th…