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UW-Baraboo water problem to be fixed this summer

Work to mitigate a potentially dangerous water issue at Baraboo’s college campus will be done over the summer, UW Campus Commission Chairman Phil Wedekind said Thursday. University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County maintenance worker Steve Schara brought the issue to the commission last m


PREP SOFTBALL: Baraboo tests Badger North-leading DeForest

The Baraboo prep softball team took the Badger North Conference leaders to the brink Thursday night. The Thunderbirds held a 5-4 through five innings of play before unbeaten DeForest rallied to hand Baraboo a 10-5 home loss at Pierce Park.


Major expansion of ATV highway access approved in Sauk County

The Sauk County Board voted 20-7 Tuesday night to open miles of public highways to off-road recreational vehicles. The approval of 31 applications is a major win for all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts, who for more than a year have pushed to expand their network of road routes throughout the county.


Immigration Detention Center COO: Wisconsin City Rejected Proposed Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A company that runs privately-owned immigration detention centers has announced that city officials in New Richmond, Wisconsin have rejected their request to build a new facility.


'What were you wearing?' UW Baraboo exhibit addresses sexual assault

BARABOO, Wis. - An art installation at University of Wisconsin Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is challenging stigmas surrounding sexual assault. A common question community members ask after hearing about a sexual assault may be, "What were you wearing?" The exhibit, using that question as its name


Marijuana advocates trying again for legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.


Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces 277 total traffic stops on 'Blue Day'

MILWAUKEE -- In order to enhance highway safety, Wisconsin State Patrol had a heavy presence on I-94 on "Blue Day." In total, officers made 277 traffic stops and conducted 66 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections during Tuesday’s “Blue Day” initiative in eight southeast Wisconsin counties.


Multiple crews responding to a barn fire in southern Dane Co.

TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS, Wis. (WMTV) Multiple crews are responding to a large barn fire near the Town of Pleasant Springs in southern Dane Co. Dane County Dispatch tells NBC15 the fire is at a dairy in the 1900 block of County Highway B. The initial call came in around 9:15 p.m. Thursday night. Dis


Wisconsin Could Face a Mining Disaster

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. The death toll so far has risen to 228 with an est


Drive the Wisconsin River Bridge? DOT wants your input on changes

PORTAGE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is looking at upgrading the bridge over the Wisconsin River on I-39/90/94. The department held its first public meeting on the changes on Thursday.


'Amazing' $5.9 Million French Chateau For Sale In Wisconsin

HOBART, WI -- Believe it or not this home is actually magnificent new construction. This luxury Wisconsin property is a spacious, quality constructed, stone French Chateau 2-story walkout home with 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 3 half baths, resting on approximately 4 acres of secluded estate setting.


Training wheels are off for Portage's newest police officer

Heather Medina grew up playing football and kickball with friends at Goodyear Park, long before the Portage Family Skate Park was built. The extended group also played Ghost in the Graveyard − a variation of hide-and-seek mixed with tag − in a parking lot that now belongs to the Portage Fire Departm


The Most Dangerous Thing about Marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is Illegal

MADISON – Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement to announce the introduction of LRB-0154 to fully legalize marijuana in the state of Wisconsin:


Sauk County Board adjourns before considering lawsuit settlement

The Sauk County Board abruptly ended its meeting Tuesday night just before considering a lawsuit settlement that would require the government to release public records. “Motion to adjourn,” Supervisor Brian Peper of Loganville shouted about 3 hours and 40 minutes into the meeting, just as the board


Former Portage clinic may be turned into office building

Some neighbors are skeptical of a plan to turn a vacant Divine Savior Healthcare clinic on West Pleasant Street in Portage into an office complex. Despite the reservations expressed by the public, Portage’s Plan Commission voted 5-1 to recommend zoning changes, and changes in the city’s comprehensiv


Flooding Closures throughout Central Wisconsin

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- Several roads are closed on Thursday due to flooding from recent heavy rains. Most road closures due to flooding are in Marathon County with select spots in Portage County.


Sauk County Democrats open Reedsburg office

The Sauk County Democrats have a new permanent office in Reedsburg. The office is located 143 South Walnut Street and local party members gathered April 13 to celebrate the new location.


Wisconsin Rapids prepares for flooding

Wisconsin Rapids (WAOW) — Wisconsin Rapids is preparing for potential flooding Thursday night. The city says several parks including Lyon, Legion, Veterans, Demitz, Mead Rapids View and Ben Hansen are closed.


PREP BASEBALL: Baraboo swept by defending state champ Waunakee

The Baraboo prep baseball team couldn't keep up with the defending WIAA Division 1 state champions Monday night. The Thunderbirds were swept in a doubleheader at Waunakee, suffering a 15-5 six-inning loss in the opener before dropping a 10-2 game in the nightcap.