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Longtime Baraboo principal retiring to teach in China

After almost three decades with the Baraboo School District, East Elementary School Principal Molly Fitzgerald will pursue a new challenge abroad starting in August. Fitzgerald, who has worked as a principal in each of the district’s elementary schools and has served as director of elementary progra


PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Baraboo/Portage eliminated by Reedsburg/Wisconsin in regional final

The Baraboo/Portage boys hockey team was playing its best hockey at the end of the season. It wasn't quite enough to get over the Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells/Mauston hump, as the seventh-seeded Thunderbirds suffered a 2-1 loss to the second-seeded Cheavers in Thursday's WIAA regional final game at Pop


Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant Impact

(AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states’ border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago’s northern subur


Winter weather causes damage to roads in Central Wisconsin

MOSINEE (WAOW) — First it was the slick, icy roads causing issues for drivers, but now, as the snow starts to melt, pot holes and frost heaves have started to emerge on roads across central Wisconsin.


Baraboo should have paid teachers the extra 4 hours

“Why start that precedent?” was school board member Sean McNevin’s response to potentially paying teachers their full salary despite being four hours short of their contracted hours for 2019-20.


West Baraboo church invites homeless shelter to use building

A West Baraboo church has agreed to host a homeless shelter rent-free. West Baraboo Church of God has asked the village to allow a shelter to occupy part of its Shaw Street building. Pastor Derick Bacon said the congregation wanted to meet a community need, and had the space to do so.


Baraboo massage studio a sister act

Two Baraboo sisters have a special connection they’d like to share with you. Patti VanHuss and Loretta LoMastro own Joint Effects downtown, where they specialize in therapeutic tandem massage. They work on clients simultaneously because they’ve found the tandem approach yields unparalleled results.


Wisconsin drug bust leads to 9 arrests

Investigators from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office carried out several Valentine's Day search warrants, seizing drugs, cash and guns. The bust led to the arrest of nine suspects.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


IN DEPTH: Lawmakers consider stricter OWI laws

Wisconsin lawmakers are attempting to address the states OWI laws. Earlier this year, Rep. Jim Ott, R-Mequon, and Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, drafted a series of bills to create stricter OWI laws. Those bills were read and referred for further review to the Committee on Judiciary and Public


County board member to be reprimanded for shoplifting

BARABOO, WI (MetroSource-WSAU) A Sauk County Board member who was caught shoplifting may be publicly rebuked by his colleagues. The board will consider a resolution next week saying that Supervisor Wally Czuprynko acted in a way that was unbecoming a supervisor when he stole from two Reedsburg store

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Sauk County committee rejects $6 million ask for Lake Redstone project

Sauk County government won’t provide an environmental group with the $6 million it requested to dredge the muck-filled Lake Redstone, but will assist in moving the project forward.


Wisconsin Public Service said phone scam is targeting customers

Wisconsin Public Service customers in Sheboygan, Green Bay and Marinette said they’ve received phone calls from scammers. About 60 customers and churches across northeast and north central Wisconsin reported receiving the calls.


Wisconsin dentist arrested in connection to arson of boat house

A local dentist has been arrested for setting a neighbor's boat house on fire. According to a complaint, John Haag, 55, was arrested on Feb. 2 for arson. The complaint says the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was called to a boat house fire near Bass Lake in New Richmond, Wisconsin, at about 4


AAA Gives 3 Wisconsin Restaurants 4-Diamond Rating

WISCONSIN -- AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and not a single restaurant in Wisconsin made the cut. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. Three Wisconsin restaurants earned a fou


Spring break moved to March for Baraboo schools in 2020

Spring break will be move to the last week of March next year under the 2019-20 Baraboo School District calendar approved at a board meeting Monday. Students will start school Sept. 3 and finish the year on June 5, 2020. Most vacations will fall similarly to this year, with winter break spanning the


Baraboo troupe presents 'Naughty Knickers'

Baraboo actors hope to make audiences laugh their knickers off the next two weekends. On Friday the Baraboo Theatre Guild will open its production of the comedy “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” The dinner theater production will be staged Friday through Sunday the next two weekends at Baraboo Arts Banquet


As potential presidential candidates come to Wisconsin, what role will our state play in 2020?

MADISON, Wis. - The year 2019 has barely begun, and two potential presidential hopefuls have already scheduled visits to Wisconsin. Potential candidate Beto O'Rourke, a former U.S. representative from Texas, made stops in Milwaukee and Madison on Friday. Declared candidate Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. sena


Some Wisconsin Republicans wary of President Trump's emergency declaration

Some Wisconsin congressional Republicans are joining Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s national emergency declaration over border security for setting the country down a potentially troubling path.


Railroad boosters seek additional Amtrak passenger service through region

Now's the time to sell lawmakers on the idea of adding a second daily Amtrak train across Wisconsin, a railroad passengers group says. A proposed TCMC train would travel 410 miles from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee and Chicago and carry passengers in both directions once per day, offering more reliab