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Town of Lodi ends city police contract
The Town of Lodi moved to discontinue their contract with the City of Lodi Police Department after closed session discussions at their Nov. 27 meeting. The Town Board approved to give a 30-day notice to the Lodi police, with the contract officially ending Jan. 1, 2019.
Porch pirates beware: Lodi mannequin right out of “Christmas Story”
LODI (WKOW) — Lodi police are using a photo of this home with characters from the movie “Christmas Story” to remind people to guard against porch pirates. The mannequin, from the scene in the movie where Ralphie is forced to wear rabbit pajamas given to him by a relative, is making people turn their
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Baraboo goes down in Lodi
When it has gotten behind this season, the Baraboo prep boys basketball team has had a difficult time getting back into games. While that wasn’t the case Thursday night, it was still the same result as the Thunderbirds fell to host Lodi 54-44 in a non-conference game. Senior Caden Blum scored a game
Video, anti-Semitic fliers target Wisconsin school ahead of meetings over Nazi salute
BARABOO, Wis. — Authorities are trying to determine who posted anti-Semitic fliers ahead of planned meetings next week over a photograph of Wisconsin high school boys appearing to give a Nazi salute.
Lodi Police Department participate in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’
This holiday season and throughout the year, our goal is to help make roadways as safe as possible for everyone. As part of these efforts, the City of Lodi Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign from Dec. 14
Columbia County farmers say 2018 was 'harvest from hell'
COLUMBUS — Farmer Steve Wolfe called it “the harvest from hell,” and every head at the table nodded in agreement. Wolfe, who farms about 800 corn acres south of Columbus, told stories about his combine getting stuck in muddy fields during the sodden autumn -- fields that yielded about 200 bushels pe
Deal keeps Wisconsin Kimberly-Clark plant open
MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has reached a deal with consumer-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. worth up to $28 million over five years to keep a plant open and save nearly 400 jobs.
Baraboo Police investigating new threats stemming from controversial photo
BARABOO, Wis. (WKOW) — Authorities are trying to determine who posted anti-Semitic flyers ahead of planned meetings next week over a photograph of Wisconsin high school boys appearing to give a Nazi salute.
'People thought it was pretty funny': Story behind unique Lodi holiday mannequins
LODI, Wis. - A unique holiday display in Lodi is turning heads this holiday season. the homeowners who started it did not want to be in an on-camera interview, but they said they never expected the display to get this much attention and only did it because they thought it was funny.
‘Christmas Vacation’ dummy display spreads holiday cheer
LODI, WI (WISC/CNN) - Remember the famous scene with Uncle Eddie in a bathrobe in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?” A family in Wisconsin replicated the scene in its front yard holiday display. And they added Ralphie from "A Christmas Story."
Wisconsin Men Plead Guilty Charges Linked to Killing of Mountain Lion
Three Wisconsin men pleaded guilty to charges linked to the killing of a mountain lion in January 2017. Robert Peters, 53, and Steven Reindahl, 55, both of Turtle Lake, pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 12 of hindering a federal grand jury investigation by providing false testimony about the 2
Lodi Public Library closes due to air quality concerns
LODI, Wis. - The Lodi Public Library is closed after officials developed concerns about the air quality, accoding to a news release from the library. The air quality issue was discovered Wednesday afternoon while repairs were being made to the building.
Columbia County offers buildings for sale
Columbia County has put two of its buildings on the real estate market, but no buyers have emerged. Monday’s lengthy agenda for the County Board’s Executive Committee included discussion of the sale of the former Health and Human Services building in Portage’s industrial park, and a recommendation t
Baraboo schools deem threat not credible, take extra security precautions
BARABOO, Wis. - School officials in Baraboo are taking extra security precautions after investigating a threat they deemed to not be credible, according to a release. The district said they are collaborating with the police department, and don’t believe there’s a credible threat against the school.
2 drunken drivers arrested during Sauk County traffic stops, sheriff says
MERRIMAC, Wis. - Two drunken drivers were arrested Monday during traffic stops in Sauk County, sheriff’s officials said. A Sauk County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop around 2:30 p.m. for a speeding violation on Bluff Road near Dan Mar Court in the Town of Merrimac, according to a release.
Dense fog advisory this morning before a big warm up
MADISON (WKOW) — A dense fog advisory is in effect this morning for the counties north of Dane, until 6 AM Thursday morning. Visibility will be less than 1 mile at times. Above average temperature trends have been infrequent this season, but we’ll see one starting this afternoon. The average high is
Video, anti-Semitic flyers target Baraboo ahead of meetings
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine who posted anti-Semitic flyers ahead of planned meetings next week over a photograph of Wisconsin high school boys appearing to give a Nazi salute.
Prep wrap: Madison West boys hockey team rallies late to beat Waunakee
Madison West’s Drake Baldwin broke a tie with a second-period goal, and Alex Duchemin and Jared Markiewicz provided insurance scores in the third period to deliver a 4-1 victory over host Waunakee in a non-conference boys hockey game Tuesday night.
MacKenzie Environmental Center receive LACE grant
The Lodi Area Community Endowment (LACE) recently awarded a $500 grant to the Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Center near Poynette, Wisconsin. The donated money will be used to help complete Phase I of of the Friends’ Wildlife Project — updating and improving enclosures for the MacKenzie Center’s
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