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Body found in Mississippi ID'd as missing Wisconsin woman

A body found in the Mississippi River near Trenton, Wisconsin, just over the border with Minnesota, has been identified as that of a missing Eau Claire woman. Muzeyyen Ayan, 47, was last seen at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport on Feb. 26.


Pictures: View and submit photos of the northern lights in SE Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — If you’ve always dreamed of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, you might be in luck over the weekend. According to the Space Weather Prediction Center, Wisconsin will be in a good position to see the northern lights both Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.


Highway Department monitoring falling rocks

IOWA COUNTY (WKOW) — The Highway Department is monitoring the rock walls outside of Lone Rock in Iowa County. At this time of year, the rock wall near the Wisconsin River bridges where State Highway 130 and 133 intersect, could slide.


Politifact Wisconsin: The budget battle between Democrats and Republicans

The budget battle is just beginning in Madison with Republicans and Democrats agreeing to disagree. PolitiFact Wisconsin digs in on one claim about the GOP's tax cutting record.


Update: Man finds GoPro while vacationing in Dominican Republic, finds owner in Wisconsin

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — With the help of social media, a lost GoPro camera will be returned to its rightful owner. It started when a man found a GoPro camera while vacationing in the Dominican Republican. A quick look at the photos, the man assumed the owner was from Wisconsin, Minnesota or


14-year-old activist shares inspiring message at State of Wisconsin Girls Summit

MILWAUKEE — Cyberbullying, poverty, and mental health. These are just some of the common issues young girls face. Fourteen-year-old Marley Dias spoke about the challenges with her peers at Alverno College on Saturday, March 23.


Students from the Medical College of Wisconsin Celebrates Match Day

The hall was a bundle of nerves as students and their families filled the ballroom at the Italian Community Center. In dark green “MCW Match Day 2019” T-shirts, more than 235 students from the Medical College of Wisconsin waited anxiously. Eight years of hard work has led them to this and in the nex


IN DEPTH: Region's county boards remain among the largest

When a special committee began examining whether to shrink the Sauk County Board in 2017, a county attorney advising the panel described the board as one of Wisconsin’s “big daddies” in terms of size.


More than a meal: Sauk County program delivers support to seniors

As Michelle Commings entered an elderly Baraboo man’s home to deliver a hot meal Wednesday afternoon, she smiled, asked how he was doing and bent down to greet his dog. After a brief conversation, she was out the door and on her way to the next stop with insulated bags loaded into her van. The meals


Man suspected of casino parking lot killing heads to trial

BARABOO, Wis. - The man accused of killing another man in a Sauk County casino parking lot in January was bound over for trial Thursday. Robert M. Pulvermacher was arrested in January for first-degree intentional homicide for killing 88-year-old Harold A. Johnson, of Portage.


Man looking for help with broken car steals purse from nearby home, police say

HIGHLAND, Wis. - Iowa County officials are warning residents of strangers knocking on their doors after a Dodgeville man asking for help with a broken down car stole a resident’s purse, according to a release.


Men invade the church ladies basement

Fans of the musical comedy series Church Basement Ladies will finally get to know more about the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran Church, in the new production “Rise Up O Men.”


Vernon County shooting suspect gets high cash bond

Bond is $250,000 for the Chaseburg man accused of fatally shooting his roommate over the weekend. David Stowe appeared by video link before a Vernon County judge on Monday. Stowe could be charged with 1st-degree murder for the shooting of 75-year-old Stuart Warner, an Arizona man who was staying at


Suspect in Custody Following Homicide in Vernon County

A Vernon County man is accused of First-Degree Intentional Homicide following an incident in rural Chaseburg over the weekend. 59-year-old David Stowe was arrested Saturday morning.


A small grocery co-op struggles against the odds

PLAIN, Wis. — While others like Madison-based Willy Street Co-op, Yahara River Grocery Co-op in Stoughton and Viroqua Food Co-op in Vernon County are known for their organic produce, vegan options and bulk grains, the inventory at Honey Creek is more in line with that of a Pick’n Save or Woodman’s M


Emergency-siren testing to begin in Vernon County

In Vernon County, several warning systems can be activated rapidly during severe weather events, which are monitored by Vernon County Emergency Management, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, and local police and fire authorities.


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Reedsburg’s Cherney, Douglas named to all-conference first team

Ava Douglas and Trenna Cherney are at very different points in their Reedsburg careers, but both ended up in the same place at the conclusion of this season: as members of the All-Badger North Conference first team.


Reedsburg Shopko will close this summer

After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, Shopko announced it plans to close the remainder of its stores this summer. According to the Associated Press, the Wisconsin retail chain announced plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June. Reedsburg Shopko Store Manager Bryan Blac


Vernon County man, 59, arrested for allegedly killing Arizona man, 75, who was staying with him

An Arizona man is dead and a Vernon County man is facing a first-degree intentional homicide charge after an altercation Saturday in rural Chaseburg, authorities reported. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call about 9:15 a.m. from a residence on Hwy. KK in the town of Coon. The


Reedsburg school board OKs fundraising for fitness center

Fundraising efforts are taking place to make a decade-old proposed project at Reedsburg Area High School a reality. At its March 18 regular meeting, the Reedsburg school board unanimously approved for the Reedsburg Athletic Club to begin fundraising efforts to potentially construct a new fitness cen