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Richland School District to require masks starting Thursday

Students will be required to wear masks during school hours

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. -- Richland Center students will be required to wear masks during regular school hours, the Richland School District announced Wednesday. Students who are unable to wear a mask must provide a note from a medical provider. Students…

Big Brothers Big Sisters hold 2021 Dream Big Gala

The event features live art and a silent auction

MADISON, Wis. -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is hosting the 2021 Dream Big Gala Thursday night. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at Breese Stevens Field.…

UW, WTCS announce credit transfer agreement

Students will be able to transfer at least 72 credits by next year

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin students will have an easier time transferring, after the UW System and the Wisconsin Technical College System announced a new credit transfer agreement Wednesday. Starting Sept. 1, the two systems will identify 72 core general education…

All lanes back open on Highway 11 westbound at I-39/90

All lanes are closed due to a disabled semi

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- All lanes are back open on Highway 11 westbound at I-39/90, after being blocked by a disabled semi. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation had estimated the closure would last two hours, but the scene was cleared in…

Evers, Democrats look to repeal Personal Property Tax

New legislation would create a state aid payment for local governments

MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Tony Evers, along with State Senator Brad Pfaff and State Representative Robyn Vinning, introduced legislation Wednesday to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax. The legislation would also create a new state aid payment, compensating local governments for…

Verona Area High School named Best Construction Project

The school's contractor also earned a Merit Award

VERONA, Wis. -- Verona Area High School was named one of the best construction projects of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America announced Wednesday. The new school building cost $149 million and is about seven acres large. The project's…

Avoca man arrested on multiple charges following chase

The suspect was arrested on drug related charges

BOSCOBEL, Wis. -- An Avoca man was arrested in Boscobel Tuesday, following a chase. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says police in Muscoda tried to stop Lemuel Anderson, 49, for traffic violations at 11:25 a.m. before Anderson fled the scene.…

Wisconsin hunters urged to submit samples for CWD

With the archery hunting season just beginning and the nine-day gun hunting deer season starting Nov. 20, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials asked hunters to help them collect data to track the disease’s spread.