Portage considers tax for new city trails

Mayor proposes $4 million plan for 65 miles of bike and walking trails

The proposal in the city of Portage would create new bike and walking paths throughout the community, looping around the city.

City leaders' proposal targets problem deer

Deer on airport's runway cause safety concerns

The dozens of deer grazing near and going onto the Portage Airport's runway are causing city leaders so much concern that they plan on spending thousands of dollars to have city police officers harvest them.

Woman faces 6th drunken driving charge

State trooper stops Portage woman early Sunday morning

A Portage woman faces her sixth drunken driving charge after being stopped by a State Patrol trooper early Sunday morning, according to a release.

Portage man sentenced for receiving child porn

24-year-old pleads guilty to charge, sentenced to 96 months in prison

A Portage man was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for receiving child pornography, according to a state Department of Justice release.

Changes could leave mentally disabled without place to work

Program directed to shift services from segregated to integrated

The smile on her face speaks volumes about what this means. Yael Kerzan has been working at Northwood Inc. of Wisconsin for eight years. While the products she works to package go out of the business every day -- her smile never leaves.

DNR levels with neighbors about levee

Letter explains what should be expected of system, flooding season

The Department of Natural Resources is sending letters to people living near the Caledonia and Lewiston levee system, warning them about the upcoming flood season and the aging infrastructure.

Trial to begin in Social Security fraud case

Trial looms for man accused in Social Security fraud case of presumed-dead mother-in-law

A trial is scheduled to begin for a Portage County man accused of cashing the Social Security checks of his mother-in-law, who hasn't been heard from in about 30 years and is presumed dead.