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Nearly 200 Wisconsin officers back on the job after being fired or forced out

By Peter Cameron / The Badger Project

 

A local connection

 

House fire in Mazo causes $145,000 in damage

A housefire burned a $145,000 house in Mazomanie on Sunday.

At 11:45 a.m. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Arena EMS, Black Earth/Mazomanie EMS, and the Mazomanie and Black Earth Fire Departments responded to a residence on fire at 20 North John Street, in the Village of Mazomanie. The fire resulted in a total loss.  

Critical Race Theory bill might come before Wisconsin Legislature

Supporters say it’s a bill designed to prohibit racist and sexist propaganda in public schools. Critics say it’s an attempt to curb anti-racist and anti-sexist education. Welcome to the United States in the year 2021. 

Residents still have time to provide input on redistricting

It’s not too late for citizens to submit maps and comments about their communities before redistricting takes place.

New mask mandate in Dane County

Effective Thursday, Public Health Madison & Dane County is requiring everyone age two and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present. This requirement applies to all of Dane County.

Search for Kruse continues

For more than a month, Joel Kruse and Jackie Johnson-Kruse have been on the journey of a lifetime.

Dane County, City of Madison now require employees to be vaccinated

Dane County and the City of Madison announced they will be implementing a vaccine requirement for all employees as well as mask requirements in their buildings. Employees that are not vaccinated will have the option of getting a weekly COVID-19 test.

R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-rumble in the river

The Mazomanie River Rumble went off without a hitch on Friday, July 30. A packed crowd attended the tenth annual tradition. The Rumble is sponsored by Premiere Coops and Badger State Tractor Pullers.

Kruse drowning a tragic reminder about river safety

Parker Kruse was one of 16 people in the state to lose their life in a boating accident so far this year. According to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes and the leading cause of death is drowning. 

Olson Road land purchase near Heights’ campus adds to local recreational activities and conservation efforts

On August 2, County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane County will award nearly $160,000 to Groundswell Conservancy for the purchase of 38 acres of property within the Black Earth Creek Natural Resource Area.

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