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Changes are coming to how the state Department of Natural Resources operates. Agency officials rolled out a reorganization plan for workers earlier this week, which involves condensing the current six DNR divisions into five. It also includes splitting off some services that are used to review business projects into a single entity. Deputy Secretary Kurt […]

The body of a Maryland man who went missing Wednesday morning in Shawano Lake has been located. Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber said the body of 45-year-old Norman Robertson was spotted by a local businessman who had gone up in a plane to help in the search. Robertson’s body was located east of Schumacher’s Island, which is […]

Madison’s mayor proposes an ordinance that would restrict use of downtown benches by the city’s homeless population. “When we’re good at it, in terms of enforcement, it’s a joy to see what our downtown looks like,” Soglin told WIBA. But too often, that’s not the case. “This morning, I counted 6 benches, 100 percent occupied […]

Governor Scott Walker has ordered a special election to fill a vacant seat in the state Assembly. Republican Chris Kapenga of Delafield is resigning from the chamber, after winning a special election last week for an open seat in the state Senate. That spot belonged to Republican Paul Farrow, who left the Senate to focus […]

Wisconsin recorded its third plane crash in a week, after a small pirvate aircraft burst into flames Wednesday after crashing on Milwaukee’s northwest side. The single-engine plane crashed just after 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Timmermann Airport. Killed in the crash were the chief operating officer of Summit Partners, a Boston capital investment firm, and his daughter. […]