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This Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 7:00 pm Monday for Port Washington to North Point Light WI,

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Crawfish River Solar Project near Jefferson on schedule for operation this year

MADISON — Despite pandemic supply chain issues experienced in almost every construction project these days, it appears the Crawfish River S… Read more

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Two drivers hurt, milk spills, as trucks collide in Rubicon

Two drivers were injured Thursday morning when two trucks collided in the Town of Rubicon, spilling almost 6,000 gallons of milk, the Dodge… Read more

Jefferson County Medical Examiner names man who dies in crash

JEFFERSON — Jefferson County Medical Examiner Nichol Tesch made the official announcement Thursday that it was Tyler Jenkins, 29, of Watert… Read more

Local Sports

Burow, Vasold lead Phoenix to big win over Brown Deer

BROWN DEER — Junior running back Calvin Burow rushed 22 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns and junior quarterback Ben Vasold ran for a … Read more

MBU women's soccer team falls to Trinity

DEERFIELD, IL -- Maranatha Baptist University's women's soccer team was overpowered at NCCAA DI Trinity International on Saturday, falling … Read more

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Football: Lakeside Lutheran tops Beloit Turner 50-33 in wild Homecoming game

LAKE MILLS -- The Bou birds were out in full force on Friday. Read more

Weather Today

Scattered thunderstorms

Today

64° 47°

Humidity:77%
Cloud Coverage:75%
Wind:WNW at 15 mph
Chance of Rain:37%
UV Index:4 Moderate
Sunrise:06:45:51 AM
Sunset:06:46:54 PM

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Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia

Attending funerals on behalf of the United States is normally a straightforward assignment for a vice president. But for Kamala Harris, there'll be controversy at nearly every turn as she visits Asia for the memorial honoring former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. American allies are seeking clarity after mixed messages over whether President Joe Biden would send troops to defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion. There’s the potential for more provocations from North Korea, which test-fired a missile shortly before Harris’ departure from Washington. And there’s resentment over a new U.S. law that makes electric vehicles built outside of North America ineligible for subsidies. Read more

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Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Democrats in Florida are trying to make inroads with Latino voters by focusing on gun safety. It's part of an effort to curb the gains made by Republican in Latino-heavy areas as Democrats address gun violence and highlight what they say is the lack of action by Republicans. Few places disappointed Democrats in 2020 as deeply as South Florida. A shift among Latinos toward the GOP contributed to several unexpected losses in House races and helped then-President Donald Trump carry Florida. Democrats are campaigning differently this year as they aim to connect the party’s priorities to the personal experiences of a group that often feels overlooked in national politics. Read more

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Prosecutors to begin Florida school shooter trial rebuttal

Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are about to begin their rebuttal case. They are expected to present expert witnesses who will testify starting Tuesday that Cruz is a sociopath and fully responsible for his murder of 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. They are trying to counter defense testimony that said Cruz's birth mother drank heavily during pregnancy, damaging his brain. Cruz pleaded guilty last year to murder. The trial is only to determine if the 24-year-old is sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole. The rebuttal case could take up to two weeks. Read more

Obituaries

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Gerald A. Smith

March 29, 1949 - September 13, 2022 Barnes Corners, NY - Gerald A. "Gerry" Smith, recently known as Sherri Leigh Smith, died on September 1… Read more

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Rev. Walter A. Schumann

March 21, 1920 - September 21, 2022 Read more

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James Benson "Jim" Coats

December 20, 1958 - July 17, 2022 Read more

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This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Scattered thunderstormsSun
37%64° 47°
Partly cloudyMon
4%57° 39°
Mostly clearTue
6%55° 35°
ClearWed
7%55° 35°
Partly cloudyThu
8%60° 38°
ClearFri
8%63° 41°
Mostly clearSat
7%65° 41°
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