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Construction to begin on highway 61

Construction on Highway 61 beginning at the northern end of the Boscobel bridge and continuing 11.7 miles north to Bell Ridge Road is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 21. For the complete story please see the Aug. 17 issue of the Boscobel Dial.

August 17, 2017 | | Public safety


Notice from Lafayette County Law Enforcement

In light of recent serious UTV crashes and the ever-increasing volume of ATV/UTV operation throughout all of Lafayette County, we, Lafayette County Law Enforcement, believe it necessary to remind the public of some of the laws regarding the operation of ATVs/UTVs on our trails and/or routes. This notice is not as some may perceive as a "crack down" on ATV/UTV use, but rather an attempt to make those who enjoy this form of recreation safer and more responsible. We are all very aware of the economic impact that ATV/UTV use has on Lafayette County. We ...

August 16, 2017 | | Public safety


Spraying happening along area highways

Motorists driving near Marietta Valley early last month may have seen the Crawford County Highway Department spraying herbicide in an attempt to control overgrown brush and weeds.

August 11, 2017 | | Public safety


FLOOD UPDATE: Shelter open in Cassville

Saturday was spent cleaning up from Friday's flooding throughout Southwest Wisconsin.

July 22, 2017 | | Public safety


UPDATED: Flash flooding hits Southwest Wisconsin

Several rounds of thunderstorms with heavy rains fell on saturated Southwest Wisconsin ground Friday, resulting in flash flooding.

July 22, 2017 | | Public safety


Family of seven injured in buggy crash

TOWN OF DARLINGTON – An Amish buggy carrying a family of seven was struck from behind on Sunday, July 16 on State Highway 81, injuring all seven members.

July 20, 2017 | | Public safety


Computer ‘glitch’ causes problems at Boscobel prison

A computer "glitch" the weekend of June 24-25 has resulted in significant operational problems at the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility, according to affected staff members who did not wish to be identified, although Department of Corrections spokesman Tristan Cook insisted security was never compromised at the Boscobel prison.

July 13, 2017 | David Krier | Public safety


Boscobel Fire Department to reform charging system

At its April meeting the board of the Boscobel and Rural Fire District voted to reform and update the fire department's method of billing for their services. It is believed that a system modeled after the guidelines of the Nation Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) would be more fair to the people of the district and clarify charges for insurance companies.

July 03, 2017 | | Public safety


Richland Center motorcyclist dies after car pulls out in front of him

A 67-year-old Richland Center man died Friday afternoon shortly after crashing his motorcycle into a car that turned into his path without yielding on Highway 14 just east of Highway 23 in the town of Spring Green.

June 29, 2017 | | Public safety


Wauzeka man killed in crash

A Wauzeka man is dead following a head-on accident with a semi-tractor trailer on Highway 61 just south of Greenwood Road in Fennimore Township early Tuesday morning.

June 29, 2017 | | Public safety


Grant County sees significant damage June 28

Eastern Grant County took the hardest hit from the storms that rolled through the region June 28, according to the initial assessment from the Grant County Emergency Management office.

June 28, 2017 | | Public safety


Funnel cloud over Darlington

This funnel cloud was seen over Darlington Saturday night. It never did touch the ground but still caused an uproar within the county. Several people were able to capture images like this one.

June 21, 2017 | | Public safety


Second OWI causes fatality over weekend

NEW DIGGINGS – One person is dead and two injured, with one arrested on multiple charges in a one vehicle rollover on Saturday, June 17 in the Town of New Diggings.

June 21, 2017 | | Public safety


Tractor injures three at Canoe Fest parade

DARLINGTON – Three people were injured when an antique tractor on W. Mary Street and Washington Street was accidently in gear when it drove into them, on Sunday, June 11.

June 16, 2017 | | Public safety


Alcohol, speed possible factors in UTV fatality

FAYETTE – A 27-year-old Illinois man was killed and a 25-year-old Darlington man injured when the UTV they were traveling in crashed on Saturday, June 10.

June 16, 2017 | | Public safety


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South Wayne man fifth vehicle crash fatality in Laf. Co.

WILLOW SPRINGS – A 69-year-old South Wayne man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 23 and Shortcut Road in the Town of Willow ...

November 08, 2017 | | Public safety


Illinois man killed in head-on crash

WILLOW SPRINGS – A 25-year-old Lanark, Ill. man was killed when his truck hit a semi truck and grain trailer head-on Monday, Oct. 31 on Tibbits ...

November 08, 2017 | | Public safety


Southwest Tech campus closes after threat

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.

November 01, 2017 | Erin Martin | Public safety


Platteville bank robbed

Platteville police are looking for a man who robbed American Bank & Trust, 130 McGregor Plaza, today around 12:45 p.m.

October 20, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


"... we got word that first we’d be getting maybe 10 casualties. And then it was 50 to 100.’

Platteville native Deborah Kuhls, M.D., has spent her entire career in trauma medicine, including disaster training overseas.

October 16, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


Hwy. 23 & 81 accident

A BUSY AFTERNOON for law enforcement and emergency response personnel as this accident happened Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m., about two and ...

October 04, 2017 | | Public safety


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