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AgStar Fund doubles grant program for emergency services teams in WI

MANKATO – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently announced  $127,835 in grants to 94 communities through the Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program.  Due to the great need and large volume of applications, the AgStar Fund doubled the amount of departments served and increased the budget for…

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Who is my legislator?

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — With the redistricting of Wisconsin’s legislative districts last year, you may be wondering if your state Senate district or state Assembly district has changed.

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Reminder: Keep political signs off highway right-of-way

With a host of national, state and local elections set for this fall, campaign signs are an increasingly common sight. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding candidates, campaign workers and the general public that state law prohibits the placement of any type of sign – including political, commercial or garage sale signs –…

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Governor Walker encourages public awareness and participation in launch of “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker joined Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Major General Donald Dunbar, and Assistant Secretary for Department of Homeland Security, Betsy Markey along with federal, state and local law enforcement officials to launch the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign in Wisconsin.   The national public awareness campaign is coordinated by…

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State health officials raise awareness about rabies prevention steps

MADISON – As temperatures drop and bats and other animals seek shelter indoors, state health officials are encouraging people to take steps to minimize potential exposure to rabies. Wisconsin is home to at least eight bat species, and some make their homes in man-made structures, increasing the chance for accidental exposure to people, and between…

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