The National Weather Service says a weak tornado has struck the western Wisconsin town of Colfax, but damage reports are minor. Law enforcement tells the weather service the tornado damaged a gas station and knocked down trees Friday afternoon. No injuries are reported.
A University of Wisconsin-Stout student found dead in January had a mix of drugs and alcohol in her system, according to the Menomonie Police Department. Jesse Jensen, 23, was found dead in her bedroom on Jan. 22. Jensen, from Owen, Wis., was a senior at the school. Toxicology tests indicate Jensen had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 at the time of her death, and had morphine and oxycodone in her system.
Authorities have identified the semi-truck driver who was killed in a crash early Thursday morning near Menomonie, Wis.
A semi driver from Stacy, Minn., died early Thursday morning when his truck collided with another semi in western Wisconsin, authorities said.
The Wisconsin State Patrol identified the man killed in a Friday morning crash west of Menomonie as 50-year-old Scott Quist of Dorchester, Wis.
Supporters of an unprecedented effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office said they will turn in more than enough signatures Tuesday to force the Republican into a recall election barely a year into his first term.
In the rented offices of the Dunn County Democratic party, the signs and posters are put away, and stacks of “Recall Walker” cardboard pickets are neatly stacked in piles, leaning against the walls.
After pulling over to help a fellow traveler change a tire in Wisconsin Saturday evening, a Canadian man needed that same traveler’s help when he suffered a heart attack moments later.
The driver of a car that struck and killed a University of Wisconsin-Stout student has been acquitted of charges.
Mary Kathleen Schlais was an artist and honors grad from the University of Minnesota when she was murdered in February 1974.