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  • Wisconsin lawmakers accept donations from white supremacists

    June 24th, 2015
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    Email, it appears, has the potential to make fools out of us all, even governors.

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    Politicians demonstrate hypocrisy on Elroy-Sparta State Trail

    June 17th, 2015
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    Acting as chair of publicity for the Vernon County Dairy Breakfast was a unique experience.

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    USPS creates trouble for baby chicks

    May 28th, 2015
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    If you think life is hard, imagine being a baby chick left in the care of the United States Postal Service.

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    Onetime potato chip salesperson wants to make FoodShare recipients buy nutritious food

    May 20th, 2015
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    I t’s hard to imagine what state Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) was thinking about when he introduced a bill in the legislature to require FoodShare recipients to use their taxpayer-funded benefits

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    The business of garbage is subject to political, economic trends

    May 6th, 2015
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    Sometimes doing the right thing is really a challenge. Take recycling, for example.

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  • Royall reflects unintended consequences of Act 10

    April 29th, 2015
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    My, aren’t things different in a post-Act 10 world? When the governor and the legislature pushed through the law that stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights, they were

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    State proposals act in opposition to each other

    April 22nd, 2015
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    Two ideas intersected in my office this week, leaving me to think once more that, golly, nobody should have a job that is this much fun.

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    Reality trumps any April Fools’ joke

    April 15th, 2015
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    Okay, readers, you can stop picking on me for not having an April Fools’ joke in the County Line this year.

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    Tourism helps, but local economy needs more sources of income

    April 8th, 2015
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    It’s the 50th anniversary of the Elroy Sparta State Trail. Well, sort of. It depends on when you start counting.

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    Mathy quarry meeting: A recap

    March 25th, 2015
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    I arrived late last week to the Monroe County Zoning Committee meeting in Sparta. Attorney Glenn Stoddard was just wrapping up an impassioned speech explaining why he needed 10 minutes to

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