League in the News

  1. Task force seeks solutions to transportation gridlock

    Asked what Deschane had heard from municipal leaders about the issues, he said, “I think the word is ‘help’ with an exclamation point.” With lack of funds in the transportation budget, the focus has been on state projects rather than local projects,.. Roberta Baumann, Waunakee Tribune
  2. Communities Continue To Rethink Sex Offender Residency Rules

    Jenna Merten, Brookfield city attorney, said the change will protect the city from future lawsuits. "If we didn't take this action, our ordinance would be unenforceable and sex offenders could live anywhere," Merten said. Corri Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio
  3. Turner civics students prepare to compete in statewide games

    BELOIT - Turner High School's civics team, proudly known as the Underdogs, are hoping to spank some of the competition from suburban schools they will compete against in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's first Wisconsin Civics Games, set for Feb. 2. Hillary Gavin, Beloit Daily News
  4. Sun Prairie named Wisconsin Active Together Community

    Sun Prairie starts 2019 recognized as a Wisconsin Active Together Community to promote active lifestyles and for a pledge to foster health too. The newly named Wisconsin Active Together Communities, now reaching 1.4 million Wisconsinites . . . . Sun Prairie Star
  5. Future budgets loom for Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service

    On Dec. 6, Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service Director Jessi Willenbring was working a 24-hour shift. Working extra or long hours have become frequent for Willenbring as the eight-municipality ambulance service has seen dwindling volunteers . . . . David Clarey, River Towns Net
  6. Foxconn announces 1st-round winners in Smart Cities/Smart Futures Contest

    Foxconn Technology Group has announced the selection of 88 first-round winners of the company’s Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition, an initiative that encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin. Michael Burke, The Journal Times
  7. Hartland Trustee Dick Landwehr, after serving for decades, decides he won't seek re-election

    Longtime village trustee and Hartland public servant Dick Landwehr is not running for re-election after dedicating a lifetime of service to the village. Landwehr, 89, was first elected to the Hartland Village Board in 1962 and . . . Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  8. Is 'Asset Recycling' A Fix for Wisconsin Infrastructure Needs?

    Partnerships between private entities and public institutions can foster developments that would otherwise never get off the ground. Take, for instance, the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire — a $60 million, 142,000-square-foot arts . . . Elizabeth Dohms, Wisconsin Public Radio News
  9. Wisconsin lawmakers won't settle debate on liquor licenses for barn wedding venues

    Lawmakers seeking to provide clarity to a longstanding debate over whether owners of barns rented for weddings must obtain liquor licenses won't try to settle the question with legislation. Molly Beck Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  10. Fox conn's 'smart cities' competition drew 325 submissions from Wisconsin colleges

    Foxconn Technology Group received 325 submissions from students, faculty and staff from Wisconsin colleges and universities for the first round of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition, according to a company announcement. Kelly Meyerhofer for LaCrosse Tribune
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