MADISON — The $800,000 the University of Wisconsin-River Falls needs to complete a $15.9 million repurposing of its former food service building received an important approval Friday from the Board of Regents Renovating Rodli Hall into the Student Success Center is underway. However, it can't be completed as scheduled this fall without money that was taken from contingency and equipment
MADISON — A long-awaited renovation of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls' Dairy Pilot Plant is being called no less than a "transformational" step in the school's dairy science program. "I'm certain it will be transformational in taking us from where we were to a much higher level," Dale Gallenberg, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences said Friday.
MADISON — A Deer Park man who allowed another man to shoot a mountain lion in Montana using his license was fined $30,000 Tuesday, Feb. 26 in federal court and banned from hunting "worldwide" for four years. Darren Johnson, 52, had previously pled guilty to two wildlife law misdemeanor violations in connection with allegedly registering a mountain lion in January 2017 that had been shot and killed by another man in the hunting party.
MADISON — A state appeals court Thursday, Jan. 3 dealt the town of Forest another legal blow in its attempt to limit noise levels the Highland Wind Farm would generate. The District III Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by St. Croix County Circuit Judge Edward Vlack dismissing the town's request to review part of the Public Service Commission's approval of the 44-wind turbine project. The turbines would tower more than 400 feet across predominantly agricultural land spread over a 26,550-acre project boundary in the towns of Forest and Cylon.
MADISON – A New Richmond woman who embezzled $300,600 from the company she co-founded and failed to pay $1.269 million in employee withholding taxes was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 2.5 years in prison and ordered to make restitution. Stephanie Johnson, 40, betrayed the trust placed in her by lifelong friend and co-owner of Paradigm Services, Inc., Jamie Carufel, plus several employees of the company that provided care for developmentally disabled adults in group homes and private residences.
MADISON — A Prescott man was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 1 in federal court to 10.5 years in prison followed by 20 years supervised release on his second conviction for possessing child pornography. Grady M. Riley, 42, was arrested on July 8, 2016 by state and local authorities who were executing a search warrant at his father's residence. Grady attempted to flee but was soon apprehended without incident, said District Judge William Conley.
MADISON – A town of Clifton man a federal judge called “a narcissistic…a drug addict and a danger to community,” was sentenced on April 21 to 10 years in prison for two firearms offenses. District Judge Barbara Crabb said Michael Allan Hancock’s prior criminal convictions and sexual aberrant behavior was conduct serious enough to warrant a punishment above the eight-year advisory guideline range for his crimes.