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Twice as many companies paying zero taxes
under Trump tax plan

As reported by NBC News: At least 60 companies reported that their 2018 federal tax rates amounted to effectively zero, or even less than zero, on income earned on U.S. operations, according to an analysis released today by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
   Among them are household names like technology giant Amazon.com Inc. and entertainment streaming service Netflix Inc., in addition to global oil giant Chevron Corp., pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co., and farming and commercial equipment manufacturer Deere & Co.
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Do you remember muddle puddle fun?

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Many years have past since the attraction of mud puddles was irresistible and jumping in one was the most natural thing imaginable.  Watch this short video to relive the carefree abandonment of those early days.

Out of Control Juvenile in Fennimore Township

On April 4, just after 9:00 pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of an out of control 15 year old juvenile in Fennimore Township. While law enforcement was en-route to the scene, information was gathered that the juvenile had armed himself with a handgun and was discharging it toward random targets in the area of the residence.        After a period of time, law enforcement was able to take the juvenile into protective custody after the use of a less-lethal (bean bag) shotgun. The juvenile was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and later transferred to a mental health facility.
   This incident is under further investigation. Assisting the Sheriff's Office during this incident was Fennimore Police Department, Lancaster Police Department, Southwest Emergency Response Team, Fennimore Fire Department-Rescue Task Force, and Fennimore EMS.

Mississippi River Flooding

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Flood waters up ended piers at the Campion Boat Landing along the backwaters of the Mississippi River near the water treatment plant.  On Saturday, March 30th the river level at Lynxville was 626.4 feet above sea level.

Woman swept away by Mississippi flood waters

On March 30, 2019 at approximately 6:54 A.M. the Vernon County Sheriff's Office received a call involving a missing person.  It was reported that an elderly female, Mary Heath, 74 of DeSoto, WI, may have wandered away from the residence during the night and been swept away by the Mississippi River.
   The Vernon County Sheriff's Office responded along with the Wheatland Fire and First Responders, Desoto Fire and First Responders and the Ferryville Fire Department.
   The residence is located on a roadway off from Blackhawk Park which is underwater from the spring thaw.  The only way to access the residence is by boat.  The Wheatland and Desoto Fire Departments launched their boats from the victory boat landing to get to the residence accompanied by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office. 
   Contact was made with a boater who had located the body of Mary Heath approximately 300 yards down river from the residence.  Wheatland, Desoto Fire Departments and the Vernon County Sheriff's office were able to recover the body at approximately 7:25 A.M. and return to the Victory Boat landing.  The Vernon County Coroner pronounced Mary Heath dead at the scene.

Fire and explosion at Grain and Barge in Clayton

On March 19, 2019 at 1:00pm the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of an explosion and fire located at Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) in Clayton. The fire and explosion were contained to an exterior building on the CGB property. No injuries were reported. The Garnavillo and Guttenberg Fire Departments remain on scene at this time. The cause is under investigation.

St. Pat’s Day parade in PdC

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Prairie du Chien, WI - Saturday March 16, 2019 - The annual St. Patrick's Day parade kicked off on a beautiful, clear sunny morning with the temperature cold, but not bitter.  The parade seems to have gotten larger than other years.  It’s a time when every one seems happy, and in todays world, we need that.  (Photo by Carolyn Bendel, MWNews)



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