DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has voted to remove a decades-old requirement that members have a minimum of 25% Chippewa blood.
Officials say 65% of voters on an advisory referendum say the blood quantum requirement should be removed from membership in the six-reservation tribe.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A helicopter pilot, commercial fisherman, paving contractor and others traded their regular jobs to lead dog-sled teams on a 250-mile (400-kilometer) dash across the wilderness of northern Maine.
GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — The two-dozen schoolchildren sat in a circle for about an hour, enthralled, as Gordon Jourdain regaled them with tales of the Creator and the origins of their Ojibwe people.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A former Portage High School teacher has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting a student.
Thirty-five-year-old Abby Dibbs, of Cross Plains, was found guilty of sexual assault of a student by school staff involving a 17-year-old male student.
GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — A Wisconsin musher wins his fourth John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon title by a wide margin.
Ryan Anderson had a one-hour cushion in finishing the 300-mile sled dog race in northeastern Minnesota Tuesday evening.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A semitrailer driver from Iowa faces charges in Wisconsin after he allegedly led state troopers on a wild interstate chase.
The Portage Daily Register reported Wednesday that 27-year-old Kyle Futrel of Cherokee, Iowa, was charged Dec.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Superior National Forest's first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area.
Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota until July.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Transportation crews are installing 12 highway signs in northeastern Minnesota that have significant, historic meaning.
The signs, more than a decade in the making, mark the boundaries of a treaty signed in 1854 by the federal government and three Ojibwe tribes — the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A woman who was a passenger on an off-road vehicle was struck and killed by a falling tree in Columbia County.
Dispatchers got a call Sunday afternoon about the injured woman who was trapped in the Town of Lewiston, according to sheriff's officials.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — An Arizona man has been convicted of shooting his wife to death almost 33 years ago.
A Columbia County jury found 73-year-old Mark Wayne Bringe guilty of first-degree murder with a dangerous weapon in connection with the death of Lorelei Bringe.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Two teenagers from Sheboygan were killed when their car collided with a semi in Columbia County, sheriff's officials said.
The crash happened about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Town of Marcellon near Pardeeville...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The town of Bennington is seeking proposals from consultants to help prepare a report on the potential redevelopment or reuse for the soon-to-close Energizer industrial facility...
It started with just a few people, but grew to more than 60 during the first hour of the Black Lives Matter protest Friday outside of the Columbia County Courthouse in Portage.
For one of the organizers, Mykiah Schumann, of Pardeeville, the need to raise awareness of racist thoughts and behaviors is paramount in small cities like Portage and the small town of Poynette, where she grew up.
Two prisoners escaped Thursday from Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, according to Sheriff Roger Brandner.
"At this point we have numerous law enforcement officers searching the area," Brandner said in an email at 6:23 a.m.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Energizer says it is closing a manufacturing facility in Vermont and moving it to Wisconsin.
In a two-paragraph note sent Thursday to local officials, Energizer Brands Director of Government Affairs Marcus Boolish said the battery company's specialty manufacturing facility in Bennington would be moving to a company facility in Portage, Wisconsin...
PORTAGE, WI/DALLAS, TX—Douglas Louis Beich passed away on July 8, 2019. The only child of Louis Beich and Ruth Griepentrog-Beich, he was born in Portage, WI on Aug 28 1946. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh in 1968, he moved his family to Dallas, TX.
Go ahead. Call it a celebration.
Yes, Memorial Day is a day to remember lives laid down, too soon, to protect the freedoms and ideals of the United States of America, noted veteran Jon Dyerson.
Pardeeville school bus driver fired for alleged sex assaults started working for Portage bus company
PARDEEVILLE — School officials and authorities are defending how they handled investigations into a Pardeeville school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting children on his bus route.
Gary Dean Edwards, 74, of Pardeeville, faces two charges of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 in incidents that took place on the bus route.
Poynette leads Division 3 state softball rankings; Sun Prairie, Verona, DeForest stand in top 10 of Division 1
The Poynette softball team remained top-ranked in Division 3 in this week’s Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association/WisSports.net state poll.
Dodgeville and Lake Mills received honorable-mention recognition in Division 3.
In communities across the nation, people have asked homeowners to let them in their house to use their bathroom purely so they could steal prescription drugs from their medicine cabinets, Portage Police Chief Ken Manthey said.
Emil Mravik wasn’t expecting Peter Cottontail to come hopping down the bunny trail.
But just as the longtime Portage Lions Club member was observing, in a mildly apologetic tone, that the Easter Bunny would not make an appearance at Saturday’s Lions Club Easter egg hunt, there came a white rabbit up the sidewalk.
The wood chipper was jammed. Again.
The machine belongs to Fred Galley, and he’d brought it to Agency House Road early Saturday morning, to dispose of the brush of invasive species like buckthorn and locust that infested the Portage Canal.
Not long ago it occurred to Sue Conner that all of the books piled in the offices of retiring Portage school administrators might someday make a nice library for staff.
Including new sidewalks as part of the city of Portage’s West Carroll Street improvement project would have numerous costs and no benefits, property owners told the Portage Common Council on Thursday.
Joanne E. Boldthen, 77, of Rock Island, Illinois, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Moline, Illinois.
Joanne was born Jan. 4, 1942, in Portage, the daughter of Urban and Helen (Zimmerman) Eulberg.
Portage officials have ordered a brief liquor license suspension for a downtown bar where a minor reportedly used a false identification card to buy alcohol and on a separate occasion, the bar failed a compliance check.
Information is taken from the records of the Portage Police Department and does not represent a comprehensive list of police activity. Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Evening gowns and tuxedos are not required for a premiere planned in Portage later this month.
But reservations are needed, and as soon as possible, for the March 26 event, which will mark the first showing of the episode filmed last fall.
Paul the Portage Pike can’t speak, but answered a question for Brad Meixner.
Meixner’s ice fishing club at Portage High School has 62 members and sent 16 of them to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association’s state tournament Saturday in La Crosse.
The children wanted to talk to Candace, alone.
They were students at a Wisconsin school, where, according to the Rev. Rod Armon, there had been a crisis. He didn’t say what kind of crisis or where it occurred, only that it warranted sending counselors to aid the troubled and traumatized.