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The proposed budget for Platteville schools was approved Monday at the district’s annual meeting. The operating budget will go up about 1.2 percent over last year to a total of almost $16.9 million. Even with an increase in spending, the property tax levy will go down about 2.5 percent. Also the Platteville school district’s mill...

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Deere and Company Announce More Layoffs

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

More layoffs announced by Deere & Company, however, the layoffs will not affect John Deere Dubuque Works. Just days after reporting another quarter’s lackluster earnings results, Deere & Company has announced indefinite layoffs affecting about 145 production workers in the Quad Cities and in Waterloo, Iowa beginning in September. John Deere Dubuque Works announced 20...

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Midwest Corn Lawsuit Meetings This Week

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Corn growers in the region are reminded of the Midwest Corn Lawsuit information meetings held this week in southwest Wisconsin. Attorneys will be covering the litigation against Syngenta Ag. The case stems from a strain of corn seed released by Syngenta that did not receive import approval from China. In turn, China rejected U.S. corn...

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Two people are facing drug charges after law enforcement agencies were alerted to a theft at the Platteville Wal-Mart. Authorities were given a description of the suspects and their vehicle following the theft about 11 a.m. Friday. Officials with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Dickeyville Police Department pulled the suspected vehicle over near Kieler...

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Body Of Drowning Victim Found

August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

An autopsy on Sunday has confirmed a body found in the Mississippi River over the weekend is that of a 29-year-old woman who drowned earlier this month. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports that a fisherman contacted authorities around 11:15 a.m. Saturday about a body he found in the water near the Glen Haven boat...

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Music in the Park To Honor UWP

August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Through the summer, Platteville’s City Park hosts several entertainers with the Music in the Park series. During the final night of this year’s Music in the Park on August 25, city officials will take a moment to honor a UW-Platteville milestone. Platteville Main Street Director Jack Luedtke says this is a great opportunity for the...

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