• Black River Falls, Wisconsin
    Black River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Deer Capital of Wisconsin
    Deer Capital of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is recognized as one of the premier deer hunting states in the nation as Wisconsin is home to a thriving deer herd and Jackson County has earned the title "Deer Capital of Wisconsin" for it's large deer population and harvest over the years.

  • ATV Trails
    ATV Trails

    Jackson County has some of the most popular ATV trails in the Midwest. Over 100 miles of trails wind through the scenic Black River State Forest and Jackson County Forest. All trails are clearly marked. No "off-trail" riding is permitted in Jackson County.

  • Karner Blue Butterfly Festival
    Karner Blue Butterfly Festival

    The Karner Blue Butterfly Festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, celebrates the endangered Karner Blue butterfly, which is indigenous to the Black River Falls area. The festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July.

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BRF School District will go to referendum

The Black River Falls School District will place a $22. 5 million referendum question on the November ballot to address facilities needs.

The school board on Monday unanimously approved asking voters for the extra funding to build a new elementary school and make other building improvements.

Superintendent Shelly Severson said the district is pleased with the planning process and now will begin efforts to educate the public on the proposed projects.


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Judge Lister set to step down next week

Judge Lister set to step down next week

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Lister always thought he’d become a physician.

But his career path took a different turn in college and he’ll retire next week after a more than 40-year career in law and the past six as judge.

Everyone was telling me I was much more suited to be a lawyer,” said Lister, 66. I always wanted to be a judge (after becoming a lawyer).

I’m lucky I was able to do that.

Lister announced last year he would step down from the bench a year before his elected term was complete, and he’ll leave the judgeship regarded as a key advocate for the county’s treatment courts and a staunch advocate for treatment for those addicted to alcohol and drugs.

His real legacy is our treatment courts, with our problem-solving courts. He has absolutely been excellent in that regard,” said local public defender Bill Poss, who’s known Lister for nearly 30 years.


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Public raises concern over proposed Curran mine

A proposed frac sand processing operation in the town of Curran was met with a host of questions and concerns at a public meeting last week.

Wisconsin Proppants LLC’s proposed mining and processing site west of Hixton was the subject of a hearing on its proposed reclamation plan. Officials fielded a wide array of questions regarding the 670-acre operation, including its potential impact on resident wells and flooding.

I don’t know if they’re far enough away from (the) wetlands there,” said Dave Ernst, whose farmland borders the proposed mine.

Project officials provided information on the company’s reclamation plan — or proposal for returning the land to agricultural use after mining is complete.

The proposed operation is a total of 670 acres with about 370 of it being mined in stages and washed and processed at a nearby plant.


Read more @ Jackson County Chronicle