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.
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.
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.
Authorities are relaunching investigations into two Jackson County cold cases in hopes of solving the decades-old homicides.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and state investigators hope new DNA technology can help identify a man and a woman whose remains were discovered in 1978 and 1990 in unrelated cases to help bring closure to their families.
I’m confident with (DNA capabilities) we’re going to get closer to identifying these individuals,” said Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera. idn’t do it now, I don’t know when we were going to do it.
The cases are two of the department’s three long-unsolved homicide investigations and are the only two where the victims have not been identified – one of the reasons Waldera said authorities opted to recently take another look.
The department also was able to solicit the assistance of the University of North Texas Health Science Center where DNA profiles and other testing will be conducted to aid in identifying the individuals.
The department plans to add any DNA profiling results onto a website for unidentified remains and missing persons in hopes that families reported them missing and a match can be established, said sheriff’s department detective Kelly Bakken.
As we all know, technology has changed,” Bakken said....
The Ho-Chunk Nation’s “18 money” isn’t going away.
A proposal to delay lump-sum trust-fund payouts to 18-year-olds in the tribe failed to win support of the tribal legislature last week, signaling the likely end to a push for changes that started four years ago.
It’s really a no-action vote,” said legislator Robert Two Bears. seems like it’s a dead bill.
Two Bears spoke of the decision in Green Bay to avoid a vote on the proposed changes and instead pass the issue along as an informational item at the tribe’s General Council meeting in September. The measure passed 6-3, with three legislators abstaining....
Black River Falls is facing more strain on Eighth Street with ongoing heavy truck traffic on the designated alternate route.
City officials last month revived discussion of the impact heavy trucks have on the one-mile stretch from Highway A to Main Street, citing increased sand transportation and resident complaints.
BRF three years ago considered but opted against abolishing the stretch as an alternate truck route because of wear and tear and could consider it again.
It’s the abuse now with the truck traffic from the sand trucks,” said Mayor Ron Danielson....