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Threat prompts school to hold students in classrooms

A 16-year-old Wisconsin Dells student is being held by police after they received information about threats made toward another student Wednesday, according to a release.

Around 1:30 p.m. the Wisconsin Dells Police Department received information that a 16-year-old was going to bring a gun to the high school with the intent to harm another student, police said.

Officials found the teen several miles from the school and took him into custody without further incident, according to the release.

The school was put on administrative hold until the situation was stabilized, police said. As soon as it was confirmed that the teen was in custody, the hold was released.

District officials said when the school is put on administrative hold all students are moved to or kept in interior classrooms until the situation is resolved.

Police continue to investigate the incident, and the 16-year-old is still in custody.

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Feds sue Baraboo company over wellness program

The federal government is suing a Wisconsin company over its wellness program, saying the business cannot require employees to participate and punish those who don't.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday that it had filed suit against Flambeau, Inc., a plastics manufacturer based in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

The EEOC says the company made the employee pay the full cost of his insurance premium after he failed to complete biometric testing and a health risk assessment.

EEOC regional attorney John Hendrickson said in a statement that employers are free to have voluntary wellness programs, but they can't force employees to undergo medical tests or require them to answer questions that are not job-related.

A spokesman for the company did not immediately return a message for comment.

Sheriff: $50K worth of pot found at North Freedom home

Sheriff: $50K worth of pot found at North Freedom home

A Sauk County man was arrested Friday on multiple felony drug charges in connection with a pot investigation, officials said.

The Sauk County Sheriff said 66-year-old Edward H. Aylsworth, of North Freedom, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a news release distributed Tuesday.

The sheriff's department said deputies searched a home on the 100 block of South Maple Street in North Freedom with a warrant Friday.

Officials said 33 cultivated marijuana plants and processed marijuana worth approximately $50,000 was found in the home.

Marijuana grow equipment, manuals, pipes, scales and other items used for pot cultivation and processing. Deputies also found a shotgun in the residence, according to the release.

Aylsworth was taken to Sauk County Jail.

Reality Check: Education ad exaggerates tax deduction effect

Jobs and the economy have been primary focuses so far in the race for governor, but a new ad this week looks at education issues.

It's from a third-party group called the Greater Wisconsin Committee, a liberal interest group. GWC is a 501(c)4, a type of nonprofit that doesn't have to disclose its donors, so we can't say who paid for the ad.

In the ad, a man named Jim from Sauk City talks on their behalf. News 3 confirmed he is a small business owner from Sauk County.

"When Scott Walker made the biggest cuts to public education in the country I was just shocked," Jim says in the ad.

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Suspected meth manufacturer flees police on ATV

Sauk County sheriff?s deputies are looking for a La Valle man who fled from officers on an ATV during a drug investigation Friday, officials said.

On Friday around 1:30 p.m. the Sauk County Drug Task Force was asked to help probation and parole agents arrest Michael E. Nemitz, according to a release.

Law enforcement officials were told that Nemitz was currently manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence, which is also his place of employment, on La Valle Road in La Valle, officials said.

When police arrived, Nemitz was seen near an outbuilding and fled from officers on an ATV, according to the release. Officials searched the property and found what they believed to be meth, along with drug paraphernalia and items used in the manufacture of meth.

Road project will close County Road H for 2 days

Road project will close County Road H for 2 days

County Road H between County Road P and Highway 13 will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for culvert replacements, according to a news alert.

The closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the town of Dellona.

The detour is County Road P to Highway 23, officials said.

Kids participate in Super Hero fun run

Kids participate in Super Hero fun run

A Super Hero Fun Run was held in Baraboo on Saturday. Learn more