News – February 13, 2023

(Beaver Dam) The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating after a person was found dead following a pursuit with Beaver Dam police Sunday. Officers pursued a domestic disturbance suspect just after 3:30pm before the individual pulled over on the 500 block of Louise Lane. Police learned that the subject had a firearm and attempted verbal commands, which the individual ignored. Upon approach, the subject was found deceased and a firearm was recovered from the vehicle. No law enforcement personnel were injured.

(Beaver Dam) A Brandon man guilty of soliciting a minor for sex in Dodge County was sentenced to six years in prison and was placed on extended supervision for four years. Dean Krohn paid the teenage victim $300 on at least four occasions over the course of 2020. After first denying the accusations, the 48-year-old Krohn admitted to his actions.

(Pacific) Fire destroyed a garage and damaged a home in the town of Pacific over the weekend. The Portage Fire Department was called to N6386 Raven Road just after 8pm Saturday. Crews were not able to stop the garage fire before it was a total loss, and the home did sustain smoke and heat damage throughout. The origin and cause of the blaze was undetermined.

(Juneau) Dodge County officials are highlighting an upcoming webinar covering the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants. Launched in 2008, the competitive grant program is designed to strengthen Wisconsin’s agricultural and food industries by working to reduce the marketing, distribution, and processing hurdles that impede the expansion of sales of the state’s food products to local purchasers. The webinar will be held this Wednesday, February 15th from noon to 1pm. It will cover creating a proposal and how past applicants were successful. A link to register can be found with this news story at

(Beaver Dam) There are just a few days left to apply for Wayland Academy’s 20th annual Swan Scholarship competition. Each year, the coed college preparatory school in Beaver Dam offers this scholarship opportunity to local Beaver Dam students entering ninth grade in the following school year. It is valued at about $90-thousand-dollars and covers the full cost of tuition at Wayland for four years. The deadline to apply is this Wednesday, February 15th. More information can be found at

(Madison) Tony Evers is promising middle class tax relief. A statement from the governor’s office says provisions in Evers’ biennial budget will deliver on his promise to fight for a 10-percent middle-class tax cut. His office says the budget Evers unveils this week will include more than $1.2-billion in targeted tax relief to working families, parents, veterans, caregivers, seniors, and student loan borrowers, among others, while limiting tax giveaways to wealthy earners. That puts Evers at odds with Republican majorities in the legislature, where a flat tax has been proposed. – WRN