(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac High School Students return to class Wednesday after an apparent threat made against the facility on social media was determined to be unsubstantiated. Police discovered a student last Thursday overheard a male individual say they had a gun while walking through a hallway. No gun was observed. Authorities say this student did not report this comment to any staff or law enforcement. They learned of this incident Monday as the comment was shared through other social media platforms, prompting yesterday’s classes to be cancelled. Police will have an increased presence at all district facilities as students return.
(Madison) In the wake of last week’s slaughter of students and teachers in Uvalde Texas, U-S Senator Ron Johnson blamed “wokeness” and “indoctrination” for school shootings, a take that did not sit well with Governor Tony Evers. He says historically, 80-percent of the people support red flag laws and also expanding universal background checks. Evers says Johnson’s comments are in direct conflict of what the people of Wisconsin want. – WRN
(Beaver Dam) A number of public safety operations throughout Wisconsin are receiving funds following action from the Joint Finance Committee. The Committee Tuesday voted unanimously to release the funding. Over $8.7-million dollars will go towards increasing school safety, grants to purchase body-worn cameras, and 911 mapping capabilities. Committee Member and Republican Mark Born of Beaver Dam says these investments will help the state be more prepared for emergencies.
(Watertown) A Watertown business received a Wisconsin Fast Forward grant. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently announced $700-thousand-dollars in grants to fund customized worker training programs. MetalTek International’s Watertown location is in-line for $54-thousand-dollars to partner with corporate training firm ManageAssist in providing new skills to 74 current worker trainees. Following the training, the workers will receive a pay increase of 75-cents per hour.
(Wisconsin) Another day, another new record high for gas prices in Wisconsin. Triple-A says the average price for a gallon of regular Tuesday was four-dollars, 43-cents. That’s two-cents more than Monday, and 11-cents more expensive than last week. Triple-A says the average price for a gallon of premium is $5.18 and the average price for diesel is $5.07. According to Triple-A’s Fuel Gauge, the price for a gallon of gas in Dodge County is $4.32.
(Leipsig) A bridge in Dodge County will be shut down as its being replaced. The County Road J Bridge just south of Leipsig will be closed beginning June 13th until mid-September. Motorists will be detoured to County Road G, to S, then County Road T to BB, then 16-60. For a map of the detour route, visit DailyDodge.com.