Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts. The tribe can appeal the findings.
Authorities say the Douglas County man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is refusing to cooperate in his presentence investigation. Jake Patterson is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to consider a legal challenge to Republican-backed laws passed in a lame-duck session last year that limited the powers of the state's newly elected governor and attorney general. The high court said late Monday that it would take over the case from a state appeals court May 15.
After a devastating fire destroyed the base lodge at Whitecap Mountains, the owner immediately began to plan for an even bigger and better future. A base village and other upgrades to the resort are being proposed.