Deals Vince Biskupic made as a prosecutor and judge raise questions of fairness in Wisconsin’s justice system

Whistleblower unveiled The unnamed whistleblower who wrote the memo exposing the deals was one of Biskupic’s employees, Assistant District Attorney Mike Balskus. In 2002, he wanted to remain anonymous, but he signed a sworn affidavit for the Wisconsin State Journal that his memo was, to his knowledge, true and correct. “I knew that if Vince … Read more

Amid objects, DNR approves plans for large-scale hog farm in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved plans from the owner of a large-scale hog farm to build a second concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, in the state’s Driftless Area. The DNR issued a wastewater permit on Friday for Howard “AV” Roth, owner of Roth Feeder Pig, Inc., to build a second facility … Read more

Lizard Mound will be Wisconsin’s newest state park

Wisconsin will soon have a new state park. Kind of. While the 22-acre Lizard Mound Park in Farmington was first designated as a state park in 1950, the property has been owned and managed by Washington County since 1980. But earlier this month, the park was transferred back to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources … Read more