Large black bear visits Muscoda

Muscoda, WI - Police Chief Bill Schramm reports that on 5/30/2020, at approximately 7:06 PM, Muscoda Police were notified that a large black bear had been sighted in the residential area on the north side of Muscoda near the Riverside Campground. It was believed that this bear was the same one spotted in Richland County just across the Wisconsin River at approximately 4:15 PM. Police responded and kept the bear within visual range as it traveled south in the area of 4th Street and Mechanics Street.
   As the bear approached the area of 5th Street and Elm Street, the bear was spooked by onlookers and passersby. The bear climbed up a tree near the Riverdale High School in a partially wooded area.  See Video
   Muscoda Police, with the assistance of Muscoda Fire Department, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, were able to establish a 1 block perimeter around the bear with the intent of funneling the bear to the DNR Land (Goodwiler Lake) which was approximately 3 blocks to the east. A Wisconsin DNR Warden arrived as well as a Veterinarian from Riverdale Veterinarian Clinic who had a tranquilizer gun if needed.
   After approximately 1 hour the bear came out of the wooded area and began traveling east through the Riverdale Football practice field. Police were able to funnel the bear across 5th Street, through the Riverdale School District Office parking lot and the Elementary School parking lot to the Goodwiler Lake area. The bear was last seen continuing to travel in an easterly direction through the DNR land.
   The DNR estimated the bear to weigh around 300 lbs.
It is important to point out, in this case, if the bear would not have been spooked by people wanting to get photos, it would have more than likely found its way to a wooded area without the help of first responders.
   The Muscoda Police Department was assisted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Muscoda Fire Department, Wisconsin DNR, and the Riverdale Veterinary Clinic.

Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local
Law Enforcement in Milwaukee

MADISON, WI - May 30, 2020 — At the request of Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Gov. Tony Evers today authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to support the Milwaukee community’s response to agitators that have disrupted peaceful protests following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

Two vehicle crash in fog results in fatality

On May 15, 2020, at approximately 5:45 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 35/61 near Kelly Ln located in the Township of Paris.
   Tyler Clauer, age 28 from rural Potosi, was traveling southbound on Hwy 35/61 in his 2009 Chevy Cobalt. Clauer lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a downhill curve to the right. Clauer's Cobalt swerved out of control and crossed into the northbound lanes.  The Cobalt then struck the guardrail on the east side of the roadway and bounced off, sliding downhill, while sideways, in the northbound lanes.
   At the same time, Daniel Kieler, age 34 from rural Hazel Green, was traveling northbound on Hwy 35/61 in his 1993 Ford Bronco.  Kieler's Bronco struck Clauer's Cobalt, on its driver's side, while it was sliding sideways in the northbound lanes. The Bronco rolled onto its side and came to rest on the driver's side in the southbound lane.
   The Cobalt violently spun clockwise back into the guardrail on the east side of the roadway in the northbound lanes. Kieler was able to get out of his vehicle and was transport to Southwest Health Center in Platteville for non-life threatening injuries.
   Due to being trapped in the car, the Dickeyville and Potosi JAWS units were able to extricate Clauer from the vehicle.  The Dickeyville Rescue squad transported Clauer to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, where he later succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash. Kieler was wearing a safety belt. Clauer was not wearing his safety belt. This matter is still under investigation as speed and weather conditions may be contributing factors in the crash. At the time of the collision, the roadway was wet, and there was near zero visibility fog in the area. This crash resulted in the 3rd fatality in Grant County for 2020.

Wisconsin's Supreme Court strikes down the
Governors €”stay-at-home” order

May 14, 2020 - Almost immediately after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down  Governor Tony Evers' stay-at-home order on Wednesday, bars in the state  opened their doors and patrons did not hold back.
   It is the  first time a state supreme court has struck down emergency orders issued by a governor's office due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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   Some counties are staying with the order.  Crawford County is meeting today to decide what to do.
   Will Republicans be seen as heroes or villains, time will tell.



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