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Avian Bird Flu

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has all of the latest information on Avian Influenza on their website. Click here for the latest information on Avian Bird Flu

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Two Sauk County Initiatives Receive Statewide Honors

Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc., a statewide non-profit corporation, will award the Top Rural Development Initiatives for 2015 at a ceremony at the Heidel House Resort and Spa in Green Lake Wisconsin on Thursday, April 23 at 1:30 PM. The awards will be presented by Wisconsin Rural Partners president Don Sidlowski and awards committee chairperson Coreen […]

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Assessing the Madison Region’s Agriculture, Food and Beverage Industry Cluster

Many cities, regions and states including the Madison metro area are working to build an Agriculture, Food and Beverage (AFB) industry cluster around opportunities in food manufacturing; agricultural production; food and agricultural technology; and other related industries.  The challenge for the Madison Region is to build the AFB cluster around its comparative advantages in a […]


Wisconsin Becomes a Right-to-Work State

Wisconsin is the 25th state in the nation with a Right-to-Work law effectively banning mandatory union membership at privately owned businesses.  What does this mean for Wisconsin and how have other Right-to-Work states faired after enacting similar legislation.  Click below for more information. Right to work fact sheet


Sauk County Development Corporation (SCDC) Strategic Planning

The Sauk County Development Corporation (SCDC) Board members are involved in a strategic planning process to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges related to economic development in Sauk County.  On Thursday, January 29, 2015, a public key stakeholder meeting was held to discuss the key opportunities that had been identified. Matt Kures from UW […]

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Local Government Essentials Series

In partnership with the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin League of Municipalities and the Wisconsin Counties Association the University of Wisconsin – Extension Local Government Center is hosting a three part teleconference series titled “Local Government Essentials”. These programs were designed to offer an overview of fundamental topics local governments will face this spring. Each […]

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Sauk County Drinking Water Testing Program

The luxury of quality drinking water is something that many of us commonly take for granted. Municipal and other public water supplies are subject to strict guidelines and water quality testing to ensure that the water meets the current drinking water standards and is safe to drink. However there are over 800,000 private wells which […]

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Understanding Your Property Tax Bill

The tax bills have been sent out for 2014 property taxes and many people don’t really know what all of the information on those statements means or how the amounts were determined. They pay their tax – the amount due as shown – but don’t understand it all. Attached you will find a sample of […]