Report suspected human trafficking

"Wisconsin, We Need to Talk" is a campaign to raise awareness about youth sex trafficking in Wisconsin. Trafficking occurs in cities, suburbs and rural areas, and is a statewide issue. Youth can be recruited online and in public spaces, and may not be aware that they are victims.

If you suspect someone may be experiencing trafficking, you can report it at or by calling the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 888-373-7888.

County offers reduced cost well testing

The Douglas County Land Conservation Department will be providing 100 subsidized well samples to private well owners in Douglas County. The test will include bacteria, nitrates and a complete metals package. This is a $107 sample that will cost well owners only $20.

Testing will take place in November; signup is now. Online applications are available on the Douglas County website.

Family Fun Day in Brule

The Brule State Fish Hatchery is hosting Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Brule State Fish Hatchery, 13847 E Hatchery Road in Brule. Admission for the event is free.

Government meetings scheduled:

  • The Land Conservation meeting takes place Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 101 of the Douglas County Courthouse.
  • The Extension, Education and Recycling meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21 ,from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in Room 107 of the courthouse.

For more information on meetings, agendas or Douglas County, visit our website, Community input and participation is always appreciated. If you have a suggestion or a comment, please contact me at 715-395-1429 or email

Make it a great week!