Monday - February 24, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Retail Trade Employment Decreases 4.5 Percent in North Dakota for the Year Ended October 2019
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the following article from The Economics Daily: As the holiday season approaches, retailers throughout the country typically ramp up hiring to meet the needs of holiday shoppers. While retailers may hire more help for the holidays, their expectations for the current holiday retail season may drive them to hire more or less than they did for the prior year. From October 2018 to October 2019, retail trade empl  more

Corps of Engineers Set to Perform Maintenance at Three Locks This Winter
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is preparing for major repairs at three of its Mississippi River locks this winter to ensure they continue working as designed. Maintenance is scheduled at Lock and Dam 6, near Trempealeau, Wisconsin; Lock and Dam 8, near Genoa, Wisconsin; and Lock and Dam 9, near Lynxville, Wisconsin, Dec. 10 - March 13, 2020. The work will be completed by Kr  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Hedtke, W.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pvt. William D. Hedtke, 28, of Iola, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for Oct. 17, 2019. (This identification was initially published Oct. 25, 2019.) In 1944, Hedtke was assigned to Battery B, 319th Glider Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. Army officials reported h  more

National Service Agency Opens New Regional Office in Kansas City, Mo.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service issued the following news release: * * * - Office will serve Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin * * * The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, today announced the opening of its new office for the North Central Region in Kansas City, Mo. A grand-opening celebration was held in the new office, which u  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Notice of Exemption Involving Union Pacific Railroad
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following notice of exemption (Docket No. AB 33) entitled "Union Pacific Railroad Company Abandonment Exemption in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin": Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon rail service over an approximately 1.3-mile portion of the Sheboygan Old Main Line, from milepost 148.2 to  more

Wis. U.S. Attorney: Former Suamico, Kaukauna Used Car Dealer John Solberg Indicted on Fifteen Counts of Fraud
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Matthew D. Krueger, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on November 26, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against John M. Solberg (age: 37), of Green Bay, Wisconsin on a charge of conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349; one count of m  more