RHINELANDER - People convicted of sex crimes become a part of the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry for life.
It lets people know where every sex offender lives in the state.
But not all sex offenders update their information on the registry.
To fix that problem, Oneida County Sheriff's deputies will visit every sex offender to make sure the information in the registry is correct.
"Our hope and our plan for this was that we would validate the registry so the public can feel safe about using the information on the registry," said Detective Sergeant Terri Hook. "They know that the Sheriff's Office is being proactive about making sure that offenders are where they say they are."
Sex offenders are required to update their information in the registry.
If deputies check up on an offender and the information does not match up, the sex offender could be in trouble.
"If they have not changed their registration and they have moved for approximately ten days, they can be arrested for failure to comply with the sex offender registry and that's a felony."
There are about 85 sex offenders in Oneida County right now.
Deputies believe only a few of them don't keep up with the registry.
They hope the verification check ups will fix that.
MADISON (AP) - \Wisconsin dairy farmers have broken their streak of year-over-year production increases.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin farmers produced about 2.5 billion pounds of milk last month, down 0.6 percent from 2017.
Bob Cropp is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He tells Wisconsin Public Radio that the slowdown in production is good for milk prices. Prices have been low for three straight years because of an abundance of milk on the market.
The USDA report says there were 5,000 fewer cows in the state compared to last year.
Darin Von Ruden is president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. He says farms that remained open faced cold and snowy conditions this spring.
Cropp says some experts believe milk prices may reach $17 per 100 pounds by November.
BEAVER DAM (AP) - Wisconsin Democratic voters are getting nervous over their large field of candidates running for governor.
The primary isn't until Aug. 14. No one has emerged as the clear front-runner ahead of next weekend's state convention. And no one is showing signs of dropping out.
Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is stockpiling resources and is in the middle of a $1.4 million TV ad campaign where he's run three ads unopposed touting his record.
Democrat Denise Hutchison, of Green Bay, says she hopes the field will narrow. She's optimistic that may happen after this weekend's state Democratic Party convention. But she also thinks whoever wins the primary will get the full support of Democratic voters.
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