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Aug 15, 2023

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to remove roadblocks set up by Wisconsin tribe

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a northern Wisconsin tribe from barricading roads on its reservation, saying the nontribal land owners who brought the action didn't have a case under federal law.

Mar 14, 2023

Tribe to reopen Lac du Flambeau roads in temporary deal

A Native American tribe and a northern Wisconsin town have reached an agreement under which the tribe will temporarily reopen four barricaded roads that are the subject of a decadelong dispute and a recent lawsuit.

Apr 2, 2021

Supreme Court: WisDOT properly used eminent domain to take church property for highway project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation properly used eminent domain to obtain property from a Fox Valley church, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

Nov 5, 2019

Eminent-domain case questions reconstruction of Dane County road

A Dane County agricultural company is arguing it’s owed public compensation because a town that seized its land using eminent domain didn’t keep its promise to build it a usable road.

Sep 3, 2019

Owners near Foxconn say they were misled. Now their homes are gone

In late summer 2017, Cathy and Rodney Jensen started hearing rumors that their Mount Pleasant neighborhood could be changing.

May 24, 2019

Bill would place cap on more eminent-domain payments

A bill before lawmakers calls for capping the amounts that counties and other government entities can be required to pay tenants and property owners when they seize property using eminent domain.

Sep 25, 2018

Mount Pleasant backs land seizures over objections from residents

The village of Mount Pleasant on Monday moved to seize nine properties to make way for Foxconn-related road work, over objections from property owners who have refused to sell.

Sep 24, 2018

Largest landowners left in Foxconn’s path sue over Mount Pleasant’s eminent-domain threats

The owners of the largest swath of private land left near the massive factory Foxconn Technology Group is building in southeast Wisconsin are suing to prevent the village of Mount Pleasant from seizing a sliver of the land for a road-expansion project.

Aug 7, 2018

Mount Pleasant buys out four property owners suing over Foxconn land acquisition

The village of Mount Pleasant has reached a deal to buy out four property owners who are part of a lawsuit accusing the village of wrongly declaring thousands of acres of farmland in Foxconn's path blighted.

Jul 17, 2018

New lawsuit challenges Mount Pleasant’s broad blight designation at Foxconn site

A group of homeowners filed a new lawsuit against Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, challenging the village's decision in June to declare thousands of acres of farmland in Foxconn's path blighted.

Jun 29, 2018

Eminent-domain fears swirl as Foxconn breaks ground in Mount Pleasant

As Foxconn Technology Group officially marked the start on Thursday of work on its $10 billion factory in Mount Pleasant, fears swirled that local officials were moving to unleash a legal means of forcing homeowners to make way for the technology giant: eminent domain.

Aug 17, 2017

US Supreme Court decides critical question for eminent-domain cases

The property is idyllic. It consists of two parcels in a cove on the St. Croix River along the Wisconsin-Minnesota border where the river widens and flattens to form Lake St. Croix.


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