Ho-Chunk to receive ammo plant land

Local advocates say Friday’s announcement that the Ho-Chunk Nation will finally acquire 1,553 acres at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant represents a major step forward.

“This is history being made,” said Bill Wenzel of Prairie du Sac, former longtime chair of the Badger Oversight Management Commission. “I think this ushers in an opportunity for Sauk County, the Ho-Chunk Nation, the (Department of Natural Resources), and the (U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center) to work together.

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