MADISON (WKOW) -- In continuing coverage of our investigative series, WKOW will debut a new special report on Thursday, April 29 at 10:00pm.
Our series questions the effectiveness of the state's consumer watchdog agency, the Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Our reporting is in response to dozens of consumers who filed complaints about fraud and wrongdoing -- but heard nothing.
We reveal a pattern of inaction at DATCP and a board of directors that lacks consumer protection experience.
Here are some highlights:
DATCP's Secretary Rod Nilsestuen has also agreed to a sit-down interview with us. For two months, Mr. Nilsestuen has repeatedly ignored emails and phone calls. However, just last week, a DATCP spokesperson called to say the secretary has changed his mind.