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Michelle Obama returning to Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke

Michelle Obama returning to Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke is getting a second round of help on the campaign trail from the First Lady. Just a day after Michelle Obama campaigned for Burke in Milwaukee, Burke’s campaign announced the First Lady will be in Madison next Tuesday for another “grassroots campaign event.” The Burke campaign said the time […]

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State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced that she will be holding in-district office hours on Friday, October 3rd in Wauzeka and Gays Mills. Members of the public are invited to sit down with Sen. Shilling and discuss their thoughts or concerns regarding legislation or any state government issues. Friday, October 3, 2014 […]

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Walker responds to accusations on RGA trip

Walker responds to accusations on RGA trip

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest flap in the campaign for governor centers on a trip made by Governor Scott Walker. The New York Times reported that members of the Walker administration – as well as top campaign and political advisers – attended a Republican Governors Association conference with Walker in Washington. Walker responded to questions during a campaign […]

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Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – Wisconsin’s health care employers and workers will benefit from a $20 million investment by the U.S. Department of Labor, which yesterday announced a grant to Wisconsin’s technical colleges to address emerging needs in the health care sector. The successful grant application comes under the fourth installment of a multi-year, nearly $2.0 billion federal […]

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Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers. But her […]

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Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. — (AP) Neither Gov. Scott Walker nor Democratic challenger Mary Burke embraced a conservative think tank’s suggestion Tuesday that more Wisconsin goods and services should be subject to the state sales tax, including health club memberships, groceries and trips to the hair salon. Walker and Burke said they were focused […]

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Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLD SPRING, Wis. — (AP) Sheriff’s officials say a Minnesota man has died in a hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin. Authorities say the 57-year-old Taylor Falls man was hang gliding at an airport north of Whitewater on Monday when his glider caught a wind shear, which caused it to pitch to one side and nosedive […]

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Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

There was high-profile help, for the candidates for Governor in Wisconsin on Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama took to the stump for Democrat Mary Burke during an afternoon rally in Milwaukee, while earlier in the day, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined Republican Governor Scott Walker on the campaign trail in Hudson. The locations couldn’t […]

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Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A coalition of federal, state and local emergency responders will conduct three days of training here this week to prepare for a large-scale train incident with crude oil spilling from tank cars into Mississippi river. Training will begin Thursday at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska and will […]

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Man blames rollover crash on bee

Man blames rollover crash on bee

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sunday at 2:39 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of one vehicle crash that happened Saturday on State Highway 131 about two tenths of a mile north of Sunny Ridge Road. According to investigators Cory J. Strait, 36, of Wauzeka was traveling south on State Highway 131  about 11:00 p.m. when Strait […]

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