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DNR confirms new invasive algae found in Wisconsin

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says it has confirmed a new invasive algae was present in a southeastern Wisconsin lake. The DNR says starry stonewort was found during routine monitoring in Little Muskego Lake in Waukesha County in late September, marking the first time the European algae has turned up […]

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3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third […]

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Wisconsin regulators approve electric increase

Wisconsin regulators approve electric increase

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators have approved higher electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers. The Public Service Commission decided Wednesday to grant Madison Gas and Electric permission to raise its fixed monthly rates from $10.44 to $19 starting next year. The utility’s proposal also calls for reducing its hourly usage […]

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Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Traffic safety and law enforcement officials aim for zero preventable deaths on Wisconsin roads through the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Fewer hours of daylight, unpredictable deer crossings, and changing weather conditions can create driving challenges this time of year. Sgt. Dave Harvey with the State Patrol says drivers need to pay […]

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US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver’s-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to the company Wednesday detailing the threats, which include a public hearing and possible […]

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Chippewa Falls trumpeter to march in Macy’s parade

Chippewa Falls trumpeter to march in Macy’s parade

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man who was seriously injured in a 2005 marching band bus crash will march Thursday in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Brian Collicott admits he had concerns about his ability to march the 3 miles of the parade route while still staying in formation. […]

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Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is cautiously optimistic that an offseason procedure has fixed a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury has hampered the 2011 NL MVP the last two seasons. Braun’s average dipped to a career-low .266 in 2014. His second-half struggles contributed to a team-wide slump that […]

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Protests postpone St. Louis Thanksgiving parade

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in St. Louis has been postponed because of the continued protests over Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings. Parade organizers cite community unrest that erupted after the Monday night announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson officer Darren […]

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DOJ sues Oregon publishing group over alleged scam

DOJ sues Oregon publishing group over alleged scam

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against two Oregon-based publishing groups alleging it ran a subscription scam targeting the elderly. The DOJ filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Madison. It alleges Liberty Publishers Service and Orbital Publishing Group sent invoices to nursing home residents and the elderly warning them […]

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US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November from 86.9 in October. That’s the highest since July 2007, five months before the Great Recession began. The […]

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