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Ringling circus shed in Baraboo gets renovation

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Contractors have completed a more than $1 million renovation of a unique circus building which once housed train cars in Baraboo before the “greatest show on Earth” was taken across the country. The $1.2 million upgrade to the Ringling Bros. train shed is now finished after nearly a decade of planning. […]

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FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting another investigation in Oshkosh, but won’t divulge the reason. FBI agents in unmarked vehicles were parked outside an apartment building and garage on Thursday. Oshkosh police say they are not involved in the investigation. FBI spokesman Leonard Peace says there’s no danger to the […]

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Semi driver survives train crash in Trempealeau County

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – The driver of a semi escaped serious injury when his rig was struck by a train and overturned in Trempealeau County. The crash happened Thursday in the Town of Lincoln. Sheriff’s officials say the 50-year-old Winona, Minnesota man failed to see the railroad crossing lights. A Canadian National train […]

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Northern Wisconsin tribe joins buyback program

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ODANAH, Wis. (AP) – An American Indian band in northern Wisconsin is joining a government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership. The U.S. Interior Department says the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe is among 21 Indian communities in 12 states that will join the land buyback program by 2017. […]

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Walker criticizes Obama on immigration reform at RGA

Walker criticizes Obama on immigration reform at RGA

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker is in Florida for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association. He says immigration reform has always been a “political tool” for President Obama. “If he was serious about it … he would have dealt with it when he had the House and the Senate. This has […]

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New enforcement focus in Obama’s immigration plan

New enforcement focus in Obama’s immigration plan

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama’s immigration plan will focus enforcement efforts on immigrants who are serious criminals – and those who crossed into the U.S. illegally or were ordered from the country in the last year. Johnson is detailing the plan to Homeland Security Department employees at […]

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Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it’s been reporting too high a figure for health law sign-ups because of a counting mistake. It’s another embarrassment after video surfaced recently of a former adviser suggesting that deception was used to pass President Barack Obama’s signature law. Administration spokesman Aaron Albright said Thursday the correct number […]

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Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is recognizing achievements in science, technology and innovation by handing out medals for achievements in those fields. The medals handed out Thursday at a White House ceremony are the nation’s highest honors for the men and women behind life-changing discoveries. The recipients include researchers working on such projects as […]

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Republicans warn that Obama will regret immigration moves

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s top Republican is warning that President Barack Obama will “come to regret” the steps he’ll be announcing tonight on immigration. In a speech tonight, Obama will be claiming broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants who are living in the country illegally. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell […]

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State budget shortfall projected at $2.2 billion

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion budget shortfall by mid-2017, a problem that will have to be tackled by the Republican-controlled Legislature next year as Walker is building his resume for a potential presidential run. The estimate released Thursday by the state Department of Administration is required […]

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