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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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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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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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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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Many Wisconsin public school unions vote to recertify

Many Wisconsin public school unions vote to recertify

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network State officials have released the results of recertification votes held by school district employee unions. Votes were held statewide this month for 305 unions representing public school teachers, support staff, and custodial workers. According to results released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, all but about 20 of the […]

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Assembly speaker names budget committee members

Assembly speaker names budget committee members

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has chosen the Assembly Republicans who will serve on the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee. Vos announced Wednesday that Rep. John Nygren will return as co-chairman. Reps. Dale Kooyenga and Dean Knudson also will return to the panel. Reps. Amy Loudenbeck, Michael Schraa and Mary Czaja […]

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Wisconsin hospital gets $1.5M for neonatal care

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $1.5 million donation to endow a family chair in intensive care. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Wauwatosa health system announced the gift Tuesday from John and Linda Mellowes. Neonatal intensive care unit medical director Michael Uhing will be the first person to hold […]

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State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer is headed to jail for five months after pleading no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault. Kramer, the former Assembly majority leader, reached a plea deal last month just before he was to go to trial on felony charges. He starts his sentence Dec. 4. Kramer, a Town […]

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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 26, 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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