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Cranberry crop estimated at 5.3 million barrels

Cranberry crop estimated at 5.3 million barrels

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Growers expect Wisconsin will lead the nation as the top cranberry producer for the 20th consecutive year. The harvest is underway in the Badger State where about 5.3 million barrels of cranberries are expected to be produced this year. Each barrel contains about 100 pounds of cranberries. The 2014 crop […]

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Cooler weather to bring intrusive pests

Cooler weather to bring intrusive pests

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Cool fall weather also means more pests are trying to get indoors. Randy Allen from Wil-Kil Pest Control says it’s not just the bugs that are looking for a warm place to spend the winter. “It includes bugs and rodents, mice in particular, but right now, we’re going to be seeing, and […]

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Man killed after tire flies through windshield

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A passenger in a car was killed after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle and through the windshield of the victim’s car on the interstate in Dane County. The State Patrol says the fatal accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday on Interstate 39/90 near Madison’s Beltline interchange. The driver […]

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First lady, Gov. Christie campaign in Wisconsin

First lady, Gov. Christie campaign in Wisconsin

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are in Wisconsin to campaign in a tight governor’s race. Obama is in Milwaukee Monday afternoon, lending her support to Democratic candidate Mary Burke. Christie will be across the state in Hudson, campaigning for Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The latest Marquette University […]

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Wisconsin DNR reports $11.7m in timber sales

Wisconsin DNR reports $11.7m in timber sales

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says Wisconsin saw record timber sales from state lands during the last fiscal year. DNR Chief Forester Paul DeLong says timber sales totaled $11.71 million during the year that ended June 30. That’s up from $10.8 million during fiscal year 2013. The sales were generated […]

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Wisconsin youth hunt set to begin next month

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Young hunters will get a chance to stalk deer when Wisconsin’s annual youth hunt gets underway next month. The hunt is set for Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. Hunters between the ages of 10 and 15 can take to the woods with or without hunter education certification if they have an […]

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Man convicted in hospital lockdown incident

Man convicted in hospital lockdown incident

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A gunman who was shot by police inside Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been convicted of several offenses from an incident that resulted in a two-hour lockdown. Ashanti Hendricks of Milwaukee pleaded guilty Friday to bail jumping, resisting arrest and being a felon with a gun, and no contest to child abuse. […]

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Man arrested after fall from bridge near campus

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Police say a 21-year-old Eau Claire man was arrested for disorderly conduct after falling more than 30 feet while attempting some sort of stunt on a bridge over the Chippewa River. UW-Eau Claire police say an officer saw the man hanging by his hands from the bridge near campus early […]

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Architects present UW music center design

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison is moving ahead with plans to build a new performance center on campus. Architects will present their design to a city commission on Wednesday. The $22 million project includes a 325-seat recital hall, large rehearsal room and lobby. And it’s funded by anonymous donors. More than 160 […]

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Wisconsin bear hunters back wolf-skinning plan

Wisconsin bear hunters back wolf-skinning plan

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s bear hunters say they support a plan to study whether hunters are letting their dogs fight wolves. Wisconsin law allows hunters to use dogs to chase down wolves. The Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association was one of the driving forces behind that provision. Animal rights advocates, though, have raised concerns that […]

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