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Wisconsin schools get money for energy efficiency

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – More Wisconsin school districts have begun to take advantage of a change in state law allowing them to borrow money to help fund energy efficient projects. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports 55 districts raised more than $23 million without having to ask voters to approve a referendum. The amount raised has nearly […]

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Wisconsin mural honors passenger pigeon extinction

Wisconsin mural honors passenger pigeon extinction

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin’s natural history museum is installing a new mural to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s extinction. Stevens Point Journal Media reports the museum features the painting by local wildlife artist Mary Bratz. A preserved passenger pigeon is mounted in front of the mural. It’s […]

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EAA AirVenture draws 500,000 to Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture draws 500,000 to Oshkosh

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Aviation enthusiasts from as many as 70 countries are gathering in Oshkosh this week for the annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture. The convention draws about a half million people to the weeklong event at near Wittman Regional Airport. Thousands of planes have already landed at the airport. . On Monday, NASA […]

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Childhood Obesity Is a Family Affair, Says TOPS

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE, WI – The key to helping children struggling with their weight starts with helping the family, according to TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. For the first time in history, the current generation of kids may have a shorter lifespan than their parents. When children learn behaviors early […]

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‘Do not call’ list gets more consumer friendly

‘Do not call’ list gets more consumer friendly

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network You may not notice the difference immediately, but big changes are just around the bend for Wisconsin’s Do Not Call list. Beginning August 1, consumers will no longer be required to register their phone numbers every two years to receive protection from unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages, and new registrations […]

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Mayfly swarms captured on radar

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up like thunderstorms on weather radar. The massive mayfly swarms coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess. The National Weather Service captured a swarm on radar Sunday night as flies emerged from […]

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Wisconsin cranberry growers set record

Wisconsin cranberry growers set record

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin will retain its title as the top cranberry producer in America. In a U.S. Department of Agriculture report just released, Wisconsin set a record last fall by harvesting 6.02 million barrels of cranberries, which was 25% more than the year before. Wisconsin produced 67% of the nation’s supply, more than three […]

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Madison proposes 2 sites for immigrant children

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The city of Madison has proposed two sites to federal officials looking for places to house unaccompanied children crossing into the United States on the Mexican border. Immigration officials have been overwhelmed by tens of thousands of children fleeing from gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. They have asked […]

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7th Circuit revives lead paint lawsuit

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal appeals court has revived a lead paint lawsuit in Wisconsin, which could also reactivate more than 170 other lead poisoning cases. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling by a federal judge in Wisconsin’s Eastern District who in 2010 threw out a case involving a Milwaukee boy […]

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Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced 1.13 million mink pelts last year. That was up almost 8 percent from in 2011, the last year for which figures were […]

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