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Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriages remains in effect — at least for now. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering taking up the issue. In the meantime, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has decidedto put its recent ruling on gay marriage on hold. The appellate panel ruled almost two […]

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Burke supports repeal of voter ID requirement

Burke supports repeal of voter ID requirement

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke supports repealing the requirement that voters present photo identification at the polls. The requirement was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker and on Friday a federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s decision blocking it, meaning voters will have to show photo IDs at the […]

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Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are scrambling to deal with the reinstatement of the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots. The law was reinstated last Friday by a federal appeals court in Chicago, just hours after hearing arguments in the case. Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said Monday that […]

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Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An increase in rent for cropland in Wisconsin is strapping grain farmers who are dealing with plummeting prices for corn. Analysts say competition among farmers for land to grow crops or dump manure helped lead to an increase of about 8 percent for rented cropland this year compared to 2013. The […]

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Changes to drug takeback program

Changes to drug takeback program

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Newly approved changes to the way the federal government handles drug take back boxes may complicate things for local solid waste departments. A rule passed earlier this year allows those drop boxes in more places than just police stations. Marathon County solid waste department director Meleesa Johnson says that may […]

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Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are scrambling to deal with the reinstatement of the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots. The law was reinstated last Friday by a federal appeals court in Chicago, just hours after hearing arguments in the case. Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said Monday that […]

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Wisconsin historical site plans Halloween fest

Wisconsin historical site plans Halloween fest

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A southeastern Wisconsin historical site is planning a Halloween festival next month. Old World Wisconsin will host “Halloween Legends and Lore” on Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. The rain-or-shine event includes mazes, European fairytales, Wisconsin ghost stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries, riddles, puzzles, characters […]

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Girl accused of stabbing classmate due in court

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – One of the two 12-year-old girls charged with trying to kill a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man is due back in a Wisconsin courtroom. The girl’s attorney contends there is reason to doubt the child’s competency after she was examined by a forensic psychologist. A […]

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Charity ride benefits food pantries

Charity ride benefits food pantries

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A couple biking across Minnesota and Wisconsin arrived at Lambeau Field in time for Sunday’s Green Bay Packers’ game after leaving the site of the old Metrodome in Minneapolis seven days before. Rick and Robin Martinek’s charity ride of several hundred miles through wind and rain benefited food pantries – […]

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Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin vineyards are beginning to gather their grapes, and growers say they’ve seen better harvests. Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. And they expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and […]

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