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Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Court records and attorneys say the Menards home improvement company has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former executive. Attorneys representing Menards and Dawn Sands say they are prohibited from commenting on the settlement, which averts a lengthy civil trial. Court documents say Sands was general counsel for Menards […]

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Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home. Her family had asked that well-wishers send her purple hearts, […]

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Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a train that struck a minivan that was stuck on the tracks on Memorial Day could have a wide-ranging impact on the state’s rail traffic. The court was scheduled to rule Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a couple whose van was […]

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Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up at the site of a freight train collision in southeastern Wisconsin that caused cars to derail, injured two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel. A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says the derailed CN locomotives and cars have been righted and the track is […]

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Judge tosses Wisconsin senator’s health care suit

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson filed to stop members of Congress and their employees from getting subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled Monday that Johnson and a staff member who filed the lawsuit with him don’t have […]

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State home sales see first increase of the year

State home sales see first increase of the year

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network For the first time this year, the number of existing houses sold by Wisconsin Realtors was higher than the same month a year ago. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says its members sold just over 7,700 homes statewide during June, which is 4.5 percent more than in June of 2013. The median sales […]

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Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has about $400,000 cash on hand, more than twice as much as two Democratic opponents. Schimel is the Waukesha County district attorney and the only Republican in the race. He reported Monday that his campaign raised nearly $367,000 in the first six months of the […]

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Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Election observers in Wisconsin still won’t be allowed to use cameras at the polls. The Government Accountability Board on Monday decided against lifting the ban on poll observers taking pictures or video while watching the process of people registering and signing in to vote. The Republican co-chairs of committees in charge […]

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ACLU objects to full court hearing gay marriage

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gay couples challenging Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state’s request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case. American Civil Liberties Union attorneys representing eight same-sex couples challenging the ban filed an objection Monday to the state’s request that the entire appeals […]

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Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn’t understand how the global marketplace works. Burke, a former Trek executive, continued her criticism Monday of the ad Walker’s campaign launched last week. The ad says she got rich from a company […]

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