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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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GOP leader: Don’t bring border kids to Wisconsin

GOP leader: Don’t bring border kids to Wisconsin

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Wisconsin should not be considered a site to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children who are crossing the U.S. border. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Vos wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday. The letter also was signed by Republican Assembly members John […]

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AG candidate Ozanne finds spending records

AG candidate Ozanne finds spending records

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Ismael Ozanne initially failed to account for spending $33,000 in campaign cash before finding missing records that fill in the gaps. Ozanne is one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in an Aug. 12 primary. His campaign turned over finance records for the first half of […]

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Wisconsin makes Minnesota offer on tax reciprocity

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin has made a new income tax reciprocity offer to Minnesota Wisconsin’s Revenue Department announced the latest offer Thursday. The neighboring states have been unable to reach a deal since a 40-year agreement expired in 2009. An agreement would simplify income taxes for the roughly 80,000 who live in one state […]

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Walker, Burke tied in new Marquette poll

Walker, Burke tied in new Marquette poll

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Republican Governor Scott Walker is slightly ahead of his likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke among registered voters in the latest Marquette Law School Poll. Though, Burke leads by one point among likely voters. Poll Director Charles Franklin says the numbers haven’t changed much from the last poll in May.  Walker gets […]

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Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sided with police in two separate cases where cellphone data was used to track suspects. The court’s rulings Thursday came in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from the suspects’ cellphone providers to track them down. […]

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Elections board can’t intervene in John Doe Eds: APNewsNow.

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has rejected the Wisconsin elections board’s request to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the Government Accountability Board request. The board asked […]

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