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Eagles’ Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co.

Eagles’ Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co.

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) – A founding member of the Eagles rock band is suing a Wisconsin clothing manufacturer over an ad he claims is a copyright violation. Don Henley apparently isn’t amused by the Duluth Trading Co. ad for its Henley shirts, which are a men’s pullover without a collar. Duluth’s ad encourages consumers to […]

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Superior-based unit deploying to Afghanistan

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – Family, friends and dignitaries will gather at a middle school in Superior to mark the deployment of about 100 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers to Afghanistan. The 950th Engineer Company, which is headquartered in Superior, will deploy to eastern Afghanistan to clear roads and supply routes of improvised explosive devices. The military […]

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Obama plans push to help 7 Dem governor hopefuls

Obama plans push to help 7 Dem governor hopefuls

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is planning a major campaign push in seven governor’s races, where Democrats’ prospects are looking up, while largely avoiding the party’s tougher challenges in the Senate as midterm elections approach. A White House official says Obama will spend the last full week of the campaign appearing at rallies for […]

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Latest Marquette University poll to be released

Latest Marquette University poll to be released

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The latest Marquette University Law School poll showing voters’ thoughts on the races for governor and attorney general is slated to be released. The poll is due out Wednesday, less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Also Wednesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was to field questions before the […]

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Wisconsin DNR board to ponder new shooting range

Wisconsin DNR board to ponder new shooting range

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board is set to consider starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. Tensions have been mounting between gun enthusiasts and county residents. Shooters looking for a free place to target practice have transformed the parking lots at the Swan […]

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Wisconsin regulators cite wrong mining company

Wisconsin regulators cite wrong mining company

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (AP) – Regulators in western Wisconsin say they took action against the wrong company after discovering permit violations at a frack sand mine. The Star Tribune reports Trempealeau County officials said Tuesday mining activity at the Guza mine was being conducted by local company Cameron Rail Site. The county had issued a stop […]

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Enrollment opens for Wisconsin same-sex spouses

Enrollment opens for Wisconsin same-sex spouses

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin state benefits agency has opened a 30-day enrollment period for members who are married to same-sex spouses. The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds said Tuesday that same-sex married couples may apply for changes to their state benefits plans through Nov. 14. The Wisconsin State Journal reports benefit changes […]

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Judge blocks enforcement of Wisconsin election law

Judge blocks enforcement of Wisconsin election law

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sided with a conservative group and ordered that a Wisconsin law at the center of an investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign should not be enforced with three weeks until the election. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday sided with the Milwaukee-based group Citizens […]

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Burke calls for change, Walker defends record

Burke calls for change, Walker defends record

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says in the final three weeks before the election she will make the argument that Gov. Scott Walker has failed the state and a change is needed. Burke outlined her campaign platform in a conference call Tuesday with reporters. Walker met with the editorial board of […]

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Burke says ‘I’m not going to increase taxes’

Burke says ‘I’m not going to increase taxes’

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says if elected, she will not raise taxes. Burke held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss her priorities in the race against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The Nov. 4 election is just three weeks away. Burke was asked whether she would raise taxes on higher […]

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