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Madison company getting $5.2M more from government

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison-based company will receive an additional $5.2 million from the federal government to build a medical radioisotope manufacturing plant. NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes broke ground on the Beloit facility in July. The company will produce molybdenum-99, which decays into technetium-99m, an isotope used in a wide variety of health screening tests, […]

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Wisconsin home sales rebounded in October

Wisconsin home sales rebounded in October

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin’s housing market recovered in October, after a lag in recent months. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says its members sold 9.6 percent more existing houses last month than at the same time a year ago. Almost 6,300 homes were sold, compared to about 5,750 in October of 2013. The WRA […]

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Former St. Paul priest charged in Wisconsin case

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A former Minnesota priest incarcerated for molesting two boys from his St. Paul parish is facing new charges in Wisconsin. Curtis Wehmeyer is accused of having sexual contact with a teenager while the boy was unconscious in Chippewa County. A criminal complaint says the boy told investigators that Wehmeyer gave […]

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Wisconsin would join electric car tax trend

Wisconsin would join electric car tax trend

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on electric and hybrid vehicles if the proposed $50 annual charge put forward by the Department of Transportation becomes law. The proposal must win approval in the Legislature and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before becoming law. The new fee […]

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Experts voice concern over Fox River proposal

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – Some experts are concerned that a plan to allow boats to bypass a lock on the Fox River will further the spread of invasive species. The Fox River Navigational System Authority has proposed a $3.8 million transfer station that will remove invasive species that attach to boats and allow them to move […]

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24-year-old Rice Lake man looks toward Legislature

24-year-old Rice Lake man looks toward Legislature

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RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) – A 24-year-old who served on the Rice Lake City Council and as mayor when he was only a teen is now joining the Wisconsin Legislature. Romaine Quinn says he believes his age is an advantage because he can relate to younger voters in ways many others cannot. He says he […]

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MATC to build $15.6M culinary training center

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Madison Area Technical College is adding a $15.6 million culinary training center at its campus in Truax to serve students seeking degrees and food lovers who want to improve their cooking skills. The Wisconsin State Journal reports leftover funds from the school’s $133.7 million referendum will be used to pay for […]

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Wisconsin Assembly GOP touts conservatism, reaches out to Dems

Wisconsin Assembly GOP touts conservatism, reaches out to Dems

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Several members of the Assembly last week touted the level of their conservatism. Jim Steineke of Kaukauna has been elected as the new majority leader of the 63 members of his chamber — the largest majority since 1957. He says their conservative views on the role of government will help […]

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Human remains found in rubble of tree stand fire

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) – Taylor County sheriff’s officials say human remains have been found in the rubble of a tree stand fire. The sheriff’s department was notified about a missing person after a 52-year-old Medford man failed to meet two others to go hunting. Medford police officers and sheriff’s deputies began a search for the […]

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DNR reminds hunters caps must be 50 percent orange

DNR reminds hunters caps must be 50 percent orange

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is reminding gun deer hunters their caps must be at least 50 percent blaze orange. A 1980 state law requires that hunters’ hats must be half blaze orange. The DNR says wardens sometimes come across hunters with caps that don’t meet the requirement and others […]

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