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Long-running pig wrestling fundraiser is over

Long-running pig wrestling fundraiser is over

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

STEPHENSVILLE, Wis. (AP) – A small community in Outagamie County has canceled its long-running fundraiser following protests by animal rights groups. After 44 years, St. Patrick Parish’s annual “Pit Rassle” is in the past. Last year, the pig wrestling competition and the Stephensville parish were the subject of an online petition by Global Conservation Group. […]

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Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans in control of the state Assembly say they will pass a bill next month that ensures results from the Badger Exam being taken by grade school students this spring will not be used against teachers or schools. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and other Republicans said Thursday they will pass a […]

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Subject numerous manhunts arrested at casino

Subject numerous manhunts arrested at casino

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A fugitive who was the target of numerous manhunts around Wisconsin has been arrested at a casino. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister says the 39-year-old man was found at the Ho-Chunk Casino near Baraboo late Tuesday night. He’s wanted in numerous jurisdictions on charges of burglary and vehicle theft. Authorities in […]

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Couple wants both names on daughter’s birth certificate

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – One of the couples at the forefront of efforts to overturn Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban is fighting a new legal battle. The Milwaukee area parents want both of their names on their daughter’s birth certificate. Kami Young gave birth to the couple’s child, Olyvia, last year after getting pregnant with donated sperm. […]

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Packers’ Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal

Packers’ Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers’ Thanksgiving matchup with the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field will displace a long-held tradition in the stadium’s atrium. For more than a decade, Christian Outreach Ecumenical Ministry has hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of people at Lambeau. The Packers game against their longtime rival […]

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Ex-Wisconsin deputy with ALS not guilty in killings

Ex-Wisconsin deputy with ALS not guilty in killings

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A jury has ruled a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law. Forty-year-old Andrew Steele pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Aug. 22 shooting deaths of his 39-year-old wife, […]

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Wisconsin officials unhappy with Forest Service cuts

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Several state lawmakers are not pleased with a federal agency’s national forest management decisions. State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst), State Representative Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), and State Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) are criticizing the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to reduce or eliminate about 11 percent of the forest recreational operations this year. The […]

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Wisconsin DNR sends layoff notices to 57 employees

Wisconsin DNR sends layoff notices to 57 employees

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Fifty-seven Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources workers have been notified that they may lose their jobs under cuts proposed by Gov. Scott Walker. DNR spokesman Bill Cosh said Wednesday the notices are the first step in the process, and it’s not known yet how many ultimately will lose their jobs. Walker’s […]

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4th case of avian flu detected in Wisconsin

4th case of avian flu detected in Wisconsin

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – There’s another case of bird flu in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Wednesday that H5 avian influenza has been detected in an unidentified turkey flock in Chippewa County. State agriculture officials say the property where the flu was detected in the flock of 87,000 birds […]

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Budget committee to vote on who pays for dead deer removal

Budget committee to vote on who pays for dead deer removal

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Who pays to remove dead deer from the side of Wisconsin roads is up for discussion in the Legislature’s budget committee. The Joint Finance Committee planned to vote Wednesday on whether the state Department of Natural Resources should continue to foot the bill, or instead leave it up to local governments […]

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