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Wisconsin historical site plans Halloween fest

Wisconsin historical site plans Halloween fest

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A southeastern Wisconsin historical site is planning a Halloween festival next month. Old World Wisconsin will host “Halloween Legends and Lore” on Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. The rain-or-shine event includes mazes, European fairytales, Wisconsin ghost stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries, riddles, puzzles, characters […]

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Girl accused of stabbing classmate due in court

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – One of the two 12-year-old girls charged with trying to kill a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man is due back in a Wisconsin courtroom. The girl’s attorney contends there is reason to doubt the child’s competency after she was examined by a forensic psychologist. A […]

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Charity ride benefits food pantries

Charity ride benefits food pantries

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A couple biking across Minnesota and Wisconsin arrived at Lambeau Field in time for Sunday’s Green Bay Packers’ game after leaving the site of the old Metrodome in Minneapolis seven days before. Rick and Robin Martinek’s charity ride of several hundred miles through wind and rain benefited food pantries – […]

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Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin vineyards are beginning to gather their grapes, and growers say they’ve seen better harvests. Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. And they expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and […]

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Wisconsin governor approves new voter ID process

Wisconsin governor approves new voter ID process

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has approved new rules establishing a free process for verifying birth information for people looking for state identification cards to vote but lack birth certificates. Walker approved the rules Friday, the same day state attorneys tried to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reinstate […]

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Update: Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Three Republican-appointed federal judges in Chicago have heard arguments about Wisconsin’s voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the November election. The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel sounded skeptical at times Friday about depictions of the law as discriminatory. But judges often play devil’s advocate, so it’s […]

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Bow deer hunt begins Saturday

Bow deer hunt begins Saturday

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The archery season will be a unique deer hunting season with a set of new regulations in place, and buck-only hunts in most northern counties. Deer hunters may face some adjustments when they head out into the woods this weekend. State Department of Natural Resources Warden Supervisor Dave Walz says a variety of […]

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Closing loophole that favors deadbeat parents

Closing loophole that favors deadbeat parents

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A proposal in Congress would help fix a federal law that currently allows deadbeat parents to avoid paying child support. Congressman Sean Duffy says the Fair Credit Reporting Act has an unintended consequence that makes it harder for the courts and children by letting the paying parent off too easy. Duffy says […]

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Republican appointees to hear voter ID case

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The three federal appellate judges who will decide whether Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law is valid are all Republican appointees. Civil rights advocates are challenging the GOP-authored law. A federal district judge in Milwaukee has already struck it down but Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit […]

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Police: Wisconsin man shocks daughter with collar

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Sheboygan man who they say used a dog’s shock collar on his 7-year-old daughter. Sheboygan Press Media reports 28-year-old Zachary Kacmar was charged Thursday with felony physical abuse of a child. Police arrested him Wednesday after his wife called authorities. She tells police he put the collar […]

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