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Attorney General Van Hollen drops effort to restore Voter ID requirement before election

Attorney General Van Hollen drops effort to restore Voter ID requirement before election

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Department of Justice is no longer pursuing an effort to restore a Wisconsin law that requires voters to show a government-issued photo identification to obtain a ballot, before the November 4th election. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order putting the law back on hold earlier this […]

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Police: Wisconsin man gropes 3 at haunted house

Police: Wisconsin man gropes 3 at haunted house

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Wisconsin man who they say groped patrons inside a Mount Pleasant haunted house. Daniel Rosmann of Kenosha is charged with three fourth-degree sexual assault charges, as well as disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior. Police say three people reported that the 51-year-old inappropriately touched them […]

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Home sales hold steady in Wisconsin

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin’s housing prices climbed slightly in September as the level of home sales remained about the same compared to a year ago. The latest figures from the Wisconsin Realtors Association show housing prices rose about 3 percent. The median price of a home rose from about $144,000 to nearly $149,000. Association president […]

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Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching

Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to compost or mulch fallen leaves to keep them out of landfills and reduce burning piles. DNR officials say composting means more room and landfill and less chance of errant sparks from burning piles starting wildfires. Fewer burning piles also helps maintain […]

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Halloween safety tips including safe costumes

Halloween safety tips including safe costumes

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s consumer protection agency is offering a variety of safety tips for trick-or-treaters heading out on Halloween. To prevent fires in homemade costumers, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says to pick flame-resistant materials and avoid costumes that are billowy and baggy to minimize the risk of the […]

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Early voting gets underway in Wisconsin

Early voting gets underway in Wisconsin

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Voters who have already made up their minds about who they will be voting for on November 4 can start casting their ballots. Early voting got underway in Wisconsin on Monday, allowing voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at their local municipal clerk’s office for the next two weeks. Clerks […]

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Number of Wisconsin births declines for sixth year

Number of Wisconsin births declines for sixth year

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The number of babies born in Wisconsin has dropped for the sixth straight year. The state Department of Health Services reported Monday that there were 66,566 live births to Wisconsin residents in 2013. That is 663 fewer than in 2012. Births in Wisconsin have gone done every year since 2007. The […]

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9 arrested in child sex trafficking sting

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area. Police released more details about the sting at a Monday morning press conference. The La Crosse Tribune reports nine men, ranging in age from 20 to 60, were arrested on preliminary charges […]

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Wisconsin DOJ settles sand mine case

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A sand mining company has agreed to pay the state and Trempealeau County $80,000 to settle allegations of storm water permit violations. Wisconsin Department of Justice officials said Monday that the storm water permit for Alpine Sand LLC’s Town of Arcadia operation was based on the representation that runoff would be […]

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Brown County to decide future of 50-acre island

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Brown County officials are trying to decide what should be done with a 55-acre island off the southern shore of Green Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently in the process of transferring Renard Island over to the county. WLUK-TV reports the property was built by the federal […]

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