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Wisconsin man sues over armored vehicle response

Wisconsin man sues over armored vehicle response

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Marathon County man is suing the Town of Stettin for $4.5 million after two dozen deputies and an armored vehicle were sent to his home earlier this month. Seventy-five-year-old Roger Hoeppner is seeking damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, damage to reputation and economic loss. Authorities were sent to Hoeppner’s […]

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Group sues Governor Walker to act on minimum wage

Group sues Governor Walker to act on minimum wage

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Advocates for a higher minimum wage want to force the governor to increase the rate; they hope to draw attention to the issue before the election. Wisconsin Jobs Now is taking legal action, because its members say the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage is not a “living wage,” as […]

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Unions, GOP give to Wisconsin AG candidates

Unions, GOP give to Wisconsin AG candidates

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Labor unions, the state Republican Party and the state realtors association are all pumping money to Wisconsin’s attorney general candidates. Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel each filed campaign finance reports Monday detailing contributions over the last three months. Happ’s report shows her top donors were the Wisconsin Education Association […]

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Liberal group: Conservatives violated IRS rules

Liberal group: Conservatives violated IRS rules

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The liberal Center for Media and Democracy is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the conservative group at the center of the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign. The Wisconsin Club for Growth filed as a tax-exempt organization in 2011 and 2012 and told the IRS […]

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Wisconsin study to probe farm kids’ allergies

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield Clinic researchers are enrolling pregnant Wisconsin farmers in a study of children’s allergies and asthma. News-Herald Media reports the clinic’s National Farm Medicine Center plans to enroll about 100 expectant mothers who live on farms and 100 non-farm women. The center will work with the University of Wisconsin’s asthma and […]

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Veterans museum announces traveling program

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is launching a new traveling exhibits program. The program, dubbed Marching Across the State, allows organizations such as universities and nonprofit groups to rent exhibits or show them for free. The program includes four exhibits, including exhibits on military mascots; non-combat roles for military personnel; charcoal sketches […]

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Brief hail storm in northern part of state causes minor damage

Brief hail storm in northern part of state causes minor damage

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) – A fall storm pounded parts of northern Wisconsin with golf ball-sized hail. Peshtigo and Oconto Falls are among communities hit overnight. Residents tell WBAY-TV the hail was brief, about 5 to 10 minutes that some described as “roaring” sound. No major damage was reported. Some citizens said skylights in their houses […]

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Obama kicks off campaign swing with Wisconsin stop

Obama kicks off campaign swing with Wisconsin stop

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is kicking off a weeklong, six-state campaign spree with a visit to Wisconsin. Obama will attend a rally at a Milwaukee high school Tuesday for Mary Burke. She’s the Democrat trying to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Defeating Walker, a potential 2016 presidential contender, would be a major coup […]

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Wisconsin milk production has record September

Wisconsin milk production has record September

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy farmers had another record-setting month of milk production in September and are on pace to set a new annual record. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, Wisconsin milk production in September increased 70 million pounds from the previous September’s record-setting total of 2.29 billion pounds. State dairy farmers […]

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Regents OK new UW Colleges and Extension head

Regents OK new UW Colleges and Extension head

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension have a new chancellor. The UW System Board of Regents on Monday approved the appointment of Cathy Sandeen. Sandeen currently is vice president for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education, based in Washington, D.C. Sandeen permanently replaces Ray Cross, who […]

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