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Lighthouse on Door County island going high-tech

Lighthouse on Door County island going high-tech

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

PLUM ISLAND, Wis. (AP) – A lighthouse on an uninhabited Door County island is going high-tech. Plum Island sits off the end of the peninsula that forms Wisconsin’s “thumb.” Federal officials are planning to replace its historic lighthouse lens with an LED lantern. The current lens is called a Fresnel lens. The U.S. Coast Guard […]

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Minnesota man arrested in Wisconsin shooting death

Minnesota man arrested in Wisconsin shooting death

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin authorities have arrested a Minnesota man in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday deputies arrested the 22-year-old man from Lake City, Minnesota, on Tuesday. They say he was standing outside a car parked in the street. Twenty-eight-year-old Angel Linderman of […]

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Group sues Madison schools over teacher contract

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative group has accused Madison school officials of illegally negotiating new contracts with the local teachers union. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court on Wednesday alleging the Madison school board, the school district and Madison Teachers, Inc., all violated Republican Gov. […]

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Wisconsin agencies set up new ID process

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have set up a new process to help people get state identification cards without paying for a birth certificate. The announcement Wednesday comes after the state Supreme Court last month upheld a law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The court said, however, that the state […]

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Police search for missing Wisconsin Rapids teen

Police search for missing Wisconsin Rapids teen

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin Rapids police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old girl. Jade Chambers was last seen on September 2. She called her mother two days later, but has not returned home. Police believe she’s travelling with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Cody Lee Jackson. He drives a dark blue Chevy […]

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AFSCME leader says beating Walker top priority

AFSCME leader says beating Walker top priority

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign spokeswoman says the fact that the nation’s largest public sector union is making his ouster their top priority shows that they are bitter. Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees told the Washington Post in a story published Wednesday that defeating […]

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Petri honored for work on House Transportation Committee (VIDEO)

Petri honored for work on House Transportation Committee (VIDEO)

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network As he nears retirement, Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) is receiving praise for his years of service on the House Transportation Committee. Petri chairs the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, which held what will likely be its last meeting of the year on Tuesday. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Schuster (R-PA), a […]

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Attorney: 2nd stabbing suspect not fit for trial

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – An attorney for one of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional character says he doubts she is mentally fit to stand trial. One of the girls charged in the case was ordered to receive treatment in August after a judge decided she […]

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Filing unemployment claims, work search data, easier online

Filing unemployment claims, work search data, easier online

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network New technology tools will be available Wednesday evening to some unemployed Wisconsinites that have to file work search reports. John Dipko is a spokesman for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. He encourages unemployed people filing claims and completing job search reports to start using the online site — via their desktop […]

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Corn “Maize” in Menomonie returns for 6th season

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Menomonie, WI — September 9th, 2014 — With 11 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Govin family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to WI. The popular Menomonie labyrinth, that drew thousands of visitors last fall, will once again get curious maze-goers lost when it opens to the public […]

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