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Cost of Wisconsin Thanksgiving dinner up this year

Cost of Wisconsin Thanksgiving dinner up this year

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network If you’re buying the Thanksgiving dinner, expect to pay five percent more than last year. That’s according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, which surveyed grocery stores in almost two dozen cities. It found that the typical Thanksgiving dinner for ten people will cost $50.86, about three percent higher than […]

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Man charged in wife’s death to undergo mental exam

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – A judge in Wisconsin has ordered a mental exam for an Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet-type weapon. Thirty-eight-year-old Cristian Loga-Negru, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the death of his 36-year-old wife. Police say the […]

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DNR to ask for first revisions to invasives list

DNR to ask for first revisions to invasives list

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board is set to consider next month whether to make the first revisions to the state’s invasive species list since it was created in 2009. The DNR has proposed classifying 49 more species as prohibited, which means people can’t sell, possess or transport them and […]

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Senator Ron Johnson says president ‘picking a fight’ on immigration (AUDIO)

Senator Ron Johnson says president ‘picking a fight’ on immigration (AUDIO)

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is accusing President Obama of using an “executive fiat” to tackle immigration reform, and warns the move could result in a strained working relationship with Republicans for the coming session of Congress. The President on Thursday night announced an executive order that would allow millions […]

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Things to know about immigration in Wisconsin

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin politicians, business and agriculture leaders and advocates are reacting to President Barack Obama’s plans to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. The Washington, D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute says there were about 76,000 immigrants living illegally in Wisconsin in 2012. Under Obama’s plan, deportation protections would be extended […]

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Man accused of killing estranged wife due in court

Man accused of killing estranged wife due in court

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – An Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet-type weapon is due to appear in a southern Wisconsin courtroom. Racine County prosecutors say criminal charges are expected to be filed Friday afternoon when the 38-year-old Arlington Heights, Illinois man is scheduled for an initial court appearance. Police […]

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Ringling circus shed in Baraboo gets renovation

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Contractors have completed a more than $1 million renovation of a unique circus building which once housed train cars in Baraboo before the “greatest show on Earth” was taken across the country. The $1.2 million upgrade to the Ringling Bros. train shed is now finished after nearly a decade of planning. […]

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FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting another investigation in Oshkosh, but won’t divulge the reason. FBI agents in unmarked vehicles were parked outside an apartment building and garage on Thursday. Oshkosh police say they are not involved in the investigation. FBI spokesman Leonard Peace says there’s no danger to the […]

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Northern Wisconsin tribe joins buyback program

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ODANAH, Wis. (AP) – An American Indian band in northern Wisconsin is joining a government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership. The U.S. Interior Department says the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe is among 21 Indian communities in 12 states that will join the land buyback program by 2017. […]

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Walker criticizes Obama on immigration reform at RGA

Walker criticizes Obama on immigration reform at RGA

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker is in Florida for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association. He says immigration reform has always been a “political tool” for President Obama. “If he was serious about it … he would have dealt with it when he had the House and the Senate. This has […]

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