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Hundreds line up for Black Friday beer

Hundreds line up for Black Friday beer

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Some people wait outside in the cold overnight for cheap TVs or computers. People in Wisconsin do it for beer. A few people stood overnight outside Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee but most people arrived early Friday to get a shot at the limited edition Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. The brewery […]

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Wisconsin farm groups say more is needed on immigration reform

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network President Obama’s executive order on immigration did little to address the needs of Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. Farmers here – particularly dairy farmers – are heavily reliant on the labor of immigrant laborers. Wisconsin Farmers Union President, Darin Von Ruden, said farmers were disappointed that the president’s executive order did little […]

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Wisconsin officials urge consumers to keep an eye on Black Friday prices

Wisconsin officials urge consumers to keep an eye on Black Friday prices

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network As you gear up for the start of the holiday shopping season, state consumer protection officials are reminding you to read the fine print this Black Friday. Retail stores are looking to pull in customers with deeply discounted doorbuster deals, but Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection spokesperson Jerad Albrecht says […]

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State Tourism Department launches annual ‘Big Bundle Up’ campaign

State Tourism Department launches annual ‘Big Bundle Up’ campaign

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Tourism Department is urging Wisconsin residents to help those in need bundle up this winter. The agency is once again launching its annual Big Bundle Up’ campaign. The effort seeks to collect coats, hats, and other warm clothing at drop-off sites around Wisconsin. Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says […]

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DNR: Hunters 4 wolves shy of Wisconsin limit

DNR: Hunters 4 wolves shy of Wisconsin limit

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters are four wolves shy of Wisconsin’s statewide kill limit, throwing the prospect of using dogs in this year’s hunt into doubt. State tallies show hunters had taken 146 wolves as of Thursday, just short of the 150-wolf limit. The 2012 Republican law that created Wisconsin’s wolf hunt allows hunters to […]

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Man surrenders after barricading himself in church

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

VERONA, Wis. (AP) – A man has surrendered after barricading himself in a Verona church overnight. The Verona Police Department says it responded to a burglar alarm at St. James Lutheran Church about 11 p.m. Thursday. Officers arrived to find a broken window. Police say that when the suspect saw the officers outside, he called […]

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Lost wedding ring found 8 years later

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

VERONA, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man lost his wedding ring while bowling eight years ago. Now he has it back. Justin Blair was throwing his first ball at Wildcat Lanes in Verona one night when he felt the ring slip off. Dozens of bowlers helped in the search but couldn’t find it. His wife, […]

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1 man dies in house fire near Superior

1 man dies in house fire near Superior

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – One man has died in a house fire near Superior in northwestern Wisconsin. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the Town of Superior. Crews arrived to find the lower floor of the two-story house engulfed. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says several family members were able to escape, […]

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1 man hit by train, dies in Pleasant Prairie

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) – One man is dead after he was hit by a train in Pleasant Prairie. The Pleasant Prairie Fire Department says the incident happened Wednesday night. Police are investigating. WISN-TV reports that a Metra train from Chicago that was supposed to arrive in Kenosha at 7:10 p.m. became stuck on the […]

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National forest seeking committee members

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) – Federal officials are looking for people to join two Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest advisory committees. One committee serves the Chequamegon portion of the forest in northwestern Wisconsin. The other serves the Nicolet portion in northeastern Wisconsin. Both panels work to improve relationships between forest users and advise forestry officials on which projects […]

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