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DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer hunters to learn the boundaries of new management units by reviewing county lines. The Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of traditional management units this year from 134 to 72 units based on county boundaries in an effort to simplify the hunt. The […]

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Wisconsin studies music and memory program

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is leading a new study on whether music can help dementia patients. Similar studies will be done in Utah and Ohio on the Music and Memory program, which is in hundreds of nursing homes across the U.S. and Canada. The study in Wisconsin is the largest […]

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Schimel renews claims that Happ is activist

Schimel renews claims that Happ is activist

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel is renewing his accusations that his Democratic opponent Susan Happ is a liberal activist during the candidates’ third and final debate. Schimel opened the debate Wednesday at the state bar association by saying businesses should fear Happ, saying she will turn the state Justice Department […]

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Shootout sends wounded suspect to hospital

Shootout sends wounded suspect to hospital

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. (AP) – A standoff and shootout in northwestern Wisconsin ended after the suspect was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies. Douglas County sheriff’s officials say the female suspect got into an argument with her mother Wednesday at a residence in Lake Nebagamon and pulled a gun. The mother fled to a nearby […]

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Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor is rejecting a claim by the former president of Trek Bicycles that she was fired from her job at the family company. Mark Burke calls the claim “character assassination” just days before voters choose in a tight race between her and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. […]

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Federal judge asked to dismiss ‘coordination’ suit

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Government Accountability Board has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s campaign coordination law. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa granted the request to block the law from the Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates while the conservative group’s underlying lawsuit challenging its […]

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DNR board approves start to shooting range process

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has approved starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. County residents have been upset with shooters using parking lots at the Swan Lake and French Creek wildlife areas as makeshift ranges. The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday […]

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Daylight savings time coming up this weekend

Daylight savings time coming up this weekend

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Be ReadyWisconsin when you Fall Back (MADISON) – Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday as we “fall back” and set clocks back one hour. This is also a great time to check the things that keep us safe and ready for emergencies. ReadyWisconsin urges you to check these items. Smoke Detectors- Check and replace batteries […]

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Launch explosion slightly affects Madison company

Launch explosion slightly affects Madison company

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin company that makes products for use in space is only slightly affected by the launch explosion of a space station supply rocket. A spokesman tells the Wisconsin State Journal that Madison’s Orbital Technologies Corp., better known as Orbitec, had only external LED lights on the rocket. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s […]

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Happ to vote early in attorney general race

Happ to vote early in attorney general race

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ says she plans to vote early. Happ’s campaign issued a statement Wednesday saying Happ plans to vote at noon in her hometown of Jefferson. A spokesman for her Republican opponent, Brad Schimel, says Schimel plans to vote first thing in the morning on Election Day […]

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