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Baraboo Christmas tree growers reporting success

Baraboo Christmas tree growers reporting success

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Christmas tree growers in south-central Wisconsin say this year’s growing season was more favorable than past years. The Baraboo News Republic reports several Baraboo tree farms are seeing fewer trees lost this year. Jim and Suzanne Dohner, owners of Christmas Treeland, say they only lost a few hundred trees due to dry […]

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Powerful business groups object to roads taxes

Powerful business groups object to roads taxes

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A coalition of powerful business groups in Wisconsin are coming out against a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker’s Department of Transportation that would increase taxes and fees by more than $750 million. The statewide chamber of commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and the state […]

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Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy experts say some farmers are enjoying a sweet combination of record-high milk prices and record-low feed costs that are creating profits in 2014 that are six times higher than previous good years. Randy Greenfield, a dairy specialist for a Madison-based livestock feed company, says this year will prove to […]

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Survey says Wisconsin travel will be up for Thanksgiving holiday

Survey says Wisconsin travel will be up for Thanksgiving holiday

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network If you’re heading out for the long Thanksgiving weekend, expect plenty of company on the roads and in the airports. Thanksgiving travel is expected to be back at pre-recession levels this year. According to a new survey from AAA, about 46 million Americans plan to hit the road or take […]

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Wet weather plagues Wisconsin deer season opener

Wet weather plagues Wisconsin deer season opener

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Many deer hunters in southern Wisconsin got off to a soggy start for the state’s nine day gun deer season. Rain and temperatures that rose into the 40s over the weekend made for poor visibility, with fog requiring hunters to be more patient in locating targets. At a registration station […]

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Wisconsin student named Rhodes scholar

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire says he is speechless and humbled after being named a Rhodes scholar. The Rhodes Trust says Tayo A. Sanders II of Neenah is among 32 U.S. men and women who have been named Rhodes scholars. Sanders is a senior majoring in materials […]

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College student due in court on ricin possession

College student due in court on ricin possession

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student accused of possessing the deadly toxin ricin is expected to make his first appearance in federal court. Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Smith is due in court in Green Bay Monday where a judge should decide whether there’s enough evidence to continue with the case against him. Prosecutors […]

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Police: 2 men rob Mount Pleasant restaurant

Police: 2 men rob Mount Pleasant restaurant

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Police say they are searching for two men who fired two gunshots during a robbery at a busy Mount Pleasant restaurant. WITI-TV reports Mount Pleasant police were seeking the men Sunday after the armed robbery Saturday at Jose’s Blue Sombrero. Police responded to a report of shots fired at the […]

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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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