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70,000 more pages of Walker documents coming

70,000 more pages of Walker documents coming

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 70,000 pages of emails and attachments collected during the first John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive are being released. The information being made public Tuesday is the fourth such release of emails and other documents prosecutors seized […]

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Utility workers rescued from platform in Wisconsin

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Four utility workers have been brought to safety after getting stuck on a platform about 150 above the ground at the We Energies plant in the Menomonee Valley. A spokesman for the utility company said the workers were rescued late Monday after being stranded when an elevator traveling up a smokestack at […]

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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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