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Wisconsin man pleads guilty in parents’ killings

Wisconsin man pleads guilty in parents’ killings

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) – An Iron River man has pleaded guilty to killing his parents last winter. Under a plea deal, 45-year-old Jim Crain Jr. pleaded guilty in Bayfield County to two counts of second-degree intentional homicide. WDIO-TV reports the state is recommending 15 to 20 years in prison on each count. Crain was accused […]

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Walker responds to accusations on RGA trip

Walker responds to accusations on RGA trip

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest flap in the campaign for governor centers on a trip made by Governor Scott Walker. The New York Times reported that members of the Walker administration – as well as top campaign and political advisers – attended a Republican Governors Association conference with Walker in Washington. Walker responded to questions during a campaign […]

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Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. — (AP) Neither Gov. Scott Walker nor Democratic challenger Mary Burke embraced a conservative think tank’s suggestion Tuesday that more Wisconsin goods and services should be subject to the state sales tax, including health club memberships, groceries and trips to the hair salon. Walker and Burke said they were focused […]

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Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLD SPRING, Wis. — (AP) Sheriff’s officials say a Minnesota man has died in a hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin. Authorities say the 57-year-old Taylor Falls man was hang gliding at an airport north of Whitewater on Monday when his glider caught a wind shear, which caused it to pitch to one side and nosedive […]

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Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

There was high-profile help, for the candidates for Governor in Wisconsin on Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama took to the stump for Democrat Mary Burke during an afternoon rally in Milwaukee, while earlier in the day, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined Republican Governor Scott Walker on the campaign trail in Hudson. The locations couldn’t […]

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World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expobegins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people to various activities during the week. Visitors come from across the country and […]

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55 died as a result of domestic violence in 2013

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report sheds light on the life and death consequences of domestic violence in Wisconsin. The organization End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin released a study that shows 55 people died as a result of domestic violence in 2013. Thirty-nine people were homicide victims, 12 perpetrators took their own lives and four […]

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Cranberry crop estimated at 5.3 million barrels

Cranberry crop estimated at 5.3 million barrels

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Growers expect Wisconsin will lead the nation as the top cranberry producer for the 20th consecutive year. The harvest is underway in the Badger State where about 5.3 million barrels of cranberries are expected to be produced this year. Each barrel contains about 100 pounds of cranberries. The 2014 crop […]

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Cooler weather to bring intrusive pests

Cooler weather to bring intrusive pests

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Cool fall weather also means more pests are trying to get indoors. Randy Allen from Wil-Kil Pest Control says it’s not just the bugs that are looking for a warm place to spend the winter. “It includes bugs and rodents, mice in particular, but right now, we’re going to be seeing, and […]

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Man killed after tire flies through windshield

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A passenger in a car was killed after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle and through the windshield of the victim’s car on the interstate in Dane County. The State Patrol says the fatal accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday on Interstate 39/90 near Madison’s Beltline interchange. The driver […]

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