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Congressman Reid Ribble wants Ebola travel ban

Congressman Reid Ribble wants Ebola travel ban

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A northeastern Wisconsin congressman is calling for stronger action to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter Thursday, calling for an emergency session to address the problem. The Sherwood Republican wants to ban commercial travel to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. Ribble is […]

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Walker and Burke set to meet for final debate

Walker and Burke set to meet for final debate

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke will meet tonight for another debate, a week after their first meetingin Eau Claire. The two candidates will meet tonight at seven on the Milwaukee Area Technical College campus. It’s the second and final debate between the two, with a little over […]

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Man accused of fatally shooting wife in Sawyer Co.

Man accused of fatally shooting wife in Sawyer Co.

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – A man is accused of fatally shooting his wife in Sawyer County. The 26-year-old man is due in court Friday for a bond hearing. He’s being held on a possible charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Authorities say the man called 911 on Oct. 5 to report that his wife had been […]

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Woman charged with trying to kill husband

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

CLAYTON, Wis. (AP) – A 22-year-old woman is charged with strangling and stabbing her husband in Polk County. Authorities say Samantha Blackwell told investigators she had been fighting with her husband about finances and household responsibilities Tuesday night. WQOW-TV reports Blackwell admitted to slapping and punching her husband, stabbing him with a steak knife and […]

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DNR urges waterfront owners to check for invasives

DNR urges waterfront owners to check for invasives

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin environmental officials are urging waterfront property owners to check for invasive species clinging to their docks and swimming rafts as they pull them out of the water for the winter. State law requires anyone pulling a boat or other items such as docks, lifts and rafts out of the water […]

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Unemployment rate fell, as Wisconsin added 8,400 jobs in September

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Monthly job figures from the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin added about 8,400 private sector jobs last month. When added to previous reports, the preliminary numbers put the total number of jobs added in the state this year at just under 18,000. DWD also reported Thursday that Wisconsin’s […]

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Hunters kill dozen wolves in first day and a half

Hunters kill dozen wolves in first day and a half

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters have killed a dozen Wisconsin wolves over the first day and a half of the season. The third annual wolf season got underway Wednesday. According to data on the state Department of Natural Resources website as of mid-afternoon Thursday showed hunters had taken 12 wolves, including three in far northwestern […]

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AG hopeful: Racial marriage question ‘absurd’

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel says he shouldn’t have answered a question on whether he would defend interracial marriage bans. An Oshkosh public access cable program interview was pressing Schimel last month on Schimel’s stance the he would defend all state laws. He asked Schimel if he would have defended […]

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AG hopeful wants to update open records laws

AG hopeful wants to update open records laws

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel says he wants to update Wisconsin’s open records and open meetings laws. Schimel told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s editorial board on Thursday that the state’s laws are woefully out of date. He says he wants to bring the laws into the 21st century and address such […]

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Cost of visiting Apostle Island ice caves may rise

Cost of visiting Apostle Island ice caves may rise

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

BAYFILED, Wis. (AP) – Visitors to the ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore may have to begin paying more to see the Lake Superior wonder. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the National Park Service, which operates the park in northern Wisconsin, has proposed a $5 special recreation fee to see the caves. […]

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