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Milwaukee -- Dozens of schools in northwestern Wisconsin closed as a winter storm descended on the region. A warm start to the day Thursday was transitioning from rain to snow, sleet and freezing rain. Schools in more than 50 communities closed, including Eau Claire, Menomonie, Neillsville and ...
Last year, Wisconsin paid out just under $200,000 to farms, individuals and hunters for damage related to wolves. The state has around 925 to 952 wolves, according to the DNR's last minimum count. Supporters of the bill argue that the wolf's increasing population has threatened farmer's livelihoods, their ...

A dozen homeowners living near the Wisconsin site for a massive Foxconn technology Group complex are going to court to try to stop efforts to forcibly take their land. The property owners say the community where the plant is to be located, the Village of Mount Pleasant, is violating their constitutional rights ...
If NAFTA issues are not resolved and the U.S. decides to pull out of the trade pact -- as President Donald Trump has suggested on several occasions -- Wisconsin's agricultural exports would be sorely affected, particularly the dairy industry, which could see a 45 percent tariff on cheese exports to its top ...
The Wisconsin Singers travel around the state, and to Hayward for 21 years, doing what they love (entertaining), giving professional-level shows and free workshops, Edgington said. This year's group consists of 30 singer/dancers, eight band members, three technicians, staff, PR/marketing workers and an ...

Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary Treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, says that this bill is designed to undermine local control to the detriment of the working people in Wisconsin. The city of Madison is one of the Municipalities registered against the bill. Madison has in place certain employment ...
Scott Walker's job-creation agency has launched a push to convince Chicago-area millennials to leave the big city and relocate to Wisconsin in hopes of boosting the state's ... Most of the ads boast that Wisconsin's shorter commutes translate to less stress and more time for family, friends and exercise.
Conservative group Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin is taking the unusual step of buying $50,000 in radio and digital ads backing Jarchow and could spend another $5,000 to $10,000 on mailers and canvassing, executive director Eric Bott said. It's the first time it has engaged in express advocacy ...
Liam Folkes helped No. 14 Penn State men's hockey secure a shootout win Saturday night against No. 15 Wisconsin following a 3-3 draw at Pegula. It was a chippy contest that saw 20 penalties dished out. Guy Gadowsky's Nittany Lions are riding a 10-game unbeaten streak heading into next weekend's ...
Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are ...
One of the big changes I noticed after recently moving from Madison to Ypsilanti, Michigan, was the dairy and butter. Not the availability of obscure foreign butter, but rather the prevalence of products touting "Real California milk." Michigan is not across the country from Wisconsin. Depending on your ...
Since NAFTA took effect, more than 11,000 Wisconsin family farms have disappeared. As with job loss and wage stagnation, NAFTA isn't the only cause -- but it's definitely an important one. Nationwide, the U.S. agricultural trade balance with Canada and Mexico swung from a $2.5 billion trade surplus the ...
While the number of dairy farms in Wisconsin is shrinking as small operations struggle to remain profitable, expanding commercial farms have continued to increase the state's milk production. Numbers from the state Department of agriculture, Trade and consumer Protection show the state lost 500 dairy ...
Schimel said Kaul had never prosecuted a criminal case in Wisconsin. "There is no learning curve when I take on public safety challenges," Schimel said. "He's going to have a tremendous learning curve." Kaul said his experience working for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore has prepared him to be ...
The Milwaukee County medical examiner says an elderly woman was found collapsed in her attached garage. An autopsy was planned Thursday. In Green Bay, police say a 60-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday after she apparently fell and hit her head while trying to reach a key she had ...
Soglin, who is mounting a challenge to Republican Gov. Scott Walker in 2018, is defending his decision to give the key to the city to former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 1975, a move Walker is repeatedly blasting him for making. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File) The Associated Press.

(AP) -- Juveniles would no longer be housed at a Wisconsin youth prison complex that's been the target of a federal investigation and multiple ... Walker's handling of Wisconsin's juvenile prisons -- which he's refused to visit and have been under FBI investigation for three years -- had been a major point ...
Notre Dame is a perfect 10-0-0 in league play and owns 30 points, while second-place Ohio State (5-4-1 - 16 points) sits in second place, leading a group of five teams -- Penn State (15 points), Minnesota (14), Wisconsin (13) and Michigan (12) -- who are within four points of each other. Minnesota has ...
"Wisconsin is part of the pattern of the Upper Midwest," Egan-Robertson said. "The states in this area are generally growing quite slowly. A lot of that is due to migration in the country; it's been a long-term pattern for decades. There tends to be more movement out of the Midwest and northeast states into the ...
"As a lifelong Republican, I've always supported the party nominee and you can bet I'll be doing everything I can this November to make sure Wisconsin has a Senator who believes in the Wisconsin Way," Vukmir said in a statement. "Senator Johnson certainly understands that the grassroots are the core of ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to put more Wisconsin counties under tighter emission limits for ozone pollution. Under previous federal law for ground-level ozone, Sheboygan County and part of Kenosha County were the only parts of Wisconsin in what's called nonattainment, ...
Sony Pictures plans to release a "Slender Man" movie this spring, featuring the horror character that inspired two Wisconsin girls to nearly kill their classmate. The movie is set for a May 18 release. Slender Man has appeared in video games and online stories, but the Sony production marks the first ...
Study: Wisconsin is 10th most moved-from state in 2017: Megan Pospychala of Fox 6 writes: "Wisconsin has been named one of the most moved from states in 2017, according to a new study. The 2017 National Movers Study by United Van Lines says more people moved out of Wisconsin than into it in the ...
Jeff Mursau's proposal would re-establish the Wisconsin conservation Corps, which operated from 1983 until 2003. Then-Gov. ... "As millennials struggle to find meaningful, family-sustaining employment, reestablishing (sic) the Wisconsin Conservation Corps is more important than ever," Mursau and Rep.
MADISON, Wis - A new United Movers study is naming Wisconsin as the 10th most moved-from state in 2017. Twenty percent moved for family, but 60 percent moved for a job. United Van Lines said 55 percent of its moves in Wisconsin were out of the state. UW-Madison professor of economics Noah ...
But in a 5-2 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court distinguished the Sands-Menard enterprise from those of a case that set out when one person is unjustly enriched by the efforts of the partner. "Sands, however, did not support Menard as he built his empire; he already had it when they met," Chief Justice ...
Rep. Patrick Snyder, R-Schofield, left, led the effort to review the state's foster care system and draft 13 bills. JESSIE OPOIEN, THE capital TIMES. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. The number of foster care children in Wisconsin reached a 10-year high last year, an issue that will come into sharper ...
Wisconsin's $3 billion incentive package used to lure Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn has grown to more to $4 billion--and the company is also being allowed to skip state environmental rules it would otherwise have had to follow, CNNMoney reports. "Associated sweeteners have now ...
Meanwhile, federal budget cuts and increased demand in other states are contributing to a sharp reduction in western Wisconsin acreage expected to be sprayed in 2018 in a separate program designed to slow the spread of the pest to other states, said a spokeswoman for the state Department of ...
One of two Milwaukee-area girls charged in the 2014 attempted murder of a classmate to impress a fictional horror character known as "Slender Man" was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in a mental hospital. Anissa Weier, 16, had pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree ...
Wisconsin Ethics Commission administrator Brian Bell on Friday asked the commission that employs him to launch an investigation to clear his name after ... (AP) -- The administrator of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission made an unusual request Friday for the panel to investigate him, seeking to clear his ...
MADISON - A source close to the toy industry has leaked a copy of Santa's perks list for Wisconsin politicians and newsmakers. Here's what the good boys and girls in Madison and Washington will reportedly find in their stockings this Christmas. But they better not pout and they better not cry if an alert ...
honey, chocolates, jellies, jams, sheep cheeses, flowers and vegetables were among the products sold by local vendors at the inaugural farmers' market on May 14 in downtown Wisconsin Dells. The farmers market was open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 La Crosse Street near the Wisconsin Dells ...
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee will link up with Santa in the skies over Lake Superior, providing carrots, reindeer feed and water for the reindeer as well as hot chocolate and cookies for Santa. The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th ...
From Wisconsin's beginning as a state to building the first capitol and the difficulties endured, including a herd of local pigs that took over the basement during the building process, Edmonds leads readers to current times. He focuses on the building while regaling readers with stories of governors and ...
Which Wisconsin circuit court judges are the most knowledgeable of the law, the most even-tempered and the fairest in the state? And which are the least competent, most biased and quickest to anger? In an exclusive, unique survey, USA Today NETWORK-Wisconsin asked practicing attorneys ...
The top-rated high school prospect in Wisconsin's 2017 recruiting class was offensive lineman Kayden Lyles. With a talented and deep group of players ahead of him, he began his career by taking a redshirt season. The top-rated high school prospect in Wisconsin's 2016 recruiting class was offensive ...
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in an Associated Press interview Wednesday shot down the chances of passing several bills backed by fellow Republicans such hot-button issues as guns and abortion. The Legislature is set to return to work sometime in January but probably will only meet a ...
Meanwhile, Todd Berry, president of the Wisconsin taxpayers Alliance, said he agreed with Kooyenga that the federal legislation could increase the income taxes collected by the state. But both men cautioned that the issue is extremely complex and that the actual effect might be a wash or even a decrease ...
Wisconsin's frozen road law takes effect Friday, Dec. 22, at 12:01 a.m. for the region designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zone 1 which includes US 8 along with numbered state and federal highways north of US 8. The frozen road determination for other portions of the ...
Wisconsin Senate Republicans voted Thursday to authorize Attorney General Brad Schimel to launch an investigation into the conduct of former workers ... The chairman of the Wisconsin elections Commission, one of two entities that replaced the GAB, said Schimel can't be trusted to do an "objective and ...
Former Wisconsin prosecutor Gets Jail Time in Sex Case. A former Jackson County district attorney accused of posting bonds for women and paying for their drugs in exchange for sexual favors has been sentenced to 25 days in jail. Dec. 21, 2017, at 12:41 p.m.. Former Wisconsin Prosecutor Gets Jail Time in Sex Case ...
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in November was down 0.2 percentage points from October. The national unemployment rate in November was 4.1 percent. The state rate is the lowest it's been since November 1999.
MADISON, Wis. -- One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum possible. Anissa Weier, 16, pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted ...
In this Dec. 19, 2017 photo provided by St. Bernadette Parish Rev. Gregory Greiten poses for a photo at the Parish in Milwaukee. The Roman Catholic priest was greeted with a standing ovation from parishioners when he told them of his sexual orientation. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Rev.
He could've fed his love of astrophysics at Harvard, even though the more prudent path to the NFL is through Wisconsin. He could've strengthened his academic resume there and finally answered the question that occurred to him when he first began following famed astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Two Republican state representatives face each other in a northwestern Wisconsin primary race for an open state Senate seat. Dec. 19, 2017, at 10:07 ... Adam Jarchow, of Balsam Lake, and Shannon Zimmerman, of River Falls, face each other in western Wisconsin's 10th Senate District. There is also a ...
Wisconsin football will take a big step toward its future during the new early signing period, which begins Wednesday and runs through Friday, as the Badgers will look to sign their commitments in the 2018 recruiting class. For coach Paul Chryst, this will mark his fourth recruiting class at Wisconsin.
... Wants Death Sentence. A Wisconsin man who stole a cache of firearms from a gun shop and sent a rambling anti-government manifesto to the White House before going on the run wants to be set free or sentenced to death. Dec. 19, 2017, at 5:28 p.m.. Wisconsin Gun Shop Theft Defendant Wants Death Sentence ...


 

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