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One person is in custody after a man was found dead in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday. Police said they were called to an address on the southeast side of the city where they found a man dead. Police said they don't believe the public is in any danger and that the people involved knew each other. Police ...
Jason Stein, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, says Russian Twitter trolls tried to stoke racial tensions in Wisconsin. Advertisement. Recommended. Viral video: Judge lays out '3 things you can do to guarantee your child goes to jail'. 1 HR. High school hoopster battles cancer. STITCH. Retro ...

According to Wisconsin Lottery data obtained by Gaming the Lottery, an international investigation into the global lottery industry, the state's most .... Reporter Mukhtar Ibrahim analyzed data for this story while working at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism in a fellowship supported by ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is updating its walleye management plan for the Lake Winnebago System for the first time in 27 years. The department is working with the Winnebago Fisheries Advisory Committee to update the plan, Wisconsin Public Radio ...
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A southeastern Wisconsin college is finalizing two new degree programs to train workers for the planned Foxconn electronics manufacturing complex. Bryan Albrecht is president and chief executive officer of Gateway Technical College in Kenosha. He tells the Milwaukee ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new pilot program in southern Wisconsin is offering help for women who are pregnant and are dealing with substance abuse. SSM Health and Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County have partnered together to create the Pregnancy2Recovery program in Dane ...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers finished their push on Thursday to close the state's troubled youth prison and enact Gov. Scott Walker's child-tax rebate, sending bills that would accomplish both goals on to the governor for his signature. The $80 million prison bill calls for closing the ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new report shows Wisconsin's unemployment rate hit a record low in February. The state Department of Workforce Development released data on Thursday showing the unemployment rate dipped to 2.9 percent in February, which was down 0.2 percent from January and marked ...
Raquel Rutledge, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award. The award recognizes an individual's extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism ... reporter
All but two Wisconsin counties are either under quarantine or adjacent to a quarantined county in the state or a neighboring state. No one is allowed to move firewood out of a quarantined county to non-quarantined areas and businesses that handle ash wood must sign agreements with DATCP ...
Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, a four-term lawmaker and businessman turned philanthropist from Wisconsin. It includes more than 2.5 miles of frontage along the Gros Ventre River and six tributaries. Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Tricia O'Connor said the purchase would protect backcountry areas from future ...
I could use a good two-day report on the biggest crime families in Washington, D.C.,” Pocan tweeted. The lawmaker linked to a tweet from reporter Andrea Mitchell who said “if a friendly member of Congress hired him for a week he could possibly qualify for pension benefits by extending his service the extra ...
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- Wisconsin Rapids Police are investigating the death of one person in a Wisconsin Rapids home. According to a press release, the death investigation is at the 1500 block of Chestnut Street. Our reporter at the scene tells us the home is surrounded by crime scene tape, ...
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Jurors convicted a Wisconsin man who prosecutors say killed his 2-month-old son in a fit of rage and then claimed the child died in his sleep. The jury in Kenosha County delivered its verdict Friday. The Kenosha News reports Robert Stynes now faces up to 15 years in prison when ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin organization is working to connect woodworkers and builders with diseased trees that typically end up in landfills after being cut down. Wisconsin Urban Wood repurposes urban trees that have been taken down because of disease or to make room for new development ...
Former Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to reporters Friday at UW-Madison after urging students to vote for Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet. ... Holder urged students to "come out in record numbers" to vote in Wisconsin elections in order to have a "more fair" legislative system, which he ...
The same thing needs to be true for our schools all across the state of Wisconsin. We are putting $100 million behind this plan ... Walker told reporters late last month that he was working with lawmakers to draft a plan to help enhance safety at schools throughout the state. Since then, state Superintendent of ...

The Beaver Dam Police Department identified Morrow with DNA by working in cooperation with the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory in Madison, according to a news release. Officials are planning to take the unusual step on Thursday of burning down the 16-unit apartment building where the explosion ...
The two Wisconsin journalists are part of a team of 57 covering local and national stories at the Winter Olympics. Until now, the ... “I think we're seeing a lot more of that kind of consolidation as newspaper chains are sending a few reporters to cover the games for all their outlets.” Being part of a chain also ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About 203,000 retired public employees in the Wisconsin Retirement System will receive a 2.4 percent pension payment increase starting in May. The Department of Employee Trust Funds announced the payment increase on Tuesday. It comes after the State of Wisconsin ...
FOND DU LAC - Police received at least 16 reports of gunshots on Monday night, with calls coming primarily from the downtown area. According to police logs, the Fond du Lac Police Department first received report of the shots at about 10:15 p.m. from a residence on Fourth Street. Several callers reported ...
Wisconsin would close its troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison by July 2020 and put counties in charge of many of its juvenile offenders under a plan unveiled Tuesday by a ... Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, told reporters that while he liked pieces of the bill, he didn't want to move too quickly on it.
Under federal law, butter sold in Wisconsin must be graded by Wisconsin-licensed butter graders to ensure the consistency and quality of butter sold in the state. A violation of the artisanal butter ban could result in a fine between $100 and $1,000 or imprisonment up to six months for the first offense, ...
FILE -- Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson speaks with reporters in Madison, Wis. Federal records show that Nicholson's parents have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Nicholson is in a primary battle against ...
MADISON - The Assembly voted Tuesday to funnel $7 million to rural schools and approved allowing foster children to go to University of Wisconsin schools for free. Assembly Bill 835 would provide $6.5 million more for schools in sparsely populated rural areas and an estimated $15.6 million more for ...
Fitzgerald told reporters at the capitol Tuesday that it would take on some of the duties of the state Department of Revenue, which he contends is no longer enforcing Wisconsin's liquor laws the way it should. "It doesn't matter if you're a brewery or if you're a tavern or you're a retailer, everyone agrees the ...
MANITOWOC - Two residents of Two Rivers died from the flu over the weekend, the Manitowoc County Coroner's Office said Monday. Coroner Curtis Green told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin a 56-year-old man and 48-year-old woman died from flu-related causes this weekend. He would not identify ...
The Velvet and Tulle Boutique, a new women's clothing store at 217 W. Milwaukee St. in Janesville, is the latest example of renovation work taking place in the city's downtown. (Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP). By NEIL JOHNSON Janesville Gazette. JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — When Shawn ...
(Colorado State Snow Sculpting Competition / Special to the Reporter-Herald) ... The First Place People's Choice Award and overall winner of the 2018 United States National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wis. was awarded Saturday to team Wisconsin 1 for their sculpture of an octopus ...
KING, Wis. (AP) — A new leader has been named for the troubled Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, which has been dogged by concerns about inadequate care and poor building conditions. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs says Richard Mapes will take over on March 19 as the new ...
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Hospitality venues, retailers and other locales in western Wisconsin are capitalizing on the economic benefits generated by the Super Bowl being held in Minneapolis. Businesses in Hudson and other surrounding cities in Wisconsin are within an easy commute to the NFL's biggest ...
Watergate Reporter Carl Bernstein Says 'Authoritarian' Trump Has Plunged the U.S. into It's Darkest Days Since McCarthy With Memo Release ... the days of Joe McCarthy,” Bernstein said, referring to the notorious anti-communist purges orchestrated by the Wisconsin Republican senator in the 1950s.
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Hospitality venues, retailers and other locales in western Wisconsin are capitalizing on the economic benefits generated by the Super Bowl being held in neighboring Minnesota. Businesses in Hudson and other surrounding cities in Wisconsin are within an easy commute to the ...
Nominations are being sought for the eighth annual Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award, recognizing an individual's extraordinary ... Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, participation of young journalists in the event and a special investigative reporting workshop.
Wisconsin Senate candidate attacks GOP rival over pay raises ... Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson speaks with reporters Tuesday, Jan. ... (AP) — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson is attacking rival Leah Vukmir for taking some pay raises, calling her a ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two siblings who grew up watching their family curl in Madison have their sights set on Olympic gold. Matt and Becca Hamilton are heading to Pyeongchang this month to represent Team USA in mixed doubles curling at the Olympics, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Players take ...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — New data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the country's production of industrial sand increased more than 36 percent in 2017 as Wisconsin again led the nation. The agency's 2017 Mineral Commodity report was released Thursday. It says the county's total production was ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp has recused herself from a Wisconsin compliance review. Midwest Environmental Advocates and 16 individuals petitioned the EPA in 2015 to review Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' compliance ...
There is a lot of work that still needs to be done to turn President Trump's State of the Union call for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment into reality, but his leadership gives rise to an important opportunity and great optimism for our country's future on a critically important topic that has big ramifications for ...
LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a dormitory at a popular Wisconsin resort and caused $5 million in damage was intentionally set, investigators said. The Jan. 25 blaze destroyed the Wilderness Resort dormitory that was under construction in the Wisconsin Dells, The Capital Times reported ...
Some Republican state lawmakers from southeastern Wisconsin are trying to revive planning for a freeway renovation project in Milwaukee County. The project is known ... Walker offered a cautious response to reporters in Madison on Thursday morning, saying, "Certainly, we're willing to move projects up.
The case regards a records request that Isthmus made with freelancer Gil Halsted, a retired Wisconsin Public Radio reporter, to the Madison Police Department on Dec. 7, 2016. The paper and Halsted asked for records related to Steve Heimsness, the police officer who shot and killed Paul Heenan in ...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks with reporters Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Madison, Wis. Walker said he would be open to raising the state's gas tax, a year ... Walker told reporters he was being consistent with his position on gas tax increases first voiced in 2014, even though he threatened to veto the ...
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Morgan Geyser, left, looks to her attorney Anthony Cotton as she appears in a in a Waukesha County Courtroom in Waukesha, Wis. Geyser one of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with fictional horror character Slender Man is being sentenced ...
In addition to the Wisconsin stores, the company also plans to close stores in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah. Bon-Ton said in a ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Joe Taschler contributed to this story.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The public will get a chance to sound off in March about Racine officials' request to pull 7 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to serve the massive plant Foxconn Technology is building in southeast Wisconsin. Officials at the state Department of Natural Resources ...
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — Kimberly-Clark's plan to make deep reductions to its workforce involves hundreds of employees in Wisconsin. The consumer products giant says it plans to close the Neenah Nonwovens facility within the next 18 months, as well as the Cold Spring Facility in nearby Fox Crossing.
“Washington needs to put words into action because Wisconsin is in desperate need of rebuilding our infrastructure,” Baldwin said in a news release. “It's time to act on a plan that puts people to work rebuilding our roads, bridges, ports and water infrastructure. Strong buy American, hire American standards ...
Walker issued the call during his eighth State of the State address, which came at a time of record-low unemployment in Wisconsin and with more than a dozen Democrats vying for the chance to deny the Republican governor a third term in November. “These are not Republican or Democrat issues.
(AP) — A divided Wisconsin Elections Commission voted Wednesday to retain its embattled leader through early spring, thumbing its nose at state Senate Republicans who a day earlier refused to confirm him. One Republican commissioner joined with three Democratic commissioners to retain Michael ...


 

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