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... in the Wisconsin foster care system. The package was created by the 2017 Speakers Task Force on Foster Care, co-chaired by Onalaska Democratic Representative Steve Doyle. The governor signed six of the bills in Wausau and another 5 in La Crosse Wednesday afternoon at the county ...
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man arrested by a state drug task force faces new charges after authorities say he had tried to arrange a hit on a drug informant. Michael J. Estevez, of Egg Harbor, faces charges of conspiracy to commit a homicide, solicitation of first-degree intentional ... murder

REEDSVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The search for a Wisconsin teen swept away in a rip current while swimming off the coast of Fort Morgan, Alabama has ended with no sign of the boy. The Fort Morgan Fire Department says the search for 17-year-old Jevon Lemke, of Reedsville, is over, but that authorities ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says Green Bay and Wausau set snowfall records on Tuesday. Wausau received 10 inches of snow while Green Bay got between 8 and 9 inches. Forecasters say parts of Waupaca and Oconto counties received nearly a foot of snow Monday ...
If you're behind on your bills from this winter, you could be at risk of losing power in the coming weeks. Wisconsin's winter moratorium, guaranteeing electricity cannot be shut off during the winter months, ends April 15. Xcel Energy told our sister station News 18 in Eau Claire over 12 percent of ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday Texas Meat Packers, out of Fort Worth, is recalling more than seven thousand pounds of raw beef produced produced on March 23 and 24. These products were sold in multiple states, including Wisconsin.

Recent legislation in Wisconsin now allows those with an associate's or bachelor's degree to become temporarily licensed to teach, regardless of field of study. Wisconsin is currently experiencing a shortage, particularly in substitute teachers. Those interested in becoming a substitute teacher can attend ... schools
SPRING BROOK, Wis. (AP) — The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the killing of a 24-year-old Eau Claire man. The agency said in a Sunday statement that a suspect has been identified, and the Dunn County District Attorney is likely to file charges later in the week. Authorities say the man's ... schools
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sheriff's department says a father and son have died after getting trapped in a silo near Barron. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said in a Sunday statement that 51-year-old Daniel Briel and 14-year-old David Briel were working inside the silo when an "internal ... schools
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One-fourth of Wisconsin residents binge drink at least once a month, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study defined binge drinking as a woman having four or more drinks and a man having five or more drinks during a short ... schools
It's the time of year when the weather starts to clear up enough for people to take their motorcycles out. As the sun starts shining the familiar rumbling fills the air, and with the weather clearing up all drivers should think of the riders taking to the roads. "It's good to see that we are starting to warm up ... Wisconsin
Similar events were scheduled in cities across Wisconsin, including Racine, Fort Atkinson, Madison, La Crosse, Appleton and Green Bay. And a four-day, 50-mile march kicks off Sunday in Madison, with plans to wrap up in Janesville, the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Milwaukee ... Wisconsin
More than 1,200 people came out for the March for Our Lives in La Crosse Saturday afternoon. The march started at Burns Park and was followed by a rally at Cameron Park. Rally speakers were a cross section of political, religious and community leaders in western Wisconsin, as well as students ... Wisconsin
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Just a month after 17 people were shot and killed at a Florida high school, Eau Claire police learned of a possible mass shooting being planned at Memorial High School. “The nature of the threats, the amount of the specificity and the involvement of firearms all point to this being a real ... Wisconsin
He wants to expand internet access across Wisconsin. That's one reason Kurt Kober is running for Lieutenant Governor. Kober wants to change the economy. Expanding connectivity is one way to do that, he says. He wants to run because of his love of the state. Kober was born and raised in Sheboygan. Wisconsin
"Governor Walker is clearly intimidated by the thought of losing more power when voters go to the polls," Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) said in a statement. "His refusal to call special elections is depriving thousands of Wisconsin families equal representation in the Legislature.”. Wisconsin
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Four high school students in Eau Claire are facing possible charges of making terrorists threats. Eau Claire police say the students were messaging on Facebook over the course of several days about a mass shooting that would take place at Memorial High School on Monday, ... Wisconsin

Monroe County prosecutors on Thursday filed four felony charges against a middle school teacher accused of having sexual contact with a high school student. Alexis Mashak. Mashak. Meadowview Middle School physical education teacher Alexis Mashak, 27, of Bangor admitted to having sexual contact ... Wisconsin
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 Thursday that shows the unemployment rate dipped to 2.9 percent in February, down 0.2 percent from January to mark a record low. Wisconsin
"Wisconsin's economy is such a mess that we've seen declining family wages even with a low unemployment rate," said Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse. "Republican policies that reward corporations with massive tax breaks aren't helping to grow our middle class or put more money ... Wisconsin
In 2006, La Crosse County Circuit Judge John Perlich placed House on two years of probation for possession with intent to deliver cocaine. His probation was revoked in December 2007, and a judge sentenced him to 18 months in prison and three years on extended supervision, which also was revoked. Wisconsin
FILE - In this June. 1, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge and Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, Rebecca Dallet poses for a photo in Madison, Wis. Dallet warned supporters at a California fundraiser this week that an onslaught of spending by conservative groups against her was coming ... Wisconsin
MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Senate is taking up more than 100 bills on their last schedule session day of the year. One GOP leader, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau ) had a change of heart on some pieces of legislation he once doubted wouldn't get a vote in his chamber. The bill to close ... Wisconsin
MADISON — A former La Crosse postal employee who the government says may have stolen mail from at least 7,800 people pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal ... 14, 2013, he took a priority mail piece containing a Coby Fleener football card intended for an address in the La Crosse 54603 zip code. Wisconsin
HURLEY, Wis. (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for each of four men charged with a New Year's Day homicide in Iron County. WJFW-TV reports three men, Richard Allen, James Lussier and Joseph Lussier, appeared in person in Iron County Circuit Court Monday. A fourth defendant, Evan Oungst, ... Wisconsin
LA CROSSE, Wis, (WXOW) -. In anticipation of the large winter storm that is forecast to leave several inches of snow across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, a number of schools are dismissing early and canceling evening activities. The storm is expected to arrive in our area Monday afternoon. Wisconsin
The La Crosse woman is on track to graduate from Western Technical College in La Crosse this spring with a degree in human services. She wants to work with at-risk youth. But what makes her story remarkable are the details of her life leading to her future. Harper is a black single mother, living in public ... Wisconsin
A Cashton Wisconsin man has died following a rollover accident in La Crosse county this morning. La Crosse County Sheriff's Department says around 9:50 a.m they received a call for a rollover accident at the intersection of Darling Road and State Trunk Highway 162, south of Bangor. Justin Scheel, 41 ... Wisconsin
What a game it was in Osseo on Thursday night. The G-E-T Redhawks matched up versus the 23-1 and top-seeded Wisconsin Dells Chiefs. The Chiefs controlled most of the game but it was Lexi Wagner who was stellar in the final minutes of the game. Wagner knocked down back-to-back-to back three ... Wisconsin
Some attribute the increase in female agriculture students to leaders in the La Crosse community encouraging people to follow their goals. "It's promoting more of that different mindset, bringing in maybe ideas that we haven't had before," La Crosse County UW - Extension Agricultural Educator Kaitlyn ... Wisconsin
... the cadets in the 63rd recruiting class from the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy before helping swear them in Saturday at the La Crosse Center. ... of the top four awards presented during the graduation and swearing-in ceremony for him and 36 other Wisconsin State Patrol officers in La Crosse Friday.
Clean Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation have challenged the state Department of Natural Resources' decision to issue the Georgia-based company a permit ... “The public's rights to challenge DNR decisions in court are the foundation of how we keep Wisconsin's water, air and land clean for everyone.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker traveled to La Crosse for the Wisconsin State Patrol Recruit Class Graduation on Friday. With the Governor's decision Thursday to schedule special elections to fill vacant spots in the Wisconsin legislature, News 19 wanted to find out more about Walker's reason ...
Lottery tickets are shown for sale at the Food Pantry Citgo in Stoughton, Wis. Wisconsin has no laws preventing retail lottery sellers or their employees or owners from buying and cashing in lottery tickets at their own stores — a gap in regulation that could open the state's lottery system to fraud.
A Wisconsin DNR-granted permit in 2017 would allow Meteor Timber to fill in 16.25 acres of wetland, approximately 13 of which are rare white pine-red maple wetland to build a rail spur for their planned frac sand mining facility in the Town of Grant. That permit has been appealed by Clean Wisconsin and ...
Students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are getting the chance to meet potential future employers. UWL hosted its annual spring career fair on campus Wednesday afternoon. Hundreds of students got the chance to network with businesses from around the area in hopes of finding a career or ...
LACROSSE, WI (MetroSource-WSAU) Hot dogs from Wisconsin will be served at this year's Super Bowl. Bakalars Sausage Company is La Crosse is the official hot dog provider for this year's big game. The company has been the hot dog provider for the Minnesota Vikings for the past two years and is ...
Gundersen launches phone line to handle influenza influx; 42 people hospitalized so far in La Crosse County. CHRIS HUBBUCH La Crosse Tribune ... The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 646 flu-associated hospitalizations in the week ending Jan. 20, when the federal Centers for ...
A bulk of Wisconsin's dairy and produce are exported to Canada and Mexico, who are also under the NAFTA agreement. Kaitlyn Lance, the agricultural educator for the UW extension in La Crosse. Kaitlyn adds, "Back in 2016, we exported about 3.4 billion of our agriculture products out of Wisconsin, alone, ...
So far, none of the Waupaca County snowmobile trails have been open all season – a trend Action 2 News has been following across many Northeast Wisconsin snow trails. “We have a lack of snow in this area, and I think statewide actually, so that's impacting tourism with snowmobiles, with cross country ...
Amber graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in December of 2017. There, she studied Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast and Digital Media, and had a minor in Creative Writing. While in college, Amber worked both on and off air at the campus news station and hosted her ...
The Western District of Wisconsin had 28 Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases filed in U.S. bankruptcy court in 2017, a chapter specifically for family farmers or ... MADISON — New federal court data shows the Western District of Wisconsin had the highest number of farm bankruptcies in the country last year.
The vehicle has been acquired by the Wisconsin Historical Society and is being refurbished for future display and adapted for interactive use by visitors. .... an online form, uploading an audio or video file, or mailing them directly to the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706.
Six Westby businesses received a perfect compliance score in 2017 following a a recent Wisconsin Wins statewide initiative designed to decrease youth ... The (WI Wins) program is a science-based program launched in the spring of 2002 as part of a comprehensive approach to preventing youth access to ...
Congressman Sean Duffy, First Lady of Wisconsin Tonette Walker and Dr. Ben Carson addressed homelessness in Wisconsin Wednesday. To truly fix the problem, they agreed that the movement goes far beyond merely providing shelter. During a speech at the 5th Annual Hunger and Homelessness ...
Coon Valley Conservation Club Bucks of Vernon County will be held at the Coon Valley Village Hall, Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There will be free rack scoring by the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club, viewing of trophy racks and mounts of animals taken everywhere, a raffle and vendors.
The National Weather Service said southern Wisconsin could get 1 to 2 inches of wet snow overnight, more to the north and less to the south. ... This warning is for southwest Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota, including such cities as La Crosse, Sparta, Tomah and Richland Center. Madison is expected ...
The truck serves the military at Fort McCoy, La Crosse Regional Airport and other areas around Wisconsin — providing snacks, toiletries and most importantly, Wi-Fi so troops can contact family. The truck got a fresh paint job in Waukesha Monday, Jan. 22. The old truck, purchased back in 2015, was falling ...
Snow to a wintry mix will spread across much of the La Crosse area early this morning, continuing into tonight. Significant snowfall is expected from southeast Minnesota into north central Wisconsin. The weather has caused the following schools to cancel classes for Monday: Arcadia, Blair-Taylor, ...
(AP) — A proposed grant could make it less costly for Wisconsin farmers to harvest and transport leftover produce to food banks. ... high cost of harvesting and transporting produce can be a barrier that stops farmers from donating extra produce, said David Lee, the executive director of Feeding Wisconsin.


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