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2014-11-27

Wisconsin officials urge consumers to keep an eye on Black Friday prices

As you gear up for the start of the holiday shopping season, state consumer protection officials are reminding you to read the fine print this Black Friday. Retail stores are looking to pull in customers with deeply discounted doorbuster deals,…

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Invasive algae found in southeastern Wisconsin lake

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a new invasive algae called starry stonewort has been found in a lake in Waukesha County. The DNR says routine monitoring turned up the European algae in Little Muskego Lake.  The algae…

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State Tourism Department launches annual ‘Big Bundle Up’ campaign

The state Tourism Department is urging Wisconsin residents to help those in need bundle up this winter. The agency is once again launching its annual Big Bundle Up’ campaign. The effort seeks to collect coats, hats, and other warm clothing…

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2014-11-26

Assembly Speaker names Republican members of Wisconsin budget committee

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has named the six Republican who will serve on the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee next session. Among them will be three new faces and three who served on the panel last session. Marinette Republican state…

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Many Wisconsin public school unions vote to recertify

State officials have released the results of recertification votes held by school district employee unions. Unions representing 305 school district workers statewide held votes between November 5th and 25th. The unions represent teachers, support staff, and custodial workers. According to…

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Latest John Doe email release details coordination

Another round of documents from a now ended John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County continues to show how staff in the county executive’s office worked with Governor Scott Walker’s 2010 campaign. The county on Tuesday released 70,000 pages of emails…

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Wisconsin state Rep. Bill Kramer gets five months for sexual assault

An embattled state lawmaker has been sentenced to five months in jail on charges that he pushed and groped a woman outside of a Republican fundraiser. State Representative Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) pleaded no contest last month to two counts of…

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Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

Traffic safety and law enforcement officials aim for zero preventable deaths on Wisconsin roads through the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Fewer hours of daylight, unpredictable deer crossings, and changing weather conditions can create driving challenges this time of year. Sgt. Dave…

posted 2014/11/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-11-25

Rally in Madison in wake of Ferguson decision

Hundreds took to the streets in downtown Madison, in the wake of the grand jury decision note to indict Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Up to 500 participated in the rally, hosted by the Young Gifted and Black Coalition,…

posted 2014/11/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Attorney General-elect Schimel picks transition team

Wisconsin’s incoming attorney general has named a transition team to help with the switchover in the Department of Justice when he’s sworn in this coming January. Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel, who will replace outgoing Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, has…

posted 2014/11/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Black Friday deals come early

Black Friday is around the corner, but holiday shopping is already under way. Black Friday traditionally begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, many stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day, and several retailers are offering deep discounts an entire…

posted 2014/11/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW-Green Bay latest to cancel Bill Cosby appearance

In the wake of several cancellations in other markets, officials with UW-Green Bay announced Monday they were cancelling troubled comedian Bill Cosby‘s April 12 concert at the Weidner Center. According to a statement, the performance will not be rescheduled. A…

posted 2014/11/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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