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2015-08-26

Bicycling becoming safer despite spike in fatalities

Despite recent numbers, bicycling is becoming safer. Nine bicyclists have been killed by motor vehicles in Wisconsin so far this year. That’s already five more than all of last year. Dave Cieslewicz is Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation.…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Oshkosh Defense tapped to build new military vehicle

A major military contract could help create new jobs in northeastern Wisconsin. Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion US Military contract on Tuesday to build the next generation of armored vehicle to replace the Humvee. The deal calls for…

posted 2015/08/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-08-25

Abortions in Wisconsin were down 10 percent in 2014

The state Department of Health Services says abortions performed in Wisconsin dropped by 10 percent last year. The annual report shows 5,800 induced abortions were performed in the state in 2014, down from 6,462 the year before. Data collected by…

posted 2015/08/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Head of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation stepping down

The head of the troubled Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation plans to step down from his role at the agency near the end of September. In a statement, WEDC Secretary/CEO Reed Hall announced he plans to retire from the job creation…

posted 2015/08/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Spencer mom sentenced in murder for hire case

One of two Spencer women convicted in a murder for hire case will be going to prison for seven years. Shari Klimmer was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 9 years on extended supervision. The 46-year-old Klimmer pleaded guilty…

posted 2015/08/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin elk in new home near Black River Falls (VIDEO)

Wisconsin’s newest elk herd is now at home. The state of Kentucky has supplied 150 elk to Wisconsin, where efforts to reintroduce the animal have been underway for two decades, with a herd in northern Wisconsin. “This new reintroduction effort…

posted 2015/08/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Farm Technology Days begins in Dane County

The state’s largest agricultural show of the years gets underway today in Dane County. More than 600 exhibitors will be on site for Farm Technology Days, taking place on the Statz Brothers farm near Sun Prairie. Executive Committee Chair Bob…

posted 2015/08/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-08-24

Wisconsin lawmakers call for stricter reporting of travel costs

Any state elected official who runs for a federal office would have to file detailed travel reports with the state, under a bill being introduced at the Capitol. The legislation, co-sponsored by state Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Rep.…

posted 2015/08/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-08-23

‘Super lice’ and ‘social media lice’ on the rise

Now more than ever, lice are not nice. A strain of head lice (Pediculosis) that’s immune to over-the-counter treatments is spreading across the country – including Wisconsin. Doctor Sharon Rink is a pediatrician at ThedaCare’s Darboy clinic in the Fox…

posted 2015/08/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Weekend crash kills two in Barron County

Authorities continue to investigate a Saturday afternoon accident in which 2 people were killed and 16 people were injured. It happened at Highway 63 near Cumberland in Barron County, when a car collided with a school bus. The driver of…

posted 2015/08/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Moore claims Walker ‘tightening the noose’ around African Americans (AUDIO)

A Wisconsin congresswoman claims Governor Scott Walker’s policies have hurt African American residents of Milwaukee. During a call with reporters Monday, U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, a black Milwaukee Democrat, said the governor has backed policies that have worsened racial disparities…

posted 2015/08/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker to complete a Southern swing

Call it Governor Scott Walker’s “southern strategy. Walker was in Alabama and Tennessee over the weekend, and completes a campaign trip through several Southern states on Monday with stops in North and South Carolina. “This Southern swing is a signal…

posted 2015/08/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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