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2015-03-26

Badgers rally to beat UNC, advance to Elite for second straight year

It required a second half rally, contributions from a two unexpected bench players, and a career night for a rising star to push the Wisconsin Badgers past North Carolina, 79-72, and into the NCAA Tournament’s Elite 8 for a second…

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UW La Crosse students sound off at budget hearing

Members of the Wisconsin legislature’s budget panel heard pleas from public school administrators and UW students, during a final day long public hearing in Reedsburg. Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts some $127 million dollars in public school funding…

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Republicans say SeniorCare changes unlikely to remain in budget

Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal to scale back the SeniorCare prescription drug program is unlikely to survive a review by the Legislature’s Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee. The governor’s budget calls for requiring seniors to use Medicare Part D for basic…

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Police union says Madison officer was sober

Blood tests performed on samples taken from a Madison police officer hours after he fatally shot a biracial man show the officer was sober. The Wisconsin Professional Police Association released the results Thursday, a day ahead of when the state…

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Wisconsin DNR wants permanent walleye bag limits

The state Department of Natural Resources wants to put permanent bag limits in place for walleye on some northern Wisconsin lakes. Those limits are set each year based on the estimated impact of Native American spearfishing in the ceded territory.…

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Wisconsin budget committee holding final public hearing

Members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee hold their final public hearing today on Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget. The hearing, taking place at Reedsburg High School, is expected to draw hundreds of people who are looking to weigh…

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Start of road construction season approaches

The start of spring means road construction crews will be back on the job soon across Wisconsin. With the orange barrels likely to be a common sight for many drivers over the next several months, Steve Olson with the state…

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Bill from Kind and Ribble would address VA painkiller concerns

New federal legislation proposed in the wake of the Tomah Veterans Administration prescription painkiller crisis. The bipartisan Veterans Pain Management Improvement Act would establish pain management boards around the country. It’s based on a recommendation by the VA Office of…

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Democrats raise concerns over Wisconsin’s IT update

With implementation only about three months away, Democrats in the state legislature were raising concerns about the project on Wednesday, while a Republican leader said they’d had weeks to have those concerns addressed. The State Transforming Agency Resources – or…

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Baldwin co-sponsors bill to increase oil train safety

Federal legislation would set tougher safety standards for freight trains carrying crude oil. It’s a concern, given the heavy volume of such traffic rolling through Wisconsin each week. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is one of four U.S. Senators proposing the…

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Wausau student is state’s cabbage growing winner

A Wausau student was named Wednesday has claimed top prize in a statewide student cabbage growing contest. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel announced Riley Olbrantz as the state winner in the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade…

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2015-03-25

State Patrol says slain trooper made ‘textbook’ response

As investigators continue working to piece together the events that led up to a shootout in Fond du Lac, the former colleagues of a slain state trooper say he did everything he was supposed to leading up to the fatal…

posted 2015/03/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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