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2015-01-25

Wisconsin DNR may do analysis of frac sand industry

The state Natural Resources Board may approve a DNR analysis of frac sand mining Wisconsin. The Board will consider whether the DNR should update information on the industry this week. It’s in response to a petition from Midwest Environmental Advocates,…

posted 2015/01/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Man killed after Jeep breaks through ice on Lake Winnebago

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says a 40-year-old Sussex man died after his Jeep fell through the ice on Lake Winnebago. The man and his eight-year-old son were out on the ice at about 7:00 Sunday morning, when an ATV…

posted 2015/01/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Women gamblers on the rise in Wisconsin

More women in Wisconsin are running up gambling debts. Rose Gruber of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling says, since the group opened a gambling help line in 1996, calls from men have seen a 32 percent increase, while the…

posted 2015/01/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bus passenger takes the wheel after driver collapses

A harrowing experience this weekend for about three dozen passengers on a charter bus that was traveling along Interstate 94 through Kenosha County. The Sheriff’s Department says the bus was heading to Chicago from Milwaukee Saturday night, when the 68-year-old…

posted 2015/01/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-24

Walker impresses conservatives at Iowa Freedom Summit (AUDIO)

Potential presidential candidate Scott Walker wowed a conservative crowd in Des Moines over the weekend. Walker was uncharacteristically emotional as he spoke at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit. The governor told of threats he and his family received during the 2011…

posted 2015/01/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Let’s play two: Ernie Banks passes at age 83

Ernie Banks, known world-wide as Mr. Cub, became the Chicago Cubs’ first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953.  He went on to become a two-time National League Most Valuable Player and 14-time all-star. Mr. Cub passed away on Friday at…

posted 2015/01/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-23

Wisconsin facing $283 million year-end shortfall

New numbers from the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau show Wisconsin could end the year with a $283 million budget shortfall. The numbers are more than double the $132 million shortfall Governor Scott Walker’s administration projected in November. That’s in addition…

posted 2015/01/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker denies politics played a role in Kenosha casino decision (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker says the decision to reject the Menominee Tribe’s proposed Kenosha casino was purely about the potential financial impact of the project, not because of political pressure. The governor on Friday rejected the $800 million development, citing concerns…

posted 2015/01/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers respond to Walker’s decision to reject Kenosha casino

Governor Scott Walker rejects the Menominee Tribe’s proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha. Walker said in a statement, “after a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state’s taxpayers is too…

posted 2015/01/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-22

Walker rejects Kenosha casino project

The Menominee Tribe’s proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha has been rejected by Governor Scott Walker. The governor told the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Interior Friday morning about his non-concurrence with the project. In a statement, Walker said…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin lawmakers want focus on Tomah VA Center

Lawmakers in Washington want attention focused on the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center. A media report said doctors at the Tomah Center allegedly over-prescribed opiate painkillers, and one service member died. Congressman Ron Kind is asking the House Veterans’ Affairs…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan introduces right to vote amendment

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan is proposing a right to vote constitutional amendment. “Right now there is not an explicit right to vote in our U.S. Constitution,” said the Madison Democrat, who introduced the “Pocan-Ellison Right to Vote Amendment” with Minnesota…

posted 2015/01/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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