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Democrat Dick Cates concedes 51st Assembly District race

Republicans will return to the Capitol next year controlling 63 of the 99 seats in the state Assembly, after Democrat Dick Cates announced he will not seek a recount in a close race for a seat in the 51st Assembly…

posted 2014/11/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Packers dedicate new gate at Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers fans have a new way to get into Lambeau Field. Packers President Mark Murphy cut the ribbon Thursday on the American Family Insurance gate, located on the northeast side of the atrium. The entrance is expected to…

posted 2014/11/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

DNR urges safety for gun-deer hunt

Officials are again urging safety for Wisconsin’s upcoming deer hunt. Hunter safety has improved dramatically over the years with fewer injuries and deaths as a result of changes in state law. Those changes include hunting education and a blaze orange…

posted 2014/11/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Oshkosh Corp. building $80 million plant in Mexico

Months after announcing massive layoffs at Oshkosh Defense, the Oshkosh Corporation says they’re building a large new factory in Mexico. The the company insists it will not be at the expense of its U.S. employees. Spokesman John Daggett said the…

posted 2014/11/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW Stout student nabbed in pot bust

University of Wisconsin-Stout Police say they have made the biggest drug bust in their history. Working with the Menomonie Police Department and West Central Drug Task Force, UW-Stout officers searched an off-campus residence Wednesday. They found more than 6 pounds…

posted 2014/11/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Family Care will expand to 7 more Wisconsin counties

State lawmakers have approved expansion of the popular Family Care program. Joint Finance Committee co-chair, Marinette Republican Representative John Nygren, said the expansion into seven counties in northeastern Wisconsin comes despite concerns over cost. “From the beginning, there was a…

posted 2014/11/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Senators Baldwin and Johnson differ on net neutrality (AUDIO)

Wisconsin’s two US Senators are taking opposing views on President Obama’s recent call for new Internet regulations to protect net neutrality. The President wants the Federal Communications Commission to protect open access to Internet content with rules designed to stop…

posted 2014/11/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Senator Jennifer Shilling will lead Wisconsin Senate Democrats

La Crosse Senator Jennifer Shilling is the new Democratic minority leader in the Wisconsin state Senate. Shilling, elected to the Senate three years ago after serving in the Assembly, succeeds Chris Larson of Milwaukee, another first term senator who chose…

posted 2014/11/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Kelly Rindfleisch appeal of John Doe conviction rejected

A former aide to Governor Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive has had her appeal of a misconduct in public office conviction rejected. In a 2 to 1 decision, members of the First District Court of Appeals refused…

posted 2014/11/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Ricin suspect Kyle Smith suspended from UW-Oshkosh

The UW-Oshkosh student charged in federal court this week with possessing ricin is now suspended from the school. University Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Petra Roter says two professors did a great job of following school procedures when they contacted…

posted 2014/11/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Rep. Peter Barca retains leadership of Assembly Democrats

Democrats have lost seats in the Wisconsin Assembly, but state Representative Peter Barca has retained his leadership role for the upcoming legislative session. The veteran Kenosha lawmaker fended off a challenge from Representative Evan Goyke of Milwaukee, who’s serving his…

posted 2014/11/12 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Senator Baldwin sees room for common ground with Republicans

Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in last week’s midterm elections and, despite moving to the minority, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) says her job will remain the same next year. The Wisconsin Democrat says she plans to continue focusing…

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

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
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