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2014-08-27

Wisconsin primary turnout was 12.7 percent

Wisconsin’s state elections agency say only 12.7 percent of eligible voters turned out for the August 12 primary, well below the 15 percent initially projected. The state Government Accountability Board says 552,342 votes were cast in primaries for governor on…

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Gogebic delaying mine application

The formal application for an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin is at least a year away. Gogebic Taconite was planning to submit their application to mine in the Penokee Hills next spring, but that has been delayed by the…

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Officials urge customers to ‘shop smart’ for back-to-school

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) offers up tips for back-to-school shopping, so you’ll get your money’s worth. Sandy Chalmers, Division Administrator with the agency, says the most important thing to remember is that Wisconsin law…

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Walker updates negotiations as Potawatomi withhold payment

Governor Scott Walker has provided an update on negotiations over a Kenosha casino. A letter released Tuesday by the administration said there has been a deal reached with the Ho-Chunk Nation that could clear the way for the Menominee tribe…

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Appeals court hears same sex marriage ban challenge

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has heard a challenge to Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. Katie Bellanger with Fair Wisconsin said the three judge panel had sharply worded questions for the state. “They focused most of their time on really…

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2014-08-26

Beloit College releases latest ‘Mindset List’

Much of the incoming Class of 2018 on college campuses across the country were in kindergarten when the images of 9-11 were being shown on TV, have always lived in a world where cloning an animal is possible, and never…

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Jessica Strom gets prison time on murder for hire conviction (AUDIO)

A Merrill woman convicted in an attempted murder for hire scheme to kill her boyfriend will spend the next three-and-a-half years in prison. Jessica Anne Strom broke down in court Tuesday when she heard her sentence from judge Neil Neilson…

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Cizauskas sentenced for UW campus sex assault

A former University of Wisconsin football recruit has been sentenced to one year behind bars for sexually on the Madison campus. Dominic Cizauskas, a star athlete at Mukwonago High School, assaulted a woman he knew in her dorm room during…

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Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson has unveiled its model lineup for 2015 – and the selections includes a trike. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Harley…

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Shooting victim identified killer before dying

The motive of the double homicide last Friday in Fitchburg, reportedly at the hands of a former Dane County Deputy, remains a mystery. Andy Steele, who retired from the department in June after being diagnosed with ALS, is accused of…

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Clark County crash victim identified

A man killed in a weekend traffic crash in Clark County has been identified as 38-year-old Jessie Fitzl of Stanley. Clark County sheriff’s officials say Fitzl was cresting a hill Saturday night, when he saw two ATVs parked on a…

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Douglas County woman killed by train

A 59-year-old woman was killed in northwest Wisconsin, after she was hit by a train while walking a dog. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say the woman had just left a grocery store in Solon Springs, when she walked around a…

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