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DOT warns against driving drunk on St. Patrick’s Day

Luck of the Irish won’t do any good if you’re caught driving drunk. Two people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes last year on St. Patrick’s Day. As revelers celebrate this holiday, law enforcement officers across the state are keeping an…

posted 2015/03/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Three orphans familiar with heartbreak

The three young girls from Three Lakes whose parents were murdered by a sibling have faced tragedy before. Last week, Thomas and Jennifer Ayers were found dead in their northern Wisconsin home, and Jennifer’s 17-year-old daughter Ashlee Martinson is charged…

posted 2015/03/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Construction workers dye beards green, raise money for Honor Flight

What started as a St. Patrick’s Day joke turned into a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser to help area veterans. Several employees of Wisconsin Public Service’s Weston Three ReACT facility have teamed up with construction workers. Kelly Zagrzebski said men are…

posted 2015/03/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Assembly to consider 70 mph speed limit

The state Assembly is set to consider legislation today that would clear the way for higher speed limits on Wisconsin highways. The bill would allow the state Department of Transportation to set a maximum speed limit of 70 miles an…

posted 2015/03/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin’s long-term care program faces changes in budget

Governor Scott Walker’s budget contains concerns, for supporters of Wisconsin’s long-term care system. The proposal would overhaul the system that provides long-term care to more than 50,000 residents who are elderly or have long-term disabilities. The state spends some $2…

posted 2015/03/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Madison police chief defends officer in Tony Robinson shooting

Madison’s police chief is coming to the defense of an officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen earlier this month. In a blog post Monday morning, Chief Mike Koval wrote that’s he’s “outraged” that people would judge officer Matt…

posted 2015/03/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


DNR suspends burning permits in 22 Wisconsin counties

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources suspended burning permits in 22 counties on Monday, as strong winds and dry conditions ushered in what is expected to be the state’s first widespread risk of high to very high fire danger. “We…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmakers continue work on school accountability bill

Despite some conflicting views in the Assembly and Senate on how the state should approach the issue, lawmakers continue to work on crafting school accountability legislation that both chambers can support. Lawmakers have been working on bills to help failing…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UWSP pushes for differential tuition

Following potential budget cuts, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students and administration are seeking permission to charge students differential tuition. Regular tuition is paid to UW System, which distributes those dollars to individual campuses. Differential tuition is a cost above and…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Weight limits for heavy trucks in effect statewide

Department of Transportation Highway Maintenance Supervisor Brett Matthews says the unseasonably warm temperature forced many maintenance departments to go into spring limits early Matthews says some of the state’s roads were not built for the rigors of modern heavy trucks.…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism under way in La Crosse

It’s the Superbowl of the tourism industry, so says Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. She and Governor Scott Walker talk about the state of tourism. The event provides great networking opportunities. “You know if you’re maybe a smaller county with lesser…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin advocate pleased by Senate medical marijuana bill

A Wisconsin advocate for medical marijuana sees the introduction of a bipartisan medical marijuana bill in the U.S. Senate as a step forward on the issue. “The fact that this bill is being introduced in the U.S. Senate I think…

posted 2015/03/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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