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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin Proposes Made in America Shipbuilding Act

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:58:39 GMT

Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin proposed her Made in America Shipbuilding Act on Tuesday in Superior that would support the shipbuilding and manufacturing industries. She spoke in front of people at Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy about the proposed legislation, which would require any vessel that was paid for with U.S. tax dollars to be made with American parts and by American workers.

Recent rainfall, flooding may contaminate wells

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:31:52 GMT

Recent heavy rainfall, mixed with warming temperatures, snow melt and lingering frozen ground can create conditions that may affect private wells and drinking water across central and southern Wisconsin. "Our recent rain, mixed precipitation and local flooding throughout the state is a reminder that changing spring weather can lead to well contamination," said Liesa Lehmann, Department of Natural Resources Private Water Section chief.

The Latest: Wisconsin Senate passes Walker welfare bills

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:28:39 GMT

The Wisconsin Legislature has approved most of Gov. Scott Walker's welfare overhaul package, including tougher work requirements for people on food stamps. The Senate on Tuesday voted to increase the current 20-hour per-week work or job training requirement for able-bodied adults to 30 hours and include parents with school-aged children for the first time.

Wisconsin attorney general open to allowing guns in schools

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:01:56 GMT

Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says he is open to allowing teachers and others to be armed in schools. Schimel talked about the issue on WTMJ-Radio on Tuesday, less than a week after a Florida high school shooting left 17 dead.

Wisconsin tweaks dairy insurance program

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:01:55 GMT

The La Crosse Tribune reports that the Margin Protection Program for Dairy allows farmers to buy insurance that pays out when the cost to produce milk becomes too close to milk's selling price. More than 6,500 dairy farmers signed up for the program in its first year, but participation fell to less than 5,300 last year, with most farmers buying coverage for when margins fell below $4.

PHOTOS: Flooding and ice in southern Wisconsin

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:01 GMT

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for icing through Tuesday afternoon for: Crawford, Richland, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, Adams, Marquette, Green Lake. There is a Flood Warning for southwestern Grant until 1:15 p.m. A Flood Warning is also in effect for southeastern Dane, Green, Lafayette, Rock, and northern Walworth Counties until 9:45 a.m. Additionally, a Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon for Green, Rock, Jefferson and Walworth Counties.

PHOTOS: 10 Safest Cities in Wisconsin

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:00 GMT

Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 22 at 6:00AM CST in effect for: Racine Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 21 at 9:00AM CST in effect for: Milwaukee Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 27 at 12:00AM CST in effect for: Kenosha Areal Flood Watch issued February 20 at 9:50AM CST expiring February 20 at 6:00PM CST in effect for: Green, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha Areal Flood Warning issued February 20 at 9:46AM CST expiring February 20 at 6:45PM CST in effect for: Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha Winter Weather Advisory issued February 20 at 9:36AM CST expiring February 20 at 3:00PM CST in effect for: Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Sauk, Sheboygan Flood Watch issued February 20 at 4:32AM CST expiring ... (more)

Frat Suspended After Wild Partying At Wisconsin-Madison

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:29:59 GMT

The University of Wisconsin-Madison suspended a fraternity after three party-related violations of its student code of conduct, according to a Monday report. The school suspended its Theta Chi chapter through October 2018 after three November violations of its code of conduct involving underage drinking and solicitation for a nude photo, reported Milwaukee Journal Sentinel .

Cougar caught on camera looking through window into Wisconsin home

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:37:34 GMT

A 50-pound cougar was caught on surveillance video strolling up to a home in the Milwaukee suburbs and peeking through the window. Brookfield residents Dan and Bridget Guerndt found some large paw prints in their yard, but they did not know what had created them until they looked at video from a mounted camera, which had picked up shots near their house.

Cougar caught on camera looking through window into Wisconsin home

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:37:33 GMT

A 50-pound cougar was caught on surveillance video strolling up to a home in the Milwaukee suburbs and peeking through the window. BROOKFIELD, Wis.

Flooding, fog, ice to affect drivers Tuesday morning

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:37:32 GMT

Emergency responders across southern Wisconsin are asking drivers to be cautious Tuesday as ice and flooding continue to be issues across the area. News 3 Meteorologist Haddie McLean is also reporting dense fog in places like Janesville and Mineral Point as commuters head out for the morning drive.

Poor road conditions reported in many counties

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:03:57 GMT

Many counties in southern Wisconsin have poor road conditions Tuesday morning. Some are all right for now, but there is more rain on the way.

State Officials Promise Election is Secure on Two Year Anniversary of Voter ID

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:25:15 GMT

You may have seen or heard the campaign ads - now, voters will go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in a statewide primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court. It pits Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock against Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet and Madison Attorney Tim Burns.

Need to Know: Voting in Wisconsin's spring primary Tuesday, February 20

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:49:25 GMT

Voters will also choose two court of appeals judges and circuit court judges in some counties. Individual counties also may have ballots for other positions including county supervisors and various judgeships.

DNR, Advisory Council to host public meeting on CWD discovery

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:20:57 GMT

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Lincoln County Deer Advisory Council will host a public meeting on Wednesday Feb. 21 at Tomahawk High School, to discuss the recent finding of CWD in a wild deer in northeast Lincoln County, and what that means for the future.

Wisconsin Legislature to vote on reinsurance, tax cuts

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:36:21 GMT

In a mad dash to the finish, the Wisconsin Legislature plans to vote this week on several key bills that would lower insurance costs, cuts taxes and toughen welfare requirements, many of which are a part of Gov. Scott Walker's re-election platform. Both the Senate and Assembly were scheduled to begin the surge toward the end of session on Tuesday.

Walters: Redistricting fight resurfaces in US Supreme Court

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:36:20 GMT

It was a reasonable question: Did a U.S. Supreme Court order that told Pennsylvania legislators to immediately redraw the districts of U.S. House members signal how the court would rule in the challenge to Wisconsin Assembly districts? But, they add, a redistricting case from Maryland that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear March 28 may offer the next clue in how the court rules in the Wisconsin case. "There's huge difference between the Wisconsin and Pennsylvania cases," said Rick Esenberg, president of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, or WILL.