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Dredged muck from Wisconsin lake to be repurposed

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:36:58 GMT

The Fond du Lac Reporter reports that the city of Fond du Lac removed about 540 tons of lake-bottom material from around a pier at Lakeside Park at Lake Winnebago. The dredging is done every two to three years to ensure boats can navigate in and out of the harbor.

Minnesotans who work in Wisconsin to get tax break

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:36:57 GMT

Minnesota residents who work in Wisconsin will get a tax break next year, but they'll still have to file tax returns in both states. Minnesota is abandoning efforts this year to reach a tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin.

Timing of Monday's Solar Eclipse

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:17:17 GMT

The Great American Solar Eclipse is happening on Monday, August 21st. The "Path Of Totality" is a 70 mile wide area that will experience the total eclipse but everyone else in the continental United States will witness at least a partial eclipse.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:51:12 GMT

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be traveling across the entire United States and everyone will be able to view it, weather permitting. According to NASA, the total eclipse will traverse through sections of 14 states, while the rest of the country will experience various levels of partial eclipses.

Gov. Walker has little to say about Steve Bannon, even less about President Trump

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:20:11 GMT

Gov. Scott Walker had little to say about Steve Bannon leaving his post as White House chief strategist Friday, and still would not denounce President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville. The Governor was in Sauk County Friday afternoon to wrap up a four-city tour highlighting broadband expansion grants across the state.

Protesters carrying Nazi flags shock WW2 vets,a

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:41:18 GMT

Protesters carrying Nazi flags shock Wisconsin World War II vets and Holocaust survivors Protesters carrying Nazi flags shock local WW2 vets and Holocaust survivors Check out this story on Nate Taffel of Mequon, a Holocaust survivor, shows a photograph of his family when he was a child. In the photo, he is dressed in white and seated on his mother Mindel's lap.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Relax Mining Rules

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:59:08 GMT

Two Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced legislation to repeal a law that requires mining companies to prove they've operated without polluting before they can mine in the state. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Republican Sen. Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst and Republican Rep. Rob Hutton of Brookfield introduced the bill Thursday.

Wisconsin's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign starts Friday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:28:02 GMT

The annual campaign starts August 18 and runs through Labor Day. It puts more officers on the roads for longer hours looking for impaired drivers and other traffic law violators.

Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:48:41 GMT

The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Foxconn announced three weeks ago it planned to invest $10 billion in Wisconsin on the first liquid crystal display panel factory located outside of Asia.

Terror attack hits close to home for two Wisconsin locals

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:35:02 GMT

It was a day of frantic terror in parts of Spain. An attack on the popular boulevard near Catalunya Square in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district, left 13 people dead and at least 100 injured, according to authorities.

Arena Plans Moving Forward

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:02:54 GMT

Plans to construct a new expo hall in Brown County are moving forward now that the necessary funding has been approved. The county board voted Wednesday to use excess room tax funds from seven of its municipalities to largely cover a replacement for the Brown County Arena.

Madison officials call to remove Confederate plaque

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:19:11 GMT

Mayor Paul Soglin said he has instructed for removal of plaque because there is 'no place in our country for bigotry, hatred or violence' Following the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last weekend, Madison becomes the next city to dispute taking down symbols of the Confederacy. After the protests to oppose the tearing down of the monument of the Confederacy's top general, Robert E. Lee, turned violent in Charlottesville last weekend, cities around the country have began taking down Confederate monuments.

Rome's Stephans - spread the Word' through crosses

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:41:06 GMT

Bob and Nancy Stephan of Rome have spearheaded an effort during the past couple of years to provide free crosses proclaiming "Jesus is Lord" for people to place in their gardens and yards. - Daily Union photo by Pam Chickering Wilson.

Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:51:13 GMT

The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic critics in Wisconsin, who don't have the votes to stop the incentive package or the project, have questioned whether it's worth the cost.

Madison mayor comes out against $3 billion Foxconn bill

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:33:12 GMT

Democratic Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says a $3 billion tax break bill for Foxconn Technology Group is the type of deal that is "ruining Wisconsin." Soglin earlier this month called on Foxconn to consider the abandoned Oscar Meyer factory in Madison for a possible secondary location.

Police patrols stepped up in "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:10:46 GMT

As the summer travel season draws to a close -- the push to keep state roads safe is far from over. "Whether it's caused by alcohol, prescription medications or other drugs, impaired driving is illegal, it's dangerous, and it risks the lives of everyone along our roadways," said David Pabst, Director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety.

Viewing times for solar eclipse

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:47:14 GMT

A lot of people are making plans to view Monday's solar eclipse, even if they're not in the path of totality. Here in southern Wisconsin, more than 80% of the sun will be covered by the moon.