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Wisconsin Gov. Walker: Won't remove Sheriff David Clarke over jail dehydration death

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:57:14 GMT

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July 2016. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said April 26 that he won't remove Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was allegedly denied water for seven days in a jail Clarke oversees.

Emerald ash borer eats its way through Door County trees

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:04:15 GMT

The invasive emerald ash borer is killing thousands of trees in Door County, one of Wisconsin's top tourism destinations. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials tell Wisconsin Public Radio the highly destructive beetles have killed tens of millions of trees across the country since first being spotted in North America in 2002.

Seattle crushes rain record, while rival Portland wet too

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:37:27 GMT

The National Weather Service says the city has measured 44.67 inches of rain in the city between Octo... The nation's first double execution in 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber.

Belleville man injured after being shot at Monday night

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:31:15 GMT

Police are investigating a shooting on Madison's south side, after a man showed up to Madison Police Department's South District Station late Monday night with a head wound . The 27-year-old Belleville man told police he was shot at while pulling into a BP gas station on the 4500 block of Verona Road, around 8:45 pm.

Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:39:05 GMT

A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business. "The milk market is tighter than we expected," said Daniel Smith, a state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection administrator.

Astros' Keuchel wins again; Altuve leaves after collision

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:21 GMT

Altuve collided with Teoscar H... . Houston Astros' Teoscar Hernandez is carted off the field during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Cleveland.

Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:37:57 GMT

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken. Conservative activist James O'Keefe and his investigative film group, Project Veritas, released secretly recorded and selectively edited video footage in October of Wisconsin-based liberal operative Scott Foval boasting about connections to the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton 's campaign.

Walker: Trump's first 100 days have been positiveMonday, April...

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:03:13 GMT

"Actions speak louder than words," Walker said Monday at the Capitol. "What I look at is not what he says or even what he tweets, but more importantly what actions are being taken.

Milk glut could force Wisconsin family dairies to close

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:55:16 GMT

Milk glut could force Wisconsin family dairies to close A global milk glut threatens family dairy farms Check out this story on U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., looks at the young calves after talks with leaders from the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin discussing Canadian trade barriers MILWAUKEE -- The dairy industry is facing a global glut of milk, threatening to force farmers out of business amid calls to voluntarily lower production. Mullins Cheese factory offers a means of survival to eight dairy farms threatened by Canada's milk pricing policies that may force others to close.

First Battalion aviation unit deploys to Middle East

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:05 GMT

Dozens of Wisconsin National Guard members from the First Battalion's 147th Aviation unit are being sent to the Middle East until January. Hundreds of friends and family members attended a special send-off ceremony at Madison College over the weekend to show support for 85 soldiers.

Tax on Canadian lumber to impact home prices in Wisconsin

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:20:14 GMT

Trade with Canada is getting trickier. President Trump has announced a new tax on lumber imported from Canada and he's planning one on milk, too, amid a dairy industry crisis in Wisconsin because of Canadian milk trade.

Central Wisconsin under 'Very High' fire danger warning

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:18:37 GMT

Burning is not permitted Monday in most of central Wisconsin due to very high fire danger levels, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Marathon, Taylor, Clark, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, Juneau, Adams and Waushara counties are currently listed as "Very High" for fire danger .

Bill would eliminate last of Wisconsin's prevailing wage

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:22:36 GMT

The Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory reform will hold a public hearing Monday on a proposal to end minimum salary requirements on state construction projects. The Legislature in 2015 ended prevailing wage on local projects.

Bills to fight homelessness in Wisconsin up for vote

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:44:31 GMT

The bills have won praise from housing advocates who have applauded Republican lawmakers for addressing the problem of homelessness for the first time in years. They and others are also urging the Legislature to do even more.

Farmers Edge, Wisconsin's Allied Cooperative Announce Partnership

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:10:16 GMT

FARMERS EDGE, WISCONSIN'S ALLIED COOPERATIVE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP Apr. 24, 2017 Source: Farmers Edge news release Farmers Edge, a global leader in decision agriculture, announced today it has partnered with Allied Cooperative, a leading provider of agronomy, feed, grain, and equipment services to growers across 700,000 acres in central and western Wisconsin. Now, with the all-in-one Farmers Edge Precision Solutions platform, Allied's more than 2,200 customers have access to the wide range of products and services that separate Farmers Edge growers from their peers.

Dubuque woman dies in Wisconsin crash

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:13:59 GMT

The crash happened Saturday evening on Highway 80 and Buncombe Road. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the car landed in a ditch and hit a culvert.

Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:52:01 GMT

In this April 14, 2017 photo, Betty Putnam-Schiel, a Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans elder, talks in her home near Bowler, Wis. She fears that rival Ho-Chunk Nation's casino expansion plans could hurt business at her tribe's casino and force tribal leaders to stop sending youth to her home to do her chores.