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Fire victims were retired doctor and wife, who was a nurse

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:11:41 GMT

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WI: West-Central Wisconsin Passenger Rail Backers Press Ahead

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:26:51 GMT

Feb. 28--Scott Rogers envisions a high-speed passenger line, with rail cars traveling at 80 mph, heading from Eau Claire to St. Paul on existing Union Pacific tracks. Four trains daily would head to the Twin Cities, with a handful of stops along the way.

Effort to eliminate Wisconsin state treasurer moving ahead

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:10:22 GMT

The Republican-backed effort to eliminate the Wisconsin state treasurer position is moving closer to approval in the Legislature, despite opposition from a group concerned about how the change would affect public school libraries. A state Senate committee planned a public hearing and vote on the proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday.

Wisconsin Idea seminar gives UW faculty opportunity to collaborate, be inspired

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:48:02 GMT

Building long-lasting connections between University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and the state, the Wisconsin Idea seminar seeks to carry UW-Madison's legacy forward and inspire research. Wisconsin Idea seminar Director Catherine Reiland said the five-day tour emphasizes the interactions between the people of Wisconsin and the university.

Afghan Officer Shoots 11 Fellow Police In 'Insider' Attack, Officials Say

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:48:01 GMT

At least eleven Afghan policemen lost their lives in an attack in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of southern Helmand province, according to Khaama Press. However, spokesman for Helmand's provincial government Omar Zawak has confirmed the attack on police checkpoint by saying, "the incident happened and the case being investigated".

Fetal opioid addiction increases four-fold in Wisconsin

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:48:00 GMT

In response to the rise in the number of babies born with opioid addictions, Wisconsin's Department of Health Services proposed a new initiative to reduce the nonmedical use of opioids among young people, establish accessible addiction treatment programs and develop abuse-intervention training for professionals. , the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome, which occurs when an infant is born with withdrawal symptoms from substances its mother takes, increased from 2 to 8.7 per thousand births from 2006 to 2014.

Hamm Re-Elected Wisconsin NFO President

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:38:19 GMT

The leader of the Wisconsin National Farmers Organization has been re-elected to a 16th term. Don Hamm of Fredonia was chosen during the group's board meeting last week in Fond du Lac.

Patti Cudd: Eos

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:38:59 GMT

Percussionist Patti Cudd performs as a soloist and a chamber musician and is a member of the ensemble Zeitgeist. She teaches music at the University of Wisconsin and the College of St. Benedict & St. John's University.

Scientists have long been afraid of 'advocacy.' A new study says it may not hurt them

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:35:57 GMT

The "Rally to Stand Up for Science" in Boston's Copley Square on Feb. 19. There was a time in recent memory when scientists were very afraid of something called "advocacy." While the term was variously interpreted, the general fear was easy to characterize: taking a stand perceived as political would undermine the credibility and objectivity of the research community in the eyes of the public.

Five Minnesota schools qualify for NCAA Division III basketball tournaments

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:40:29 GMT

Three men's teams and two women's teams have qualified for the 64-school tournaments, which oopen Friday. St. Thomas qualified both its men's and women's teams.

Candidates for Wisconsin superintendent face off at forum

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:32:29 GMT

Candidates to be Wisconsin's top education official will meet Monday for their first head-to-head forum since advancing from last week's primary election. The race to lead Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction is proving to be feisty, with bribery allegations and accusations of improperly using work email to campaign.

Monday on Lake Effect: 'Descent Into Happiness,' Ecotourism, On That Note

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:07:03 GMT

A Milwaukee man finds inner happiness in a cross-country bicycle ride. Later, a Madison woman looks to attract more people to the ecotourism opportunities in Wisconsin.

CPAC 2017 in 58 Pictures and Tweets

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:56:18 GMT

Huge scrum for Richard Spencer at #CPAC2017 . A young activist walked by and yelled "fascists aren't welcome here."

WI State Patrol dispersing Dakota Access camps, not wearing name tags, badge numbers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:53:52 GMT

Seventeen Wisconsin State Patrol troopers sent to North Dakota to help disperse an encampment of Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters aren't wearing name tags or numbers on their uniforms during their nine-day assignment. The state Department of Transportation says the anonymity is intended to protect the officers' privacy in an emotionally charged situation but the decision faces criticism from civil rights advocates, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Sunday.

Cooperative mergers shrink Wisconsin dairy farmers' options

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:08:24 GMT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's most recent statistics reports show the number of dairy cooperatives in Wisconsin continues to shrink, leaving dairy farmers in the state with fewer options for selling their milk. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the number of agriculture cooperatives in Wisconsin dropped from 180 in 2000 to more than 110 in 2015.

Wis. Juggalo sentenced for amputating woman's pinky last year

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:59:39 GMT

A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for amputating a woman's finger with a machete and then drinking her blood during a ritual to honor a fellow fan of the Insane Clown Posse hip-hop duo. "Where do you go with this? How can this happen? How can this even happen in Green Bay?" Judge John Zakowski said, according to WBAY-TV.

Lawmakers push for hemp comeback in Wisconsin

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:48:56 GMT

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