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Wisconsin company uses cheese to support UW student-athletes

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:05:56 GMT

Ray Kubly Sr. founded The Swiss Colony after one of his professors had a unique idea to sell cheese in bulk through mail orders. Kubly, who was a sociology major, and his peers drafted an advertising campaign for a class project that would bring this idea to life, Kim Markham, Colony Brands' spokesperson, said.

Dakota County Technical College may offer bachelor's degrees

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:50:40 GMT

DCTC president Tim Wynes said the school's new programs could provide a seamless path for students with a terminal two-year agree to earn a bachelor's. Dakota County Technical College is considering offering four-year technical degrees to help Minnesotans with two-year degrees advance their careers and fill what employers say is a gap in highly skilled workers.

Fort marchers tout diversity, inclusion

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:36:54 GMT

In solidarity with the WoA men's March on Washington D.C. being held Saturday, Jan. 21 more than 200 Fort Atkinson area residents gathered along the Main Street bridge between 9 and 10 a.m. Local organizers said the event in Fort Atkinson was a representation of the collective voice of Wisconsin advocates for equality and inclusion. They said they are committed to fighting for the safety, health and success of area communities.

Opinions Swing Widely On President Trump's Possible Approach to the Environment

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:21:41 GMT

The Trump team seems to have followed Wisconsin's lead. The Walker administration eliminated the words climate change from both the DNR's website and the Public Service Commission's website.

State agency highlights climate change, 2 others ignore

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:42:13 GMT

While two Wisconsin state agencies have scrubbed references to climate change from their web sites, the Division of Emergency Management has released new information on global warming and its effects on the state. The information is a departure from how the Department of Natural Resources and state Public Service Commission have handled climate change on their websites.

Ho-Chunk casino could draw $37 million from other casinos

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:57:32 GMT

An economic impact study finds an expansion of the Ho-Chunk casino in northern Wisconsin could draw $37 million a year from other American Indian tribes that own casinos in Wisconsin. The Stockbridge-Munsee Band commissioned the study.

Walters: Walker campaign raises record amount of cash

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:29:10 GMT

Here's one more way Republican Gov. Scott Walker made Wisconsin history: His four campaigns - three for governor and one for President - raised a record $100 million between 2009 and 2016. When Walker's presidential campaign paid off its debt by Dec. 31, partly by getting vendors to take a 10 percent haircut on what they were owed, it offered a new glimpse at fundraising by the 49-year-old governor who plans to seek a third term next year.

Will rural Wis. Trump voters swing back to Dems in 2018?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:05:30 GMT

Will rural Wis. Trump voters swing back to Dems in 2018? Rural voters almost always against the party in the White House.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:47:54 GMT

Photo of "Mudbound" sound and music team posing with David Dolby and Tom Dolby of the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship and Glenn Kiser of Dolby Institute Available on Business Wire's Website and the Associated Press Photo Network )--On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Mudbound, the most anticipated film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival at the Eccles Theatre in Dolby Atmos closed with a standing ovation.

this Week: Spotlight on School Choice in Wisconsin at 415 Events

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:33:10 GMT

National School Choice Week begins today in Wisconsin and across the country. There are 415 events planned in the Badger State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

Armchair Ventures: Vacations to Old Haunts Can Be the Best of All

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:56:21 GMT

Ever take a vacation trip that was so awesome you vow to return, yet years later you'd never gotten around to it? And yet, every once in a very long while, I actually do make that return trip. And sometimes it's as good or better than the first time.

Committee debates to keep or remove Monterrey Dam

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:58:38 GMT

A group of Janesville residents is closer to reaching a final decision about whether to remove or repair the Monterey Dam. At its meeting Jan. 10, the majority of the Monterey Dam Citizen Advisory Committee's 11 members were in favor of removing the damaged dam rather than repairing it, the Janesville Gazette reported.

Fish like a girl

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:11:55 GMT

In 2010, the Department of Natural Resources put together a 15-year CWD Response Plan to outline how they would handle CWD in the state, both in areas already known to have CWD and in areas where it was newly found. Many different stakeholder groups have come together recently in a series of meetings to review the plan, make some adjustments and decide what changes, if any, should be made moving forward.

'Climate Change' Issues Vanish from White House Website

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:57:11 GMT

Just minutes after President Donald J. Trump took the oath of office Friday morning, changes began to take place -- starting with the government's website. The page dedicated to climate change was one of many revisions on

Man charged in fatal shooting of Wisconsin sheriff's deputy

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:37:09 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office in Ladysmith, Wis., shows Deputy Dan Glaze. Doug Nitek is charged with killing a western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy in October and endangering the safety of several other officers as they were arresting him.

'The Bachelor' comes to Wisconsin Monday

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:26:43 GMT

ABC's "The Bachelor" will share some love with Wisconsin on this week's episode . 'The Bachelor' comes to Wisconsin Monday ABC's "The Bachelor" will share some love with Wisconsin on this week's episode .

Three central Wisconsin schools nominated for national honor

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:26:42 GMT

Mountain Bay Elementary School in Weston, Phillips Elementary School in Phillips and Robinson Elementary School in Laona were all nominated for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. "The Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for solid student academic achievement," Evers said.