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  • Family of slain Wisconsin girl seeks help finding suspect Nov 12, 2014 10:37 AM
    The family of a 5-year-old girl shot to death in Milwaukee is appealing to the public for help finding the suspect. A spokesman for the family of Laylah Petersen on Tuesday again called for anyone with information about the fatal shooting to come forward.

     
  • Hunters 9 wolves shy of Wisconsin quota Nov 12, 2014 10:37 AM
    Hunters are just nine wolves shy of Wisconsin’s statewide kill limit. According to the state Department of Natural Resources, hunters had killed 141 wolves as of Tuesday. The statewide limit is 150 animals.

     
  • Winona County authorities identify missing boater Nov 11, 2014 9:07 AM
    Winona County authorities have identified a boater who went missing on the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota.

     
  • Snow buries parts of Rockies, Upper Midwest Nov 11, 2014 6:11 PM
    Residents across the Rockies and Upper Midwest dug out from under a foot or more of snow on Tuesday, after waking up to frigid temperatures that plunged as much as 50 degrees overnight. The rest of the Midwest and the East are expecting a dose of the icy weather later this week thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend. A look at the storm and its effects.

     
  • A look ahead to issues facing the Wisconsin Legislature Nov 9, 2014 9:05 AM
    The Republican majority is solid in the Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker will likely be empowered by his third statewide victory in four years. Democrats are deciding whether to change leadership as they figure out the strategy for the coming session and future elections. Walker and Republican legislative leaders say they want to work on cutting property taxes, expanding enrollment in the private-school voucher program and writing new academic standards. They are also talking about overhauling the nonpartisan board that oversees elections and enforces campaign finance law, perhaps reverting to the previous partisan model. Walker and newly elected lawmakers are sworn in Jan. 5, and the governor’s budget will be introduced shortly after that.

     
  • Wisconsin council seeking information on trail use Nov 10, 2014 9:21 AM
    A state recreation council is asking hikers, bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts to fill out a survey detailing how they use non-motorized trails. A 2010 state law created a non-motorized trails council that advises lawmakers, the governor and the Department of Natural Resources on trail use, planning, acquisition and management.

     
  • Reward offered in death of Milwaukee girl, 5 Nov 7, 2014 1:07 PM
    Law enforcement agencies are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of a 5-year-old girl in Milwaukee. Laylah Petersen was killed Thursday night when a bullet went through the wall of the home where she lived with her grandparents.

     
  • Civil War officer receives Medal of Honor Nov 7, 2014 9:17 AM
    Weak and bleeding, a Union Army officer who stood fast commanding his artillery battery and was killed as thousands of Confederate forces advanced on his troops received an honor Thursday from President Barack Obama that was more than 150 years in the making: the Medal of Honor.

     
  • Indiana’s last old-growth forest gets protection Nov 6, 2014 9:06 AM
    Indiana’s last unprotected stretch of old-growth forest is now safe from development and will open to the public in 2016 for hiking and nature walks. The Indiana Bicentennial Nature Trust provided $274,000 to help the Central Indiana Land Trust buy the 60-acre Meltzer Woods in Shelby County southeast of Indianapolis.

     
  • Woman with baby arrested for 4th OWI Nov 6, 2014 9:06 AM
    A Janesville woman could be charged with her fourth drunken driving offense after witnesses told police they spotted her running along the interstate in Dane County with a baby carrier.

     
  • Mom, daughter accused of trying to hire killer Nov 5, 2014 6:08 AM
    A central Wisconsin woman and her adult daughter are accused of trying to hire someone to kill two people.

     
  • Wisconsin group wants fish donations to save starting birds Nov 5, 2014 6:22 AM
    A Wisconsin wildlife rehabilitation organization is seeking donations to help feed a starved white pelican and other hungry birds.

     
  • Crews build Milwaukee River reef for fish spawning Nov 4, 2014 10:20 AM
    Wisconsin crews are building an artificial reef in the Milwaukee River to support rock-spawning fish populations. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports state Department of Natural Resources officials helped design about 200 feet of new reef that will cover one-third of an acre on the river floor. A state contractor is expected to add about 900 tons of stone to the river by next week near a reef built in 2006.

     
  • Sheboygan standoff ends with man’s arrest Nov 4, 2014 3:28 PM
    A 21-year-old Sheboygan man has been arrested following an overnight standoff with police. Nearby Farnsworth Middle School canceled classes Tuesday.

     
  • Wisconsin’s GOP Gov. Walker wins re-election Nov 4, 2014 11:51 PM
    Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker won re-election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke Tuesday, overcoming fierce opposition from unions, environmental groups and abortion rights organizations for his third election victory in four years and cementing his position as a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

     
  • Man brings gun to Walker rally, didn’t see sign Nov 3, 2014 11:46 AM
    A Wisconsin man isn’t happy about being forced to leave his gun outside during a rally for Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Forty-six-year-old Jay Brendemuehl of Pardeeville showed up at the rally at a Sun Prairie equipment business on Monday with a pistol plainly strapped to his side.

     
  • FBI investigates hazardous materials in Oshkosh Nov 1, 2014 2:38 PM
    Roads in an Oshkosh neighborhood are closed and neighbors can only return to their homes under escort as the FBI and local police investigate hazardous materials found inside a home.

     
  • After swans recover, Chippewa tribes begin hunt Nov 1, 2014 2:30 PM
    For the next two months, members of seven Chippewa Indian tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are allowed to hunt for tundra and trumpeter swans in ceded territories.

     
  • On the road: See double at MCA’s new ‘Body Doubles’ exhibit Oct 31, 2014 6:00 AM
    The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago recently opened “Body Doubles,” an exhibition that explores the relationship between the body and identity and the various ways artists have used the body to confront boundaries. Fall sports fans are invited to indulge in two of their favorites — food and football — Chicago style with Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel’s new football package available through Jan. 1.

     
  • Chinese engineer to plead guilty in Wisconsin case Oct 31, 2014 11:55 AM
    Federal prosecutors say they have reached a plea deal with a Chinese engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from a GE Healthcare subsidiary in Waukesha.

     
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