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2014-12-19

Federal judge orders Great Lakes gray wolf population back on endangered species list

A federal judge has ordered gray wolves in Wisconsin and two other Great Lakes states back on the federal endangered species list. The ruling Friday by US District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington D.C. overturns the Obama administration’s 2012 decision…

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CDC links listeria outbreak to pre-packaged caramel apples

Federal health officials say five people have died, and almost two dozen others got sick, after eating pre-packaged caramel apples in Wisconsin and nine other states. The US Centers for Disease Control has identified 28 cases in which people suffered…

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Wisconsin DMV touts reduced wait times

Your wait times are down at the DMV. Christina Boardman, deputy administrator at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles, said wait times are good at service centers around the state. “DMV is always looking to make best use of peoples’…

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Attorney general says Wisconsin law allows some foreign land ownership

Wisconsin’s attorney general says state law allows non-US interests to own large amounts of land in some cases. In a formal opinion issued Friday, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said the law only bans foreign ownership of more than…

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2014-12-18

Resuming relations with Cuba could be good for Wisconsin

President Obama’s decision to restart formal relations with Cuba has drawn both criticism and cheers. Wisconsin 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) is cheering the change, saying the old policy didn’t work. Kind is also optimistic about that opening…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Raw milk blamed for sickening dozens in Durand

Raw milk is confirmed as the reason dozens were sickened in west central Wisconsin. State health officials say nearly 40 people fell ill after drinking the unpasteurized milk at a dinner in September for the Durand High School football team.…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Severed fiber optic cable cuts off 911 service in four Wisconsin counties

Many residents in four southern Wisconsin counties were unable to reach 911 emergency services for several hours Thursday, after a contractor cut a fiber optic cable and disrupted communications across the region. Frontier Communications says the cut line, located near…

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Van Hollen reflects on 8 years as Attorney General

When he leaves office early next month, Wisconsin’s top cop says he’ll do so with no regrets. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen decided not to seek a third term this past November and will step down when Republican AG-elect Brad…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Crews pump water from Keshena highway

Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Menominee tribal officials are trying to pump flood water off of Highway 47/55 in Keshena to reopen the road. The DOT closed the major highway in the Menominee reservation on Tuesday after the Wolf River…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin may regulate kickboxing

The Wisconsin legislature may tackle regulations for kickboxing. The state has long regulated boxing, and in more recent years, mixed martial arts. But state Senator Dave Hansen said there’s been a problem. “We established rules and regulations for MMA, and…

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Federal report shows Wisconsin continues to see slow job growth

A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows job growth in Wisconsin continues to lag behind many other states. The BLS report says Wisconsin’s private sector job growth during the year that ended in June was at 1.5…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin headed into peak flu season

Wisconsin is headed into the peak of what is shaping up to be a challenging flu season. Tom Haupt, influenza surveillance coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, said reported hospitalizations due to influenza have increased steadily the past…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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