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2015-05-21

Memorial Day fishing looks good

Department of Natural Resources wardens said the fishing prospects for Memorial Day weekend are excellent. Last week’s chilly temperatures may have confused some of the regular spawning for a number of species including walleyes, so anglers will just have to…

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Fatal fire in Racine County under investigation

The cause of a fire that killed an 88-year old homeowner in Racine County remains under investigation, with neighbors stunned by the tragedy on their normally quiet island peninsula. The name of the victim continues to be withheld, as well…

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Milwaukee alderman dead after overnight crash

Milwaukee Alderman Joseph Dudzik, 56, was killed late Thursday night in a motorcycle crash. Police said Dudzik hit construction barricades while riding his Harley-Davidson around 11:25 pm on Milwaukee’s southwest side. Dudzik was taken to a hospital, where he died…

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No budget changes to Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program

State budget writers will leave a popular program alone. Joint Finance Committee co-chair, Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), acknowledged the outcry by seniors in response to Governor Scott Walker’s proposed changes to the SeniorCare prescription drug plan. “There will be no…

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Walker says GOP needs candidate who can ‘fight and win’

One possible 2016 presidential contender says there are many good Republicans who have entered the race. However, Governor Scott Walker told those attending the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma Thursday that he has yet to see a candidate who…

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Wisconsin’s unemployment rate down to 4.4 percent in April

The state’s jobless rate in April was at 4.4 percent, down from 4.6 in March. April’s preliminary unemployment rate of 4.4 percent is the state’s lowest rate since April of 2008 — and lower than the national rate of 5.4…

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Bill coordinates obesity-related illness treatment for Medicare patients

Two Congressmen from the Midwest want to address the health issues tied to obesity among senior citizens. One of them is 3rd District Wisconsin Democrat Ron Kind, who says more needs to be done in the areas of care coordination…

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Uber to expand in Wisconsin

Uber expected to expand to five more Wisconsin cities today. Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Lake Geneva, and Wisconsin Dells will get the online ride-sharing service — just weeks after statewide standards were approved for Uber and similar companies. Uber’s Wisconsin manager,…

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Former deputy charged with child sex crimes back in court

The former Lincoln County deputy sheriff facing child sex charges was in court Wednesday, but little was accomplished. Zachary Dorr, 34, was brought from the Marathon County Jail to a preliminary hearing with Judge Greg Huber, but Dorr does not…

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Wisconsin soldier buried at Arlington, 65 years later

A La Crosse soldier who went missing during the Korean War almost 65 years ago gets a full military burial today at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday. – Francis Knobel was a 20-year-old corporal in the Army’s 31st Infantry Regiment. He…

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Ribble, Kind reject short term highway funding bill

Two members of Wisconsin’s House delegation, 8th District Republican Reid Ribble and 3rd District Democrat Ron Kind, were among a handful of representatives who voted no this week on a two month extension of federal highway funding. “This kind of…

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Disability advocate criticizes JFC vote on special needs vouchers

A “sneak attack” on the issue of special needs vouchers. That’s how Stop Special Needs Vouchers spokeswoman Terri Hart-Ellis refers to late-night action by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee, who inserted a program into the state budget. Hart-Ellis contends…

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