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2014-12-16

Minnesota boy dies in Wisconsin hunting accident

An eighth-grader from Red Wing Minnesota is dead following a hunting accident in western Wisconsin. Pierce County authorities say Logan Hinrichs, 14, died from a gunshot wound over the weekend, while hunting in Maiden Rock.  The death remains under…

posted 2014/12/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Baldwin joins effort to stop spread of Asian carp

Senator Tammy Baldwin is joining a bipartisan effort to improve part of the Chicago waterway to prevent the spread of Asian carp. It’s called the Guarding Our Great Lakes Act, and Baldwin says action must be taken immediately to stop…

posted 2014/12/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-15

Knudson defends push to overhaul GAB

A recent audit highlighting many failings at the state Government Accountability Board has Democrats defending the agency and Republicans pointing out its flaws. Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) says the failings are worse than originally thought, saying there’s a “complete structural…

posted 2014/12/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-14

Wisconsin Senators split on omnibus spending bill

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) votes to pass the $1.1 trillion plan (H.R. 83) that would fund most federal agencies through September 30, other than Homeland Security. Funds for that agency only go through February. The U.S. House of Representatives…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Dozens sent to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning

A zamboni caused a carbon monoxide leak that made 81 people sick at a junior league hockey game in Lake Delton on Saturday night. Fire officials said yesterday that the ice-resurfacing machine produced high levels of carbon monoxide in the…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin ag experts to help food producers market locally

Wisconsin state ag officials want to help local producers do a better job of marketing their food products to the public. The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Local Food Business Seminar Series will continue in the New Year with marketing seminars…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Heavy fog likely cause of highway crash injuring seven

Heavy afternoon fog is likely to blame for a crash near Wittenberg that sent seven people to the hospital. Shawano County officials say a westbound truck crossed the median on Highway 29 near the Grand Avenue overpass around 4:30 on…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Democrat urges careful review of Wisconsin elections agency

A state audit released late last week highlighted a long list of issues at the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees Wisconsin’s election and ethics laws. Those issues included staff failing to mandated checks for felons voting in a timely…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin health officials push for flu shots before the holidays

As the holidays approach, state health officials are urging the public to get a flu shot before they head out to parties and family gatherings. Getting a shot or a dose of the nasal mist version can help ensure none…

posted 2014/12/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-12

Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t take up raw milk case

Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger’s 2013 conviction for selling raw milk will be allowed to stand. Without explaining why, the Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to consider whether Hershberger was properly convicted, after he violated an order from state inspectors. The…

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

Environmental groups file suit against Wisconsin DNR

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit, accusing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with failing to update the state’s air quality regulations to tougher federal standards. Elizabeth Wheeler is staff attorney for Clean Wisconsin, one of two groups that have…

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

Rep. Jim Steinke concerned by federal pot decision

Federal authorities announced on Thursday that they will not prosecute Native American tribes that grow marijuana on their lands. The move is raising some concerns from at least one state lawmaker, who worries it could lead to problems with catching…

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

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