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2014-10-29

President Obama stumps for Mary Burke in Wisconsin

President Barack Obama stumps in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke in a very tight race. Both politicians repeatedly emphasize the importance of casting a ballot in this election. AUDIO: Obama urges voters to take advantage of early in-person…

posted 2014/10/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-10-28

GAB says teen not eligible to vote day before 18th birthday

The state Government Accountability Board says a Grafton teenager, whose 18th birthday is on November 5th, will not be able to vote in the election next week. While Zachary Ziolkowski’s birthday is the day after the election, his father argued…

posted 2014/10/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Assessing your furnace’s readiness for winter

Winter is fast approaching and many homeowners are hoping to avoid high heating bills. Last year was one of the coldest winters we’ve seen in decades, according to official records. Tamara Sondgeroth is director of operations for Focus on Energy,…

posted 2014/10/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Group sues Governor Walker to act on minimum wage

Advocates for a higher minimum wage want to force the governor to increase the rate; they hope to draw attention to the issue before the election. Wisconsin Jobs Now is taking legal action, because its members say the current $7.25…

posted 2014/10/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Kristen Smith sentenced to 25 years

A woman convicted of kidnapping her infant nephew and leaving him outside in a plastic storage bin in frigid temperatures has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson imposed the sentence Monday on…

posted 2014/10/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Mary Burke looks to President Obama to help boost voter turnout

With Election Day rapidly approaching, the candidates in the race for governor are doing everything they can to motivate voters to show up at the polls. Democratic candidate Mary Burke is hoping for a big boost with her base later…

posted 2014/10/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-10-27

Flu season starts out strong

State health officials are urging residents to get their flu shots, with the flu season already starting to pick up in Wisconsin. So far this year, Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokesperson Claire Smith says elderly patients seem to be…

posted 2014/10/27 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-10-26

Burke sees room for common ground

If Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke wins next week, she still faces the strong possibility of dealing with a Republican-controlled Legislature in the next session. The state Assembly is expected to keep its Republican majority, while a few hotly…

posted 2014/10/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker reports raising $10.3 million in last three months

A report filed with the state by Governor Scott Walker’s campaign shows the Republican incumbent raised more than $10.3 million in the past three months, and had just over $3 million on hand heading into the last few weeks of…

posted 2014/10/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Johnson hoping for a shakeup in the US Senate

While Wisconsin does not have a US Senate race on the ballot next month, the state’s two members of that chamber have been actively working to make sure their party is in control after November 4. US Senator Tammy Baldwin…

posted 2014/10/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Michigan pilot found dead in western Wisconsin

Federal authorities have taken over the investigation of a plane crash in western Wisconsin that killed a pilot from Upper Michigan. Authorities said 73-year-old Richard Schweitzer of Watersmeet took off Friday afternoon, heading from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Nebraska. His…

posted 2014/10/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Pepin County campylobacter outbreak caused by raw milk

A recent outbreak of campylobacter in Pepin County was caused by raw milk that was served during a Durand High School football team meal. County Health Officer Heidi Stewart says tests done by the state Ag Department confirmed the source…

posted 2014/10/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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