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Wisconsin labor icon Marty Beil dead at 68

A longtime leader in Wisconsin organized labor is dead. Marty Beil, who served as executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, from 1985 until his retirement this past June, died Thursday night at his home in…

posted 2015/10/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Wisconsin lawmakers want to boost compensation for wrongly convicted

A group of lawmakers in Madison are making a bipartisan effort to update state compensation for those wrongfully convicted of crimes in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker said those amounts are “quite low” and need to be corrected. The state’s current…

posted 2015/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker pins road project delays on Joint Finance Committee (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker is putting the blame for several delayed road projects on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. Democrats are calling for a special session to deal with several delays announced this week by the Department of Transportation, which pushed…

posted 2015/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Former Brown County deputy will stand trial in parking scam

A former Brown County Sheriff’s D.A.R.E. officer accused of stealing funds from the program over a number of years will stand trial. In court Tuesday, Kevin Vanden Heuvel waived his preliminary hearing on four felony charges. Two of the counts…

posted 2015/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Baldwin disappointed as Perkins Loan Program expires (VIDEO)

Wisconsin’s low-income students have lost a major source of college funding. After 57 years, the Federal Perkins Loan Program expired at midnight. The Republican-controlled House voted to extend the program, but the Senate rejected it with one dissenting vote. Wisconsin’s…

posted 2015/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

New London woman gets year in jail for fatal OWI crash

A New London woman convicted of killing an Iola teenager in a drunk driving crash will serve a year in the Waupaca County Jail. Circuit Court Judge Ray Huber handed down the sentence Wednesday for 40-year-old Heather Schmidt, who pleaded…

posted 2015/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Major heroin bust in Marathon County

A 24-year-old man who police say is a high-volume heroin dealer in central Wisconsin is due in court today. Melvin Dunomes was arrested during a traffic stop in Marshfield on Tuesday night. City police and Marathon County sheriff’s deputies say…

posted 2015/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Madison police will clear homeless from City-County building

Madison police officers will remove people and property from the entrance of the downtown City-County Building on Thursday. The enforcement action at the close of the business day will implement a new policy aimed at keep the homeless from sleeping…

posted 2015/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News


Hero Fond du Lac police dog euthanized

A Fond du Lac police dog who survived being shot twice during an incident four years ago has been euthanized. Grendel’s former partner, Officer Ryan Williams, said the decision to let the 12-year-old German Sheppard go was difficult, but became…

posted 2015/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda to close for repairs

Visitors to the state Capitol building in Madison will have to avoid the rotunda for the next month. The state Department of Administration says the area will be closed from October 5 through November 10, so repairs on the interior…

posted 2015/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Madison Common Council approves Judge Doyle Square project

Madison’s Common Council has approved a major downtown development project. A special meeting on the Judge Doyle Square project began at 6:30 Tuesday night and lasted until 3:15 Wednesday morning. The vote was 12 to 6 in favor of the…

posted 2015/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Walker’s approval rating falls to 37 percent

Governor Scott Walker’s approval rating among voters in the state continues to struggle. According to the latest Marquette University Law School Poll released Wednesday, the Republican governor’s approval rating fell to 37 percent, with 59 percent of voters disapproving of…

posted 2015/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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