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2014-12-11

House Ethics Committee closes case against Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri

The House Ethics Committee has ended an investigation into whether a Wisconsin Congressman used his position for financial gain. The panel was looking into allegations that retiring U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) took actions benefitting companies he owned stock in.…

posted 2014/12/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Union head says members preparing for Wisconsin right-to-work fight (AUDIO)

The head of a major state union group says his members are preparing for an expected debate over making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Discussions about a bill took off last week, after a group with conservative ties announced its formation…

posted 2014/12/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Senator Ron Johnson ‘disappointed’ by torture report

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he’s disappointed by a report released by Democrats that details the torturing of terrorism suspects. The report documents torture carried out by CIA agents after 9-11 during interrogations, offering an often gruesome look at techniques…

posted 2014/12/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Andersen leaves Wisconsin after just two years on the job (Video)

For just the second time in the last three years, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will spend the holiday season looking for a new head football coach.  He must also consider whether he’ll accept the seniors invitation to coach the…

posted 2014/12/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Snowmobile trails in Vilas County to open Friday

Vilas County Recreation Administrator Dale Mayo says they’ll be opening the trails tomorrow at 4 pm despite some warmer weather coming this weekend. “It doesn’t sound like we’re going to lose all our snow up here. We’d certainly not rather…

posted 2014/12/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-10

Most wolves taken during Wisconsin wolf hunt were trapped

The state Department of Natural Resources says most of the wolves killed during the recently wrapped-up hunting season were taken using traps. DNR Large Carnivore Specialist David MacFarland told the state Natural Resources Board on Wednesday that hunters trapped 80-percent…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Andersen is leaving Wisconsin after two seasons

Head football coach Gary Andersen has informed the Wisconsin football team at a team meeting this afternoon that he is taking the head coaching job at Oregon State University.  Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez has immediately started a national search…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Natural Resources Board approves changes to Wisconsin invasive species rule

The state Natural Resources Board has signed-off on proposed changes to Wisconsin’s invasive species rule. The revisions will add about 75 organisms to the list of prohibited or restricted species in the state. Prohibited species can’t be owned, bought or…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin senator willing to reexamine frac sand mining regulations (AUDIO)

A state lawmaker says he’s open to revisiting a proposal to create statewide standards for regulating frac sand mines. State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) was a co-sponsor of legislation last session that would have created a statewide framework for regulating…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin man blames beer-battered fish in OWI arrest

Adams County authorities said a man tried to get out of his 10th drunk driving arrest by claiming that the alcohol on his breath was from beer-battered fish he ate. 75-year old John Przybyla of Friendship was arrested in mid-October…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Autopsy finds Wisconsin waitress found in dumbwaiter died from head injuries

A waitress died from severe head injuries, after she got caught in a small elevator at a western Wisconsin restaurant that was used to move food a drinks. Fountain City Police have completed their investigation into the death of 21-year-old…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin’s invasive species rules to be revised Wednesday

The state Natural Resources Board will be asked today to make the first changes to Wisconsin’s invasive species list since it was created in 2009. DNR staffers want to classify 49 new species as being prohibited — which means that…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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