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2015-04-09

Wausau Council President receives threatening letter with powder inside

Police in Wausau are investigating a threatening letter with a foreign substance that was sent to the City Council President. Detective Captain Greg Hagenbucher said the envelope was sent to Council President Romey Wagner at his home, and received Wednesday.…

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Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

An aging workforce will mean hard to fill positions in Wisconsin’s crucial agricultural industry. Department of Workforce Development chief economist Dennis Winters said challenges in the ag sector mirror those in the rest of the state’s economy. “From a workforce…

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Ray Cross not quitting job at UW any time soon

UW System President Ray Cross is working closely with state lawmakers and the governor’s office, in hopes of reducing funding cuts to the system. An English professor last month in a public forum asked Cross point blank whether he’d resign…

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Packers’ announce 2015 preseason opponents

The Green Bay Packers’ preseason schedule is highlighted by games against a pair of 2014-15 playoff teams, including opening against defending Super Bowl Champion New England. The Packers will face the Patriots between August 13th and the 17th.  Week two…

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Wisconsin man charged with attempting to aid ISIS

A Wisconsin man is charged with attempting to aid the Islamic State terrorist organization. The U.S. Department of Justice says 34-year-old Joshua Ray Van Haften of Madison was arrested Wednesday at Chicago’s O’Hare airport after returning from Turkey. He made…

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Natural Resources Board approves 3 walleye bag limit

An emergency rule will maintain a three walleye daily bag limit on most waters in the Ceded Territory of northern Wisconsin. The Natural Resources Board approving the action on Wednesday. Department of Natural Resources fisheries management section chief Steve Hewitt…

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Republicans propose exempting 2-year UW campuses from budget cuts

A proposed $300 million state funding cut to the University of Wisconsin System budget would be too hard on the system’s two year campuses, like Marshfield and Wausau. That’s according to State Representative John Spiros (R-Marsfield), who is working with…

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Former Marquette star, Marc Marotta, passes away

Former Marquette basketball star and chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board, Marc Marotta, died of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday.  He was found unresponsive in his car outside the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Glendale.  Marotta was 52.…

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2015-04-08

Democrats want changes to Wisconsin state budget plan

As lawmakers get set to begin making revisions to Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget, Democrats are highlighting a number of areas they believe should receive the most attention. The Joint Finance Committee is expected to take up the biennial…

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Chief Justice Abrahamson sues over constitutional amendment

The chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a state constitutional amendment adopted by voters Tuesday. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson currently serves as the head of the state’s court system because she is the…

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Wisconsin appeals court upholds ‘upskirting’ conviction

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Grafton man caught taking an “upskirt” photo of a woman. 31-year-old Jesse Schmucker was convicted on misdemeanor charges of attempting to capture nudity and disorderly conduct, after he was caught…

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Wisconsin state panel bars staff from discussing global warming

A state board that manages school trust assets in Wisconsin has ordered its employees not to work on any issues dealing with global warming on state time. The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands voted 2-1 Tuesday afternoon to prohibit…

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