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2014-07-13

Future of broadband, access in rural areas

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross calls it the “broadband imperative.” He explains at a broadband symposium in Madison, “Big transformation coming. Highly dependent on the ability to move data between different sources … fast.” Wisconsin’s economic future depends…

posted 2014/07/13 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-11

Popularity in paddleboarding has DNR urging safety

Paddleboards are showing up more and more often on northern lakes. With their popularity skyrocketing over the past decade, the DNR is stressing good water safety practices. DNR Recreational Safety Warden Mark Little says a life jacket is required when…

posted 2014/07/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Big boost for Wisconsin walleye

The number of lakes stocked with larger walleye will skyrocket the next two years, with a $12 million funding plan to boost populations. Steve Avelallemant, Northern Fisheries Supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said populations of the popular…

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Marathon County man pleads not guilty of animal neglect

Stephen Marty, 35, of Bevent is accused of leaving three dogs chained outside of a home with no food or water for an extended period of time. Officers found the dogs May 26th with empty bowls. The complaint says Marty…

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Missing kayakers found safe in Lake Michigan

A trio of missing kayakers are being treated for hypothermia, after spending the night in the waters of Lake Michigan off the Door peninsula. Door County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Jeff Farley said a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 spotted the 43-year-old…

posted 2014/07/11 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-10

Warnings to stay clear of poison ivy

Department of Natural Resources officials are reminding people to keep an eye out for poison ivy this summer. The plant can cause some nasty rashes if left untreated. DNR invasive plants coordinator Kelly Kearns says repeated exposure makes it more…

posted 2014/07/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Lawmaker concerned about elections agency secrecy

Wisconsin’s attorney general says the state Government Accountability Board does not have to release information about investigations conducted by the agency, and that has one lawmaker worried there may be a lack of accountability. An opinion from Attorney General J.B.…

posted 2014/07/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Group wants reforms in Wisconsin parole system

A coalition of religious leaders and prison reform advocates claim the Department of Corrections is keeping people incarcerated who should be granted parole. The group, called WISDOM, says nearly 3,000 state inmates are eligible for parole, but are being kept…

posted 2014/07/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State appeals ruling against gay marriage ban

The state Department of Justice has filed an appeal of a federal court ruling that struck down Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. The appeal deals with a court decision by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, who ruled that the constitutional amendment…

posted 2014/07/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Appeals court says hunters can train dogs to track wolves

A state appeals court says hunters can train their dogs to track on wolves, and the attorney for groups who challenged the practice says it’s a clear sign that state lawmakers should revisit the issue. A Dane County circuit judge…

posted 2014/07/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Man sought in theft of stun gun from officer

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials are looking for a 22-year-old Eden man who got into a scuffle with a deputy who was investigating a noise complaint last Saturday in the Town of Ashford. Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig said the…

posted 2014/07/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Marshfield Clinic scraps plans for dental school

Marshfield Clinic has scrapped a plan to build Wisconsin’s second dental school and will return a $10 ­million state grant for the project. The clinic received the funding in 2010 to construct a new training facility in Marshfield for dentists…

posted 2014/07/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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