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2014-05-27

Russian doctors in the Fox Cities

A group of Russian doctors is in the Fox Cities this week, to see how local health care providers operate. Fox Valley Technical College global education manager Aaron Gorenc says they started the trip, at the school's health simulation and…

posted 2014-05-27 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton's skateboard rules may be reviewed

Now that Appleton is building a skateboard park, a city council member wants to take another look at all of the city's skateboarding rules. Ald. Kyle Lobner says they haven't made any changes to them, since 1992. He points to…

posted 2014-05-27 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton achieves 'Tree City' status for 30 years

Appleton's forestry efforts for the past three decades helped the city reach a milestone recently. The Arbor Day Foundation gave Appleton Tree City USA status, for the 30th year. City forester Mike Micklig says communities need to have a forestry…

posted 2014-05-27 13:01 by WHBY

Bike lane debate returning in Appleton

Bike lanes will be back before Appleton's city council soon. Ald. Greg Dannecker introduced the plan for 2015, and the municipal services committee will take them up later today. He says he wanted to get in front of the issue,…

posted 2014-05-27 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton to talk about assessment options

Appleton leaders will look at possible ways to change the city's special assessment policy for street and sidewalk projects. Right now, the city assesses property owners for the work. There's a campaign by some people on John Street to have…

posted 2014-05-27 05:04 by WHBY

Population trends could hurt jobs in state

Shifting demographics could lead to a worker shortage in the future in Wisconsin. Todd Berry is the president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. He says Wisconsin's population is aging, and the number of young people in the state is shrinking.…

posted 2014-05-27 05:03 by WHBY

Dells becoming more of a year-round spot

Wisconsin Dells attractions are hoping some pretty good crowds over the Memorial Day weekend will spell a profitable summer season. But the area has really turned into a year-round attraction, according to Dells promoter Tom Diehl. He says they have…

posted 2014-05-27 05:02 by WHBY

2014-05-26

Milwaukee falls to Baltimore in extra innings

Francisco Rodriguez gave up two runs in the 9th and Rob Wooten gave up one run in the 10th as the Brewers lose to the Orioles, 7-6 on Memorial Day.  Khris Davis, who went four for four at the plate,…

posted 2014-05-26 17:16:17 by WHBY

Poll: People don't want to pay more for roads

People in Wisconsin are reluctant to pay more for highway construction and maintenance. That's one finding, from a poll released last week by the Marquette University law school. Poll director Charles Franklin says one question asked registered voters whether would…

posted 2014-05-26 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton holding Memorial Day parade

Appleton is holding its annual Memorial Day parade this morning, in the downtown. Parade coordinator Greg Otis says they'll start at the corner of College Avenue and Appleton Street, at 9 a.m. He says they'll proceed to Riverside Cemetery for…

posted 2014-05-26 05:04 by WHBY

State getting boost from growing oil process

Sand mining is a growing industry in the Badger State, as oil companies continue to operate in the Great Plains. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says Wisconsin has large reserves of the kind of sand that's used in…

posted 2014-05-26 05:03 by WHBY

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