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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
June 19, 2013
Republicans add last-minute school choice measures, mine-area restrictions; Shell Lake man mauled by bear, more state news
MADISON -- A debate over the new state budget lasted only 15 minutes in the Assembly Tuesday, as majority Republicans spent most of their time behind closed doors adding some last-minute items. The debate was scheduled to resume at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday and a vote was set for 5:30...
June 19, 2013 - 8:43am
June 14, 2013
Spectators disrupt abortion reform debate but measures OK'd, sent to Walker; Clear Lake teen named state FFA leader, more state news
MADISON -- State Assembly members shared impassioned family stories before approving three bills to restrict abortion rights. All Republicans voted yes and all Democrats voted no Thursday, as the house sent Gov. Scott Walker a bill to make abortion candidates get ultrasounds so they...
June 14, 2013 - 7:50am
June 13, 2013
Wisconsin's population is aging; big storm drops rain, damages Wal-Mart roof; more state news
If you think you're seeing fewer young people in Wisconsin, you're right. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday that 14.4 percent of the state's population was 65 or older as of last July. That's just less than one percent more than in the 2010 Census. Wisconsin had an estimated...
June 13, 2013 - 6:57am
June 12, 2013
Democrats temporarily delay abortion reforms; giant storm system will narrowly miss Wisconsin; more state news
Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate blocked approval yesterday of a Republican bill to require women to get ultrasounds before getting abortions. The hold-up won't be long, as G-O-P Senate leaders said the bill would come up again first thing Wednesday. New Berlin Republican Mary Lazich...
June 12, 2013 - 7:38am
June 11, 2013
Lawmakers consider boost to jobless benefits; Senators split on Farm Bill vote; more state news
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Senate was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill to increase weekly jobless benefits, while making it easier to recover...
June 11, 2013 - 8:25am
June 10, 2013
Johnson 'every bit concerned' over civil liberties; Assembly panel to vote on election changes; more state news
U.S. Senate Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says we need a "very delicate balance" between protecting civil liberties and gathering intelligence to fight terrorism. Johnson, a member of the Senate Homeland Security panel, was on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the recent reports...
June 10, 2013 - 10:18am
June 7, 2013
Cong. Sensenbrenner -Patriot Act author - says NSA surveillance goes too far; Assembly votes to uphold new laws in dispute, more state news
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner - who wrote the U.S.A. Patriot Act soon after 9-11 - said the secret surveillance...
June 7, 2013 - 9:10am
June 5, 2013
Joint Finance deal boosts school aids, cuts taxes; provision gives tax break for private school tuition, more state briefs
MADISON -- The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee is expected to take its final votes Wednesday on the new state budget. Majority Republicans...
June 5, 2013 - 8:38am
June 4, 2013
Kenosha businessman slain in Jamaica; Joint Finance mulls tax cut, plus more state news
MAUSTON -- A Wisconsin Air National Guard member is jailed under a $2 million bond after being charged with killing a woman and wounding another in a shooting in Mauston. Cody Treul, 29, is accused of killing Gayle Howland, also 29, and Ebony Lasher, 23, both of Mauston. Lasher...
June 4, 2013 - 8:32am
May 30, 2013
Taxpayers likely to help pay back big unemployment obligation; State Guardsman will receive Silver Star; more state news
MADISON -- Wisconsin taxpayers would help employers pay back a large debt in the state's unemployment benefit fund, under a budget measure endorsed Wednesday. The Joint Finance Committee endorsed $26 million in general taxes - plus increases for employers and new limits on benefits...
May 30, 2013 - 9:50am
May 29, 2013
Between showers, bulk of state's corn crop now planted; Severson-sponsored 'apology' bill gets hearing; more state briefs
Almost two-thirds of Wisconsin's corn crop has been planted. Officials say over 20 percent of the crop was put into the ground last week but corn planting is still 21 percent below the average for the past five years. Wisconsin is the only Midwest state with less than 80 percent...
May 29, 2013 - 9:25am
May 28, 2013
UPDATE: Act of Congress leads to bridge project's start
It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness. In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents,...
May 28, 2013 - 5:14pm
May 23, 2013
Late spring, more walleyes prompt lawmaker to back off funding threat affecting tribes; Milwaukee falls to 30th largest U.S. city; more state briefs
MADISON -- The vice-chairman of the State Building Commission backed off Wednesday on a threat to withhold a $250,000 in grant money for the Lac du Flambeau Indian tribe. Assembly Republican Dean Kaufert of Neenah said a few weeks ago that he wanted to pull back funding that the...
May 23, 2013 - 10:01am
May 22, 2013
Measure to require more job efforts from food stamp recipients advances; fallen FBI agent with Wisconsin link remembered; more state news
MADISON -- About 63,000 Wisconsinites would have to get work or job training to keep their food stamp benefits under a state budget measure endorsed...
May 22, 2013 - 8:34am
May 21, 2013
Big Joint Finance decisions expected today as Walker travels; Lake Superior warm-up blamed for waning Lake Trout population, more state news
Several high-profile items in the proposed state budget will be up for committee endorsements Tuesday. The Joint Finance panel is expected to...
May 21, 2013 - 8:55am