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‘Pot (The Movie)’ Features Plight Of Minnesota Family

A movie premiering Saturday at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival is taking on marijuana. Michael Hope’s film, “Pot (the movie),” tells the plight of a Minnesota woman who gave her son medical marijuana.

04/11/2015

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Black DA To Decide Charges Against White Wisconsin Officer

In several high-profile U.S. cases in the past year, white prosecutors have declined to charge white police officers who killed black men. That won’t be the case in a recent police-involved shooting in the Wisconsin capital of Madison, where the decision about whether to charge the white officer rests in the hands of a liberal biracial prosecutor who identifies as black.

04/11/2015

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Wis. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing For Liquor Sampling At Stores

Samples of hard alcohol will soon be offered at liquor and grocery stores in Wisconsin under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law.

04/09/2015

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Records: 19-Year-Old Killed By Officer Trusted Police

Police released hundreds of documents Friday related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.

04/05/2015

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Union: Test Shows Madison Officer Was Sober After Shooting

A white Madison Police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man earlier this month was sober after the shooting, according blood test results that the police union released Thursday.

03/26/2015

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Wisconsin Judge To Hold Hearing On Right-To-Work Challenge

A Madison judge is set to hold a hearing on whether to temporarily block Wisconsin’s new right-to-work law.

03/19/2015

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Hundreds Expected At Funeral For 19-Year-Old Shot By Officer

Hundreds are expected to attend the funeral for an unarmed 19-year-old who was killed last weekend by a Madison police officer. Tony Robinson, who is biracial, died March 6 after what police say was a confrontation in which he assaulted the white officer.

03/14/2015

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Rallies Related To Madison Police Shooting Planned

Two rallies are planned in Madison, one to protest the shooting of an unarmed biracial man by a white police officer and another in support of law enforcement.

03/11/2015

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Protesters Fill Wisconsin Capitol For Shooting Rally

An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Wisconsin police officer faced a choice between a middle-class lifestyle and the gang world and tended to be an impulsive risk-taker, according to court documents.

03/09/2015

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Protests Follow Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed 19-Year-Old

Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town’s streets with chants of “Black Lives Matter” following the fatal shooting of an unarmed, black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city’s police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.

03/08/2015

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Protests After Unarmed Black Man, 19, Killed By Wis. Police

A 19-year-old black man died Friday night after being shot by an officer in Madison, authorities said. The man was shot after an altercation with the officer and died at a hospital, Police Chief Mike Koval said.

03/07/2015

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2 Isolated In Portage County In Suspected Measles Cases

Health officials say two patients have been isolated in Portage County while tests are done to see if they have the measles. The county’s Health and Human Services Department says testing on the two suspected cases is being done at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in Madison.

02/13/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Forms Group To Boost Possible 2016 Bid

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination.

01/27/2015

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Madison Man Charged With Human Trafficking

Prosecutors have charged a Madison man with human trafficking and sexual assault.

11/03/2014

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Minn. Mom Pleads Not Guilty For Treating Son’s Pain With Medical Cannabis

A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.

09/29/2014

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Man Killed After Tire Flies Through Windshield In Wis.

A passenger in a car was killed after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle and through the windshield of the victim’s car on the interstate in Dane County. The State Patrol says the fatal accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday on Interstate 39/90 near Madison’s Beltline interchange.

09/29/2014

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Minn. Mom Charged For Treating Son’s Pain With Medical Cannabis

A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.

08/20/2014

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Wis. Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining Law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence.

07/31/2014

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Report: Mpls. Has More Than 8,000 Bike Commuters

The number of commuters riding their bikes to work keeps getting bigger in the City of Lakes. A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Minneapolis has an estimated 8,300 bike commuters.

05/16/2014

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Wis. Senior Bowls Perfect 300 … Again

They say practice makes perfect, and Wisconsin bowler just achieved that goal at the age of 84. Gail Serig still bowls twice a week with his league friends in Madison, Wis., and he recently bowled a perfect 300.

04/18/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Teen’s Death After Underage Drinking Party

A 19-year-old man from western Minnesota pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges in the March 9 death of a teenager found in the cold after an underage drinking party. Erik Patrick Hastad pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor social host ordinance and gross misdemeanor contributing to delinquency of a child in in the death of Michael Anyasike.

04/16/2014

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Wisconsin Wins Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Tournament

Mark Zengerle’s rebound goal in overtime lifted Wisconsin to a 5-4 victory over Ohio State on Saturday night in the inaugural Big Ten hockey championship game, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Zengerle and Nic Kerdiles each had two assists, and the Badgers (24-10-2) won for the 10th time in 12 games. This one required a serious rally as Wisconsin trailed 4-2 with 6:52 remaining in regulation after Tanner Fritz scored for the Buckeyes.

03/22/2014

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Dawson Teen Who Fled Party Died Of Hypothermia

A report released Thursday shows a Dawson teenager who fled an underage drinking party died from hypothermia. The incident happened on March 9 after the Lac Qui Parle Sheriff’s Office was called to the 2700 block of 280th Street at about 12:30 a.m. in rural Madison, Minn., on an underage party with alcohol.

03/21/2014

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Memorial Service Held For Teen Who Died After Fleeing Party

Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember 18-year-old Michael Anyasike who died last week after running from a party at a farmhouse in Madison, Minn. Anyasike’s mother said he likely froze to death because temperatures were in the low twenties. Anyasike played football for Dawson-Boyd High School.

03/15/2014

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18-Year-Old Who Died After Party Identified

Authorities have released the identify of the 18-year-old man who went missing after a party early Sunday morning and, though he was found later that day, died at the hospital.

03/10/2014

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