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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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Sheriff: 18-Year-Old Missing After Party Dies

The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office says an 18-year-old man who went missing after a party early Sunday morning has been found, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

03/09/2014

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Gophers Face Wisconsin In Big 10 Women’s Tourney

Minnesota has the sixth seed for the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament, and the Gophers will bring two of the conference’s biggest stars to the event. The Gophers finished 8-8 in Big Ten play and 19-11 overall. They’ll play 11th seed Wisconsin in Indianapolis in the opening round Thursday night.

03/03/2014

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Badgers Beat Minnesota 2-1 To Earn Sweep

After losing their first regulation game in Big Ten Conference play Thursday night, the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team was swept in a 2-1 loss at Wisconsin Friday night.

02/08/2014

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Gopher Hockey Falls To Wisconsin 2-1

A 14-game unbeaten streak came to an end for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team in a 2-1 loss at Wisconsin Thursday night. It’s the Gophers’ first regulation loss since last November in their first loss in Big Ten Conference play.

02/07/2014

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Same-Sex Couples Challenge Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

A group of same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage, arguing the prohibition is unconstitutional and has denied them civil rights married couples enjoy.

02/03/2014

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Elderly Woman Found Dead In Madison, Wis. Cold

Police in Barron are investigating the death of an elderly woman who apparently left her assisted living facility and died in the cold. Police Chief Byron Miller said in a statement dispatchers received a call about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday from Monroe Manor, an assisted living facility, reporting 76-year-old Juanita Toews had left the building.

01/08/2014

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Grievances Aired Around Wis. Capitol Festivus Pole

The grievances have been aired, and many of them target Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans. About 100 people showed up Monday to celebrate Festivus in the state Capitol, the made-up holiday made famous in an episode of the television show “Seinfeld.”

12/24/2013

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Plane Traveling From MSP Slides Off Madison Runway

An airplane traveling from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport slid off the runway while arriving in Madison Monday afternoon, according to Delta Air Lines.

12/16/2013

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Wis. ‘Snuggle House’ May Have Shuttered

A new snuggling business in Wisconsin’s capital city may have closed amid scrutiny from city officials. Customers at Madison’s Snuggle House can snuggle with professional cuddlers for $60 an hour. Supporters say the business helps people relax through non-sexual touch.

12/09/2013

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Late-Night Wis. Session Gets Downright Goofy

It’s said nothing good ever happens after midnight. Or maybe it’s 10 p.m. Or 2 a.m. No matter. When it comes to the Wisconsin Assembly, whenever it gets dark outside things tend to get goofy.

11/15/2013

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Wis. House Offers Theraputic Spooning, Cuddles

There won’t be much snuggling at the Snuggle House in Madison until the new business obtains the necessary permits to open. City officials say the business has yet to pass the building and fire inspections it needs for an occupancy permit.

10/15/2013

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A Family’s Make-A-Wish? For Everyone To Meet Tana

A couple months ago, Matt Brickman and WCCO photographer Carly Danek were asked to work on a project for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The family of a girl named Tana wished for a video of Tana’s friends and classmates talking about what they’ve learned from having her in class.

09/21/2013

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Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop Arrested Again

A Madison man whose unusual name drew national attention last year after he was arrested for marijuana possession now faces drug charges in Iowa. Felony drug charges have been filed against Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop.

08/19/2013

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Wis. Appeals Court Rejects Appeal In 2001 Killing

A Wisconsin appeals court has rejected an appeal of a Minnesota man who was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2001 killing of a man left for dead along a western Wisconsin logging road.

07/30/2013

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Father Mourns Loss Of Child From Distracted Driving Accident

Vijay Dixit is comforted sitting in a memorial garden created in his daughter’s honor. Shreya was 19 and a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was coming home with a friend who was driving. The driver crashed.

06/12/2013

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Federal Grants To Aid Wetlands In Wis., Minn., ND

Two programs that help restore wetlands in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota have received federal grants worth a total of $3.4 million. The groups are Ducks Unlimited Inc. and Pheasants Forever.

05/29/2013

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Wis. Court Upholds Verdict Against Fired Professor

A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled against a chemistry professor who was let go from the Milwaukee School of Engineering because of his limited English skills.

04/09/2013

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