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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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Wis. Stepmother Takes Deal In Starved Teen Case

A Wisconsin woman accused of torturing and starving her teenage stepdaughter pleaded no contest to child abuse-related charges Monday just before her trial was set to begin.

04/08/2013

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Milk Production In Wis., Minn. Essentially Steady

Milk production declined across most of the nation in February, but Wisconsin and Minnesota weathered the decrease better than most other states.

04/01/2013

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Crews Recover Teen’s Body From Icy S. Dakota River

Crews have recovered the body of a 16-year-old girl who drowned after a fast-moving, icy river in South Dakota dragged her and another man away as they tried to save her 6-year-old brother, authorities said Friday. The search for the man is ongoing.

03/15/2013

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UW-Madison, U Of M Offer Free Online Courses

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota are among a growing number of universities offering free online courses through their websites.

02/21/2013

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Gilda’s Club Chapter In Wis. Sticks With Name

Stung by the overwhelmingly negative reaction to removing the name of original “Saturday Night Live” cast member Gilda Radner from a cancer support group’s title, a Wisconsin chapter is borrowing one of the comedian’s catch phrases for its next announcement: Never mind.

01/23/2013

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Police: Man Brought 4 Bombs Into Wis. Capitol

Investigators have accused a man of bringing four homemade bombs into the Wisconsin Capitol. The man was booked into the Dane County jail Tuesday.

01/16/2013

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Suzy Favor Hamilton Says She Has Worked As Escort

Three-time Olympian runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted leading a double life as an escort.

12/20/2012

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Solid Gold Guitarist Shot, Killed By Police In Wis.

The guitarist of the popular Minneapolis-based band, Solid Gold, is dead after being shot and killed by police.

11/13/2012

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