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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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