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Police: Minnesota Kayaker Revived After Going Underwater In Wausau

Police say a man whose kayak tipped over at Whitewater Park in Wausau has been rescued by fellow kayakers and first responders.

6 hours ago

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Patrol: Wis. Man Arrested For OWI For 5th Time

A 45-year-old man from northwestern Wisconsin was arrested Sunday night for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, fifth offense. The Wisconsin State Patrol stopped a vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. being driven by the suspect, identified as Robert Truitt, because he and his passengers were not wearing seat belts.

16 hours ago

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Woman, Son Save Bald Eagle After Hitting It On I-94 In Wisconsin

A woman and her teenage son are being applauded Sunday night as wildlife heroes. But it didn’t start out that way. The two were driving in Danbury Wis. last weekend on the way back from their cabin when an eagle eating roadkill took flight. They hit it with their car.

21 hours ago

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Wis. Man Surrenders While Holding Baby Following Standoff

Wausau police say a man used a baby as a shield when he surrendered to tactical officers following a standoff. Authorities say police were called to a house Wednesday night on a report of a domestic disturbance.

08/27/2015

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Walker Administration Assigns Armed Guards To DOJ Offices

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration plans to post armed security guards at the entrances to the state Department of Justice’s Madison headquarters. The guards will go on duty beginning Sept. 1. A guard has been stationed at a desk at the main lobby entrance but doesn’t carry a weapon.

08/26/2015

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State Patrol: Hermantown Man Arrested In Wis. For 6th OWI Offense

A 56-year-old Hermantown man was arrested Sunday night in western Wisconsin for operating a motor vehicle under the influence for the sixth time, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

08/24/2015

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Crash Involving School Bus Leaves 2 Dead In Western Wisconsin

Two people are dead after a car collided with a school bus in western Wisconsin Saturday afternoon, according to the Baron County Sheriff’s Office.

08/22/2015

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Wisconsin Slender Man Defendants Plead Not Guilty

Two 13-year-old girls have pleaded not guilty to attempted homicide charges after being accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate as a sacrifice to an online horror character. The suburban Milwaukee girls are being tried as adults and face decades in prison if convicted in the 2014 attack. A judge entered their pleas Friday.

08/21/2015

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Poll: Walker Leads GOP Foes, Trails Clinton In Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker leads other Republican presidential candidates in his home state of Wisconsin but trails Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton there in a potential general election matchup, according to the first statewide poll since Walker announced his candidacy.

08/20/2015

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Wis. Widower’s 4-Mile Tribute To Wife Goes Viral

A Wisconsin man’s public tribute to his wife has gone viral. Babbette Jaquish had a love of sunflowers. She passed away last November after a nine-year battle with cancer.

08/20/2015

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Walker Touts New Health Care Plan At Minn. Factory

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s plan for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people to shop for insurance across state lines.

08/18/2015

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Authorities: Wisconsin Correctional Camp Escapee Arrested

Authorities say they’ve arrested a 20-year-old man who escaped from a correctional camp in west-central Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday that Kaeden Dumholt was arrested Saturday morning in northwest Wisconsin after a report of a suspicious man south of Rice Lake.

08/17/2015

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Playground Built In Honor Of 3 Wisconsin Girls Opens

A new playground in River Falls, Wis., opened Saturday in honor of the three Schaffhausen girls. The young girls were murdered by their father in their River Falls home three years ago. Their mother, Jessica Peterson, who remarried, decided to build the playground memorial to remember them.

08/15/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Cumberland, Wis. (Day 2)

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, but it’s not over yet! We’ve got a few more trips left in us, so this week we hit the road and headed east. WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, as well as WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman, are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east and will be live in Cumberland, Wis.

08/14/2015

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Search Continues For ‘Dangerous’ Escaped Wis. Inmate

Authorities are still searching for a 20-year-old inmate who escaped a Wisconsin correctional center 12 days ago. Kaeden Timothy James Dumholt fled the Black River Correction Center in Black River Falls, Wis. on the night of Aug. 2. He is also suspected of an armed home invasion four days later, which led to a high-speed chase with Sawyer County deputies. The suspect fled on foot and was not found.

08/14/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Cumberland, Wis. (Day 1)

WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro Amelia Santaniello and WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east and will be live in Cumberland, Wis.

08/13/2015

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Wallenda Completes His Longest Tightrope Walk In Wisconsin

High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda has completed his longest tightrope walk ever during an appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair.

08/12/2015

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Daredevil Completes His Longest Tightrope Walk In Wisconsin

High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda has completed his longest tightrope walk ever during an appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair. TV station WTMJ reports Wallenda on Tuesday evening crossed the 1,576-foot wire that was strung more than 10 stories above the Milwaukee Mile Speedway on the fairgrounds.

08/11/2015

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All Bird Flu Quarantines Lifted In Wisconsin

Wisconsin agriculture officials have lifted all quarantines imposed on poultry farms because of the bird flu.

08/11/2015

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Girls To Stay In Adult Court In Slender Man Stabbing Case

A Wisconsin judge ruled Monday that two girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man will stay in adult court, where they could face decades in prison.

08/10/2015

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Juvenile Court Decision Due In Slender Man Stabbing Case

A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man — keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

08/09/2015

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92-Year-Old Crosses Skydiving Off ‘Bucket List’

Kevin Burns was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and his family is helping him check items off his bucket list. They learned that one of the big items on his list was skydiving.

08/08/2015

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1 Killed In Wisconsin Van-Semi Crash

The Wisconsin State Patrol says one person is dead after a collision between a van and semi-truck Thursday.

08/08/2015

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Gov. Walker Leaves For GOP Debate Without Answering Questions

Gov. Scott Walker left Thursday for the first Republican presidential debate without answering questions about whether he knew he was suspected in 2011 of committing felony misconduct in office.

08/06/2015

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Police: Wis. Man Arrested After Leaving 4 Dogs, 7 Cats In Hot SUV

A 64-year-old man has been arrested in a Madison store parking lot after police say he left four dogs and seven cats in a hot vehicle.

08/06/2015

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