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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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Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, Counties

Unemployment is up in most major Wisconsin cities and counties between January and February.

03/25/2015

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Wisconsin Trooper Killed In Shootout Was New Academy Grad

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed another motorist.

03/25/2015

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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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Memorial Playground For Murdered Sisters Reaches Fundraising Goal

A memorial playground for three sisters killed by their father in western Wisconsin has reached its fundraising goal, thanks to the sale of their former home.

03/18/2015

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Walker Aide Quits After Questioning Iowa’s Role In Campaign

An aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s national political operation resigned late Tuesday after drawing heated criticism from the head of the Iowa Republican Party for questioning the state’s early role in the presidential nominating process.

03/18/2015

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Sheriff: Man Rescued From Ice On St. Croix River

Sheriff William Hutton said despite repeated warnings to stay off the ice, a man decided to walk on the St. Croix River when a chunk of it broke free, sending him for a ride downstream.

03/17/2015

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Republicans Says UW Autonomy Plan On ‘Life Support’

It doesn’t look like the Legislature will support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to grant the University of Wisconsin System autonomy from state oversight and laws, including the setting of tuition rates, key lawmakers said Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Wisconsin Sanctuary Finds New Home For Litter Of Puppies

Typically, Home for Life doesn’t deal in pet adoption. It’s a place dogs spend their days when they can’t be adopted because of age or medical issues. But a special case showed up to their front gate back in November, and no one could turn their backs on a dog that needed help.

03/14/2015

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Walker Draws Scrutiny From GOP Rivals For Changing Positions

Scott Walker’s rivals see him as an up-and-comer in the Republican race for president, so they are focusing on the Wisconsin governor’s changing positions on a number of issues.

03/14/2015

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Adult Trial For Wis. Girls In Slender Man Stabbing

Two young Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man must stand trial as adults for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Friday.

03/14/2015

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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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Body Recovered From River In La Crosse

Police say the body of a man has been recovered from the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse. First responders were called to the river about 8 a.m. Friday where the body was found.

03/13/2015

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World Record Attempt Ice Sculpture Comes Down

An impressive ice sculpture in along Lake Superior in Superior, Wisconsin had to come down as spring-like temperatures persisted in Minnesota. The sculpture was built by Minnesota artist Roger Hanson, who was hoping to break a world record for the tallest ice sculpture at 53 feet high.

03/13/2015

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10 Teams To Watch In The NCAA Tournament

Every year in the NCAA Tournament, we see great games, finishes, a few upsets and some dramatic moments. But which teams should we keep an eye on that likely survive the first weekend? Who will get to the Final Four, and which smaller school has the best chance to pull off an upset? Here are 10 teams to keep an eye on as we head to Selection Sunday.

03/12/2015

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Florida Copter Crash Victims Include Former Wisconsin Marine

The sister-in-law of a former Wisconsin man killed in a helicopter crash was a proud Marine and a wonderful father.

03/12/2015

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Walker Becomes More Involved In Wake Of Police Shooting

A representative for the family of a 19-year-old biracial man shot and killed by a white Madison police officer says Gov. Scott Walker promised to call the man’s mother to help console her.

03/11/2015

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Two In Custody In Connection To Homemade Explosive

The two people detained Tuesday after a homemade explosive device was found behind a business in western Wisconsin have been taken into custody.

03/11/2015

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Wis. Business Owner Upset Over ‘Right-To-Work’ Expanding in Minn.

A Wisconsin business owner upset over enactment of a right-to-work law and other policies says he is expanding in Minnesota because the economic policies there are more conducive for his operation.

03/10/2015

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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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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a right-to-work bill into law, striking another blow against organized labor after four years ago effectively ending collective bargaining for public-sector workers.

03/09/2015

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Woodbury Man Killed On I-94 Near Hudson

A 22-year-old Woodbury man was killed Friday night in a crash on Interstate 94 near Hudson, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Patrol says Dustin Leonard Kadlec crashed into a cement barricade and the rear of a stalled semi truck just after 11 p.m.

03/07/2015

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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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Wisconsin Residents Sound Off On ‘Right-To-Vote’ Bill

On Friday, Wisconsin became the 25th state to pass a right-to-work bill. Lawmakers in the state assembly fiercely debated the bill for more than 20 hours into the early morning. The bill finally passed around 9 a.m.

03/06/2015

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Minnesota Named Top State For Women

A new survey on the best environments for women in the United States this year listed Minnesota as the top overall spot.

03/05/2015

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