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Minn. Teen Killed In Eau Claire Rollover, 2 Other Teens Injured

A teenage boy from Plymouth was killed and two other teens were injured Friday evening in a rollover crash near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the accident happened at about 7:18 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 94.

17 hours ago

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Amtrak: 2nd Daily St. Paul-To-Chicago Train Could Be Popular

A new Amtrak study says adding a second round-trip between St. Paul and Chicago could prove to be popular. The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation as well as La Crosse County in Wisconsin asked Amtrak to conduct the study.

20 hours ago

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Man Killed In Western Wisconsin Tractor Accident

An Ellsworth, Wisconsin man has died after a tractor accident Friday night, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called to County Road A near Highway 10 in Salem Township just after 10 p.m. on a report of an accident.

22 hours ago

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Wis. Fireworks Retailer Sees Holiday Business Boom From Minnesotans

Located just four miles from the border in Somerset, Wiscsonsin, the parking lot at Fireworks Forever is bustling. And most of the plates you’ll find come from just across the river.

07/03/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Men Overcome By Gas Die In Wis. Manure Pit

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says two men died after they tried retrieving a piece of equipment that fell into a manure pit.

07/03/2015

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With Social Media Tease, Wisconsin’s Walker Jumps Into 2016

Aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say the Republican is entering the crowded Republican race for president.

07/02/2015

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Obama’s Wisconsin Visit Comes As Walker Prepares Campaign

President Barack Obama is bringing his push to raise salaries for low-income workers to Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker angered set off a firestorm and built his expected run for the White House around curtailing collective bargaining powers and enacting a right-to-work law.

06/30/2015

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Wisconsin Budget Year Ending With No Agreement In Sight

Wisconsin’s budget year is ending with no last-minute legislative theatrics or looming government shut-down.

06/30/2015

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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan Retiring After 2015-16 Season

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan plans to retire after next season, looking to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power during his 14 seasons in Madison. Ryan made the surprising announcement on Monday

06/29/2015

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Woman Dies After Diving Exercises In Wisconsin Lake

Authorities say a woman taking part in diving exercises in a Wisconsin lake has died.

06/29/2015

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Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls Sisters

The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.

06/27/2015

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Gov. Walker Calls Marriage Decision A ‘Grave Mistake’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a “grave mistake” and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.

06/26/2015

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Gov. Walker Signs Bill Ending Waiting Period For Handguns

The 48-hour waiting period for purchasing a handgun in the state of Wisconsin is now a thing of the past. Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law yesterday that eliminates the waiting period.

06/26/2015

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TV Actor Dustin Diamond Gets 4 Months Jail For Stabbing

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” was sentenced Thursday to 4 months in jail for a stabbing in a Wisconsin bar.

06/25/2015

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Wis. State Patrol: Motorcyclist Succumbs To Crash Injuries

A western Wisconsin man died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash last Thursday in Rusk County, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Michael Powers, 65, went off the road while taking a curve on STH-40 near Scheel Road just before 8 a.m. on June 18.

06/24/2015

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Gov. Walker To End Decades-Old Waiting Period For Handguns

Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin’s guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Republican-controlled Legislature before last week’s fatal shootings at a South Carolina church.

06/24/2015

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Wisconsin Company Says It Will Stop Making Confederate Flags

A flag maker in the Milwaukee area says it will stop making and selling the Confederate flag, saying the decision was motivated by last week’s shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

06/24/2015

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Hundreds Ejected From Kenny Chesney Concert In Green Bay

Police say hundreds of people were ejected from Lambeau Field during a concert featuring country music star Kenny Chesney. Press-Gazette Media reports between 250 and 300 people were kicked out of Saturday’s concert.

06/23/2015

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Charges: Wis. Man Shoplifted At Wal-Mart, Pointed Gun At Cop’s Face

A 34-year-old Wisconsin man and convicted felon faces three new felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County, after he allegedly pointed a gun Sunday at an off-duty police officer and fled police.

06/23/2015

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Pilot Unhurt In Plane Crash In Eastern Wisconsin

A pilot has survived an emergency plane landing in eastern Wisconsin after his engine lost power.

06/21/2015

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Walker Tells Donors He’s Still Praying Over Presidential Run

Scott Walker told donors on Friday that he’s still praying over whether to run for president in 2016, but the Wisconsin governor said he believes he is “uniquely qualified to lead this country.”

06/19/2015

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Psychiatrist: Girl Accused In Stabbing Needs Intervention

One of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character has schizophrenia that is getting worse and intervention is the best way to mitigate the symptoms, a psychiatrist testified Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Wisconsin DNR Wants To Find Bald Eagle Killer

A reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. The eagle was found on March 17 in a brush pile near the town of Forest, Wisconsin in St. Croix County.

06/16/2015

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Speed Limit Gets A Bump Between Woodbury & Wis. Border

The stretch of Interstate 94 between the Interstate 494-Interstate 694 slip will be boosted to 70 miles per hour this week. The nine-mile stretch had been maxed out at 65 mph, but following the results of a speed study, the Minnesota Department of Transportation elected to bump the speed limit up.

06/15/2015

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