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Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To North Iowa Meth Conspiracy

Officials say a 26-year-old Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to his role in a north Iowa drug conspiracy. A U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Ryan Michael Schroeder of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

03/05/2015

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MN Lawmaker Lures WI Businesses Over ‘Right-To-Work’ Bill

A Minnesota Republican lawmaker is getting in the middle of Wisconsin’s “right-to-work” debate. Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll sign the bill when it reaches his desk, which would make union membership voluntary.

03/03/2015

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And The Most Googled Recipe In Minnesota Is …

Move over grape salad! Minnesotans apparently love their salmon dishes, according to data from Google Trends. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the most-Googled recipes by state, and it seems we just can’t get enough of that leaping fish.

03/03/2015

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Western Wisconsin Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend

Authorities in La Crosse County of western Wisconsin have charged a Holmen man in the death of his girlfriend.

03/03/2015

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Mining Company Closing Office In Northern Wisconsin

The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin announced Friday it was closing its office in Hurley, saying future investment was “unfeasible at this time,” a move that marks the end for now of the project near Lake Superior that sparked fierce debate and opposition from environmentalists and tribal members near the site.

02/27/2015

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Attorney Argues For Dismissal Of Charge In Wis. Stabbing Plot

An attorney for one of the two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate and leaving her for dead in a wooded park in southeastern Wisconsin argues the charges against her should be dismissed because the girls were coerced by a fictional Slender Man character that they perceived was real.

02/27/2015

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Slender Man Stabbing Prosecutors: Keep Case In Adult Court

Prosecutors say the case should move forward in adult court against two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man.

02/25/2015

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Man In Lake Superior Dog Photo Gets New Pet

Remember the photo of a Wisconsin man who took his aging dog into Lake Superior to relieve his chronic arthritis?

02/25/2015

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Wisconsin Senate To Consider Right-To-Work Legislation

The Wisconsin Senate is set to dive into what could be a fierce debate on a Republican right-to-work bill after an evening of bitter protests over the legislation at the state Capitol.

02/25/2015

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Slender Man Attorney: Girl Can’t Face Trial In Adult Court

An attorney for one of two young girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man is arguing his client doesn’t belong in adult court.

02/24/2015

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Apostle Island Ice Caves May Open This Weekend

The ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could be open to the public this weekend.

02/24/2015

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Walker Administration Reports 27,500 Job Growth Over Year

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says nearly 27,500 private-sector jobs have been added in Wisconsin over the 12-month period that ended in September.

02/24/2015

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Wisconsin Man Critically Injured In Florida Dispute

Authorities say a northern Wisconsin man is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a dispute over marijuana in Florida.

02/23/2015

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Second Fight Over Union Rights Comes To Wisconsin

The fight over union rights returns to Wisconsin this week, four years after a debate that sparked massive protests and catapulted Gov. Scott Walker onto the national political stage, setting up his likely presidential run.

02/22/2015

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Wisconsin Man Builds Giant ‘Frozen’ Snow Sculpture

A Wisconsin man has spent the entire winter working on a unique snow sculpture inspired by his 12-year-old daughter. He decided to make a super-sized Olaf.

02/20/2015

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Wisconsin Republicans Plan Vote On Right-To-Work Next Week

In a surprise announcement, the Republican leader of the state Senate says he will schedule a vote for next week on a yet-to-be-introduced bill that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

02/20/2015

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Girls Describe Stabbing Classmate In Interrogation Video

Police interrogation video of two Wisconsin girls accused of nearly killing a classmate to please a fictional character shows them describing their calculated plan to kill their friend, telling her they planned to go bird watching.

02/20/2015

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Gov. Walker Wants Treasurer To Be On UW Board

Gov. Scott Walker wants the treasurer of his new political committee to serve on the board that oversees the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics even though Democrats say the appointment is inappropriate.

02/17/2015

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Attorney: Girl Accused In Stabbing Belongs In Juvenile Court

A southeastern Wisconsin judge will decide whether there’s enough evidence to send to trial two girls accused of nearly killing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man.

02/16/2015

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Investigators Say The Death Of Wis. Prisoner Was Homicide

Sheriff’s officials say the death of a state prison inmate in Columbia County is a homicide. Authorities said Monday an autopsy shows 40-year-old Jerome Scott died by ligature strangulation at the Columbia Correctional Institution. Investigators say Scott’s cellmate is accused of killing him Feb. 12.

02/16/2015

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia And Mark In Luck, Wis., Day 2

Amelia Santaniello and Mark Rosen are Going To The (Frozen) Lake for day two of their trip to Luck, Wis.

02/13/2015

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2 Isolated In Portage County In Suspected Measles Cases

Health officials say two patients have been isolated in Portage County while tests are done to see if they have the measles. The county’s Health and Human Services Department says testing on the two suspected cases is being done at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in Madison.

02/13/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker ‘Punts’ On Question About Evolution

It ought to be the friendliest of soil for White House hopefuls looking to pad the resume with a little foreign policy experience: a trip to the United Kingdom. So far, however, the trips to England have been anything but merry for several prospective GOP candidates.

02/12/2015

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Assembly To Vote On Allowing Wis. Grocery Store Liquor Samples

The Wisconsin Assembly is poised to vote on a bill that would allow grocery stores to hand out sample mini-shots of liquor.

02/12/2015

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Head To Luck, Wis.

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes.

02/12/2015

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