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Wisconsin Marine Killed In Chattanooga Rampage

A decorated Marine from Wisconsin was among those killed in Thursday’s shooting rampage in Tennessee. Sgt. Carson Holmquist grew up in Grantsburg, which is about an hour and a half northeast of the Twin Cities. He had served two tours of duty.

07/17/2015

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Professor Warns Off Prospective Students From Wisconsin

A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is under fire for encouraging prospective students to go elsewhere because she believes academic freedom is in jeopardy in Wisconsin.

07/17/2015

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Wisconsin County Does Battle With Invasive Giant Knotweed

A western Wisconsin county is taking action to get rid of an invasive species overtaking parts of town. Giant knotweed is found from Minnesota to Maine, and south to Louisiana. The plant spreads quickly, and grows fast.

07/16/2015

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Wis. Court Ends Probe Of Presidential Hopeful Walker

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in winning his 2012 recall election.

07/16/2015

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Best Upcoming Outdoor Concerts Near Minnesota

Five fantastic outdoor happenings make this a summer to remember.

07/16/2015

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Defense Calls For St. Croix River Stabbing Case To Be Dismissed

A hearing took place in Wisconsin Wednesday for a teenager accused of stabbing a fisherman to death near the St. Croix River.

07/15/2015

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Walker Reminds Voters Of Union Wins As He Enters 2016 Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared his candidacy for president on Monday, casting himself as a “fighter” who muscled through an aggressive conservative agenda in a state that typically supports Democrats.

07/13/2015

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Leaving Canoe, 14-Year-Old Drowns In St. Croix River

A 14-year-old girl drowned in the St. Croix River over the weekend while canoeing with her sibling and friends. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says that Taw Meh, of St. Paul, was south of Interstate Park at about 3:20 p.m. on Sunday when she and her group stopped on a sandbar.

07/13/2015

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Authorities In Pierce County, Wis. Arrest Homicide Victim’s Wife

Authorities in Pierce County of western Wisconsin are investigating a homicide and have arrested the victim’s wife.

07/11/2015

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13-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Fatal Shooting In Milwaukee

Milwaukee police say they have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection to the shooting death of another boy of the same age.

07/10/2015

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St. Croix Falls Residents Not Happy About New Gun Shop’s Name

Residents in the river town of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, were up in arms this week over a new gun shop with a provocative name: F-Bomb.net.

07/08/2015

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Woman Saves Children From Injury As Tornado Hits Wis. House

Sheriff’s officials say a mother saved her three young children from injury as a tornado hit their house in Waupaca County.

07/07/2015

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Summer Storm Douses Western Wisconsin, Minnesota

Persistent rains are bringing flood warnings for some western Wisconsin counties. Chippewa, Dunn and northern Eau Claire counties are all under flood watches this morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in some areas.

07/06/2015

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Sheriff: Wis. Barn Damaged In Fire, No Injuries

Authorities say a barn in western Wisconsin was damaged in a fire early Sunday morning that was likely either caused by fireworks or a nearby bonfire. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 3:06 a.m. Sunday on a report of a bonfire at N4207 710th St. in Ellsworth, Wis.

07/05/2015

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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.

07/04/2015

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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.

07/04/2015

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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.

07/04/2015

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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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