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Target Corp. Publicly Endorses Gay Marriage

Add Target to the list of big name companies now in support of gay marriage. Target Corporation has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case.

08/06/2014

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Sonic Deterrent System Used To Fight Carp Spread

A group of University of Minnesota researchers are trying to prevent the spread of Asian Carp in the Mississippi River. They just installed a new sonic deterrent system at Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis. Five speakers were mounted that produce a very specific type of sound.

08/05/2014

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Ex-Cop Charged With Homicide Says Death Accidental

A former Wisconsin police officer killed a 19-year-old college student from Oregon during a choking game that went too far, hid her body in a suitcase she brought to their sex date and then kept her body in his refrigerator for months, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

08/05/2014

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Arizona Man Pleads Guilty In Wisconsin Murder Of MN Man

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in a Wisconsin murder two weeks before a jury trial was scheduled to begin. Juan Padilla or Fort Mohave, Arizona, changed his plea Monday to guilty of first-degree intentional homicide.

08/05/2014

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Expectant Mothers Protest Hudson Hospital For Stopping VBACs

Having a baby is a life-changing experience. There is a lot of decision making that goes into planning for the child, and one of those is how the woman wants to deliver. There are a lot of options.

08/04/2014

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More Charges Expected In Wis. Suitcase Deaths

More charges are expected Tuesday in the death of one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases left along a rural Wisconsin highway.

08/04/2014

Brett Favre wins 1997 MVP Award

Favre Headed To Packers HOF In 2015

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired next year. Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.

08/04/2014

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Minnesota Man Dead After Collision In Wisconsin

Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say a Minnesota driver is dead after his car crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle. A 10-year-old is in critical condition.

08/03/2014

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1 Dead In Polk County Crash

A Wis. woman died Thursday evening after the car she was driving rolled into a ditch in Polk County, Wis. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s office, police responded to a call of a rollover crash a little after 8:30 p.m. on 70th Avenue just east of 150th Street in Garfield Township.

08/01/2014

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Girl, 12, Not Competent For Trial In ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing

One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial. A judge declared the girl incompetent Friday and ordered her committed for treatment.

08/01/2014

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Police: Drug Suspect Threw Cash On Wis. Bridge

An alleged drug suspect brought Minnesota-bound traffic on the Blatnik Bridge to a brief standstill after police say he threw cash out of his car window in Superior.

07/31/2014

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Wis. Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining Law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence.

07/31/2014

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Flooding Leaves Behind River Barge Roadblock

Commercial barge traffic should fully resume on the Mississippi River as early as next Tuesday. Parts of the heavily used upper Mississippi River were left impassible to barge and tug traffic after recent flooding left behind an unwanted surprise.

07/25/2014

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Wisconsin Makes Minnesota Offer On Tax Reciprocity

Wisconsin’s latest income tax reciprocity offer to Minnesota does not include an additional payment of up to $6 million a year that its neighbor wanted, a demand that the head of Wisconsin’s Revenue Department derided Thursday as “unprecedented.” Still, Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler and Wisconsin lawmakers who live on the border with Minnesota said they hoped the two states could reach agreement for the 2015 tax year before a Sept. 30 deadline.

07/24/2014

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State Patrol: Drunk Wis. Woman Drove 101 MPH With Baby In Car

A 23-year-old woman from Nekoosa, Wis., was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly driving under the influence with a 3-month-old baby in the car, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

07/22/2014

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