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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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Donor Gives Purple Heart To ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Victim

The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home.

07/22/2014

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Mom Who Skipped Parental Exchange Arrested In Ohio

A 44-year-old woman who violated a court-ordered parental exchange in Wisconsin is in custody after being arrested in Ohio, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Amy Winterfeldt was supposed to bring her 4-year-old son to his father in Appleton, Wis. on July 12, but never showed up.

07/19/2014

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Teen Arrested Following Wis. Bank Robbery

A 19-year-old man is in custody after authorities in western Wisconsin arrested him Wednesday in connection to a bank robbery. The robbery happened just after noon at Sterling Bank in Rice Lake, Wis., the local police department said. A suspect entered the bank, showed a gun, and got an undisclosed amount of money before running off.

07/17/2014

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Bodies-In-Suitcases Case

A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he tried to hide their bodies in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin road. The plea was entered for Steven Zelich, 52, during a brief hearing in Walworth County, where highway workers cutting grass found the suitcases on June 5. He appeared by video from the Walworth County Jail.

07/17/2014

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2 Killed In St. Croix County Crash

Two drivers were killed and a third injured in a multi-vehicle crash in western Wisconsin on Tuesday. St. Croix County Sheriff’s officials say 34-year-old Amanda Day, of Osceola, Wis., struck a vehicle she was trying to pass on Highway 35 in Somerset Tuesday afternoon.

07/16/2014

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Benefit For Playground Honoring Schaffhausen Sisters Is July 19

Three River Falls, Wis., sisters killed by their father in April of 2012 are being remembered by a playground in the community they grew up in. Next weekend, organizers are putting together a fun run in memory of Sophie, Cecilia and Amara Schaffhausen.

07/13/2014

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Wis. Court: Hunters Can Train Dogs On Wolves

A state appeals court ruled Thursday that hunters can train dogs to chase down wolves, rejecting arguments from a group of humane societies that wildlife officials are allowing deadly wolf-dog clashes and cementing one of the most contentious elements of Wisconsin wolf hunting.

07/10/2014

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