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Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Keep Doing More With Less

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin dairy farmers continue to do more with less. New USDA figures show that the Badger state increased its milk production by three percent from one year ago, even though the numbers of dairy cows went down by 2,000. Wisconsin made almost 2.5 billion pounds of milk in September, the 29th straight More >

Tomah Memorial Working to Reduce Falls

Tomah Memorial Hospital is looking to reduce the number of falls which are the leading cause of injuries for older residents. Physical Therapists at Tomah Memorial will provide complimentary screenings for balance October 27th from 8 am to noon, and November 8th from 1 pm to 3 pm. Hospital Physical Therapist Emily Wall says the balance screenings More >

New Lisbon High School to Put on “Mary Poppins”

The New Lisbon High School presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. Showtimes are Friday, November 4 at 7pm, Saturday, November 5 at 7pm with a dinner at 5:30pm, and Sunday, November 6 at 3pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors citizens. Dinner Theater tickets are $18.50 for adults, $16.50 for More >

Milwaukee Officer Who Fatally Shot Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest in the city, has been taken into custody on a sexual assault charge in an unrelated case. Police officials said Thursday that Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was arrested Wednesday after the Milwaukee County prosecutor filed a More >

Madison, Marshfield Students Get National Scholar Recognition

(Madison, WI)  —  Students from Madison and Marshfield have received national honors for their scores on Advanced Placement exams. Diana Li of Madison Memorial High School had the top scores among Wisconsin female students on her AP exams, and Michael Gui of Marshfield High had the top performances for the males. The College Board’s Advanced Placement awards More >

Laffy Taffy Is Wisconsin’s Favorite Halloween Candy

(Undated) — Wisconsin’s favorite Halloween candy is Laffy Taffy. That’s according to a national survey by Influenster, which asked 40,000 Americans to name their Halloween “candy of choice.” Wisconsin is the only state that talks up Laffy Taffy, the sticky treat with jokes on the wrappers. The orange, yellow, and white candy corn was named More >

Deputies: Woman mistakes meeting for Trump gathering, smears peanut butter on cars

AMHERST, Wis. (AP) — Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally. WSAW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ed1plv ) that investigators say the Monday night conservation group gathering in Amherst had nothing to do with More >

Gov. Walker: ‘Not surprised’ Trump refuses to say he’ll accept result

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says Republican presidential nominee has to accept results of the election, even though Trump hasn’t said whether he will if Hillary Clinton wins. WLUK-TV reports Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/znznfpy) that Walker said following an event in Green Bay that “The bottom line is whether he does or doesn’t, there’s going More >

About 29 percent of all absentee ballots cast in Wisconsin have come from Democratic counties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About 29 percent of all absentee ballots cast in Wisconsin so far have come from the state’s most heavily Democratic counties. The latest data posted on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website Thursday shows ballots cast in Milwaukee and Dane counties are far outpacing those that have come from the conservative suburban counties More >

FEMA Approves Flood Disaster Aid For 10 Counties, But Not Two Others

(Washington, DC)  —  President Barack Obama has approved federal disaster aid for ten counties in the southwest third of Wisconsin hit by torrential rains and heavy flooding in late September. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday it would make federal money available to help fix roads, bridges, and other public amenities in Adams, Chippewa, More >