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Wisconsin student named Rhodes scholar

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been named a Rhodes scholar and will enter Oxford University next October. The Rhodes Trust says Tayo A. Sanders II of Neenah is among 32 U.S. men and women who have been named Rhodes scholars. Sanders is a senior majoring in materials science More >

Man crossing Milwaukee street struck, dies

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say a 49-year-old driver is in custody after allegedly striking and killing a 40-year-old man who was crossing a street. Police say the man who was driving the car did not stop after the early Sunday crash. Witness descriptions led police to the car and driver. Police say the driver appeared to More >

Wisconsin agency preps for big jump in DNA testing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Justice Department is bracing for tens of thousands more DNA samples expected to flow into its Madison crime lab next year when new collection requirements go into effect. Wisconsin currently takes DNA samples from anyone convicted of a felony and certain misdemeanors. Republicans passed a law this spring that requires More >

DNR announces new wetland restoration plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources and federal environmental officials have developed a new plan to promote wetland restoration. Currently the DNR requires parties that get permits to fill in wetlands to offset the impact by either restoring wetlands elsewhere or by purchasing credits from banks established by other entities that have More >

Kaminsky scores 26 as No. 3 Wisconsin beats Boise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 26 points and No. 3 Wisconsin beat Boise State 78-54 on Saturday night. Nigel Hayes added 15 points for the Badgers (4-0), and Traevon Jackson had 11. Derrick Marks led Boise State (3-1) with 16 points. The Broncos were able to hang with Wisconsin early as they outrebounded the Badgers in More >

Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hang on for a 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Lacy scored twice, on a run in the first quarter and a catch in the fourth. Then, he rumbled through More >

Eaton, Betty Lou, age 82, formerly of Mauston

Betty Lou Eaton, age 82, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Watertown, WI. She was born on November 29, 1931, in Tomah, WI and was the daughter of the late Edward and Iva (Stoikes) Merchant. She married Douglas Nelson on November 24, 1948 and to this union were More >

Amish man dies in manure spreader accident

ELK GROVE, Wis. (AP) – Officials say an Amish man has died after he was run over by a horse-drawn manure spreader in the southern Wisconsin town of Elk Grove. Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley says in a statement that 22-year-old Amos King, of rural Cuba City, was driving the manure spreader Friday afternoon when he More >

Wisconsin gun deer hunt begins

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin tradition got off to a safe start. Department of Natural Resources officials told reporters they had received no reports of accidental shootings or other injuries by mid-afternoon Saturday on the opener of the state’s nine-day gun deer hunt. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp says officials have been hearing good reports from the More >

Door County fish business subject of federal probe

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Wisconsin company that processes Great Lakes fish for sale worldwide has been caught up in a federal investigation into the illegal trafficking of lake trout, lake sturgeon, whitefish and walleye. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1xZRCRq ) that court records show U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents set up a fake fish store More >