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Wisconsin GAB to certify spring election results

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are set to certify results from the 2014 spring election. The state Government Accountability Board is set to meet on Thursday morning in Madison to certify the results in races for appellate and circuit judges. No statewide or legislative offices were on the ballot. Municipal and county canvassing boards are More >

Sen. Baldwin to discuss politics at Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is scheduled to talk politics during an hour-long forum at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Baldwin’s office says she’ll discuss health care reform, immigration, minimum wage and Washington’s political divide at Wednesday’s event. The 52-year-old was elected to the Senate in 2012. She previously spent 14 years in Congress, and More >

5 Milwaukee museums offer free, reduced admission

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Five Milwaukee museums are offering free or reduced admission to help promote each other. They are part of the Milwaukee Museum Mile, which includes five small and medium museums located within a mile of each other along Lake Michigan. The museums are the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, The Charles Allis Art Museum, Museum More >

Underground fire evacuates public market

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Authorities say there is no public safety risk after the Milwaukee Public Market downtown was evacuated after road construction crews reported hearing an underground explosion. Police at the scene say there was no explosion, but a small fire apparently was burning deep underground. The Milwaukee Fire Department says the fire is now More >

Gunman arrested after taking worker hostage

WITTENBERG, Wis. (AP) – Police have arrested a gunman who held a McDonald’s restaurant worker hostage and caused a standoff in Wittenberg. Shawano County Sheriff Randall Wright says the 28-year-old suspect from Gillett held the worker captive for about an hour Tuesday before letting him go unharmed. The suspect surrendered about an hour later without More >

Taylor aide: Walker to sign police bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker says Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths. Craig Trost, an aide to Rep. Chris Taylor, says in an email that Walker’s office notified Taylor’s office that he plans to sign the bill Wednesday. Taylor, More >

Democratic AG hopeful wants public intervenor back

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic attorney general hopeful Jon Richards is promising to re-establish the public intervenor office within the state Department of Justice. The position was created in 1967 to act as an advocate for the state’s natural resources. Republicans eliminated the office in 1995, believing it had unfairly targeted businesses with expensive lawsuits. Richards, a More >

2 fined for mistreating Brown County dairy cows

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Two people convicted of mistreating cows at a Brown County dairy farm have been fined hundreds of dollars. Lucia Martinez pleaded no contest Tuesday to two counts of mistreating animals, and Abelardo Jaimes pleaded no contest to one count. As part of a plea deal the charge was downgraded from a More >

Mauston School Board Swears in New Members, Approves Several Applications

The Mauston School Board had a busy night on Monday, hearing from the public and approving several items on its agenda. At its meeting, the board heard from Angela Locken, PTC President, and Lyndon Station Village President, Dave Klicko. Locken asked the board to reconsider some of the budget cuts the district was facing. “Don’t cut More >

Michalek, Elizabeth Ann, age 89, of New Lisbon

Elizabeth Ann Michalek, age 89, of New Lisbon, Wisconsin died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Crest View Nursing Home in New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Graveside services will be 11:00a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Necedah, Wisconsin. Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.