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Dredging, shipwreck removal resumes on Fox River

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Dredging and shipwreck removal has resumed on the Fox River near Green Bay. Press-Gazette Media reported Sunday that dredging resumed last week after workers called it quits for the winter last fall. Tetra Tech, the company overseeing the work, also plans to resume removing tugboat and barge wreckage behind its Green More >

Petri makes formal retirement announcement

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri will make a formal announcement about his plans to retire after representing the 6th District for more than three decades. The 73-year-old Republican will talk more about the reasons he decided against running again at a town hall meeting in Neenah late Monday afternoon.  Petri is a centrist More >

Lawyer: Kramer to plead not guilty to sex assault

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The lawyer for former state Majority Leader Bill Kramer says his client will plead not guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault. Defense attorney Eduardo Borda told reporters Monday the defense plans to scrutinize the claims and conduct of the witnesses in the case. Kramer is accused of groping a woman following More >

Elroy Woman Pleads No Contest in Two Cases

An Elroy woman has pleaded no contest in two different cases. 50-year-old Theresa Wesela was in court on Wednesday with her attorney before Judge John Roemer.  Wesela pled no contest to a charge of burglary in one case and two charges of theft by false representation in another case. Judge Roemer withheld sentence and placed More >

DNR urges people to sign up for hunter education

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to sign up for hunter education courses soon to get a jump on the fall seasons. Would-be hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1973, must complete a hunter education course and show the completion certificate to purchase a hunting license in Wisconsin. More >

Wood County toddler found wandering outside

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – A Wood County agency has taken custody of an 18-month-old boy who was found wandering, half-dressed, about a block away from home while his father slept. A Daily Tribune Media report (http://wrtnews.co/Re09QP ) says the toddler will be turned over to a relative. Wisconsin Rapids police say a care worker spotted More >

Madison sergeant promoted to police chief

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison police sergeant has been named the department’s next police chief, replacing Chief Noble Wray, who retired in September after 29 years on the force. Sgt. Mike Koval was named to the position Friday by the city’s Police and Fire Commission. Koval has been with the department since 1983. He has More >

Conservation Congress to hold hearings for comment

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Residents in all 72 Wisconsin counties will get a chance to vote on outdoor-related issues at local meetings this week. The annual meeting of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress will be held Monday at 7 p.m. Locations are listed online. Attendees can weigh in on issues ranging from allowing the hunting of tundra More >

Stroebel becomes 2nd GOP candidate for Petri seat

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The race to replace retiring Republican congressman Rep. Tom Petri just got a little more crowded. State Rep. Duey Stroebel has been in the Assembly since 2011. He said Saturday he’s running for Congress because he wants to bring strong conservative principles to Washington. He says he was born and raised in the district More >

Frog researcher to attend lakes convention

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A California frog scientist is set to speak at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention later this month. The convention is set to run from April 24 through April 26 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Stevens Point. Organizers expect up to 600 attendees, including lake district commissioners, lake More >