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Baraboo Man Given 9-Year Sentence For 2015 Fatal Stabbing

(Baraboo, WI)  —  One of four people arrested for a 2015 fatal stabbing in Baraboo has been given a nine-year prison sentence.  Christopher Nash of Baraboo will be on extended supervision for six years after he gets out.  Investigators say five people had been involved in a fight in a bar two years ago.  When More >

Citizens Can “Hire Howard for a Day”

Citizens in the 17th Senate District have a chance to hire Senator Howard Marklein for a day. “Hire Howard for a Day” is a campaign Marklein’s office launched on December 1st. He said he was recently shadowed by two high school students who wanted to experience a day in the life of a legislator and More >

Public Service Commission Approves Excel Energy Rate Increase

Xcel Energy’s residential customers in Wisconsin are expected to pay an addition two dollars a month for electrical service and $4.76/month for gas.  The Public Service Commission authorized the utility to increase its revenue through rate hikes which were approved Thursday.  Another three dollars will be tacked onto the fixed charge, doubling it in less More >

Eau Claire lawsuit could impact Foxconn, other developments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s solicitor general is warning a lawsuit challenging an economic development project in Eau Claire could “imperil” the $10 billion Foxconn complex in Racine County and other ventures in the state. The state wants in intervene in the lawsuit filed on behalf of some Eau Claire taxpayers More >

UW Regents OK plan to track outcomes, win state aid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents have approved a formula for divvying up a chunk of new state aid according to schools’ performances. The Republican-crafted state budget hands the system $26.25 million tied to performance in a number of areas, including improving student access, student progress toward completion, workforce contributions and More >

Margaret Farrow, 83, retiring from UW Board of Regents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow says she’s resigning her position on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Gov. Scott Walker appointed Farrow to the regents in June 2013. Her term was set to expire in May of 2020. Farrow turned 83 in November. She told the regents Thursday that More >

Milwaukee crossing guard dies from his injuries in hit-and-run crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a 71-year-old crossing guard has died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver last month. The police department says Andrew Tyler died from his injuries Thursday. Tyler was hurt by a hit-and-run driver on Milwaukee’s northwest side on Nov. 10. He was walking to his post at Kluge Elementary More >

Cross: 2-year schools’ teams will survive merger

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross says two-year schools’ sports teams will continue after the institutions merge with four-year campuses. The Board of Regents approved Cross’ proposal last month to make the two-year schools regional branches of the four-year schools in an effort to combat declining enrollment and making transferring More >

UW regents approve new online degree oversight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders have approved President Ray Cross’ proposal to bring an associate degree program under control of a four-year institution rather than system administration. UW Colleges, the entity that oversees the system’s two-year schools, currently offers an associate degree in arts and sciences at the two-year schools, online More >

Former Democratic lawmaker Kelda Helen Roys running for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kelda Helen Roys, who worked in the private sector the past five years after a failed run for Congress following two terms in the state Assembly, is joining the crowded Democratic field for Wisconsin governor. Roys told The Associated Press on Thursday that she’s hiring staff and will formally launch her More >