State News

Brat’chos to veggie burgers on Lambeau menu

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – With the Green Bay Packers regular season home opener just around the corner, concessionaires at Lambeau Field want to make sure fans know about some new offerings. The Packers and Delaware North Companies Sportservice say some of the new sandwiches this season include the 22-inch horseshoe-shaped smoked sausage in a More >

Wisconsin Book Festival set for next month

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Book lovers, rejoice. The Wisconsin Book Festival is returning to Madison next month. The festival is set to begin on Oct. 16 and run through Oct. 19 and multiple venues around Madison, including the UW-Madison campus, libraries and museums. The itinerary includes a book sale, performance poetry and presenations by multiple authors, More >

Lighthouse on Door County island going high-tech

PLUM ISLAND, Wis. (AP) – A lighthouse on an uninhabited Door County island is going high-tech. Plum Island sits off the end of the peninsula that forms Wisconsin’s “thumb.” Federal officials are planning to replace its historic lighthouse lens with an LED lantern. The current lens is called a Fresnel lens. The U.S. Coast Guard says lenses More >

Minnesota man arrested in Wisconsin shooting death

BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin authorities have arrested a Minnesota man in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday deputies arrested the 22-year-old man from Lake City, Minnesota, on Tuesday. They say he was standing outside a car parked in the street. Twenty-eight-year-old Angel Linderman of Lake More >

Group sues Madison schools over teacher contract

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative group has accused Madison school officials of illegally negotiating new contracts with the local teachers union. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court on Wednesday alleging the Madison school board, the school district and Madison Teachers, Inc., all violated Republican Gov. Scott More >

Wisconsin farmer accused of killing puppies

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A 68-year-old Dorchester farmer faces felony animal mistreatment charges for allegedly killing eight puppies with a sledgehammer. Terrence Seubert was charged in Marathon County with eight felony counts of mistreatment of animals causing death. According to the complaint, Seubert told investigators the price to sterilize the dogs’ mother was “too high” and he More >

Wisconsin agencies set up new ID process

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have set up a new process to help people get state identification cards without paying for a birth certificate. The announcement Wednesday comes after the state Supreme Court last month upheld a law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The court said, however, that the state can’t More >

AFSCME leader says beating Walker top priority

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign spokeswoman says the fact that the nation’s largest public sector union is making his ouster their top priority shows that they are bitter. Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees told the Washington Post in a story published Wednesday that defeating Walker More >

Fond du Lac increases safeguards around schools

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Fond du Lac officials are taking additional steps to help protect students in light of increasing traffic around local schools. The Reporter Media (http://fondul.ac/1uvVPuj ) reports the city’s school district teamed up with law enforcement and the engineering department to assess parking and traffic safety. The groups hoped to increase More >

Attorney: 2nd stabbing suspect not fit for trial

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – An attorney for one of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional character says he doubts she is mentally fit to stand trial. One of the girls charged in the case was ordered to receive treatment in August after a judge decided she wouldn’t More >