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State News

Wisconsin Lawmakers Getting Tougher On Repeat Drunk Drivers

The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a plan requiring a mandatory 18-month prison sentence for anyone convicted of operating while intoxicated, fifth offense.  Lawmakers want to make it tougher on repeat drunk drivers.  They also voted for a plan to give prosecutors more time to see if a driver has an O-W-I in another state before More >

Kohl’s Restructuring Plan Includes 250 Layoffs

Wisconsin-based Kohl’s department stores say they are removing a layer of regional leadership positions as a part of restructuring.  Kohl’s isn’t closing any stores or corporate offices after a disappointing holiday shopping season.  A spokesperson says about 250 jobs will be eliminated in the process.  The company is said to be offering a severance package More >

Waushara County Authorities ID Driver Who Killed 6-Year-Old Girl Waiting For School Bus

Authorities in Waushara County have identified the driver who hit and killed a six-year-old girl waiting for a school bus Monday morning.  Witnesses say 76-year-old Carl Mullenix was driving his pickup on the road’s shoulder on the right side of the bus when he struck the victim and her four-year-old sister.  The victim’s name isn’t More >

Assembly-Passed Bill Would Punish Students Who Disrupt Presentations On Campus

Under a bill passed in the Wisconsin Assembly, students who disrupt free speech on campuses more than once would be suspended.  The legislation faces an uncertain fate because Governor Tony Evers has noted he doesn’t support a policy like that.  The bill was approved on a 62-to-37 vote Tuesday.  For a third offense, students on More >

Vernon County Accident Leads to OWI Charge

A motor vehicle accident occurred on the evening of February 10th 2020 at approximately 5:30pm.  The accident occurred at the end of Trussoni Ln in the Town of Genoa.  Steven R. Majeske was operating his pickup truck southbound on Trussoni Ln when he lost control and struck a power pole. The pole broke near ground More >

Wisconsin Named State With Best Dental Health

A nationwide study finds Wisconsin is the state with the best dental health. Researchers with the online service WalletHub-dot-com compiled the rankings based on how many people visit the dentist in a year, the costs of dental care, and the number of dentists per capita. Border states Illinois and Minnesota followed the Badger State closely More >

Assembly Republicans Pushing Tax Break For Farmers Through

Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly are said to be fast-tracking a package of proposals aimed at helping the state’s farmers.  The G-O-P plan would mesh with Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ call for a special session to help Wisconsin struggling agriculture industry.  It would include a tax break of up to 75-hundred dollars.  Republicans say call More >

”Science Guy” Coming To Madison To Discuss Climate Change

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is scheduled to speak at an event in Madison this spring where climate change will be the topic.  Nye is a “scientist” and former television host who will appear as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series April 21st.  Organizers say the lecture and following question-and-answer session are More >

GOP Lawmakers Pushing For More Tools Against Reckless Driving

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature say their push to get tougher on crime will result in prosecutors having more tools to use.  A task force was created in Milwaukee to deal with the growing problem of reckless driving in the state’s largest city.  State Senator Chris Kapenga says a package that toughens laws is all More >

Senator Johnson Wants To Know Who Leaked Info To The Press

U-S Senator Ron Johnson says he wants to know who leaked information to the press about the latest investigation into Hunter Biden.  The Wisconsin Republican has released an open letter demanding that Senate Democrats help him find out the source of the leak.  Johnson says it undermines the oversight by the U-S Senate.  Someone told More >