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Milwaukee Bucks add employees, plan office move

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks owners have added staff to its front office operations and plan to move to a larger administrative space in the city. The Bucks have hired 40 new sales people, bringing its administrative employees to more than 130. Its operations are currently in separate office space at the Milwaukee Theatre in More >

Unions, GOP give to Wisconsin AG candidates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Labor unions, the state Republican Party and the state realtors association are all pumping money to Wisconsin’s attorney general candidates. Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel each filed campaign finance reports Monday detailing contributions over the last three months. Happ’s report shows her top donors were the Wisconsin Education Association Council’s More >

Liberal group: Conservatives violated IRS rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The liberal Center for Media and Democracy is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the conservative group at the center of the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign. The Wisconsin Club for Growth filed as a tax-exempt organization in 2011 and 2012 and told the IRS More >

Wisconsin man charged with killing brother

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Wood County authorities have charged a 55-year-old man who they say killed his brother and buried the body in his backyard. Daily Tribune Media reports (http://wrtnews.co/1yGkY7a ) Ronald Horan of Wisconsin Rapids was ordered held on $20,000 bond Monday on a charge of second-degree reckless homicide. He faces up to 25 More >

Marine manufacturing industry thrives in Wisconsin

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) – Experts say marine manufacturing is a $6 billion industry that’s critical to the economic landscape of Wisconsin. About 3,200 people, the majority from the northeastern part of the state, hold jobs in marine manufacturing. A state labor economist says the industry has grown locally and has largely remained local, with most of More >

Wisconsin study to probe farm kids’ allergies

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield Clinic researchers are enrolling pregnant Wisconsin farmers in a study of children’s allergies and asthma. News-Herald Media reports (http://mnhne.ws/1FSghvR ) the clinic’s National Farm Medicine Center plans to enroll about 100 expectant mothers who live on farms and 100 non-farm women. The center will work with the University of Wisconsin’s More >

Employee complaints filed against UW-La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employees have filed complaints against their employer alleging discrimination and retaliation. The assistant director of the university’s Office of International Education, Sandra Sieber, says she was passed over for a promotion that went to a younger woman who’s married to the vice chancellor that supervises More >

Police: Man arrested for assaults near UW-Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Oshkosh police have arrested one of two men who they say committed robberies and assaults near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. Police said Monday a 19-year-old Oshkosh man was arrested Sunday after punching a victim. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, battery and illegally carrying a concealed weapon. He is in More >

Brief hail storm causes minor damage

PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) – A fall storm pounded parts of northern Wisconsin with golf ball-sized hail. Peshtigo and Oconto Falls are among communities hit overnight. Residents tell WBAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1nMsH2w ) the hail was brief, about 5 to 10 minutes that some described as “roaring” sound. No major damage was reported. Some citizens said skylights in their More >

Veterans museum announces traveling program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is launching a new traveling exhibits program. The program, dubbed Marching Across the State, allows organizations such as universities and nonprofit groups to rent exhibits or show them for free. The program includes four exhibits, including exhibits on military mascots; non-combat roles for military personnel; charcoal sketches completed by More >