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Cascade Mountain Skiing Death Victim Identified

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 24-year-old woman who died in a skiing accident in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office identifies the victim as Bethany Rieth of Oconto Falls. Rieth died after she struck a tree while skiing at Cascade Mountain Ski Hill. Authorities say she was not wearing a More >

Wisconsin River Power Company Warns of Thin Ice Close to Hydroelectric Facilities

Wisconsin River Power Company is warning everyone to avoid all winter recreational activities on ice close to hydroelectric facilities at Petenwell and Castle Rock dams because of thin ice. Unseasonably warm temperatures until just recently and high river flows due to several rounds of rain earlier in December have combined to delay significant ice formation More >

Conservative group launches television ads demanding Assembly vote on fetal tissue reseach ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An anti-abortion group has started airing a television commercial calling on Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to hold a vote on a bill that would prohibit research using tissue taken from aborted fetuses. Wisconsin Family Action says the commercial began airing in Milwaukee on Monday and will run later this week in the More >