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NAME CHANGE HEARING: 5/11/15, Case No. 15-CV-69, Nichole Singh
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 4/21/15 Town Board and Annual Meetings
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 4/21/15 Board Organizational Meeting
WEST CENTRAL WIS. BIOSOLIDS FACILITY: 4/21/15 Commission Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 4/21/15 Town Board Meeting
Charles E. Hetrick, 85
Linaire Stene, 86
Muriel J. "Murt" Mercord, 75
Marlys Henson, 82
Tammy Kay Anderson, 54
Kathleen Vinehout column: People Speak Out About Consequences of Budget Decisions
Warren Petryk column: Listening Sessions Completed in the 93rd Assembly District
Harsdorf Legislation Focuses on Reform, Modernization
UW and Business are Powerful Partners for Growth
Letter from Assemblyman Petryk: Industrial Sand Mining Analysis - The Wisconsin DNR is asking for your help!
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April 1, 2015
Man wrongfully convicted of murder gets $6.5 million settlement; Bonds paid off -- Packers sales tax will end six years early; 11 more state news briefs
Milwaukee taxpayers will give $6.5 million to a man who spent 13 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. The city announced a settlement Tuesday of a federal civil rights suit filed by Chaunte Ott soon after he left prison in 2009. Ott, who is now 40, was convicted in...
news / crime and courts
April 1, 2015 - 9:02am
March 31, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Taylor man dies in apartment fire
TAYLOR -- A 76-year-old man was killed early today in a fire at his apartment in west-central Wisconsin. It happened around 1:20 this morning at a housing complex in the village of Taylor in Jackson County. The sheriff's department said the victim was found in the unit where...
March 31, 2015 - 3:20pm
March 30, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Congressional hearing held in Tomah on VA
TOMAH -- Whistle-blowers and patients' relatives had their say today at a congressional hearing in Tomah on the recent problems at the city's VA Medical Center. The Wisconsinites who testified asked lawmakers to enforce accountability standards, and make reforms. The deaths of...
March 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
March 27, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gogebic officially pulls pre-application for mine
HURLEY -- Gogebic Taconite has made it official. The company withdrew its pre-application notice to the state for a permit to build its now-scrapped iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties. The state DNR said today that the land around the former mining project will be re-opened...
March 27, 2015 - 3:10pm
March 26, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Missing boy found dead in Trempealeau County
TREMPEALEAU -- A 14-year-old boy missing since late yesterday was found dead today in far western Wisconsin. Trempealeau County authorities said Ayrton Platt's body was found about 9 a.m. in a creek near his all-terrain vehicle, which had overturned. Platt, also known as "A.J.,"...
March 26, 2015 - 5:32pm
Ron Kind column: We can and must provide better care for our veterans
The problems unearthed at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center have been troubling, and the consequences have been tragic. Although we still have a great deal more to learn, it’s clear that many veterans have not received the quality care they deserve. Every one of us owes...
opinion / columns
March 26, 2015 - 4:05pm
Man who killed trooper is suspect in other robberies -- officer was on first day of solo patrol; 11 more state news stories
The FBI says a Michigan man who died while killing a state trooper in a shootout on Tuesday was a suspect in two bank robberies in Wisconsin that day plus other unsolved robberies both in and out of the state. Steven Snyder is also suspected of killing Thomas Christ, 59, of Wausaukee,...
news / crime and courts
March 26, 2015 - 9:36am
March 25, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Suspected bank robber who shot state trooper IDed
FOND DU LAC -- A suspected bank robber who died with a state trooper in a shootout was identified by the state Justice Department today as Steven Snyder of Michigan. The agency's statement did not list an age or a hometown for Snyder. Justice officials said they continue to determine...
March 25, 2015 - 2:54pm
March 24, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Shipping season begins on Mississippi River
FOUNTAIN CITY -- The commercial shipping season got underway today on the Mississippi River along the western Wisconsin border. The first tow-boat...
March 24, 2015 - 3:21pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Vigil held for missing Crystal boy
CRYSTAL -- A search continues for a missing ten-year-old Crystal boy. Barway Collins was last seen in front of the Cedarwood Apartment Complex on March 18th. Dozens of people gathered last night in the apartment's parking lot for a prayer vigil. Police believe Collins may...
March 24, 2015 - 9:09am
March 23, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Lamberton man dies in accident near Vesta
VESTA -- A Lamberton man is dead after a car-pickup crash west of Vesta early Saturday morning. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Troy Gruendemann collided head-on with the pickup. Gruendemann was dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup, 20-year-old Jordan...
March 23, 2015 - 4:50pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Spring storm dumps a foot of snow on southern Minnesota
CHANHASSEN -- March snowstorm left close to a foot in some areas in southern Minnesota. In Montgomery 10-and-a-half inches fell. New Prague and Rochester are both reporting 10 inches. In the Willmar area four-and-a-half inches fell while Glenwood has recorded around five-and-a-half...
March 23, 2015 - 10:41am
March 22, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: New management to take over Tomah VA hospital
TOMAH -- An administration from the Madison VA Medical Center will take over the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. The Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs reports former director Mario DeSanctis has been re-assigned. The only explanation given was the...
March 22, 2015 - 10:51am
March 21, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former New Glarus nursing home secretary to go to jail for embezzlement
MONROE -- The former secretary at a New Glarus nursing home will spend two-and-a-half years in jail for stealing more than $800,000. She entered a no-contest plea to the charges. Prosecutors say Joyce Ziehli took the money over a 10-year period. She actually worked at the home...
March 21, 2015 - 10:38am
March 20, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Joint Finance Chair wants more money for police investigations
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin State Assembly's Joint Finance Committee Chairman says he agrees that the Justice Department should have more resources to investigate shooting deaths by police officers. Republican John Nygren of Marinette issued a statement on that support today, before...
March 20, 2015 - 4:11pm