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Bicyclists memorialize fallen paramedics in Ellsworth
Holiday driving to be construction-free; $21M in business tax breaks handed out to 11 people; cheese heist reported -- again; eight more state news stories
Village claim of property hits technicality snag
VIDEO: Milberg found not guilty in vehicular homicide case
Milberg trial: Closing arguments begin this afternoon
crime and courts
VIDEO: Cheese Curd Festival 2016
Chickens come home to roost at Abode Gallery’s new “ANIMAL” art show
First-ever dual-sport motorcycle ride cruises into county
How country schools shaped America
Rockin’ on the river at Summerfest; mural contest winner announced
arts and entertainment
Robert Carl Heppner, 89
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Ronald Ferber, 77
Keith W. Hinz, 84
Jean Johnson, 70
Real Estate Showcase
VIDEO: Milberg found not guilty in vehicular homicide case
June 18, 2013
Menard sued for sexual harassment in Indiana
EAU CLAIRE - A former business partner is suing Eau Claire billionaire John Menard. Tomisue Hilbert claims that the home improvement magnate pressured her for sex, and later retaliated by firing her husband and filing suits against them and their friends. The 43-year-old Hilbert...
business / News
June 18, 2013 - 11:01am
June 11, 2013
Former Utica Energy plant near Oshkosh is going up for bids this summer.
OSHKOSH - Want to buy an ethanol plant? The former Utica Energy plant near Oshkosh is going up for bids this summer. The facility stopped making corn-based ethanol last September, as the business got $30-million in debt. Dougherty Funding of Minneapolis filed foreclosure proceedings...
June 11, 2013 - 3:42pm
June 8, 2013
Husco International of Waukesha announces expansion
WAUKESHA - A supplier of engine parts in Waukesha has started a $45-million expansion project that could add 150 new jobs at two plants. Husco International is upgrading its assembly lines and other equipment at its facilities in Waukesha and Whitewater. A lot more of Husco's business...
June 8, 2013 - 6:37am
June 6, 2013
Wisconsin Business Briefs: Oshkosh contractor cited for death at recycling plant
FRANKLIN, Va. - A contractor from Oshkosh has been cited in the death of a worker last fall at a paper recycling plant in Virginia. C.R. Meyer-and-Son of Oshkosh and S-T Tissue of Franklin, Virginia are both challenging citations issued by Virginia's Labor-and-Industry department....
June 6, 2013 - 4:27pm
June 1, 2013
State Business Briefs: FDIC siezes Banks of Wisconsin
KENOSHA - The closing of a bank in southeastern Wisconsin brings the number of bank failures this year to 14. The FDIC seized Banks of Wisconsin yesterday, which is based in Kenosha. The bank with two branches had about $134 million in assets and 128 million dollars in deposits...
June 1, 2013 - 11:17am
May 21, 2013
Wausau Paper ends 114 years of papermaking in Wisconsin
WAUSAU - A Wausau firm ended 114 years of paper-making in Wisconsin yesterday. The Wausau Paper Corporation signed a final agreement to sell its mills in Rhinelander and Mosinee to a new company sponsored by KPS Capital Partners of New York. The private equity firm is also acquiring...
News / business
May 21, 2013 - 9:17am
May 20, 2013
Jury says Kohler must pay firm $10 million for patent violation
BOSTON - A federal jury has told the Kohler Company to pay almost $10-million to a Massachusetts firm, for infringing on two patents. The Westerbeke Corporation makes marine engines and generators. It was awarded federal patents in 2008 and 2010, on new methods to reduce emissions...
May 20, 2013 - 4:56pm
May 7, 2013
Aptar Group plans expansion in Mukwonago
MUKWONAGO - A company that makes caps, valves, and pumps for food-and-household products is working on a $50-million expansion for its plant in Mukwonago. State officials say the Aptar Group will get $2.3 million in tax breaks, if it keeps 424 jobs at the plant over the next five...
May 7, 2013 - 11:47am
May 4, 2013
Merger to create state's, nation's largest specialty paper company
WAUSAU - The merger of four Wisconsin paper mills will create the state's biggest papermaking company, measured by total jobs. Eighteen hundred people will work at the as-yet unnamed company. A New York private equity firm is buying Rhinelander and Mosinee paper mills from Wausau...
May 4, 2013 - 12:25pm
April 23, 2013
KPS signs deal with Wausau Paper to form large specialy paper company
WAUSAU - The reported buyer of paper mills in Kaukauna and De Pere plans to combine those operations with mills in Mosinee and Rhinelander to form what is says will be one of the leading specialty paper companies in North America. New York-based equity firm KPS Capital Partners...
April 23, 2013 - 4:25pm
Pewaukee company moving half its jobs to Mexico
PEWAUKEE - A Pewaukee company which makes electrical equipment says it is moving more than half of its jobs to Mexico. Cooper Power Systems plans to cut 166 positions at its Wisconsin plant. That will leave fewer than 100 employees here. A spokesman for the company says it is moving...
April 23, 2013 - 12:26pm
April 3, 2013
Ampco Pumps planning expansion
GLENDALE - Glendale-based Ampco Pumps plans to break ground next May on an expansion which will nearly double its headquarters and could possibly mean the addition of 30 jobs. The company recently bought a little over four and a half acres adjacent to its current operation for expansion....
April 3, 2013 - 10:45am
March 30, 2013
State Business Briefs: Telemark Resort to stay open after rumors of its closing
CABLE - People living near Cable have heard the story before - Telemark Resort was closing for good. Media reports picked it up and members of the local chamber of commerce relayed the rumor. But, Telemark manager Robin Bucholz says it's not true. He says Telemark will be closed...
March 30, 2013 - 2:09pm
March 20, 2013
Wisconsin State Business Briefs: Humana Inc. plans to hire 75 more persons for Green Bay office
GREEN BAY - Humana Incorporated plans to hire another 75 customer-care specialists at its office in the Green Bay area. The same customer support center added 40 people last December. Customer-care specialists handle questions about billing and enrollment in health plans. The new...
March 20, 2013 - 9:11pm
March 19, 2013
BRP of Racine to add new product line
RACINE - A maker of outboard boat engines in Racine County is adding a new product line - but for now, at least, it's not adding new employees. BRP Incorporated has about 900 workers at its plant in Sturtevant. They make Evinrude outboard motors - and soon, they'll build inboard...
March 19, 2013 - 4:43pm