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“I voted for the referendum,” the Mondovi woman told me. “I don’t have kids. I know it’s going to raise my property taxes. I don’t want to pay more, but I think we need to keep good schools.”
The state's largest teachers' union says about half of its member groups have voted to stay in existence for another year.
An estimated 300 protesters marched in downtown Milwaukee last night to condemn the police killings of Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee and Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A vehicle ran down a woman in south Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon right near the Third Precinct police station as a group of demonstrators were protesting the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision. Dave Bicking, one of the march organizers, says they had already formed a solid wall of people and it was absolutely clear to everyone in their cars that the protesters were blocking traffic. Bicking says the driver of a car charged through the crowd, went right through a banner, knocked a woman over and pinned her ankle under the tire. Bicking says people pil
ST. PAUL -- After a three game trip out east the Minnesota Wild are back on home ice tonight as they host the Los Angeles Kings. The Wild won two of three on the trip losing the stop in Tampa on Saturday night but beating the Flyers and Panthers. The Wild are coming off a 4-1 win on Monday night in Sunrise, Florida. In that one Jason Zucker scored twice while Niklas Backstrom got the start and win. Overall, the Wild have won five of their last six. Puck drops at 7 p.m. tonight from Xcel Energy Center in St.
The Milwaukee Bucks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 95-to-86 home win over Detroit last night.
Ellsworth High School announced its first quarter Physical Fitness Award winners.
DULUTH -- Several gatherings will be held today (Tue) in the Twin Ports after Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the shooting death of Mike Brown - and comparisons are being made to a recent Duluth case. Reyna Crow of Duluth says Save the Kids and Idle No More Duluth will be visiting the Duluth Police Department, asking for a copy of the contract between the Department and the Union that appeared to advocate vigorously for Officer Richard Jouppi.
U-W Madison officials have clarified their new policy on how the winning team will receive Paul Bunyan's Axe after Saturday's Wisconsin-Minnesota football game in Madison.