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Wisconsin lawmakers representing western Wisconsin are calling on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to accept a new offer by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to restore income tax reciprocity. “Today’s (July...
MADISON -- Slow Internet connections in nearly three-quarters of the state’s public libraries, including several local sites, will speed up dramatically with a $4.2 million federal E-rate investment in fiber...
GLENWOOD CITY -- In this small city in northwestern Wisconsin, the mayor and two council members are facing recall elections over their handling of a proposed frac sand mine that would be built a half mile south of a school. It is shaping up to be a fight for the community’s future.
Changes in Wisconsin’s tax structure, regulatory reforms and workforce development initiatives were discussed as Gov. Scott Walker and several cabinet secretaries travelled to the Osceola Airport today (Oct. 14). The visit, held in the Custom Fire Apparatus hanger, was part of the governor’s Cabinet on the Road series. Also attending were Lt. Gov.
The fall Fresh Art Studio Tour, now in its 15th year, features 15 artists’ studios and galleries that are open to the public when the leaves are most colorful. Artists in Pierce and Pepin counties will demonstrate their techniques and show and sell their work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-6.
John Nygren sees it as “a matter of fairness.” Why, asks the Republican state lawmaker from Marinette, must brick-and-mortar retailers collect sales taxes from customers while some of their Internet competitors do not? Nygren supports the federal Marketplace Fairness Act, which would let states snare sales and use taxes on their residents’ online purchases from other states. Now they get these taxes only from businesses with a physical presence in their state.
Grape farmers in Wisconsin are facing a growing threat, and in many cases it is coming from their own neighbors. Herbicides that are used to kill weeds in crops such as corn and soybeans can be deadly to other plants, including grapes.
State natural resource officials are wondering how a mysterious virus found its way to Wisconsin trout and what it will mean for the health of aquatic life. Despite the uncertainty, authorities confirm they released 270,000 brown trout this year from hatcheries where fish tested positive for the cutthroat trout virus.
With higher temperatures outside, the cycle of UW-River Falls’ “corpse flower” sped up, and the plant reached bloom stage last night. (See live video.) But the bloom is expected to last only a few hours
MENOMONIE -- UW-Stout has signed an agreement to explore collaboration in several academic areas with a government university in Moscow, Russia. UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen signed a memorandum of understanding with the National University of Science and Technology MISiS to collaborate initially on research, scholarly activity, student and faculty exchanges, and visits. MISiS stands for Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, the school’s former name. NUST Vice Rector Timothy O’Connor toured UW-Stout Thursday, Aug.