State News

Thorp Plant In Film

The Milk Marketing Board shows more than three billion pounds of cheese are produced every year in Wisconsin, and we have a popular shopping spot for the state’s official dairy product right in our own back yard, and soon it will be garnering even more recognition. More than 800 pounds of fresh Gouda are made at Marieke Gouda…

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ATV Crash

The Pierce County Sheriff’s department responded to an ATV crash Thursday about 10:00 a.m. on 76th St. in the town of Maiden Rock. Deputies found an ATV operated by George L. Bemis, 75, of Plum City, had lost control on a trail on his own property and overturned. Bemis was struck in the head but…

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UW-EC Ranked Third in US for LGBTQ Students

College Choice named UW-Eau Claire the third best school in the US for LGBTQ identified students. When deciding the rankings, the website took things, like policy inclusion into account, as well as the number of resources and services provided to LGBTQ students. One of those resources at UW-Eau Claire is Christopher Jorgenson, the university’s Women’s…

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Still Looking For Last Person In Cambria Explosion

Emergency crews spent all night searching for another person missing after the plant explosion in Cambria, but that person has not yet been found. Rescuers have been at the site of the Didion Milling Plant overnight and will continue to stay there until they find the employee they’re looking for. They have been using cranes…

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Semi-Farm Tractor Crash Sends Both Drivers To Hospital in Marathon County

Two people were hurt in a Marathon County crash last night, according to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to a crash about 9:30pm, involving a semi tractor trailer and a farm tractor, on State Highway 153 at County Road H in the Town of Emmett. Both drivers were hurt and taken to the…

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Transgender Wis. Student Wins Bathroom Choice

A federal appeals court said a transgender student who identifies as a male should be able to use the boys’ bathroom at the high school. In September, US District Judge Pamela Pepper granted 17-year-old high school senior Ashton Whitaker permission to use the boys’ bathroom at Kenosha’s Tremper High School. Kenosha Unified School District appealed…

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Wis. Assembly Committee To Vote On Juvenile Offender Bills

Today a Wisconsin Assembly committee is set to vote on two bills related to juvenile offenders and their time behind bars. The first bill would lift the current cap of three years detention for youth offenders. A second bill would expand the list of crimes that could lead to time in a youth prison. The…

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Possible 1,000 Jobs For Renovated Hudson Dog Track

The long-vacant Hudson dog track could soon be renovated into a baseball field surrounded by an office complex, housing developments and a new beer hall. The Saint Croix Meadows Greyhound Racing Park has stood idle since it closed in 2001. Past efforts to breathe new life into the 130-acre site have gone nowhere. The latest,…

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Fatal Crash Sat. On Hwy 64 In Chippewa County

On Sunday afternoon the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department released the names of the four people killed, and the five others injured, in a two car crash Saturday evening. Mikaila Toske, age 23, Raven Ellin age 21, Jonathan Jorgensen age 36, all from Eau Claire, and 46-year-old Kristine Kummer, from Medford, were killed in the crash.…

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Wis. Poverty Rate At 9 Year Low

A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty shows the state’s poverty rate fell from 10.8 percent in 2014 to 9.7 percent in 2015, a nine-year low for the state. Julie Kerksick, with the Public Policy Institute in Milwaukee, said the fight against poverty is ongoing, but said the figure…

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