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Menomonie Motel Evacuated At Guest Suicidal Threat

The Super 8 Motel in Menomonie was evacuated when police received a report that a person inside with a gun was threatening suicide. This happened yesterday morning. After the hotel was cleared of other occupants, a single gunshot was heard coming from the area of the unidentified person’s room. Police made contact with the suspect…

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President Trump Held Roundtable With Minn. Mining and Forestry Leaders

President Trump held a roundtable discussion in the Duluth Port Authority Wednesday: the theme was “Protecting American Workers.” Leaders from the Iron Range were invited to attend the discussion, where President Trump talked about the mining industry and current trade issues. Kelsey Johnson, President of the Iron Mining Association, thanked President Trump on the dropping…

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Wis. Supreme Court Ruled Visibility Of Private Property Is Not Protected

The city of Madison did not illegally take property from a billboard company by building a Beltline bridge for a bicycle path that blocked the view of a billboard, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in a decision Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision, the court agreed with a Dane County circuit judge and the 4th District…

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President Trump To Host Mining Discussion and Rally In Duluth

President Trump will be hosting a roundtable discussion and rally in Duluth today. The President’s roundtable will be held at the Port of Duluth today just after 5pm and will last for about an hour. Then he will head to a political rally at Amsoil Arena. This will be Trump’s first trip to Duluth in…

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Wis. DOJ Sex Assault Tests Yield Another Charge

The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s push to analyze untested sexual assault evidence kits has yielded its third set of criminal charges. On Thursday the agency charged Jason Smith with sexual assault of a child while armed. According to a criminal complaint, Smith encountered a 13-year-old girl on the street in Beloit in 2000, displayed a…

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Wis. Unemployment Rate Steady At 2.8-Percent

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained at a record-low for a second straight month in May. The state Department of Workforce Development released data Thursday that shows the unemployment rate held at 2.8-percent last month. The labor force participation rate increased slightly to 68.9-percent in May, up from 68.8-percent in April. The Department Of Workforce Development estimated…

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Gummie Bears With CBD Oil Legal To Sell To Adults For Now

The Wisconsin Attorney General issued new rules Thursday that now make it legal for retailers to sell gummy bears with cannabis-derived oil under certain conditions. The attorney general released a statement calling the matter confusing, saying that Wisconsin has conflicting statutes. Until the Wisconsin legislature chooses to act to clean up the problem, stores are…

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Pilot Identified In Saturday helicopter Crash

Authorities released the name of a Wisconsin pilot killed when a helicopter hit power lines and plunged into the Fox River. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday identified the victim as 27-year-old Jonathan Bahr of Platteville. He was alone in the Robinson R44 helicopter when it went down Saturday in Oshkosh. Lieutenant Steve Brewer…

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Wis. Obesity Rates Increased

The University of Wisconsin said the state’s obesity level is ten percentage points higher than past estimates. Researchers with the university’s School of Medicine and Public Health put the state’s obesity level at more than 30-percent. The report from the university’s Obesity Prevention Initiative used about 1.8-million patient measurements taken during doctor visits. The study…

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Milwaukee Police Officer Died In Crash

A Milwaukee police officer was killed and another was hospitalized Thursday after their squad car was involved in a rollover crash. Officer Charles Irvine Junior, age 23, and his 36-year-old partner were in pursuit of a reckless vehicle Thursday afternoon. Their squad car crashed and rolled off the road until it was wedged near an…

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