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Madison Police Arrested Man In Beating Of Student

Madison police arrested a 22-year-old man that they said is responsible for an apparently random and unprovoked attack that severely injured a UW-Madison student near campus early Sunday.  Jerome Winslow, of Madison, was arrested Wednesday evening for an alleged probation violation, said Police Chief Mike Koval.  Winslow allegedly beat a 19-year-old female student about 3:20am…

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Isle Royale Wolf Population Reduced To Two

One of four captured wolves the National Park Service brought to Isle Royale in Lake Superior last fall has taken advantage of an ice bridge to return to the mainland.  That reduces the original quartet to two. The only male in the group, was discovered dead in November.  The wolf population on Isle Royale was…

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Dept. Of Veteran Affairs Seeks New Funding

The new head of Wisconsin’s Department of Veterans Affairs said she will no longer rely on veterans nursing homes to fund the agency’s programs.  Secretary-designee Mary Kolar, appointed by Governor Tony Evers, said she is actively seeking new streams of funding to pay for the state’s benefits programs and its health care employees. The state…

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More Shopko Stores To Be Closed

Shopko has announced that it will close an additional 174 stores nationwide, including stores in Ellsworth and 21 other Wisconsin locations.  In January, Shopko announced the closing of 38 stores; that announcement came after the Ashwaubenon-based retailer said in late 2018 that it would close 39 stores.  Altogether, the closings will leave Shopko with just…

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Milwaukee Police Officer Killed

Officer Matthew Rittner of the Milwaukee Police Department was shot and killed on the city’s south side on Wednesday morning, according to Milwaukee Police Chief, Alfonso Morales.  Around 9:15am yesterday morning, the Milwaukee Police Department’s Tactical Enforcement Unit was in the neighborhood to serve a search warrant.  The person was wanted for illegal sales of…

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Four Enbridge Pipeline Protesters Charged

Prosecutors in northern Minnesota have charged four protesters who allegedly tried to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline, but brought the wrong tool.  Itasca County Attorney Matti Adam said charges were filed Wednesday against 40-year-old Brenna Anglada of Cuba City, Wisconsin; 32-year-old Daniel Yildirim of Viroqua, Wisconsin; 62-year-old Michele Naar and 26-year-old Allyson Polman, both…

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Wis. SeniorCare Extended Through March

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it is granting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services an additional temporary extension of Wisconsins SeniorCare waiver. This is the second extension DHS has received in 2019 for the SeniorCare waiver, which expired at the end of 2018. This 60-day temporary extension allows the program to continue…

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16-Year Old Died In Hill Jumping Crash Near Plum City

The Wisconsin State Patrol said a 16-year-old male died in a vehicle crash Saturday afternoon near Plum City in Pierce County.  The crash occurred around 1pm on 290th Street at 190th Avenue.  Upon arrival at the scene, troopers found the 16-year-old Plum City male deceased.  He was the lone occupant of the vehicle, a 1989…

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Outside Groups Spent $61-Million On Wis. Fall Election

The Wisconsin Democracy Group released a report Thursday that found outside groups spent $61.4-million on Wisconsin’s 2018 fall election, a record for mid-term elections.  The previous record for outside spending in a mid-term election in Wisconsin was $36.6-million, set in 2014.  Republican-leaning organizations spent nearly $31.2-million; Democratic-leaning groups spent $30.1-million. The Democratic Governors Association spent…

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Stranger Who Crashed Into Woman Was On Way To Kill His Parents

A Minneapolis man was on his way to kill his parents when he encountered a Somerset motorist who became the target of his aggression until police intervened, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in Saint Croix County Circuit Court.  The November 21st episode left a Somerset woman and a Saint Croix County Deputy…

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