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Kwik Trip delivery

Manitowoc couple says their baby wasn’t due for two more months, but he was apparently in a hurry. Tyler and Callie Gass were rushing to a hospital when they had to stop in the parking lot at a Kwik Trip convenience store. Callie was giving birth – right then. Emergency responders arrived less than 10…

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Trial Resumes Today

A Brown County jury resumes deliberations today (Monday) in the trial for a former Wisconsin state trooper accused of child abuse and neglect. The charges aren’t connected to her former job in law enforcement. Fifty-fiveyear-old Sharon Windey faces 12 counts, including abuse, strangulation and suffocation, and causing mental harm to a child. She took the…

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Wants More Time

Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Lisa Kumfer has asked the Court of Appeals for more time to respond to the latest effort to get a new trial for Steven Avery. The state’s brief was due Wednesday and it isn’t clear if the additional time was approved. Avery’s attorney has asked the appeals court for the new…

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Homicide Suspect

The man charged with shooting Kevin “Hollywood” Hein to death outside Short Branch Saloon in Neenah last year made a Winnebago County Court appearance Wednesday. Investigators say an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers, some video shot on a cell phone and D-N-A evidence led them to arrest 36-year-old Casey J. Cameron. Hein was killed during…

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Classes Cancelled

Officials at Shorewood High School decided to call off classes Wednesday when a student who had created a “hit list” was found with a loaded magazine of ammunition in his backpack. Police were called and officers found the gun at a location off the school grounds. The 14-year-old student hasn’t been identified. Another student who…

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Hunting Accident

A Mankato man is recovering from injuries suffered in a weekend deer hunting incident near Winnebago. The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office 47year-old Joseph Uldrych called 9-1-1 Saturday to report that he accidentally cut himself while field dressing a white-tail deer harvested during the shotgun opener. Deputies say Uldrych tried to render aid on himself before…

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Employer of Year

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota (NAMI) is honoring Best Buy with its 2019 Employer of the Year Award. The Richfield-based electronics retailer was recognized for hiring and retaining people with mental illness, educating its employees about mental illness, and creating a supportive workforce. NAMI (NAFF-mee) Minnesota executive director Sue Abderholden says Best Buy…

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New Job Quickly

No unemployment checks for fired Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Brad Pfaff. He’s still a part of the Governor Tony Evers administration after assuming the position of director of business and rural development for the Wisconsin Department of Administration. Monday’s announcement came less than a week after Republicans in the state Senate rejected his confirmation as Ag…

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Calls For Repeal

Congressman Tom Emmei’ontinues to push for repeal of the medical device tax. The Minnesota Republican sent a letter to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to address the looming tax in any upcoming spending agreement. The two-point-three-percent excise tax on all medical devices will take effect January 1st. Emmer said,” patients…

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Vaping Age Limit

Wisconsin lawmakers are moving ahead with a bill that would limit the sale of vaping and other tobacco products to people over age 21. The Assembly committee on substance abuse and prevention held a hearing on the bipartisan proposal Wednesday. The measure would increase the minimum age for buying products containing nicotine and tobacco from…

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