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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | WISN-TV

As State Fair draws closer, road construction still a concern for some

The Zoo Interchange closure over the weekend didn't cause too many problems for drivers, but the shutdowns aren't over.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

3 hrs ago | SFGate

Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

Workers clean up after a train derailment in Slinger, Wis., Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Slinger, WI, Wisconsin Government

6 hrs ago | WISN-TV

Train collision causes fuel spill, contaminating soil

SPILL, OUR REPORTER REPORTS WHERE IT HAPPENED. LOCATION IS EVERYTHING. THE WISCONSIN D.N.R. SAYS THE SPILL WAS QUICKLY CONTAINED.

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7 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

A worker places a sign, launching the 10-day Julien Dubuque/US Highway 20 bridge closure

It's official: The Julien Dubuque/U.S. Highway 20 bridge connecting Iowa to Illinois over the Mississippi River is now closed for 10 days.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Illinois, Illinois Government, Wisconsin Government

11 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

What Wisconsin districts offer best return on investment?

Around Milwaukee, that would be Wauwatosa, Grafton or Mukwonago, according to a report from the Center for American Progress , a left-leaning think tank based in Washington, D.C. The study compares the math and reading scores of over 7,000 school districts to per-pupil expenditures, with adjustments for factors falling outside of a district's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Wauwatosa, WI, Mukwonago, WI

13 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Gone skydiving in Wisconsin? We'd like to hear from you.

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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13 hrs ago | TwinCities

Some Wisconsin jails offer Skype-type visits

Relatives who want to visit inmates in five Wisconsin counties no longer have to come to the jail in person, thanks to recently installed systems that allow them to visit from afar through a Skype-like video system.

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Related Topix: Racine County, WI, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Barron, WI, Barron County, WI

14 hrs ago | Brown Deer

Help Prevent Blindness Wisconsin Save Sight

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is seeking volunteers to screen children ages 3-5 at local day cares and preschools for common eye problems.

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15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Jails in 5 Wisconsin counties now offer video visits, letting families, inmates chat by webcam

Relatives who want to visit inmates in five Wisconsin counties no longer have to come to the jail in person.

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18 hrs ago | The Badger Herald Online

30 percent of those moved off BadgerCare enrolled in Obamacare

The federal marketplace for health care plans saw a low turnout among people moved off the state's Medicaid program, according to new figures from the state Department of Health Services.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Scott Walker, Wisconsin Government

22 hrs ago | WUWM

Democrats in Attorney General Primary Try to Distinguish Themselves

Wisconsin Democrats will decide in a few weeks, who they want running for state Attorney General.

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Related Topix: US News, Wisconsin Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dane County, WI, Drugs

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Badger Herald Online

Taking the state by storm, extreme weather hits south central Wisconsin

Although tornadoes have been recorded every month except December in Wisconsin, June typically sees the most tornadoes, with an average of seven to eight, followed closely by July with an average of five or six, said National Weather Service meteorologist Sarah Marquardt.

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Related Topix: Weather, Scott Walker, Grant County, WI

The Badger Herald Online

Wisconsin governor's race underway

The biggest issues in the election will be the economy and the state budget, said University of Wisconsin political science professor Barry Burden.

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Related Topix: Marquette, WI

Shorewood

Celebrations: April

Douglas Strane of Whitefish Bay earned his bachelor's degrees in German studies, magna cum laude, and microbiology from the University of Minnesota in May. He will begin a public health internship with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in August.

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Related Topix: Whitefish Bay, WI, University of Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Northwestern University, Brown Deer, WI

WAOW

12 men seek to join lawsuit over strip searches

Marathon County Sheriff's Department officials have identified the 77-year-old woman who died Friday when she got pinned between a pickup truck and trailer as Faye Reinhardt of Lincoln County.

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Related Topix: Marathon County, WI, Nashotah, WI, Rothschild, WI, Schofield, WI

WISN-TV

A Preview of Bacon Day at the Wisconsin State Fair

WERE WORKING TO GET THEIR PROJECT FINISHED. LOOKING AHEAD, THE STATE FAIR IS ALMOST HERE.

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WISN-TV

Immigrant children could come to Wisconsin

Fr. David Bergner of Catholic Charities says his agency has identified three buildings where undocumented children from Central America could be housed temporarily.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Just say 'no' to a gas tax increase

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Tax, Wisconsin Government, Scott Walker, US Governors, UC Los Angeles, University of Minnesota, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Burke supports sticking with Common Core in WI

Gov. Scott Walker's Democratic challenger says she doesn't agree with the governor's call for change in education standards.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Wisconsin Government

Milwaukee Courier Online

Key Players in Wisconsin's Water Industry

Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resource's website lists 16 different water related topics each with an average of 4 sub-topics.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI

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