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May 29, 2015

 
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MADISON — Wisconsin may be the first state in the country to certify teachers who don't have bachelor's degrees under a provision put in the state budget, a move that has drawn widespread criticism and that Gov. Scott Walker refused to say Thursday whether he supports.
Brewers go high-tech in 
latest tribute to Bud Selig

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers are giving retired baseball commissioner and former team owner Bud Selig a high-tech tribute. "The Selig Experience" attraction at Miller Park was unveiled to Selig, current Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and other dignitaries on Thursday night. Selig described the exhibit as an "out-of-body experience."

 

Walker supports key parts
 of reported Bucks arena deal

PORTAGE — Gov. Scott Walker spoke in favor Thursday of key elements of a reported deal fora new $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks that includes raising taxes on Milwaukee County hotel rooms and rental cars. Walker's support for central parts of the plan came as conservatives, including the influential group Americans for Prosperity, blasted the latest funding proposal as irresponsible and harmful to taxpayers.
>>Walker says he'd be 'pleased' with prevailing wage repeal

Bigfoot found in Hartford The business end of drones
HARTFORD - When 5-year-old Linkin Eger set out May 13 to search for the illustrious Bigfoot at the Kettle Moraine Forest’s Pike Lake Unit in Hartford, nobody could have predicted the tearful reaction it set off.  “It still chokes me up talking about it and brings tears to my eyes,” Linkin’s mother Kelly Eger of West Allis said. Three years earlier, Linkin was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was put through a series of surgeries and medical procedures to reduce the size of the growth. DELAFIELD - No pun intended, said Lee Taylor, but the “sky’s the limit” for the practical applications of drones. Taylor is the senior project manager for the newly created Delafield business My Drone Company, which is owned by Bob Tarantino of Redefined Realty.
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Natural Cleaners opens at Good Harvest Market
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Ground Round opens on Moorland in Brookfield
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The business of bump-outs
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Wisconsin governor: Obama 
power plant rule 'unworkable'
Memo: Eliminating DNR positions could take more jobs with it

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable." Wisconsin will not comply with the president's plan without "significant and meaningful changes," Walker said. 

 

MADISON  — Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate about 30 scientist and educator positions in the Department of Natural Resources could result in the agency losing dozens of additional positions his proposal doesn't account for, according to a report from state fiscal analysts.


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FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act like talent agencies: They work with athletes, teams and athletic associations to sign sponsorships and advertising deals. In some cases, they buy and resell media and licensing rights.

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Brewers outright Wooten, more pitching moves upcoming
MILWAUKEE — The Brewers have outrighted reliever Rob Wooten to Triple-A Colorado Springs, creating another opening on Milwaukee's 40-man roster as the team juggles its pitching staff. Milwaukee planned to call up a starter from Triple-A to take the rotation spot of Wily Peralta, who could be out at least a month with a left oblique injury.

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MediumJim Mulaney
John Mulaney is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Mulaney can currently be seen starring in FOX’s new comedy Mulaney, about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level.

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Washington County Tennis Invitational 05-16-15
Posted 05-18-15


Arrowhead vs. Waukesha North 05-14-15
Posted 05-18-15


Milwaukee Lutheran vs. Hartford Union 05-13-15
Posted 05-18-15


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St. John's Northwestern Military Academy cadets sing
"Tell My Father."
Posted 05-27-15


Congressman Sensenbrenner shares story during Cushing Ceremony
Posted 05-26-15


Civil War education at Cushing Park
Posted 05-26-15


Final Push to Victory
Posted 05-22-15

Raise Hope for Congo - Andy Mulumba
Posted 05-21-15

 

Ozaukee County canine officer Wasko gets his badge
Posted 05-13-15
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UW funding, stewardship program, Bucks arena on agenda
MADISON — How much to cut the University of Wisconsin System budget, how to pay for roads and approving a financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium are all on the agenda for the final planned meeting of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee.

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert
SALT LAKE CITY  — The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.

20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound
MINERAL POINT — A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.

Woman says she punched TV actor's girlfriend before stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON — A woman testified Thursday that she punched TV actor Dustin Diamond's girlfriend in the face during a bar fight in Wisconsin, just moments before someone yelled that Diamond had a knife.

Oshkosh zoo euthanized wolf after it bit child
OSHKOSH — An Oshkosh zoo followed protocol when it euthanized a male wolf after the animal bit a child late last week, according to a city official.

Mercury Marine expanding at Fond du Lac headquarters
FOND DU LAC — Mercury Marine plans to add a 45,000-square-foot expansion at its Fond du Lac headquarters, solidifying its presence just a few years after considering a move.

Marshfield man agrees to plea deal for Packers ticket scam
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A Marshfield man has been found guilty for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 in a Green Bay Packers ticket scam.

Wisconsin contestants eliminated from national spelling bee
MADISON — The Wisconsin contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee have been eliminated.

Chicago man, 21, identified in Wisconsin River drowning
WISCONSIN DELLS — Police have identified a Chicago man whose body was found in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells after he had gone missing.

Budget panel authorizes borrowing for building projects
MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee has authorized borrowing tens of millions of dollars for building projects around the state.

Panel OKs seeking office space outside Madison, Milwaukee
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has approved a Republican plan that calls for looking to lease state office space outside Madison and Milwaukee.

Panel plans stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has imposed stiffer civil penalties for unemployment fraud but scrapped plans to create harsher criminal penalties.

Abrahamson appeals order allowing her to be replaced
MADISON — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has appealed a federal court ruling temporarily denying her attempt to remain as chief justice.

Public hearing Tuesday on 20-week abortion ban
MADISON — A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

DNR board prohibits antlerless kills in 13 counties
MADISON — The state Department of Natural Resources' board has prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13 counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those areas.

Sitcom actor accused in bar stabbing goes on trial
PORT WASHINGTON — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

Committee to consider new emergency government office
MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee is set to consider Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to create a new office to ensure the government continues in the wake of a disaster.

Panel to consider stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
MADISON  — The Legislature's finance committee is expected consider plans to impose stiffer criminal and civil penalties for unemployment benefit fraud.

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce blaze pink bill
MADISON — Wisconsin lawmakers have formally introduced a bill that would legalize blaze pink for hunters.

Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeads
DETROIT — Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.

Lawmaker says school sports proposal benefits home-schoolers
MADISON — The state lawmaker who authored a measure that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities says he drafted the proposal to give children more options.

Regents pick next UW-Whitewater chancellor
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has chosen UW-Whitewater Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Beverly A. Kopper to run the school as chancellor.

 

 

 
 
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