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MADISON (AP) — Visitors spent nearly $12 billion in Wisconsin last year, making it the sixth straight year of increasing tourism spending in the state, according to a state Department of Tourism report released Friday.
Milwaukee County, home of the Milwaukee Brewers
baseball team, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and the largest public
museum in the state, saw the most visitor spending with $1.8
billion. Dane County, which features the state Capitol building
in Madison, was second at $1.1 billion. Sauk County, which
boasts massive water parks and resorts in Wisconsin Dells and
Lake Delton, was third at $1 billion.
WAUKESHA — Officials tasked with reviewing
Waukesha’s Great Lakes diversion application have redrawn
borders within the proposal’s service area, cutting nearly 14
percent of the region that had been included originally.
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha School District’s class of
2015 received diplomas at a slightly lower rate than their
predecessors, according to data released Thursday by the
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
GREEN BAY (AP) — The Packers filled a need on
defense by taking tackle Kenny Clark from UCLA with the 27th
overall pick in the NFL draft on
WAUKESHA — She never entered the gas station, fired
a gun or even met Saeed Sharwani, but a Milwaukee woman will
spend eight years in prison for her role in the Waukesha Citgo
WAUKESHA — The day after Justice David Prosser Jr.
announced he would retire from the Wisconsin Supreme Court this
summer, Appeals Court Judge Mark Gundrum announced he would like
to be considered for the appointment.