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2 hrs ago | WBAY-TV Green Bay

Drug Overdose Deaths: A Growing Problem in Wisconsin

By comparison, the number of prescription drug and heroin overdose deaths increased from 189 in 2003 to 485 in 2012, an upward trend that's projected to devastate hundreds of Wisconsin households again this year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kewaunee, WI, Kewaunee County, WI

6 hrs ago | WAOW

Boy, 9, trapped in Wisconsin grain bin dies

A veteran and a little boy in Farmington, MN have formed an unlikely friendship.This is a story you just have to watch! A veteran and a little boy in Farmington, MN have formed an unlikely friendship.This is a story you just have to watch! MADISON, Wis.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Madison, WI, River Falls, WI

7 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Happening Now: Construction accident in downtown Madison

Grant County officials tell 27 News that a 9-year-old boy has died after being stuck in a grain bin.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Grant County, WI, Dane County, WI, Outsourcing

12 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Walker raises $8.2 million; Burke $3.6 million

Gov. Scott Walker raised more than twice as much money as Democrat Mary Burke over the first six months of the year and he entered July with three times as much cash on hand, based on figures released by both campaigns on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, US Politics, Mark Green, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Wisconsin Government, Jim Doyle

16 hrs ago | WBAY-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin DNR taking input on water quality

The Department of Natural Resources is launching its triennial review of water quality standards.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

18 hrs ago | WUWM

Faith-Based Network Demands Wisconsin Adjust Its Corrections System

The religious coalition WISDOM is delivering demands Wednesday to the Department of Corrections, including that it consider parole for 3,000 inmates.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WAOW

Suspect in mass shooting surrenders after standoff

A merry-go-round that thrilled generations of children and adults at Wausau's Marathon Park has sat silent for the past few years.

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Related Topix: Wausau, WI, Rib Mountain, WI

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Unemployment insurance scam targets Wisconsin

A new scam is targeting consumers, employers and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and it could be part of a scam happening nationwide.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

WDJT

Is Wisconsin Losing Its Taste for Beer?

This story is almost hard to believe. According to Beer Marketer's Insights, a leading industry analyst, Wisconsin beer consumption has dropped by nearly 10 percent since 2002.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Church coalition launches prison reform campaign

A coalition of church congregations has launched a four-month campaign to demand reforms within the state Department of Corrections.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government

EDGE

Judge Won't Speed Up Wis. Gay Marriage Stay Decision

A federal judge will not speed up the briefing schedule in the American Civil Liberties Union request that she lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Activism, Wisconsin Government

Madison Magazine

7 Foods Wisconsin Does Best

I'm a big fan of local food. Whenever I travel, I always sample the local specialties.

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Related Topix: Dining, Scandinavia, WI, Life, Food, Pizza, Sheboygan, WI

TwinCities

Vacationing Wisconsin officers rescue Kentucky crash victims

Husband and wife police officers from the La Crosse area who were returning from vacation are credited with helping victims of a fiery crash in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Kentucky

TwinCities

Wisconsin program pairs jail inmates with stray dogs

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin and Rock County sheriff's officials hope a new program pairing jailed prisoners with stray dogs will benefit the animals and inmates.

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WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Northern Wisconsin State Fair opens

Opening day at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair has arrived, bringing food, entertainment and show-worthy animals to the Chippewa Valley.

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Bacon lovers can win a year's worth of their favorite meat

Not to be outdone by the eight new bacon items to be offered at the Wisconsin State Fair, Patrick Cudahy is offering bacon lovers the chance to win their favorite cured pork for a year.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Oregon man gets year in prison for tax evasion

An Oregon man who co-founded several self-help and personal development companies in Wisconsin was sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison for failing to file federal income tax returns.

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Related Topix: Tax, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Daily Page

More heat than light in flap over Brad Schimel's response to One Wisconsin Now

Brad Schimel, the lone Republican candidate for state attorney general, ignited a firestorm with his response to a letter alleging pay-to-play politics.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Waukesha County, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Jefferson County, WI, Dane County, WI

Fire Dog Lake

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken Shale basin.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Buffalo County, WI, La Crosse County, WI, Pepin County, WI, Trempealeau County, WI

ABC2 Maryland

VIDEO: Wisconsin logger frees bear from milk can

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 8 at 6:30PM EDT expiring July 8 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, York Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 8 at 6:00PM EDT expiring July 8 at 6:45PM EDT in effect for: Carroll, Frederick, ... (more)

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