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3 hrs ago | WISN-TV

State Fair neighborhood concerned about highway construction

The businesses around State Fair are concerned that the on-going highway construction may hurt business if it's not completed before the fair opens WITH FRONT END DAMAGE.

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7 hrs ago | Reuters

Wisconsin governor race remains in a dead heat despite probe -poll

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is seeking re-election in November, has not seen any significant drop in his support since the release of documents on a probe into possible illegal campaign financing, a poll showed on Wednesday.

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8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Hospital payments rose less in southeastern Wisconsin: Study

The Milliman study compared commercial insurance payment levels for southeastern Wisconsin hospitals with increases in the national hospital component of the Consumer Price Index.

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10 hrs ago | EDGE

Wis. AG: Gay Marriage Isn't a Fundamental Right

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause doesn't cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there's no fundamental right for gay couples to marry.

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12 hrs ago | Star Tribune

SD Puc rules against energy producer seeking to force rural cooperatives to buy its wind power

South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric cooperatives to buy the wind power it plans to generate.

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17 hrs ago | WSAW

Close Out National Ice Cream Month with Ice Cream Cupcakes

It doesn't matter if it's served in a cone, in a dish or eaten straight from the container; ice cream is everyone's favorite cool, creamy treat.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Cake, Baked Goods, Wisconsin

21 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Traffic backing up on I-43 NB after reports of gunshots

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

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS News

Wisc. 'Slenderman' victim receives purple heart

Nearly two months after a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl was stabbed by her friends who wanted to pay tribute to 'Slenderman,' the victim's family says somebody anonymously donated a military purple heart to the girl.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

$1.5M allotted to Western to eliminate welding wait list

Western Technical College is getting $1.5 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grant money to get welding and medical assistant students off the wait list and into high-demand jobs faster.

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CBS News

Mayfly hatch overwhelms upper Midwest

On the evening of July 20, 2014 mayflies hatched along along the Mississippi river between Minnesota and Wisconsin in such great numbers that they were picked up by radar resembling light rain.

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WOZZ-FM Appleton

Federal subsidies for Obamacare up in the air for ...

Low to middle income Wisconsinites who signed up for Obamacare might not get the federal subsidies they were counting on.

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Channel3000

Obamacare ruling could affect Wisconsin families

A decision by a federal appeals court Tuesday could jeopardize subsidies for Wisconsin families who purchased health care through federal exchange plans.

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Daily Kos

WI-Gov: Wall Street Journal Slams Scott Walker's (R) Attacks On Trek Bicycles

A writer for the conservative Wall Street Journal's opinion page has published a piece criticizing GOP Gov. Scott Walker for his TV ad accusing his Democratic foe, Mary Burke, of profiting from Trek Bicycles' outsourcing of manufacturing jobs to the low-wage nation of China.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Outsourcing, Wisconsin, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Milwaukee, WI

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Corn crop maturity slows as hay crop grows in Wisc...

The recent cool and dry weather slowed down the maturity of Wisconsin's corn crop -- but it let farmers make a lot of hay this past week.

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The Janesville Gazette

State rethinks solitary confinement

An unoccupied cell in the segregation unit at Waupun Correctional Institution. The cells are small, with a narrow window and concrete and steel furnishings.

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WisDOT

The spotlight shines on Wisconsin's aviation industry next week

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed July 28 to August 3 as Wisconsin Aviation Week.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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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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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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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The Lebanon Daily News

Company: Train derails in Wis.; injuries unclear

A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says three locomotives and several railcars on a southbound train have derailed in Wisconsin.

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