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Republicans add last-minute school choice measures, mine-area restrictions; Shell Lake man mauled by bear, more state news

Wisconsin News
A debate over the new state budget lasted only 15 minutes in the Assembly Tuesday, as majority Republicans spent most of their time behind closed doors adding some last-minute items. Also, a rural Shell Lake man was critically hurt when he was mauled by a black bear Monday night. Read on for the latest on budget negotiations, rancor over the federal Farm Bill and an admission by Capuchin Order leaders that at least 23 friars abused minors.

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UPDATE: Prescott bridge reopens after rollover

PRESCOTT -- A rollover accident on the Hwy. 10 bridge at Prescott temporarily closed the highway as police and emergency personnel assisted a woman injured in the crash.

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Summer gets off to cold start; Mom suspected of trying to asphyxiate four kids; Woman accuses John Menard of extortion, demanding sex; more state news

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Most of Wisconsin was in the 40’s and 50’s this morning, but a couple spots in the north cooled down to the 30’s after a boisterous cold front went through. A $200,000 cash bond was set Monday for a northern Wisconsin woman suspected of trying to kill four of her six children by asphyxiation. A former business partner claims Eau Claire billionaire John Menard pressured her for sex and later retaliated by firing her husband. Plus more state news.

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Minnesota man injured in motorcycle accident

A Minnesota man was taken to an area hospital Sunday night when he was ejected from the motorcycle he was riding.

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Northern St. Croix County hammered by hail, rain

Northern St. Croix County hammered by hail, rain

The warning sirens blew in New Richmond, but storm clouds stayed to the north and east Monday afternoon around 2 p.m.

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Thunderstorms predicted for today; 700 state Guard members will lose 11 days of pay; Proposed budget goes to full Legislature; More state news

Thunderstorms predicted for today; 700 state Guard members will lose 11 days of pay; Proposed budget goes to full Legislature; More state news

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More showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Wisconsin today as another cold front pushes through. About 700 Wisconsin National Guard members will lose 11 days of work and pay due to the federal budget sequester. Plus more briefs.

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Former Viking to read from his new children's book

Former Viking to read from his new children's book

Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Viking football player, along with his daughter, Kamie Page, will read from their new children’s book "Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky."

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UPDATE: Lift bridge to close to vehicles this afternoon

The Stillwater Lift Bridge will close to vehicle traffic for a couple hours today, Wednesday, beginning at noon.

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River Falls teen injured in one-vehicle accident

A 17-year old River Falls teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday.

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Chilakoot Bowhunters celebrate 60 years of archery

Chilakoot Bowhunters celebrate 60 years of archery

“Wow,” was all Harold Buckentin could say when he recalled how the Chilakoot Bowhunters Club had come to call a 53-acre parcel of challenging terrain just outside Somerset home nearly 60 years ago.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2250/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Lyrid meteor shower graces the planet on Earth Day
We celebrate Earth Day this upcoming Tuesday,a time to reflect on how each of us can better our environment.It also happens to be the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. The Lyrids reliably sho...
4/20/14 at 11:25 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/228/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
St. Louis River hustles through Jay Cooke State Park
I figured the St. Louis River would be rolling along well at Jay Cooke State Park just west of Duluth today, so the yellow dog and I went to take a look. We werent disappointed. The river was tumbli...
4/19/14 at 2:20 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3551/50/50/ FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO.
Rohrer named general sales manager of WDAY-TV, 970 WDAY Radio
FARGO, N.D. - Joshua Rohrer has been named the general sales manager for WDAY-TV and 970 WDAY Radio, the station announced this week. Rohrer has held several positions with WDAY over the last 11 ye...
4/17/14 at 8:27 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/227/50/50/ WESTERN WISCONSIN SPORTS
WIAA needs 1.65 multiplier to provide sports equity
While pundits from all of Wisconsin's metro areas are arguing against the proposal, the plan to add a 1.65 multiplier to the enrollment of private schools for WIAA sports events is badly needed to bri...
4/15/14 at 12:13 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/230/50/50/ ALL ABOUT FOOD
Got Vegetables? Make Soup
It can be a challenge cooking for two. When I made a big batch of Baked Garden Vegetable Stack the other day, I had a lot of tender vegetables left over. I turned them into creamy soup in 30 minutes...
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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2891/50/50/ LIVING IN RETIREMENT
IRA Rollovers Become IRS Target
On March 28 I wrote a post about a U.S.tax court altering the rules on IRA to IRA rollovers and wondered when the IRS would officially change the rules and start enforcement. Previously according to p...
4/14/14 at 3:18 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2149/50/50/ THE DIRT
The end of an era
Well, that might be a bit too strong of a statement. But I said my good-byes to the folks on the state master gardener advisory board on Friday, and it certainly feels like the end of an era. I had a ...
4/14/14 at 7:57 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2955/50/50/ SHEILA HARSDORF: STATE SENATOR
Legislature Passes Bipartisan Bills as Session Concludes
The 2013-14 legislative session concluded this past week with the State Legislature giving final approval to a number of bills addressing important issues ranging from the heroin epidemic, coverage of...
4/7/14 at 10:56 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2735/50/50/ HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS
3 Green Home Improvements That Don’t Pay Off
The home improvement industry has come a long way in producing products and technology that make homes energy efficient and environmentally friendly; home owners are making conscious choices to select...
3/31/14 at 3:00 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1913/50/50/ WI VOICES
ELECTION RESULTS: Voters to Speak on Frac Sand; Recall Election Tuesday in Glenwood
first published on WIvoices.org UPDATE: Election Results According to the Glenwood City website, the unofficial results of the December 17, 2013 recall election are as follows: Mayoral Race: John...
12/18/13 at 7:42 AM