Wisconsin News

Wisconsin prepares for mining projects

FLAMBEAU, Wis. (AP) — Communities in northern Wisconsin are working on their next steps following a recent law change that’ll give companies an easier time moving forward with plans to mine metals. The repeal of a decades-old sulfide mining moratorium took effect this month, Wisconsin ...

Wisconsin ordered to pay for two transgender surgeries

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Wisconsin to pay for surgeries that two transgender Medicaid recipients need to treat their gender dysphoria. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Cody Flack and Sara Ann Makenzie filed a lawsuit in April, saying the state’s rule ...

Accused repeat drunken driver hits sheriff’s SUV

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A Neenah man is facing another drunken driving charge after crashing into a Winnebago County sheriff’s vehicle. Authorities say 60-year-old Harold Strozewski had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he hit a sheriff’s SUV parked along Interstate ...

Wisconsin Republican balks at plan to help Kimberly-Clark

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker said Wednesday he won't support a tax break bill to help keep a pair of Kimberly-Clark Corp. plants in Wisconsin open, a blow to hopes that the state Senate would quickly pass the bill to save more than 600 jobs. State Sen. Chris Kapenga's ...

UW-Marinette to offer leadership camp for students

Marinette, Wis — The University of Wisconsin-Marinette Continuing Education Department will offer a leadership camp for students who wish to develop their character and improve their leadership skills. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 3 at UW-Marinette. The camp is ...

Polish Heritage Days planned this weekend

ARMSTRONG CREEK, Wis. — Armstrong Creek Wisconsin will be celebrating its 28th annual Polish Heritage Days Friday and Saturday. Starting off the event on Friday, you can enjoy dancing to The Cynor Brothers Polka Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Polish food and beverages will be available for sale. ...

Sketches generate new tips in 1976 double homicide

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — The Marinette County Sheriff’s Department says DNA samples from four people have been collected as new tips pour in on a 1976 double homicide case. Authorities say there have been more than 40 new tips in the case since they released new sketches of a suspect about ...

Woman accused of leaving children in car

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman is accused of leaving five children, including a newborn, in a casino garage while she gambled. Twenty-seven-year-old Takeshia Stanton is charged with five counts of criminal child neglect in connection with the July 2 incident. Police say Stanton left ...

UW-Marinette to offer Leadership Camp

MARINETTE, Wis — The University of Wisconsin-Marinette Continuing Education Department will offer a leadership camp for students who wish to develop their character and improve their leadership skills. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 3 at UW-Marinette. The camp is ...

Hospitals dealing with drug shortages

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hospitals in states including Wisconsin are dealing with medication shortages, forcing them to work with limited resources. A variety of drug shortages over the last six months have the state’s hospitals seeking alternatives, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. UW Heath ...

Nicholson consulted for companies that shed jobs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson worked as a consultant for companies that laid off nearly 1,900 people since 2015, shutting down plants in Wisconsin and other states as they moved to save money and shift production overseas. A spokeswoman for Nicholson, who ...

Report: Lake oil spill from Mackinac pipeline could cost nearly $2 billion

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline would be spoiled under a worst-case scenario oil spill in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, scientists reported Thursday. The cost of a doomsday spill could be as high as $1.8 billion, including $500 million in cleanup and $678 ...

Edible flowers workshop planned

Harmony, Wis. — Flowers add color, aroma, and insect and wildlife attraction opportunities to our gardens and landscapes. They can also add flavor, nutrition, and color to our meals. Marinette County UW-Extension is offering a hands-on workshop that will help all interested gardeners learn ...

No charges in fight that left one man dead in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say charges will not be issued as a result of a fight in downtown Milwaukee that left one man dead. Police say the man who died approached another man walking his dog early on Tuesday morning near Wells and Old World Third St. and started a fight. Police now say ...

No injuries in interstate crash in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fiery crash between a chemical truck and a car temporarily closed a downtown Milwaukee interchange, but did not cause any serious injuries. The crash happened on northbound Interstate 43/94 just after 3 a.m. Wednesday and forced the closure of the entire Marquette ...

Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin watch Packers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers. Currently a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the ...

Subcontractor named in blast

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A company building a fiber optics network has identified the subcontractor working in the area before an explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter this week. Bear Communications of Lawrence, Kansas, on Friday said that VC Tech Inc. was working in the Sun ...

Democratic candidates for governor debate, attack Walker

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The eight Democratic candidates for governor were united Thursday during their first broadcast debate against a pair of common enemies — the Foxconn Technology Group project in southeast Wisconsin and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The debate, less than five weeks before ...

Additional charges filed in fatal overdose death

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man accused of providing the drugs eventually sold by a state legislator’s daughter to a pregnant woman who died of an overdose in Brown County. Thirty-eight-year-old Dontreace Saulsberry, of Green Bay, is charged with first-degree ...

High water causes damage on Superior, other lakes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — High water levels on some of the Great Lakes have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years. Lauren Fry is the lead water levels forecaster with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the Detroit District office. She estimates water levels on Lake ...