Wisconsin News

Wisconsin high court upholds caps on some malpractice suits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s cap on noneconomic medical malpractice damages on Wednesday, reversing an appellate ruling that awarded $15 million to a woman who had all four limbs amputated after a mishandled infection. The court ruled 5-2 in a ...

Harley-loving governor put in bind with Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's full-throttled love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been intertwined with his rising political career, but now he must navigate revved up criticism of the Milwaukee-based company from President Donald Trump. The president on Tuesday ...

Warning issued on synthetic marijuana

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued a warning about synthetic marijuana products that have recently sent multiple people to the hospital with severe bleeding. The state has had seven confirmed hospitalizations in Dane, Milwaukee and Outagamie counties ...

Wisconsin WWII veteran finally being awarded Purple Heart

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A World War II veteran who spent more than a year as a prisoner of war is finally being awarded the Purple Heart. Max Bergen will receive the medal Friday, The Leader-Telegram reported. The 94-year-old Wisconsin man says he’s overwhelmed and stunned by the ...

Wausaukee Enterprises awarded grant for outing

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Wausaukee Enterprises, Inc. received a $460 grant from the community wide fund held at the M&M Area Community Foundation. This grant will help cover costs for WEI’s summer educational outing program. Outings consist of the train museum, wildlife sanctuary, zoos, farms, ...

Poll: Wisconsin gubernatorial hopefuls still mostly unknown

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Most voters still don’t know what to think about anyone in the crowd of Democrats running for governor as the August primary rapidly approaches, a poll released Wednesday shows. Ten Democrats are vying for the chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the ...

Art in the Garden events planned at Harmony Arboretum

MARINETTE, Wis. — Art in the Garden will again be held at Harmony Arboretum on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. This event sponsored by Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association (NLMGA) includes a variety of Make ‘n Take garden art projects, garden tours, snacks, and an edible ...

Wausaukee library receives grant

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The Friends of the Wausaukee Area Library received $2,008 from the Community Wide Fund held at the M&M Area Community Foundation. These funds will support updated computers at the Mid-County Library in Wausaukee. The Friends of the Wausaukee Area Library welcomes new ...

Evidence of pollution found in Marinette

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A manufacturer in northeastern Wisconsin has discovered new evidence of groundwater pollution near Lake Michigan involving a chemical that has raised national health concerns. Tyco Fire Products said this month that it discovered perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, in ...

Supreme Court rules against Democrats in Wisconsin redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. The justices unanimously ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who ...

Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued ...

Woman killed in house blast

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman has died after an explosion at her home in the town of Cable. The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office says Joyce Reidl died of burns and injuries she suffered in the explosion Thursday evening. Her husband, Raymond, was also home at the time and also ...

Operator of weed-cutting boat dies in Wisconsin

TRENTON, Wis. (AP) — A Trenton man has died after becoming trapped under a weed-cutting boat on a Washington County lake. The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to Wallace Lake about noon Wednesday after a resident saw the capsized boat about 50 yards off shore. The first deputy ...

Foxconn, Wisconsin university, announce internship program

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are launching an internship program that will send engineering students to the company’s headquarters in Taiwan for a semester. The program announced Thursday is designed to develop local talent for the ...

Four picked to participate in elk hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has picked four people to participate in Wisconsin’s first managed elk hunt. Agency officials announced in a news release Wednesday that they had chosen the hunters through a random drawing. More than 38,000 people ...

Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans’ stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round ...

Green Bay Packaging announces plans for new paper mill

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Officials of Green Bay Packaging say the company is spending more than $500 million to build a new paper mill in Wisconsin. CEO Will Kress said Tuesday that the new mill is “a huge monetary commitment” for Green Bay Packaging. Company leaders say their current ...

Tractor Show and Horse Pull Saturday in Aurora

AURORA, Wis. — The Northwoods Antique Tractor Club and Aurora Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual Tractor Show and Horse Pull on Saturday at the ball park area near the fire station on Florence County Highway N. The event will start at 9 a.m. with the tractor parade through ...

2 races are next test for parties in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats hoped to keep up their midterm momentum Tuesday, seeking victories in special elections for a pair of open legislative seats. The seats in northeastern Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District and south-central Wisconsin’s 42nd Assembly District have ...