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New UW-Madison leader deflects questions about GOP critics

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin on Tuesday deflected questions during her first news conference about GOP critics who have painted her as an unabashed liberal and threatened to restrict funding if regents stand by the decision to hire ...

Mineral museum gets gift for namesake’s 103rd birthday

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HOUGHTON — For 120 years, the A. E. Seaman family has supported one of the most renowned mineral museums in North America. The tradition continues. John “Jack” and Phyllis Seaman recently celebrated Jack’s 103rd birthday with a gift to Michigan Technological University’s A. E. ...

Top Hat Dance Studio recital set

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NORWAY — Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio will hold its 25th annual recital at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 in the Norway Fine Arts Center. There is reserved seating. For tickets go to www.juliestophatdance.com/Facebook.

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former state lawmaker who also once served as Wisconsin's tourism secretary has pleaded guilty to failing to pay nearly $200,000 in employment taxes. Sixty-year-old Kevin Shibilski, of Merrill, entered the plea in federal court Monday involving taxes owed on behalf of ...

Deer District shootings leave Milwaukee leaders at the brink

Wisconsin News

Milwaukee's mayor and police chief on Tuesday pleaded with citizens and lawmakers to help address ongoing gun violence punctuated by shootings outside an NBA playoff game that left 21 injured. Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said police have arrested 11 people varying in ages from 19 to 30 for the ...