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Wisconsin News

New Rustic Road guide available

MADISON, Wis. — A new Rustic Road guide that offers 123 backroad trips through Wisconsin scenery is available in print and online, Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced. The newest route, Rustic Road 123, is in northwest Winnebago County along Pioneer and ...

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers reject abortion ban repeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ bid to repeal the battleground state’s dormant abortion ban failed Wednesday after Republican lawmakers convened and immediately adjourned a special session without taking any action. Wisconsin adopted a ban on abortion except ...

From ‘carp’ to ‘copi’: Unpopular fish getting renamed

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — You’re in the mood for fish and your server suggests a dish of invasive carp. Ugh, you might say. But how about broiled copi, fresh from the Mississippi River? Here’s the catch: They’re the same thing. Illinois and partner organizations kicked off a ...

TFT Nature at Night summer series returns

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — BMO Harris Bank in Eagle River is again sponsoring Trees For Tomorrow’s Nature at Night summer evening lecture series. TFT is an environmental education center in Eagle River. Each year during the summer, the organization offers several different weekly programs to ...

Wisconsin’s Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan, text messages revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the House select ...

Evers’ order bans gasoline price gouging

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday issued an executive order declaring that an abnormal economic disruption exists in Wisconsin due to a disruption of energy supplies, allowing himself to trigger a statewide ban on gasoline and diesel price gouging. In the order, Evers said that ...