Wisconsin News

In Wisconsin, Trump pushes new trade deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. Trump told workers at Derco Aerospace the ...

Services today for fire victims

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) — A joint funeral service for five of six family members killed in a northern Wisconsin fire will be held today. The noon service at Praise Chapel Community Church in Crandon will commemorate the lives of 32-year-old Raymond Michiel, his girlfriend, 37-year-old Amanda ...

Norway graduate in St. Norbert production

DE PERE, Wis. — Allison Sheski of Norway is a member of the ensemble for "Singin' in the Rain," a summer stage production by the St. Norbert College Music Theatre. This theatrical rendition is faithfully adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original ...

Farm Aid 2019 to be in Wisconsin; tickets on sale Friday

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September. Tickets go on sale Friday for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in ...

GOP tries to persuade panel to pass lottery privacy bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators worked Wednesday to persuade their colleagues to support a bill that would keep lottery winners’ names secret, saying the measure would protect winners from harassment. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April on the same day that ...

Drug company to build new plant in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says an Illinois pharmaceutical company plans to build a drug manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin. Evers announced Wednesday that Lincolnshire-based Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., plans to build the $250 million, 100,000-square-foot facility in ...

States, Canada provinces OK Great Lakes Asian carp plan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — U.S. states and Canadian provinces have endorsed a plan to build up defenses on an Illinois waterway in hopes of keeping invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. A resolution issued Wednesday by the region’s eight governors and two premiers supports a ...

Sturgeon show signs of life in North America

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Sturgeon were America’s vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation’s rivers until mankind’s craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction. More than a century later, some populations of the massive bottom feeding fish are ...

Exterior work on taking down Brown County arena begins

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Demolition of the Brown County arena has moved to the exterior of the 61-year-old building. Deconstruction crews have stripped the aluminum sheathing from the facade of Veterans Memorial Arena, located near Lambeau Field. Miron Construction project manager says Kurt ...

Wisconsin GOP wants to limit governor’s veto

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans want to rewrite the state constitution to prohibit the governor from using his veto pen to increase spending without legislative approval, marking another skirmish in the GOP’s battle to diminish Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ powers. The ...

Great Lakes water levels continue surge

DETROIT (AP) — Water levels in two of the Great Lakes are the highest ever recorded. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that Lakes Erie and Ontario last month reached their highest points since record-keeping began in 1918. Meanwhile, Lake Superior’s level set a record for ...

DNR advisory panel proposes mandatory CWD tests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story printed in today's Daily News, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Department of Natural Resources had recommended hunters in western Wisconsin be required to have deer they shoot this fall tested for chronic wasting disease. The recommendation ...

Wolves kill 13 sheep on Wisconsin farm

TOWN OF HANSEN, Wis. (AP) — A central Wisconsin farm has lost the majority of its livestock in an attack by a pack of wolves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 13 sheep were killed on a farm in the Wood County Town of Hansen. The dead sheep were discovered Monday, WSAW-TV reported. An ...

Man fleeing police strikes, kills motorcyclist in Wisconsin

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected car thief in an SUV that was being pursued by sheriff’s deputies struck and killed a motorcyclist in western Wisconsin. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says the pursuit started after 4 p.m. Saturday, after a caller reported a ...

Madison man arrested for 10th OWI

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is facing his 10th drunken driving charge following a motorcycle crash. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Mark Gilman, of Madison, was arrested Friday night after he drove his motorcycle onto a lawn in Blooming Grove Township and spun ...

Wisconsin to consider lowering workers’ comp insurance rates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin insurance officials will soon consider a proposal to lower insurance rates for workers’ compensation in the state. The Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau has proposed decreasing workers’ compensation insurance rates by more than 8.8%, continuing a ...

Hearing set for Wisconsin bill to keep lottery winners secret

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators have scheduled a hearing on a bill that would keep the names of lottery winners secret. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April on the same day 24-year-old Manuel Franco came forward to claim a $768 million Powerball prize. Franco ...

Tech college officials working on Chinese partnership

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Officials at Western Technical College in La Crosse are trying to develop a partnership with a Chinese university. The La Crosse Tribune reports a delegation from Harbin University in the Heilongjiang province toured Western Technical College on Wednesday along with ...

Business owners tout proposed trade deal with Mexico, Canada

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Some manufacturers in northeastern Wisconsin want U.S. lawmakers to greenlight a new regional trade treaty. Mexico’s Senate last month approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Approval in the ...

Ten-story Ferris wheel debuts in Green Bay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 10-story Ferris Wheel is making its debut in Green Bay. WLUK reports the first riders boarded the wheel on Tuesday at Bay Beach Amusement Park. They paid $50 each for the ride as a donation to the park’s fundraising group, the Friends of Bay Beach. The group spent ...