Wisconsin News

Deer farm herd destroyed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture officials say they've killed all the deer on a Portage County deer farm after a buck from the facility tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Friday that all 30 deer on the ...

Aurora area detour Saturday

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County Highway B in Aurora and Homestead will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The closure will allow emergency responders to participate in a full-scale mass casualties mock bus crash. The exercise will take place near the Aurora Free ...

Make-A-Wish co-founder to have public events at St. Norbert College

DE PERE, Wis. — Frank Shankwitz, co-founder and first president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Norbert College’s commencement speaker, will have several public events at St. Norbert College beginning this weekend. These events are free and open to the public: — “How a ...

Wisconsin Republicans votes to scrap Evers proposals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin budget committee voted along party lines Thursday to remove many of Gov. Tony Evers’ most significant proposals from his state budget. Removal kills them for now, but they could be added back later or passed as separate ...

Audit finds ongoing problems with economic development agency

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new audit finds continuing problems at Wisconsin’s economic development agency. The review from the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau released Friday examined the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The audit says that only about 35 percent of required ...

Man claims meth-filled pack

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — A man was arrested after authorities say he came to the police department to claim a methamphetamine-filled backpack he had left at a northeastern Wisconsin library. A staffer at Shawano County Library found the backpack Monday and turned it over to police. Prosecutors ...

Wisconsin Republicans to vote on killing Medicaid expansion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans planned to scrap expanding Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana, raising the minimum wage and a host of other priorities of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, as they begin dismantling his two-year budget plan. Evers and Democrats remain ...

UW-Green Bay names Michael Alexander as next provost

Green Bay, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller has named Michael Alexander UW-Green Bay’s next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “I am delighted Dr. Alexander will join the Phoenix community this summer as provost and vice chancellor for ...

Abortion bill goes forward

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans moved quickly Tuesday to advance a bill that would require abortion providers to care for babies who survive abortion attempts or face prison, pushing it through a public hearing and preparing for a floor vote as early as next week. Assembly ...

Study: Wisconsin sees growth in forestry industry, leads Midwest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Timber sales are increasing in Wisconsin and more people are working in the state’s forestry industry, according to a new national study. The National Alliance of Forest Owners released a report last month that found employment in Wisconsin’s forestry sector grew by ...

Police: 2 Seymour children were slain, adult died by suicide

SEYMOUR, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two children found dead in a Seymour home were slain and an adult man found dead in the home killed himself. Police found the bodies of 35-year-old Andrew Poppe, 4-year-old Matteline Samson and 3-month-old Hailey Poppe April 19. Authorities believe all ...

Some road limits coming off

PESHTIGO, Wis. — Seasonal weight restrictions were lifted on all Marinette County highways effective at 6 a.m. today. Town roads, however, may still have bans in effect, said Marinette County Highway Department officials. In Florence County, weight restrictions will be removed on county ...

Wisconsin AG switches on environmental suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul changed the state Department of Justice’s stance Thursday in a pair of far-reaching environmental lawsuits, siding with a conservation group in its fight to tighten permit requirements for factory farms and high-capacity ...

GOP Assembly speaker open to legalizing pot for medical use

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he hopes to find a way to reach a deal with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on a limited legalization of medical marijuana. Vos on Thursday said Republicans won’t go along with Evers’ more expansive proposal that ...

Wisconsin GOP to kill Medicaid expansion, pot legalization

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans plan to kill some of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ signature proposals in the first vote of the budget-writing committee next week, including Medicaid expansion, legalizing medical marijuana and capping enrollment in private voucher schools. The ...

Wisconsin health officials lack data on abortion survivals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The fight over a Republican-backed bill in Wisconsin that would force doctors to care for babies that are born alive during an abortion attempt is heating up with President Donald Trump weighing in, even though there is no evidence of such a birth happening in the ...

Wisconsin GOP seeks compromise on Medicaid expansion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans open to a possible compromise with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Medicaid expansion are looking at ways to accept the federal funding while not appearing to cave in on the issue, even as GOP leaders remain steadfastly opposed. Evers is also ...

Trump cheers economy, criticizes Democrats at Wisconsin rally

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted of a strong economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents Saturday night as he rallied supporters with familiar themes. Trump pointed to the economy’s 3.2% growth in the first quarter before drawing even more applause ...

Trump cheers economy at Green Bay rally

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted of a strong economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents Saturday night as he rallied supporters with familiar themes. Trump pointed to the economy's 3.2% growth in the first quarter before drawing even more applause by ...

Foxconn jobs, tax credits could be renegotiated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Foxconn Technology Group officials are talking about making changes to the contract signed in 2017 that was based on constructing a larger display screen manufacturing facility than is now proposed. But neither side is giving details. So ...