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last updated: Oct 19 2017 3:32 AM

UW System completes review of campus foundation transactions
University of Wisconsin System officials say a review of transactions between campuses and their private foundations has found no other cases of illegal guarantees or loans being made. The review was prompted by a lawsuit targeting two former UW-Oshkosh officials, who are accused of making illegal transfers between the university and real estate projects being […]

Industrial hemp bill clears Senate committee
Legislation that would allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp in Wisconsin is moving forward. The state Senate’s agriculture committee voted unanimously on Wednesday, to pass a bill from Stevens Point Republican Patrick Testin. “We now have a chance to reintroduce a crop that Wisconsin was once a national leader, and unfortunatel for like the […]

Silo collapse injures two men in Brown County
Brown County authorities say two De Pere men were injured after a silo collapsed. Crews arrived at the Town of Glenmore property Wednesday morning. Two men, ages 40 and 45, were 80 feet in the air, working on bringing a grain elevator down when the silo gave way. One man was crushed, and was air-lifted to […]

Lawmaker wants red light cameras for Milwaukee
Following several deaths and injuries in Milwaukee due to reckless driving, a Democratic state lawmaker is pushing for legislation that would allow the city to use cameras to help enforce traffic laws. Under current state law, police are not allowed to use the devices to catch speeders or those running red lights. A bill from […]

Walker plans election announcement in November
Republican Governor Scott Walker’s campaign is gearing up for his expected reelection bid, which he says in a fundraising announcement will be officially announced during the first full week of November. Walker’s campaign posted a video online Wednesday that features images of the governor jogging and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, while he talks about […]