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Sen. Johnson may offer insight into GOP's 2022 positioning

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ron Johnson is in an uncomfortable class of his own. The Wisconsin Republican is the only senator in his party facing reelection next year in a state that backed Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race. But rather...

 

Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charge against ex-cop

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against a white police officer in Wright's death, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a...

 

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white former suburban Minneapolis police officer was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes...

 

Trump files lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election results

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state's two most Democratic counties, a longshot attempt to overturn Joe Biden's win in a battleground state he...

 

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tweets distort truth on National Guard

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's become a pattern when unrest flares in a city: President Donald Trump suggests he has National Guard troops ready to send to the scene and takes credit for dispatching them and restoring calm while he accuses Democrats of...

 

Trump advisers rally Wisconsin Republicans, mock Democrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of President Donald Trump's top advisers touted him to Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday as a defender of law and order who will win over key Black voters, while casting presumed Democratic rival Joe Biden as out of...

 

America's Dairyland is hurting and Wisconsin seeks solutions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — America's Dairyland is hurting and a new task force plans to spend the next year figuring out how to save the industry that's integral to Wisconsin's economy and identity. Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday announced creation of the...

 

Republican field grows in race to replace Ryan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican field is growing in the race to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, but he said Friday that he won't endorse anyone yet. Ryan's abrupt retirement announcement last week sent Republicans scrambling to fill the void,...

 

Baldwin urges Trump to take action on gun control

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to bring forward gun control measures, while slamming the National Rifle Association and saying high school students are forcing politicians to consider...

 

Wisconsin girl convicted in Slender Man stabbing sentenced

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum punishment possible. Anissa Weier,...

 

Girl gets 25 years in mental hospital in Slender Man case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man has been sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum punishment possible. Anissa Weier, 16,...

 

Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican...

 

Big stakes in high court fight over partisan political maps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans are poised for a Supreme Court fight about political line-drawing with the potential to alter the balance of power across a country starkly divided between the two parties. The big question at the heart...

 

Wisconsin Assembly committee approves Foxconn incentives

Madison, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state Assembly committee approved a $3 billion tax incentive package on Monday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, the first vote in what could be an intense month of legislative action to quickly pass the...

 
 By Scott Bauer    Regional    May 11, 2017

Wisconsin DNR offers bottled water for contaminated wells

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is making emergency bottled water available when private wells in rural parts of the state are contaminated by livestock manure, responding to concerns raised by environmental...

 

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