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Scammers pretending to be from Social Security have been hounding Wisconsin residents once again. ( State consumer protection spokesman Jerad Albracht says the scammers are using technology to spoof their phone numbers. “So when you see the call on your phone, it will come up as their 1 800 number, and it m...
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Winter is here, and if you’re looking to keep birds at your feeder, you might have to make it more attractive to your feathered friends. DNR biologist Ryan Brady says the best general bird seed you can put out is black sunflower seeds. “It’s really inexpensive, it works for a lot of different sp...
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Wisconsin’s incoming governor continues to push for a veto on a package of lame duck legislation that seeks to curtail his duties. Speaking on NBC’s Meet The Press, Governor Elect Tony Evers says this is an end around on his lawful election in November. “People of Wisconsin voted for me because ...
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Tony Evers is asking Scott Walker to veto the “lame duck” legislation. The governor-elect is requesting that Governor Walker veto measures that will restrict some of the authority of Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. “My belief is that the people of Wisconsin have spoken, and that . . . the ...
Dec 07, 2018
A deal to save jobs at Kimberly Clark’s Neenah Cold Spring plant did not get done in the “lame duck” legislative session. It’s a big disappointment to the bill’s author, Representative Jim Steinke. “I’m afraid politics played a role. I was hoping once we got past the politics o...
Dec 07, 2018
(cover photo is Speaker Robin Vos (WRN file photo)) There could be legal challenges, to portions of the Republican “lame duck” legislative agenda. “Everything’s on the table to stop this pernicious attack on our democracy, said state Representative Chris Taylor, a Madison Democrat. “I t...
Dec 06, 2018
With Republican efforts to rein in his incoming administration now a national story, Governr-elect Tony Evers went on CNN Tuesday night. “We won, we won fair and square. We won on the issues. We won fully knowing what I’m about and what Scott Walker’s about,” Evers told the cable network’s...
Dec 06, 2018
One half of the lame duck session is underway at the state Capitol, as the Senate takes to the floor. Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Schilling excoriated the majority at the start of the hearing. “What we are seeing is a blatant overreach of Republicans who are more interested in securing and increasing yo...
Dec 05, 2018
Governor-elect Tony Evers is encouraging Wisconsin voters to speak up, as Republicans in the legislature prepare to strip Evers and incoming attorney general Josh Kaul of power before they can take office in January. “I’m encoraging them to connect with their legislators,” Evers said in Milwaukee S...
Dec 04, 2018
Following Sunday’s 20-17 Packers loss to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field, Green Bay President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy announced the immediate firing of head coach Mike McCarthy.  He named offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as the teams interim head coach. In a statement fro...
Dec 03, 2018
Republican leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature on Friday released a package of wide-ranging bill drafts that they plan to vote on in an extraordinary session next week. That lame duck session is intended to put the measures in place before Democratic governor-elect Tony Evers and Democratic attorney general-elect J...
Dec 03, 2018
Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind is a no on Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker. Pelosi got the support of 203 members in Wednesday’s nomination vote — the La Crosse Democrat said Thursday that his was not one of those. “I’m afraid that if we just go back to the same leadership all the, nothing’s ...
Nov 30, 2018
Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan is winding down his career as a congressman and House Speaker. He spoke on the House floor for the final time on Wednesday and said he was “immensely grateful to the people of southern Wisconsin.” The Janesville Republican was first elected to represent the 1st Congressional Dist...
Nov 30, 2018
Fewer hunters were in the woods harvesting more deer during this year’s gun deer season. That report from the DNR on Tuesday. Ecologist Kevin Wallenfang says the decline in hunting sales for the gun hunt doesn’t concern them so much, because totals from the other seasons make up for it.” ...
Nov 29, 2018
An injured Chippewa Falls girl has ended her hospital stay. Madalyn Zwiefelhofer, a ten-year-old who survived being struck by a truck earlier this month in Chippewa County, is home after recovering at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester. Three other girls and one of their parents were killed November 3rd when they wer...
Nov 29, 2018
This year’s gun deer season is the safest on record for Wisconsin. That’s despite three hunters getting shot. Jon King with the Department of Natural Resources said those three hunters were treated for non-fatal gunshots wounds, but there have been no fatalities. King said six hunters were shot last year...
Nov 29, 2018
Nov 27, 2018
Republicans members of the Wisconsin state Assembly are making an unusual push for Governor-elect Tony Evers to retain the state tourism secretary. Ten GOP members of the Assembly tourism committee sent Evers a letter urging him to keep Stephanie Klett in charge of the Department of Tourism. The letter ...
Nov 27, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is conceding the November election. Schimel had been holding out hope that more ballots would be counted in his favor during the county canvasses of the vote totals, but he was still 17,000 behind his Democratic challenger, Josh Kaul. In a statement released Monday, Schimel sa...
Nov 19, 2018