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Wisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans

Wisconsin Republicans are waiting anxiously for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to make a decision on whether he will run for reelection and are quietly considering backup plans in case he doesn't run. Johnson made national headlines last week when he told conservative commentator Lisa Boothe that he did not think...
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Wisconsin daily COVID cases top 1,000 for 1st time in months

MADISON, Wis. - The number of new daily COVID-19 cases reported in Wisconsin surpassed 1,000 for the first time in months, fueled by the spread of the more contagious delta variant, health officials said Friday, July 30. The Wisconsin Department of Health reported 1,058 new cases of COVID-19 in the...
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Wisconsin GOP election investigation expands

MADISON, Wis. — A Republican investigation into the November 2020 election in Wisconsin is expanding. "To restore full integrity and trust in elections, we have decided to change direction, giving more authority and independence to Justice Gableman. I am declaring him special counsel and am giving him the authority to hire more full-time investigators who will work at his direction," Speaker Robin Vos said Friday in a news release.
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Vos expands Wisconsin election investigation, names ‘Special Counsel’

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The investigation into Wisconsin’s presidential election could take longer than expected. As Assembly Speaker Robin Vos named a ‘Special Counsel’ Friday, he also announced his team is altering plans in the independent investigation into the 2020 presidential election. The investigation is part of the Republican response...
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Sheriff: 3 dead at Wisconsin quarry were shot over $600 debt

@ap.newsThis photo provided by the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office shows Nya Thao. Three men who were found dead last week at the entrance of a Wisconsin quarry were forced to kneel on the ground before they were shot multiple times over a $600 debt, officials said Thursday, July 29, 2021. Khamthaneth Rattanasack, 44, and Nya Thao, 33, have each been charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. (La Crosse County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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New class of officers join Wisconsin State Patrol

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Wisconsin State Patrol is adding to its ranks following a graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. The State Patrol’s 66th recruiting class was officially sworn into duty following 26 weeks of comprehensive training. The 42 officers participated in courses which covered traffic and criminal laws,...
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Countdown to Wisconsin State Fair

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — New food and fun at the Wisconsin State Fair park this year!. The fair runs from August 5 to 15. Fair organizers say masks are recommended at indoor spaces, but they are not required. Visit the fair's website for more information.
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UPDATE: Body of missing boater located in Wisconsin River

MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) - Police say a boater who went missing on the Wisconsin River Thursday was found dead Sunday morning. According to police, the man went missing Thursday afternoon in the Village of Maine after his boat capsized. An immediate search of the area was unsuccessful. The Marathon...
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Wisconsin hits highest COVID-19 daily case count since February

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - For the first time in three months, Wisconsin hit over 1,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 Friday. State health officials confirmed 1,058 COVID-19 cases. One would have to go back to February 10 to find a higher daily case count, when 1,184 cases were reported. The total number of COVID-19 cases ever reported in the state has climbed to more than 620,000.
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University of Wisconsin Stout unveils vaccine incentives to ‘Smash COVID’

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – UW-Stout is hoping to “smash COVID-19.”. University leaders hosted an event today promoting the u-w system’s new “70 for 70 campaign.”. If 70 percent of a campus’ student body gets their shot, every vaccinated student is entered to win a 7-thousand-dollar scholarship. This as Mayo Clinic...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of new daily COVID-19 cases reported in Wisconsin has surpassed 1,000 for the first time in months, fueled by the spread of the more contagious delta variant. Wisconsin health officials reported 1,058 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday — the highest since April 8. The number of cases that stem from the delta variant has doubled. The seven-day average of daily cases in Wisconsin has increased for the 24th straight day.
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Wisconsin regulators disagree over rescinding approval of transmission line

A deadlocked Wisconsin commission has declined to rescind and subsequently reissue a construction permit for a contentious high-voltage transmission line, a project that is now the subject of litigation in four court hearings. The decision of Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission on Thursday comes as the three utility companies backing the...