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Superior councilor hopes to end 'mockery' by changing Moccasin Mike Road nameVan Sickle said she doesn't have a particular name in mind for the road, but had considered offering Wisconsin Point Road, an extension of the road that traverses the point.

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House Passes Historic Legislation Protecting LGBTQ RightsThe Equality Act passed in the House by a 224-206 vote, with 3 Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the measure.

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Libraries Work To Meet Community Needs In PandemicWAUWATOSA, Wis.— It's about more than just books. Libraries are finding new ways to meet the needs of communities in the pandemic, from live tutoring to curbside pickup.

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22 people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Feb. 25The seven-day average of positive cases increased for the second day in a row.

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'I Can't Wait': Wisconsin Boys and Girls Clubs Staff In Next Vaccination GroupPhase 1B of the vaccine distribution in Wisconsin opens on March 1. Tha​t means specific groups are now eligible, but it does not necessarily mean doses will be immediately available for everyone.

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Black Balloon Release DaySaturday, March 6th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmScheduled ical Google outlook Events.

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Wisconsin COVID 19 Today: WI reports 840 new coronavirus cases, 52 deathsWisconsin reported 840 new coronavirus cases and 52 deaths Thursday.

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Madison police leading investigation into DCI arrestThe Madison Police Department is leading an investigation into a Wednesday night incident involving a Division of Criminal Investigation agent who fired their gun while trying to take a subject into custody outside of a hotel off of the Beltline.

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Number of Wisconsinites fully vaccinated against COVID-19 tops 400KOver 400,000 people in Wisconsin have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health Services.

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Missing veteran found, Green Alert cancelledAuthorities have made contact with a missing veteran after issuing a Green Alert Thursday afternoon.

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Acting Police Chief to House Panel: Capitol Assault Much Bigger Than Intel SuggestedThe acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is testifying before Congress as lawmakers press for answers about intelligence and procedural failures.

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Dane Co. health officials say teacher vaccinations delayed by at least two weeksEven though teachers and educators will be among those prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines starting March 1st, public health officials in Dane County say a supply shortfall means a mass vaccination effort for them at the Alliant Energy Center will be delayed for at least two weeks.

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Winterfest at Thornberry Creek at OneidaAt 5pm the Winter Beer Garden and Luminary Walk will open and live music will be performed by Michael Saint presented by Bay Bank in the TCO Taproom. This portion of the event includes local craft beer, food trucks and a candlelight walking path through holes 1,2 and 18 of the scenic Legends Course.

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Meet the Pet of the Week: BellaBella is an adult lion-head rabbit. Our friends at the Dane County Humane Society say this silky bunny is a bit shy, but after some time she'll snuggle up with you, especially if you pet her extra soft ears.

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Mr. Food: Champion ChiliThe recipe for Champion Chili is available on mrfood.com.

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LaVerne Edgar SellEdgar Sell, of Fort Atkinson, died peacefully at home on February 23,2021, two months after receiving an incurable lung cancer diagnosis.

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Jeanne R. BiglerJeanne Rae Bigler, age 65, of Blue Mounds, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Agrace HospiceCare, surrounded by her family after a brief illness.

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Teachers, childcare workers, some essential workers eligible for vaccination starting MondayThe groups, in order of priority, include education and child care staff, people enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs, some public-facing essential workers, non-frontline essential health care personnel, and facility staff and residents in congregate living settings, according to Wisconsin Department of Health Services officials.

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Marvin Turner AlexanderMarvin T. "Marv" Alexander Jr., age 76, of Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, Feb.

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Lady Gaga's Dog Walker Shot, French Bulldogs Stolen in LAThe dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt.

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Deadlines approaching to get fish houses off the iceA sure sign spring is coming, it's also time to buy a new fishing license.

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Amish teen killed after buggy struck by pickup in western WisconsinThe horse-drawn buggy, which had operating lights, was hit from behind after dark, authorities said.

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Hunters, trappers exceed wolf target by nearly 100 animalsRegistration data the state Department of Natural Resources released Thursday morning shows hunters and trappers have killed 213 wolves, blowing past the state kill target of 119.

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'Breonna's Law' Would Ban No-Knock WarrantsThe proposal introduced isn't unique. Similar legislation has come to be known as 'Breonna's Law' around the nation.

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'This is Powerful': Mourning the National Loss Endured This YearOmar Poler wants people to recognize that and to remember the people who lost their battle with COVID-19.

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A Wisconsin firefighter was shot after heat from a burning building discharges loaded firearm inside, the fire department saysJustin Frederickson, a firefighter with the Cornell Area Fire Department, was operating on a hose line outside of a fire in the Township of Willard last week when a loaded firearm inside the burning building suddenly discharged.

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Community Calendar: Snowshoeing, River Talk, Polish Club meetingTo submit an event for the calendar, please email.

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Evers signs bill to update Wisconsin unemployment systemMADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law a bipartisan bill to begin the work of updating the state's unemployment claims processing system that contributed to many people waiting weeks or months to get paid during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Studies: COVID Variant Discovered in NYC Spreading, Could Present Challenge for VaccinesTwo teams of researchers have detected a coronavirus variant in New York that has troubling similarities to the strain discovered in South Africa.

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A day after statements in Senate hearing on Capitol insurrection, Ron Johnson issues questions 'that must be addressed'In a letter to key Senate committee leaders, Ron Johnson said "it's important that we completely reconstruct what happened from all perspectives..."

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Gov. Evers signs bill to modernize Wisconsin's decades-old unemployment systemTony Evers is signing a bill to modernize the state's antiquated unemployment system.

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Wisconsin Badgers volleyball: series against No. 5 Nebraska postponed due to COVID-19This is the first series that UW has had postponed this season.

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Wisconsin renters struggling in pandemic can apply for new rental assistance programGov. Tony Evers announced Thursday morning that more than $322 million in funding will be available to eligible renters who have not been able to keep up with home costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Longtime Ascension Wisconsin philanthropy leader to retireLisa Froemming, who has led philanthropy efforts for Ascension Wisconsin and its predecessor Columbia St. Mary's for more than 17 years, announced she will retire in April.

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Mayo Clinic Talks COVID-19 Vaccine and KidsDuring a virtual Mayo Clinic briefing Wednesday, doctors said they expect data on the vaccine in children by mid-summer and possible approval, as early as this fall.

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Nebraska at Wisconsin Volleyball Series PostponedTeams will work with Big Ten on rescheduling options.

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Lawmakers unveil slew of proposed election law changes in WisconsinState lawmakers have unveiled a slew of bills that would change election laws in Wisconsin, from instituting ranked-choice voting for congressional races to setting more limits on absentee voting.

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Have a case of a COVID variant? No one is going to tell youThe problem is that the tests in question for detecting variants have not been approved as a diagnostic tool either by the Food and Drug Administration or under federal rules governing university labs ― meaning that the testing being used right now for genomic sequencing is being done as high-level lab research with no communication back to...

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Trump's Tax Returns Turned Over to Manhattan DAVance's office confirms the documents were obtained on Monday.

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Costco Will Raise Starting Wage to $16 Per Hour, CEO SaysCostco is increasing its starting wage to $16 per hour, CEO W. Craig Jelinek announced at a Senate Budget hearing about worker pay at large companies, putting it above rivals such as Target and Amazon.

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Wisconsin recruiting: Badgers offer 2022 three-star CB A'Khoury LydeThe Wisconsin Badgers are off to a slower start to the 2022 recruiting cycle than they experienced in 2021, however scholarship numbers.

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THU News Summary: Republicans release new absentee voting bills; lawmakers feud over face masks in meetingsThis content is for subscribers only. Subscribe now to get access to this and other members-only content.

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UWO COVID-19 study: Wisconsin business outlook brightens as vaccination rates increaseThings are beginning to look up but recovery remains fragile for Wisconsin businesses responding to a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh COVID-19 economic impact study.

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1 of 2 teens injured in Barron County buggy crash has diedAccording to the Barron County Sheriff's Department, the teen who died and a 16-year-old were heading north on Highway M last Thursday night when a truck traveling in the same direction struck the buggy, which had operating rear lights.

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WMC sues the Department of Natural Resources over expansion of PFAS rulesThe states largest business lobby is suing the Department of Natural Resources over new PFAS regulations.

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UW Health shares tips for managing psychological impact of COVID-19According to a recent study from the University of Oxford, COVID-19 patients with no previous psychiatric history saw an increased chance of developing a psychiatric diagnosis after contracting the virus.

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Republican lawmakers propose National Anthem requirement for Wisconsin venues that have received tax moneyRepublican lawmakers want to require playing the National Anthem at sports venues in Wisconsin. In a statement released Thursday, state Senator Patrick Testin said the practice of playing the anthem at sporting events has come under fire from a small, but vocal group of activists. "Hearing the Star Spangled Banner at a sporting"

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Wauwatosa, WI: Circulation Supervisor, Wauwatosa Public LibraryCITY OF WAUWATOSA invites applications for the position of: Circulation Supervisor SALARY:                        See Position DATE:   02/25/21CLOSING DATE: 03/11/21 4:30 PM  POSITION OVERVIEW: The City of Wauwatosa is much more than an employer – it's a community.

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Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 231: Answering your mailbag questions on all things Wisconsin Badgers athleticsThanks all for submitting questions, we got a ton of response!

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Evers announces rental and utilities assistance for residents who've lost income during pandemicEligible applicants include state residents who demonstrate a risk of experiencing housing instability, have seen their income reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, and/or earn a household income at or below 80 percent of the county median income.

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Northwestern Mutual commits $5M to Children's Wisconsin and the MACC FundNorthwestern Mutual, through its foundation, announced Thursday, Feb. 25, a $5 million commitment to Children's Wisconsin to support its MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood to a news.

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Republican wants to require national anthem in WisconsinMADISON, Wis. — The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events at Lambeau Field, the Fiserv Forum and all other Wisconsin venues that have received taxpayer money under a Republican bill in the state Legislature.

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Trump's tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorneyProsecutors obtained the records on Monday, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump's last-ditch effort to keep the records private, a spokesperson for the district attorney said.

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Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 231: Answering your mailbag questions on all things Wisconsin athleticsWe've got a wide variety of questions, so thank you all for submitting them. We got so many that we didn't have time to get to everything.

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Republican wants to require national anthem in WisconsinThe proposal circulated Thursday by state Sen. Patrick Testin comes after the Dallas Mavericks did not play "The Star-Spangled Banner" before home games earlier this season.

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3 Wisconsin routes earn national scenic byway designationsThree Wisconsin roads have received new National Scenic Byway designations from the Federal Highway Administration, cementing them as some of the state's best places for scenic drives.

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Republican wants to require national anthem in WisconsinThe national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events at Lambeau Field, the Fiserv Forum and all other Wisconsin venues that have received taxpayer money under a Republican bill in the state Legislature.

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Johnson and Johnson's Vaccine Is Less Effective. So What Do We Do With It?COLUMBUS, Ohio — Johnson and Johnson's vaccine is expected to boost the sluggish pace of inoculations in the U.S., and states are now finalizing their plans to disseminate a drug that offers significant protection, but is inferior to already authorized mRNA vaccines.

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Northwestern Mutual Commits $5 Million to Children's Wisconsin and the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Largest Standalone DonationThis year, approximately 10,500 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. Among those diagnosed, blood cancers, like...

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A Madison maker's love of the loomWhile on Instagram one day, Courtney Cosgriff, the artist behind Deerloom, saw woven wall art and was immediately drawn to the textures.

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'Frasier' is being rebooted, with Kelsey Grammer reprising the role 17 years after show endedThe hit 90s sitcom "Frasier" is set to return to screens, with Kelsey Grammer reprising his role as radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane in the reboot, ViacomCBS confirmed Wednesday.

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Iron River's Abby Nelson advances to national college wrestling tourneyFormer Northwestern standout Abby Nelson, of Iron River, advanced to the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships with two dominating victories Sunday, Feb.

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New Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program unveiledGov. Evers announced more than $322 million in funding to help support Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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North Carolina woman is accused of using her $149,000 Covid-19 relief loan for shopping spreesBut in a state facing a 6.5% unemployment rate last August, one North Carolina woman allegedly used a $149,000 Covid-19 relief loan to purchase items at businesses including Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, IKEA and multiple diamond stores.

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Victoria's Secret is closing up to 50 more stores this yearThe reduction comes after it closed 241 stores in 2020, leaving it with 848 stores across the two countries.

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Jobless Claims Fall Sharply to Still-High 730,000New jobless claims are down 111,000 from the week prior, the lowest figure since late November.

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State Senate Republicans propose bills focused on Wisconsin electionsState Senate Republicans have introduced more than a dozen bills relating to how Wisconsin conducts elections.

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Gov. Evers announces $322M in rental, utility assistance for WisconsinitesTony Evers announced Thursday more than $322 million in funding via The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program which will provide Wisconsinites with financial aid for rent, utilities, home energy costs and wraparound services for those eligible.

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Mother Nature is UndecidedWell the Wisconsin Mother Nature continues her bipolar this year. Considering that about 10 days ago it was - 30 now the last couple of days it has been high 30s - low 40s above zero.

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Cheese HeadsIn the 1960s, racists drifted, or stampeded, from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

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Front yard food pantry helps the communityA front yard food pantry is serving the community while continuing acts of kindness. Now, more than ever, their mission is to help out others during these challenging times.

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Foxconn looking at building electric cars in WisconsinFoxconn Technology Group says it has signed a deal with a California startup to build electric cars, conceivably at Foxconn's facilities in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin residents flocked outdoors during pandemic, report findsThe nonpartisan policy think tank suggests that state and local officials should consider increasing investments on parks, public lands, boat ramps and other green space.

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Wisconsin wolf kill exceeds quota by more than 50%Use of dogs, fresh snow, more permits and higher wolf population led to a much higher wolf harvest than expected.

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Port Authority revitalizes Seaway Building, set to move back onto waterfrontThe Duluth Seaway Port Authority will move next week into its new headquarters, a renovated building with well over 100 years of history.

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A glimmer of hope: 'Only' 730,000 Americans filed for jobless claims last weekAnother 730,000 American workers filed for first-time unemployment benefits, adjusted for seasonal swings, last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

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Report: Outdoor Activities Soared During PandemicMADISON, Wis. — It may be no surprise that outdoor activity in Wisconsin increased last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new report Thursday from the Wisconsin Policy Forum attempts to quantify just how much more state residents were getting out of the house.

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LineVision's V3 Transmission Line Monitoring System installed in Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin to Increase Grid Capacity and SafetyLineVision, Inc., the world's only provider of non-contact overhead line sensor solutions to monitor, optimize and protect critical energy...

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Thursday Morning SprintThursday's news headlines from News 3 Now.

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Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball: injury updates on Trevor Anderson, Ben CarlsonThe senior point guard could be back this weekend, while Carlson's status is more up in the air.

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GOP Rallies Solidly Against Democrats' Virus Relief PackageWASHINGTON — Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage.

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Chain of kindness: Superior students connect through shared projectNorthern Lights Principal Danielle Perich: "The kids love it, focusing on the positive."

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Pfizer, BioNTech start study on third COVID-19 booster shotMary AltafferA pharmacist prepares a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination site at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan, Thursday, Feb.

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Pakistani, Indian militaries agree to stop firing in KashmirISLAMABAD — Rival neighbors Pakistan and India have pledged to stop firing weapons across the border in disputed Kashmir, promising to adhere to a 2003 accord that has been largely ignored.

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Closing out February with 40s and snowMeteorological Spring starts March 1st, but will it feel like spring?

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Bahrain: crown prince calls Israel PM on Iran nuclear talksDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrains state-run news agency says that its crown prince spoke with the Israeli prime minister on Thursday about the return to nuclear talks with Iran.

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Tension is growing in the Wisconsin State Capitol as some Republican lawmakers refuse to wear face masksRepublicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing their colleagues to meet in person but won't require everyone to wear face masks.

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WATCH LIVE 12:35: McDonell plays Assumption in WIAA State TournamentMcDonell Central is taking on Assumption on Thursday, Feb.

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German charged with passing parliament floor plans to RussiaBERLIN — Prosecutors say a German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence.

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Wisconsin Weather ForecastHigh temperature will be in the 30s and lower 40s.

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UK actors settle phone hacking claims with tabloid publisherLONDON — British television presenter and writer David Walliams and "Doc Martin" star Martin Clunes are among several actors who formally settled damages with a newspaper publisher over phone hacking claims.

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Children's Wisconsin wants to see how schools are supporting mental healthChildren's Wisconsin is calling on schools in Wisconsin to come up with creative ways to support mental health of their students.

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Wisconsin student gives car won in raffle to co-worker who biked to workRaised in a family where faith is important, Haley Bridges has always followed the Golden Rule.

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Wisconsin DHS: Teachers, people 65+ among priority vaccine groupThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday, Feb. 25 announced that new groups will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 1.

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Wisconsin hunters exceed wolf target by nearly 100 animals Animals Hunters Hunters Hunters WisconsinWisconsin Hunters and trappers have exceeded the state's wolf kill target by almost 100 animals.

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Report: Outdoor activities soared during pandemicMADISON, Wis. — It may be no surprise that outdoor activity in Wisconsin increased last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum attempts to quantify just how much more state residents were getting out of the house.

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Rightwing group nearly forced Wisconsin to purge thousands of eligible votersNew state data shows removal of almost 17,000 eligible voters ahead of 2020 election could have been disastrous.

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Wisconsin Housing Market Picks Up In 2021 Where It Left Off Last YearThe latest report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows 4,659 sales of existing homes, up 9.8 percent from the figure in January 2020.

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As coal plants close, advocates want relief for Wisconsin ratepayersConsumer and industrial customer advocates want new legislation to encourage utilities to refinance leftover debt as they retire fossil fuel power plants.

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In the 608 for Winter Restaurant Week: Liberty Station TavernWe're continuing to highlight area businesses in the 608 for Winter Restaurant Week.

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"Ranked Choice" voting bill has bipartisan support in WisconsinA bill presented Wednesday would change the way Wisconsin voters choose their representatives in Congress and the U.S. Senate.

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Wisconsin girl raises $500 for homeless children8-year-old Payton first learned about homelessness through her own family, her mother told our Milwaukee affiliate, WISN.

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Republican wants to require national anthem in WisconsinThe national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding, from Green Bay Packers games at Lambeau Field to beer league softball games at local parks, under a bill that a Republican lawmaker introduced Thursday.

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Wisconsin firefighter shot after heat from burning building discharges loaded firearm inside, officials sayA Wisconsin firefighter is in critical condition Tuesday after a loaded firearm inside a burning building discharged and struck him, according to the fire department.

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Some Wisconsin gas bills are going up in wake of the Texas winter stormSome Wisconsin residents will see slight increases in their gas bill this month, others will see a more drastic change.

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Nebraska-Wisconsin volleyball postponed this weekendThe decision to postpone was mutually agreed upon by the two schools out of an abundance of caution surrounding the health and safety of the participants, and the institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options.

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It's high time for Wisconsin to legalize marijuanaFor the party of family values and sound fiscal policy, Wisconsin Republicans seem content to allow public schooling to go under-funded, for non-violent arrest rates to soar and let families suffer as they refuse to allow recreational or medicinal marijuana to be legalized.

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The Latest: Alaska governor, state House member have virusJUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes says a member of the Alaska House has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major projectDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nations undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction project in decades.

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Illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses, killing 3 workersJAKARTA, Indonesia — An illegal gold mine in Indonesia's Sulawesi island has collapsed on nearly two dozen people working inside, killing three and leaving another five missing.

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Mild through SaturdayTemperatures will peak near or just above freezing the next few days before cooling off early next week.

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Wisconsin kids falling behind on routine vaccinations during pandemicThere has been so much focus on Covid-19 and disruption because of it that many families have fallen behind on their other routine vaccinations.

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Marquette earns non-conference win at North CarolinaMarquette didn't even have last nights game at North Carolina scheduled until last Saturday. They're glad they went through with it, knocking off the Tarheels 83-70 in Chapel Hill.

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Qantas expects to start international flights in OctoberCANBERRA, Australia — Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce says he doesn't expect his airline will resume international travel except for New Zealand until late October, after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19. The Sydney-based airline had been selling seats on international flights from July 1.

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Watchdog reviews complaint about FBI surveillance warrantWASHINGTON — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing a former Boeing engineer's allegations that he was unfairly pursued by FBI agents who investigated him on suspicions that he was spying for China.

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House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ peopleWASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that enshrines protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws for LGBTQ people, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief packageWASHINGTON — Republicans are rallying solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. But even as they do, lawmakers are awaiting a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage.

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Wisconsin's effort to create fair electoral mapsWith the collection of census data every 10 years, states redraw the boundaries of their electoral districts in order to balance the shifting population among districts.

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College men's basketball: Vogel matches career-high to lift 'Jackets over KnightsSophomore guard makes 5 of 7 from long range as UWS has good shooting night.

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College hockey: 'Jackets win a close one and lose a close oneUWS women lose WIAC game at home but men win on the road.

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Police investigate traffic incident in Sun Prairie; public asked to avoid portion of West Main StreetAn alert from the department said at least one person has been injured.

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Madison College students eligible for new federal grant offering up to $750 in emergency fundingSome Madison College students will have the opportunity to receive a new federal grant to provide emergency assistance during the pandemic.

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Wisconsin native keeps Packers memories, history aliveAbout a decade ago, a Wisconsin native known as "Moscow Rick" launched what has become a thriving sports memorabilia venture.

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‘We've definitely been busy': UW-Madison adds contact tracers spring semester as testing expandsMADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin – Madison’s University Health Services has a team of about 100 contact tracers, roughly double that of last semester, according to registered nurse Carlotta Soeder.

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Some Wisconsin higher education students now eligible for FoodShare programSome Wisconsin students in higher education can now enroll in the FoodShare program and receive assistance in buying groceries, the Department of Health Services announced Wednesday.

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Defensive dominance leads Indiana to victory at Wisconsin, sets up rematch with Ohio StateA great defensive effort led the Hoosiers to a 77-49 win over Wisconsin at the Kohl Center Wednesday night.

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Man's iPhone stolen during Facebook Marketplace transaction in Madison, police sayA man's iPhone was stolen after a meeting arranged over Facebook Marketplace went awry Wednesday night.

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Clinton man arrested on 11 counts of child pornography possessionA Clinton man has been accused of possessing child pornography following two search warrants Monday.

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Holmes scores 23, No. 11 Indiana women beat Wisconsin 77-49MADISON, Wisc. — Mackenzie Holmes scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and No. 11 Indiana rolled past Wisconsin 77-49 on Wednesday.

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Wisconsin firefighter in critical condition after gun discharges during blazeA Wisconsin firefighter is in critical condition after a firearm discharged at the scene of a fire, authorities said.

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Holmes scores 23, No. 11 Indiana women beat Wisconsin 77-49MADISON, Wisc. — Mackenzie Holmes scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and No. 11 Indiana rolled past Wisconsin 77-49.

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Some Wisconsin higher education students can apply for FoodShareMADISON, Wis.  Wisconsin students who are enrolled at least half time in an institution of higher learning and meet certain criteria now can participate in FoodShare to help buy groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state officials.

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More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll findsA new poll shows that an unprecedented number of US adults identify as LGBTQ - and that young people, especially Generation Z, are driving the increase.

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Foxconn looking at building electric cars in WisconsinMOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group says it has signed a deal with a California startup to build electric cars, conceivably at Foxconn’s facilities in Wisconsin.

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Book ReviewThe stories were dark, but not gruesome. Magical at times and yet realistic. You do not have to be a reader of horror to enjoy these stories.

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Shirley A. ReutterShirley Ann. Reutter, age 82, of Findlay, Ohio passed into the arms of our loving Lord on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021.

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The Bruce Company to redevelop its Garden CenterThe 69-year-old company submitted conceptual documents Tuesday to the Middleton Plan Commission. Officials plan on re-zoning its 16-acre parcel in the 2800 block of Parmenter Street.

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Supporting Black-owned small businesses in MadisonDuring Black History Month, you can help support local Black-owned businesses.

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WATCH: Duluth media outlets team up to answer your COVID-19 vaccine questionsThe joint effort airs tonight in a WDSE-WRPT special hosted by Dennis Anderson.

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A Vicious Cycle: When Residents Can't Pay Rent, Landlords Struggle to Pay Their Own BillsThat money, however, has yet to be disbursed. While people wait, tenants are falling further behind in rent payments, and some property managers haven't seen a rent check in nearly a year.

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Wisconsin wolf kill exceeds quota by nearly 50%The wolf season was set to be a week long but hunters and trappers have far exceeded the harvest quota early.

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Brewers' Outfielder Lorenzo Cain Says He Has No Regrets About Opting Out Of Last Season"It was the right choice, no doubt in my mind. I would do it again in a heartbeat."

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Approval of Johnson and Johnson vaccine could bring thousands of additional doses to WI next weekJohnson and Johnson's single-dose vaccine could be coming to Wisconsin as early as next week.

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Indiana Women's Basketball Extends Win Streak to Six With Win at WisconsinMackenzie Holmes led the way with 23 points as the Hoosiers rolled to a 77-49 victory in Madison.

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Foxconn Looking at Building Electric Cars in WisconsinMOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it has signed a deal with a California startup to build electric cars, conceivably at Foxconn's facility in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin law offers genetic testing to prove paternityA Wisconsin law was approved in Feb. 2020 and took effect in August.

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Three arrested, face drug trafficking charges after search warrant in JanesvilleJanesville police say they've arrested three people after SWAT teams served a search warrant Wednesday morning.

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What could Wisconsin basketball's NCAA Tournament seed look like come Selection Sunday?With a three seed as the ceiling, what is the floor looking like? 0-3 is very possible given the quality of Wisconsin's final three opponents, and a 10-10 Big Ten finish would likely move the Badgers down to around the eight line.

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Superior man faces charges after high-speed chase ends with crash on Bong BridgeThe man is accused of stealing a vehicle that was left running outside a Moose Lake restaurant and engaging in a high-speed chase with Carlton County law enforcement officers, according to court documents.

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Prep boys basketball: Tigers' tale a story of brotherly bondsHarrison and Bennett Nelson lead Northwestern into the sectional semifinals.

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Clerks, poll workers ask to be vaccinated before Spring ElectionPeople only see poll workers a couple of times a year when they head to the polls.

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West Salem 5th graders explored all of what Wisconsin's nature bringsWednesday was not bad for West Salem's 5th graders. The kids were able to get outdoors and explore for the day!

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Congress Wages War Over Raising Minimum WageWhile the minimum wage is all but certain to win passage in the House, it's not certain it will even make it into the Senate version of the bill.

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Wisconsin wolf kill exceeds quota by nearly 50%The wolf season was set to be a week long but hunters and trappers have far exceeded the harvest quota early.

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Wisconsin's looming retirement crisisA University of Wisconsin study found more than 400,000 of the state's senior citizens will be living in poverty by the end of the decade.

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Superior panel files broadband plan, pushes for community listening sessions on proposed $31M projectCommittee agrees public education about the plan is the next step.

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As Wisconsin school buildings re-open, what should parents consider? a€” 2/24/21Today we highlight a WPR story about what parents should consider as they weigh sending their children back to reopening school buildings at this stage of the pandemic.

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High school seniors experience virtual UW-Madison recruitment eventsHigh school seniors are starting to make the decision of where they want to spend the next four years of their lives, but COVID-19 has had an effect on their experience.

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TikTok user raises $7,000 and drives for 12 hours to bring supplies to struggling TexansChris Wieland was scrolling through TikTok when he saw the devastation that last week's winter storm wreaked on Texans.

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GameStop shares surge more than 100%GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday.

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African cuisine-inspired meal kits help support Black-owned businesses during Black History MonthMadison Eats Food Tours is teaming up with Christine's Kitchen to deliver heat-and-eat meals. Right now, they are featuring an African-inspired menu that consists of a Western African chicken and rice dish, Ethiopian foods, ginger juice and carrot cake all made by local restaurants.

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'This is a game changer': Wisconsin doctors expect FDA approval for Johnson and Johnson vaccine soonLocal doctors are hopeful that Johnson and Johnson's one-dose vaccine will speed up Wisconsin's vaccine rollout and help the supply catch up with the extreme demand.

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New Postal Service delivery vehicle unveiled. It's a pretty radical changeFew things have changed less during the course of this century than this nation's fleet of postal delivery vehicles.

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By one measure, Wisconsin high school grads didn't falter in Advanced Placement exam success, but data doesn't break out pandemic effectWisconsin students who graduated from high school last spring, and took Advanced Placement exams in May while schools were closed, nearly tied the pass rate of the previous year's graduating class and outperformed much of the country.

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Foxconn looking at building electric cars in WisconsinMOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group says it has signed a deal with a California startup to build electric cars, conceivably at Foxconn’s facilities in Wisconsin.

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Closing Wisconsin's racial divide among those getting the vaccineThe pandemic has had a drastic impact on minority communities in Wisconsin.

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GOP pushes for voting changeState Republicans are moving forward with plans to tighten the rules on absentee voting.

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Poll: 6 in 10 Wisconsin voters back statewide mask mandateMore than six in ten people in Wisconsin would support requiring most people across the state to wear a face covering to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new poll.

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Everything Greg Gard said before Wisconsin's rematch with IllinoisMADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard met with the media via Zoom on Wednesday afternoon.

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Some Students Currently Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Learning Now Temporarily Eligible to Participate in Wisconsin FoodShareWisconsin students who are enrolled at least half time in an institution of higher learning and meet certain criteria can now participate in FoodShare and receive assistance to purchase groceries during the pandemic.

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Caring For The Carers: Peer Support Group Lets Health Workers Lean On Each Other"It just really helps to normalize that we've all been through something. And we are human."

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State Lawmakers Unveil Slew Of Proposed Election Law Changes In WisconsinWisconsin lawmakers have unveiled 11 new bills aimed at changing election administration in the state, from instituting ranked-choice voting for congressional races to setting more limits on absentee voting.

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The Life of Charles E. AndersonAnderson helped change the meteorological world.

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16 people test positive, 2 die from COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Feb. 24The people who died were residents of Douglas and Taylor counties.

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Biden Taps Three For Postal Service Board of Governors Amid Agency's Delays, Financial WoesOn the same day embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump appointee, testified before Congress about the United States Postal Service's delays and financial woes, President Joe Biden announced three nominations to join the agency's Board of Governors, including a former Deputy Postmaster General and a voting rights advocate.

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Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin's wolf kill targetHunters and trappers have blown past Wisconsin and apos;s wolf kill target, forcing an early end to the hunting season and angering animal rights activists and conservationists.

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Quintez Cephus Sues Wisconsin: Feels Used as 'Scapegoat'Read more on Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus filing a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin.

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DECC parking lot to hold free food giveaway ThursdayThe event is for anyone who wants a free 30-pound box of food, including those from the surrounding the region.

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Scholar Athlete: Sara JochimsGolomski is not the only Muskego coach who has witnessed Sara's relentless positivity. After a new cross country teammate new to the sport ran her best race last season, she got a post-race text from Sara.

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Wolf Hunters Exceed Harvest Limit in First Hunt Since 2014Hunters killed 178 wolves, exceeding the harvest limit of 119, in less than three days.

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Defense Secretary Urges Service Members To Consider Vaccine in New VideoIn a video released Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin addressed service members about the COVID-19 vaccine and the decision about whether to get the shot, calling it safe and effective.

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Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin's wolf kill targetMADISON, Wis. — Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin's wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn't supposed to happen for another nine months and raising the ire of animal rights activists.

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Wisconsin law offers genetic testing to prove paternityFauci: 'COVID long-haulers' will be the subjects of a new nationwide initiative.

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DNR Sued Over Enforcement Of PFAS CleanupA new lawsuit alleges the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is overstepping its authority by requiring businesses to investigate and clean up PFAS chemicals as part of state environmental cleanup programs.

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Wisconsin DHS: Coronavirus cases up 747, deaths up 25The Wisconsin DHS has reported more than 561,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 6,300 deaths to date.

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7-day averages of new virus cases, deaths increase in WisconsinWisconsin's seven-day average of new coronavirus cases increased for the second time in three days Wednesday.

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25 more dead from COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 6.6 percent fully vaccinatedTwenty-five more people were added to the total of those who have died in Wisconsin due to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Coronavirus in Wisconsin: Wednesday's cases, deaths above averageThe state passed 825,000 people vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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Wisconsin to open four more vaccination clinics within next two monthsToday's Midday podcast covers new vaccination clinics to be located in La Crosse, Racine and Marathon counties.

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Holmes, IU forwards outshine Wisconsin frontcourt in 77-49 winSophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.

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Jaeden Gould and Tevarua Tafiti omit Wisconsin from their top schoolsThe Wisconsin football program has gotten good recruiting news as of late with the commitment of three-star QB Myles Burkett, a 247Sports crystal prediction for four-star DE Isaac Hamm and eight of the program's "top targets" making 247Sports' updated Top247 ranking.

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Fact check: USPS investigation disproved claim of backdated ballots in WisconsinA USPS investigation found no evidence ballots were backdated or otherwise mishandled. But such action wouldn't affect Wisconsin vote totals anyhow.

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Wisconsin wolf hunt already over, just days after startWisconsins wolf hunt has already reached its quota, just a few days after it started.

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Wisconsin has eight 'top targets' in 247Sports' updated Top247 ranking247Sports updated their class of 2022 Top247 rankings today and included are eight of Wisconsin's "top targets" in the class.

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Senator Johnson claims leftists, anarchists are to blame for attack on US CapitolAt Tuesdays Senate Homeland Security hearing on the January 6th riots at the US Capitol, Senator Ron Johnson claimed that the attack was carried out not by Trump supporters but by leftists and anarchists.

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Wisconsin hospital employee accused of secretly taping patientA Rhinelander hospital employee is accused of secretly videotaping an unclothed patient.

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Bipartisan Push for Ranked-Choice Voting in WisconsinIt's the first time Republicans have got behind the idea in Wisconsin's GOP-controlled Legislature. A measure introduced by Democrats last session didn't even get a hearing.

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'Water protectors' create blockades to Line 3 worksites in Savanna State ForestThe protesters used a flipped vehicle and 40-foot two-legged stand to create the blockades.

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Milwaukee and Madison Rank in Top 100 Park Cities ListIngrid has been cross country skiing since she was a kid. Now, she and her husband, Brian Pierson, partake in the hobby together.

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Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin's wolf kill targetHunters and trappers have blown past Wisconsin's wolf kill target, forcing an early end to the hunting season and angering animal rights activists and conservationists.

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Ascension rushes to bulldoze historic home of Merrill's founding fatherHistoric Preservation Committee nominates T.B. Scott Mansion as historic structure - Too little, too late?

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Merrill public speaks out to save Mansion from demoBoth drew a crowd. Both had attendees who were shocked and upset to learn of the T.B. Scott Mansion's impending demolition and who urged the City of Merrill to somehow, someway, save the Mansion from the wrecking ball.

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NICU Doctor's Paints for Stillborn Awareness at "Butterfly Ball"UW Health Dr. Ryan McAdams' painting will be auctioned off this Saturday night at the Alana Rose Foundation's 2nd annual "Butterfly Ball."

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CIB Marine in Wisconsin feeling pressure from well-known investorHildene Capital, which is pressuring CIB Marine to issue subordinated debt to redeem preferred stock, has nominated two individuals to stand for election to the company's board.

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City leadership clashes over lack of T.B. Scott Mansion communicationTINA L. SCOTT EDITOR On Monday, Feb. 15, the City of Merrill issued a demolition permit to Ascension Good Samaritan for C&D Excavating to raze the T.B. Scott Mansion.

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Costs of Mansion acquisition TINA L. SCOTT EDITOR In a recent Historic Preservation Committee meeting, City Administrator Dave Johnson shared estimateSave my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

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3D scan could preserve history digitallyTINA L. SCOTT EDITOR Matthew Jarosz, Excutive Director of the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation, is interested in preserving as much of the T.B. Scott Mansion history as is currently available, via a 3D scan of the building.

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Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Winter Chamber Series second concertThe second concert in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Winter Chamber Series kicks off on Friday, Feb.

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COVID can't stop the Ice Reflections annual showTraditionally, the Club puts on two large shows over the weekend, which draws 300 people per show.

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Merrill wrestlers receive awards at 61st annual banquetBY TINA L. SCOTT EDITOR Merrill High School Wrestling held their 61st annual Merrill Wrestling Legion Banquet on Thursday, Feb.

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Photos: Snow removal — 'Jacket styleUW-Superior soccer players shoveled off the field at Superior High School.

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Merrill PeeWees bring home first place, four years in a rowTINA L. SCOTT EDITOR The Merrill Youth Hockey PeeWee A team competed on the ice in the Antigo PeeWee Tournament this past weekend and came away with the first place championship for the fourth year in a row.

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Biden Administration to Send Millions of Masks to Low-Income CommunitiesThe 25 million masks will go to community health centers and food pantries across the country.

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County board OKs purchase of new half-ton truck, ambulanceMMC Staff The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors during its Tuesday, Feb. 16 meeting approved two resolutions green-lighting the purchases of a new half-ton truck for the Forestry Department and a new ambulance.

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Little Free Diverse Library is up and runningThe little library with a twist has been in place on Third Street in Merrill, across from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and Prairie River Middle School, for three months and has been a huge hit, according to project coordinator Marie Rein.

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Another blow to the free pressKRIS LEONHARDT MMC STAFF "The founding fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy."

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Wisconsin Badgers athletics: Bucky's 5th Podcast: Mailbag time!Send us your questions and we'll answer on the next episode!

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Statement regarding Scott MansionPAT CORMACK SCSC PROVINCIAL, HOLY CROSS SISTERS The Sisters arrived in Merrill on October 24, 1923 and moved into Scott Mansion after the building had been unoccupied for some time and had come to the city because of unpaid taxes.

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Merrill Area BirthsBoy, Lincoln Thomas, born to Sarah Sturm and Ben Sturm of Merrill. Girl, Nahla Lynn, born to Brooke Bonke and Ethen Bushar of Merrill.

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Letters To The EditorThe views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Merrill Foto News, its publishers, Editor, or staff.

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Fotos from the PastResearched by Michael J. Caylor Jr 2-24-71 Slippery roads have been causing problems all week on the roadways and have now led to the death of a young Merrill man.

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Kerr and Underly will vie for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in April general electionTINA L. SCOTT EDITOR The election last Tuseday, Feb. 16, centered on just one primary race in Lincoln County, Wisconsin: State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Merrill Fire Department CallsBuilding fire  1 EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury  38 Smoke or odor removal  1 Standby for Tomahawks E.M.S.  1 Total Incidents / Calls Last Week  41 Total Incidents / Calls for 2021  329.

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Merrill Police Department Reports02-15-2021 At 9:18 p.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance had taken place earlier in the day.

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Hunters and trappers exceed Wisconsin wolf kill quota Law wolf Hunters Hunters WisconsinHunters and trappers have exceeded Wisconsin's state wolf kill limit with several hours left in the brief season.

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Wisconsin Firefighter Critically Hurt After Gun Discharges In Burning BuildingA firefighter in western Wisconsin is fighting for his life after a gun discharged in a burning building, striking him in the abdomen.

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USPS Selects Oshkosh Defense To Build Greener Mail TruckWASHINGTON — The United States Post Office said Tuesday that it has chosen Oshkosh Defense to build its next-generation mail-delivery vehicle, part of an effort to make the USPS more environmentally friendly by switching a portion of its huge fleet to electric vehicles.

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Five Wisconsin Hospices Form Collaborative to Bolster Payer RelationshipsFive Wisconsin hospice and palliative care providers have formalized a partnership to maximize their scale and negotiating power with payers in value-based payment models.

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School district violates own policy with hidden surveillance camerasCameras hidden in hollowed-out smoke detectors were planted by district officials at East High School in a coach's office in the boy's locker room and a room where special needs students changed clothes.

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Bipartisan push for ranked-choice voting in WisconsinMADISON, Wis. — The push for ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin gained steam on Wednesday with the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the state Legislature, a move backed by a Republican congressman and a recently formed coalition of civic and business leaders.

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Bipartisan group of lawmakers seeks ranked-choice voting in WisconsinBackers say the changes would foster bipartisanship because candidates would be inspired to appeal to the broadest slice of the electorate, not just those in their party.

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Live Updates: The First 100 Days of the Biden PresidencyFollow along for live updates from the Spectrum News team.

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Editorial Roundup: WisconsinIf you doubt the effectiveness of masks, washing hands and social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, then look at how those measures have decimated the number of influenza cases in Rock County.

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Young Wisconsin Girl Scouts Create Little Free PantryA group of young girls is helping feed the hungry as a community service project.

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Special Olympics encourages Wisconsin to ‘Create their Own Adventure' for the Polar PlungeStay home, get cold, be safe, and don't forget to snap a selfie or record a video.

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Wisconsin Film Festival Goes VirtualThe festival normally shows 100 films at locations all throughout Beloit.

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FDA Confirms Single-Dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Safe, EffectiveWASHINGTON — Johnson and Johnson's single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.

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Wisconsin football recruiting: are the Badgers behind in the 2022 class?With COVID-19 extending the recruiting dead period for what seems like decades, we decided to check in on some other schools to see if UW was actually falling behind.

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Teachers to begin getting vaccinated March 1 in WisconsinWisconsins next wave of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, known as Phase 1B, begins on March 1st.

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Assembly approves bill to allow DWD to update computersThe Wisconsin Assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday, for legislation starting the task of updating the states unemployment insurance system.

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How a Small Wisconsin Town Got It's Name From a Freed SlaveOver the years, local historians have tried piecing together the story of James Jackson.

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After billions of dollars and dozens of wartime declarations, why are vaccines still in short supply?Experts say it's complicated, noting that the output of raw materials and assembly lines can't be ratcheted up 10,000-fold at the push of a button — and that the effort thus far has been close to miraculous.

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Natural Connections: Curiosity, Perseverance and lifeFollowing the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, whaddya wanna bet that this summer there will be kids making rocket noises while they drop the requisite bucket-on-a-rope out of their treehouses?

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More housing, less neighborhood inputOpinion - A pending proposal would give automatic approval to developments of up to 60 housing units that meet basic zoning requirements.

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DHS: 747 New COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin, 25 New DeathsThere were 747 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services.

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Slices of Life: Finding joyEven in the toughest times, I believe it's important — paramount even — to make a conscious choice to look for moments of joy.

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Coronavirus in Wisconsin: Wednesday's cases, deaths above averageThe state identified 747 new coronavirus cases out of 5,264 test results on people getting coronavirus testing for the first time or who tested positive for the virus for the first time.

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Wisconsin Update: 25 more dead from COVID-19 in Wisconsin; Two deaths in La Crosse CountyTwo of the deaths were La Crosse County residents according to the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative.

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Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey for Kids: Validation of an Illness-specific Quality of Life InstrumentAcute respiratory infections are the most common illness seen in the pediatric ambulatory setting. Research in this area is hampered by the lack of validated ARI measures.

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Wisconsin Weekend OutlookA mix of rain and snow is possible across the state.

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