Friday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Friday, April 20, 2012 --- 7:05 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ending its nursing education program at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. The dean of the UW School of Nursing says the university is consolidating its nursing school on the Madison campus.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says a 6-year-old boy died yesterday after being hit by a minivan in Milwaukee. Police say the boy was struck Tuesday evening when he darted into traffic. An autopsy will be performed today.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A former director of the National Science Foundation will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this afternoon to talk about links between the weather and disease. Rita Colwell will talk about whether human diseases and epidemics are linked to climate, weather and environmental conditions that public health officials don't yet understand.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin agriculture officials are distributing a free guide that details how organic food is produced and labeled at farmer's markets, grocery stores and on-farm stores. Officials hope the material in the booklet will help consumers navigate the sometimes overwhelming array of food choices, labels and claims.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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