Saturday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Saturday, September 8, 2012 --- 6:40 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

ARGYLE, Wis. (AP) — A house fire approximately 34 miles southwest of Madison has killed three people in southwestern Wisconsin and critically injured another. Police in Argyle say firefighters were called to a house on fire just after 3 a.m. yesterday.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Governor Scott Walker has returned this weekend from Kosovo, where he says Wisconsin National Guard troops serving there are in good spirits. Adjutant General Don Dunbar joined Walker in Kosovo. He says the 160 Wisconsin troops there are approaching the end of their nearly yearlong deployment. About 30 Guard soldiers came home this week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of the Interior says it cannot acknowledge the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin as an Indian tribe under federal law because Congress once terminated its tribal status. Brothertown is based in Fond du Lac. The tribe has been seeking federal recognition since 1980 when it had 3,137 members. A reservation for the tribe was established in 1832.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have approved an updated version of a 40-year-old pact that commits both nations to protecting the Great Lakes. Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson and Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement yesterday in Washington, D.C. The latest version seeks quicker action on water quality threats and includes new sections on invasive species such as Asian carp.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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