Saturday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2012 --- 8:25 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama has returned to battleground Wisconsin as the Obama campaign tries to push the state's 10 electoral votes into the Democratic president's column. Mrs. Obama spoke yesterday to a crowd of more than 2,000 at Lawrence University in Appleton. She says the election "could come down to a few thousand votes."

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- U.S. Senate hopeful Tommy Thompson has come out swinging in a debate with opponent Tammy Baldwin. Thompson opened the debate at WMVS-TV's Milwaukee studios yesterday by labeling Baldwin a taxer and a spender. He says she's extreme and out of the mainstream. Baldwin responded by labeling partisan name-calling crazy.

TOWN OF BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- One man is dead and another injured after a farm accident in Racine County. The sheriff's office responded to a 911 call of people trapped under a piece of farm equipment about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Deputies went to the farm in the Town of Burlington and found two men in their 60s trapped underneath a tractor-combine. One man was dead at the scene. The other was flown to a hospital.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Members of the United Steelworkers have approved a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel. The union said in a statement yesterday that members ratified the contract by a margin of about four to one. The contract covers more than 16,000 workers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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