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Ag census shows boom in farm sales

Posted: 02/21/2014 - American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined.

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Sea lampreys may be established in inland waterway

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Federal scientists say parasitic sea lampreys may have established a self-sustaining population in Michigan's Inland Waterway, a 38-mile-long chain of lakes and rivers in the northern Lower Peninsula.

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Sex offender evaluator job offer rescinded

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker's administration has rescinded a job offer made to a psychologist after questions were raised about his previous job heading Florida's sex predator program.

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Wis. DNR IDs 33 parcels for possible land sale

Posted: 02/20/2014 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has identified 33 parcels of land for possible sale to start satisfying a state budget mandate calling for the agency to sell 10,000 acres by mid-2017.

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UPDATE: Walker required signed ethics statement after raid

Posted: 02/26/2014 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker started making his top agency officials and staff members sign a pledge that they wouldn’t do illegal campaign work during regular business hours, just two months after law enforcement officials raided the home of one his aides.

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UPDATE: Jefferson County DA officially joins AG race

Posted: 02/19/2014 - UPDATE: A southeastern Wisconsin prosecutor has officially joined the race for attorney general. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ announced Wednesday she'll run for the office.

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Wis. board to consider trail weapon restrictions

Posted: 02/19/2014 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' board is set to consider permanent rules prohibiting hunters from firing their weapons across trails in state parks.

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Ryan says he's keeping his options open for 2016

Posted: 02/18/2014 - Republican congressman Paul Ryan says he's keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won't be looking at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.

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Internet jail visits come with a price

Posted: 02/18/2014 - Inmates at the Chippewa County Jail can now visit with friends or family face-to-face via the Internet. But those visits come with a price.

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Report: Wis. rarely revokes doctors' licenses

Posted: 02/18/2014 - A new report shows that while the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board issued different penalties for the same offenses, doctors most often received the lightest punishment -- a reprimand.

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