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UPDATE: Wis. Assembly passes gun sales bill

Posted: 01/21/2014 - UPDATE: Wisconsin residents would be able to buy rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation under a bill the state Assembly has passed.

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Revenue to quiz tax filers to fight fraud

Posted: 01/10/2014 - Some Wisconsin tax filers seeking a refund may be asked to complete a four-question quiz to confirm their identity and fight fraud.

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UPDATE: Charter school expansion bill draws opposition

Posted: 01/09/2014 - UPDATE: Making it easier to open independently operating charter schools is drawing support from national and local groups that have tried and failed to open such schools in Wisconsin.

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Wis. plow driver credited with saving man in snow

Updated: 01/09/2014 - A snowplow driver in Chippewa Falls is being credited with saving a man who collapsed in a snowbank in subzero temperatures after suffering an apparent medical situation.

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Burke to report raising nearly $1.8 million

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Democrat Mary Burke has tapped $400,000 of her own money in the opening months of her campaign for governor on her way to raising $1.8 million through the end of 2013.

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Explosion-like sounds rattle residents

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County. Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.

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UPDATE: Budget committee votes to keep WEDC surplus

Posted: 01/08/2014 - UPDATE: The Legislature's budget committee has voted to release about $59 million in funding to Wisconsin's chief jobs agency it had held in reserve on the condition that problems cited in an audit were addressed.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker dismissed after serving on jury

Updated: 01/08/2014 - UPDATE: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he enjoyed his experience sitting on the jury of a personal injury case, even though he didn't get to be a part of the deliberations.

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UPDATE: Money for student information system approved

Posted: 01/08/2014 - UPDATE: A divided state budget committee voted to spend $7.1 million on a new student information system, with some lawmakers voicing concerns about data being collected by the state.

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UPDATE: Elderly woman found dead in Wis. cold

Posted: 01/08/2014 - UPDATE: Police in Barron are investigating the death of an elderly woman who apparently left her assisted living facility and died in the cold.

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Wis. lawmakers demand Legislature revisit mine law

Updated: 01/08/2014 - Three lawmakers want to revisit Wisconsin's iron mining laws after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined the state's request to work together toward permits for Gogebic Taconite's potential mine near Mellen.

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US tries to reassure senators about oil pipeline

Posted: 01/08/2014 - A federal agency is trying to allay concerns of three U.S. senators who asked for evidence that an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes is safe.

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UPDATE: Police say Vinehout wasn't wearing seatbelt

Posted: 01/08/2014 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin State Patrol says Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout was not wearing a seatbelt during last month's crash that severely injured her arm and sidelined her potential run for governor.

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Wis. event to focus on improving goat markets

Posted: 01/08/2014 - State agriculture officials are planning a conference next month intended to help dairy-goat farmers improve the quality of their goat-milk products.

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