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Dayton says he can't impose frac sand moratorium

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says he lacks authority to impose a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. More>>

Business hoping ice is out before fishing opener

Bait shops, resorts and other businesses in northern Minnesota are watching the weather and hoping for warmer temperatures to melt the ice on lakes before the fishing opener next month. More>>

Experts make case for online voter registration at State Capitol

MADISON (WKOW) -- Online voter registration is already a reality in nearly 20 states and experts on the issue made their case for why Wisconsin should consider adding itself to that list at a Tuesday hearing before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections.
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DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish

A Wisconsin Department of Justice official says a former Milwaukee field office supervisor let at least 43 child pornography cases languish for months. More>>

Gunman arrested after taking worker hostage

Police have arrested a gunman who held a McDonald's restaurant worker hostage and caused a standoff in Wittenberg. More>>

Underground fire evacuates public market

Authorities say there is no public safety risk after the Milwaukee Public Market downtown was evacuated after road construction crews reported hearing an underground explosion. More>>

Judge rejects mistrial request in Minnesota case

A judge has rejected a defense request for a mistrial in the case of a Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers who broke into his home. More>>

USDA awards $6 million for climate change study

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. More>>

State board reprimands Wabasha Co. Judge Walters

The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards has publicly reprimanded Wabasha County Judge Terrence M. Walters for rules violations. More>>

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims of a suspected serial child predator who worked in American schools worldwide for four decades. More>>

Mock tornado watch and warning takes place on Thursday

April 21 through 25 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. More>>

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