MILWAUKEE (AP) -- State Rep. Duey Stroebel has donated another $350,000 to his congressional campaign in recent weeks, as he runs for the Wisconsin seat now held by retiring Republican Rep. Tom Petri.
A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion that some say may lead to more lawsuits and, ironically, fraud. Policy makers, attorneys and voter ID experts were struggling Friday with how to interpret a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling. More>>
(AP) -- It's been a year since Minnesota's gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry.The anniversary of the state allowing same-sex marriage arrived Friday. It was a quieter scene than last year when couples lined up to exchange vows at the stroke of midnight.Thousands of gay couples have obtained marriage licenses in the first year. Minnesota is one of 19 states where gay marriage is legal.
(AP) -- Minimum-wage earners in Minnesota get a pay raise to $8 an hour.For Minnesota's lowest-paid workers, the most welcome move the Legislature made this year was increasing the minimum wage for the first time in nearly a decade.The hourly wage moves from $6.15 to $8, the first in a series of steps that will eventually set it at $9.50 an hour for big companies, including those with gross annual sales topping a half-million dollars. Smaller companies phase up to $7.25 an hour next year, whi... More>>
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor says a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak fabricated food-safety lab results sent to customers including food giant Kellogg's. More>>
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A Kenosha couple is suing the woman charged in the death of their baby and the caregiver screening web site they used to hire her.Nathan and Reggan Koopmeiners say Care.com did not perform the background check they paid for when they hired Sarah Gumm in 2012.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld child porn convictions in two separate cases, overturning earlier rulings.In the case of Jeremiah Purtell, the court said Friday that his probation officer's warrantless search of his home computer that turned up child pornography did not violate his constitutional rights against illegal search and seizure. More>>
Wisconsin officials are asking residents to keep a tally of deer they see in daylight hours.WLUK-TV reports the state is kicking of Operation Deer Watch on Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says data reported by the public help monitor deer reproduction and determine the population size.The department says this season's count is especially important.
With all the planes at EAA AirVenture, there is none quite like the "Power Up 3.0." It's a paper airplane with Bluetooth capability sold for the first time ever in Oshkosh this week. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) --Wisconsin health officials say a new report will help guide state suicide prevention programs. More>>
Lancaster man charged with numerous crimes against children.
Oral arguments are set for Sept. 9 in the appeal of a federal judge's ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and other conservative groups. More>>
Residents of a northeastern Wisconsin community have recalled their mayor. More>>
Minnesota officials are holding public meetings on a proposed high-speed train linking Rochester to the Twin Cities. More>>
The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is defending his handling of a sex abuse scandal. More>>
The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. More>>
Minnesota's health insurance exchange plans to pay another $3.16 million to get more work from a consulting firm that's helping to fix its troubled information technology system. More>>
The Wisconsin state chamber of commerce is wading into the ongoing debate in the governor's race over outsourcing. More>>
The Wisconsin Supreme Court plans to rule Thursday in three major cases. More>>
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