News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Housing sales in Wisconsin continue to rebound. April was the 22nd consecutive month of growth with sales up 9% compared to the month prior. The median price for existing homes also rose 8%. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Michael Theo says low mortgage rates have attracted more people to the market.
SAUK CITY, Wis. (AP) - Firefighters from more than a dozen departments helped Sauk City extinguish a fire in a building that houses a hardware, small engine and tire store. Investigators are looking for the cause of the three-alarm blaze that burned into the early morning hours today. The fire occurred at the True Value store and McFarlane Manufacturing.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A proposal before a legislative panel would make it harder to recall a local Wisconsin elected officials from office. The Assembly's Committee on Campaigns and Elections is slated to discuss the bill today. The measure would require anyone who petitions to recall an elected official to prove that person has been charged with a crime or an ethics violation.
GLENDALE, Wis. (AP) - A Brookfield restaurant named for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is opening a second location. 8-12 MVP Bar & Grill opened last summer in Brookfield and is run by SURG Restaurant Group. Company spokeswoman Jaime Jacobs says the new location is at Bayshore Mall in Glendale.
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