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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Hunters killed nearly 14,000 fewer deer during opening weekend of Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season this year than last. That's according to preliminary data the state Department of Natural Resources released Tuesday. Hunters registered 102,903 deer from Saturday through Sunday compared with 116,615 deer during opening weekend in 2016. That's a decrease of 11.8 percent.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican state lawmakers are raising concerns that a Democratic governor could block a recently signed $3 billion deal with Foxconn Technology Group. Chairmen of the Legislature's jobs and economic development committees on Tuesday said in a statement that if a Democrat is elected governor next year, they might be able to undo the deal. Democratic candidates have spoken out against the Foxconn deal, which Gov. Scott Walker signed with company officials earlier this month.
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Two Democratic members of the Wisconsin Assembly have toured the state's troubled juvenile prison. Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz and Rep. David Bowen toured the Lincoln Hills prison north of Wausau on Monday. WAOW-TV reports that they also met privately with a group of current and former workers there. The tour comes amid an ongoing federal investigation into alleged abuse of inmates by guards there and recent reports of violent clashes between inmates and guards.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age. Six-year-old Lexie Harris is no stranger to the woods. Tyler Harris, has taken her hunting since she was three. It wasn't until Gov. Scott Walker signed the law on Nov. 12 that Lexie could legally shoot a deer.
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