News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout plans to announce she is running for governor on Monday. An email sent from one of her supporters urging attendance at her campaign kickoff event in Black River Falls spilled the news Friday. Vinehout joins six other declared Democratic candidates who are vying for a chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next year's election. Walker is expected to formally jump into the race in early November.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - This fall's University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman class is the largest ever. UW-Madison officials said Friday that a census taken on the 10th day of fall classes showed 6,610 freshmen. That's up from 6,430 last year.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin credit union is suing Equifax over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Madison-based Summit Credit Union says it and other credit unions are incurring large costs because of the breach. The lawsuit was filed this month in federal court in Atlanta, where Equifax is based. It seeks class-action status on behalf of more than 5,700 credit unions.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin elections officials are putting together a formal security plan in advance of next fall's election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission plans to work together with federal, state and local elections officials on the plan to prevent any security breaches. The move comes as federal investigators, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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