Over 500,000 kids in Wisconsin rely on school lunches
Median sales price of $163,000 passes state average
It irks many politicians when there are things they want to control, but can't. In Wisconsin, that is education. The politicians have tried their best to take control of how...
(AP) Republican lawmakers plan to announce changes to the bill designed to make it easier to open a massive iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.
Four Republicans working on the measure said they would announce the amendments at a Monday afternoon news conference. Senate and Assembly committees are scheduled to meet simultaneously on Wednesday to vote on advancing the bill.
Democrats have offered their own proposal that differs from the Republican version in several ways, including extending the time allowed for the Department of Natural Resources to make a decision on issuing a permit for a new mine.
Republicans are trying to pass the measure quickly to help Gogebic Taconite open the mine near Lake Superior. But opponents say there aren't enough environmental protections.
(AP) A 16-year-old Fond du Lac student is leading an effort to break a world record for the most food donations in 24 hours.
Food for Freedom project members want to break the current record of nearly 559,000 pounds of food held by the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics. The food collection event is set for Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26 Memorial Day weekend at Fond du Lac High School.
Junior Daniel Loomans says there are a number of ways residents, businesses, group and schools can get involved, including hosting their own food drives. Food pantries in Brown, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties will benefit.
Nearly 1,200 volunteers will be needed to cover the 24-hour collection effort.
(AP) The mayor of Minneapolis says a new Minnesota Vikings stadium puts the city in a position to host another Super Bowl.
Mayor R.T. Rybak says Minneapolis put on a great show for the Super Bowl in 1992, and with a new, first-class stadium, it would be even better the second time around.
Convention Center officials say the Super Bowl is now an event that can last two weeks and pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into a local economy. An announcement on which city will get the Super Bowl in 2018 won't be made until the spring of next year.
A woman from Tomah died this morning in a head on crash in Monroe County just after 9. A westbound car on Highway 16 attempted to pass another car coming down a hill. The driver saw traffic coming in the other direction and tried to get back into its lane. The driver lost control, fishtailed and went into the on-coming traffic. The westbound car struck the eastbound car head on.
The passenger of the westbound car, a 49-year-old female from Tomah was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers in one car were transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital and the driver of the westbound vehicle was taken to the Mayo Health Care System, Sparta for his injuries. The driver of the eastbound car was extricated and transported to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse by Med Link Air. The identities of those involved in the accident are not being released pending notification of family.
The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
A guilty plea today from the driver who left a big hole in the wall at Sir Speedy on Rose Street last December...
Seventeen-year-old Clifton Traywick now admits to crashing a van stolen from a local construction firm into the printing shop. Traywick and a passenger who allegedly stole the vehicle were trying to avoid police the night of December 14th. The van was going about 80 miles an hour before the crash. Traywick said he ran from the scene after the accident, because he didn't have a valid license.
If republican lawmakers in Madison have their way, the secretary of
(AP) Parents of students in a southeastern Wisconsin school district have asked the state Supreme Court to decide whether the state schools superintendent can legally order schools to drop American Indian mascots.
James R. Schoolcraft and Craig Vertz sued after the state Department of Public Instruction ordered the Mukwonago Area School District to drop its Indians nickname and logo. A circuit court judge blocked the DPI's order but the 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld it last month, ruling Schoolcraft and Vertz had no legal standing to sue.
The men's attorney, Samuel Hall, asked the Supreme Court on Friday to take the case. He argues state statutes that allow DPI to order schools to drop tribal nicknames are unconstitutional.
(AP) Wisconsin Corrections Secretary Ed Wall is warning employees of his department they could lose their job if they spread what he calls ``false or malicious information'' about the agency. An email provided to The Associated Press by a Corrections employee and confirmed as authentic by the department shows Wall sent the message on Monday.
Wall writes he is disturbed about rumors floating around the 10,000-employee agency that it may be opening a new prison or privatizing operations. He says those rumors are baseless and says ``people who are involved in spreading that rumor should stop immediately.''
He says doing so is a workplace violation that will be ``strictly enforced.''
Wall adds, ``Improper use of email causes problems and has cost people their jobs. Please don't be one of them.''