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Minn. Residents Who Work In Wis. To Get Tax Credit

Minnesota is giving up efforts to reach a tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. The end of negotiations means the state of Wisconsin will give Minnesota residents who work in Wisconsin a tax credit to make up for the higher Wisconsin taxes. That tax credit will be in effect for 2017. It is estimated that it…

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Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Can Sue

A federal appeals court said a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he said conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence. The full US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 in favor of Robert Lee Stinson, an outcome that reversed an earlier decision…

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3 New Federal Lawsuits Against Superior Shipyard

Three new federal lawsuits have been filed against Fraser Shipyards in Superior on behalf of workers exposed to unsafe lead levels last year while working on a Great Lakes freighter. Fraser Shipyards now faces a total of four lawsuits that have been brought on behalf of 44 workers. The three lawsuits were filed Wednesday in…

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Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Program Begins Today

Today is the start of Wisconsin’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The annual campaign starts today and runs through Labor Day. It puts more officers on the roads for longer hours looking for impaired drivers and other traffic law violators. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said this comes at the right time because…

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Woman Stabbed In Prescott

The Prescott Police Department has released information on a stabbing that took place in that city on Tuesday, August 15th. Officers were called to the Camelot Apartments in Prescott at 7:02pm that day. Upon arrival they found a woman with a cut to her neck; she was transported to the hospital. The male tenant of…

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Wis. Assembly To Vote On FoxConn Bill Today

The Wisconsin Assembly plans to approve a $3-billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a new display panel factory in the state. The incentive package, up for a vote today, would be the largest in state history and the biggest to a foreign company in U.S. history. Democratic critics have said…

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Dairy Group Sues DNR Over Pollution Rules

A Wisconsin dairy group is challenging whether the state can require farmers to obtain operating permits that aren’t required under federal law. In a lawsuit filed last month by the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association, the group argues the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has long overstepped its authority in regulating large animal farms. A court…

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11-Year Old Girl Protects Brother From Pit Bull

An 11-year-old girl in Shawano County stepped between a pit bull and her two-year-old brother and was bitten four times, the sheriff’s department reported Tuesday. Alayna Burney was taking a walk with her brother Mateo on Saturday in Bowler when the dog escaped his kennel and ran after the two children. Police said witnesses were…

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Teenagers Escape Mosinee House Fire

A Mosinee home was damaged Tuesday night when a fire broke out. Several fire departments including Mosinee were called to the scene at about 7pm. Mosinee fire officials said flames were about 20 feet high when they arrived. Teenagers were inside the home when the blaze began and were able to get out unharmed, authorities…

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FoxConn $3-Billion Package Advances in State Assembly

A Wisconsin state Assembly committee has approved a $3-billion tax incentive package for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group. The Republican-controlled Assembly jobs and economy committee voted 8-5 Monday along party lines to send the bill to the full Assembly. The proposal was tweaked to address some concerns raised by critics that the state is giving away…

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