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Marshfield, Adams shut down wells due to PFAS pollution

May. 27, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marshfield and Adams have joined the list of Wisconsin cities that have shut down municipal wells due to PFAS contamination. Wisconsin Public Radio reported that the state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that sampling in the two cities has...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 25, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Child care needs affect far more than parents When experts described child care shortages as a crisis last week, they knew what they were saying. And, looking at the numbers, it’s hard to think they’re...

Mining company seeks permit in Marathon County

May. 02, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A mining company wants permission to explore for gold and other minerals in Marathon County. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that Green Light Metals submitted an exploratory drilling application to the county on Thursday. The company wants to...

GOP-backed school board candidates win in Milwaukee suburbs

Apr. 06, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican-backed candidates in local school board races came out as big winners in the Milwaukee suburbs that are critical for the Wisconsin GOP in statewide elections, but they had mixed results in other parts of the battleground state. The school board...

Unemployment rates increase demand for college students

Apr. 03, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin college students and recent graduates are in high demand as state and national unemployment rates continue to drop, according to higher education career placement workers. Staci Heidtke, the director of career services at the University of...

AP Wisconsin All-State Boys Basketball Teams

Mar. 28, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

2021-22 AP BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR – (asterisk)Seth Trimble, 6-3, sr., Menomonee Falls COACH OF THE YEAR – Joe Garceau, Roncalli FIRST TEAM (asterisk)Leon Bond, 6-6, sr., Wauwatosa East Luke...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Mar. 22, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. March 17, 2022. Editorial: Science hall funding a must for Legislature Tommy Thompson, the outgoing president of the University of Wisconsin System, was lauded this week as one of UW-Eau Claire’s biggest cheerleaders during his tenure. A...

Man accused of stealing $1,400 worth of liquor from store

Mar. 20, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — An Eau Claire man has been charged with stealing $1,400 worth of liquor from a grocery store over three days. The Leader-Telegram reported that 50-year-old Michael White was charged Friday with two counts of retail theft. According to a...

Eau Claire man gets probation in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Mar. 15, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man will spend three years on probation for participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich in Washington, D.C., sentenced Kevin Daniel Loftus of Eau Claire to three years' on probation on Tuesday, the...