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Business attorney to be University of Wisconsin's president

Jan. 21, 2022 17:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience administrating higher education, as the next president running the 26-campus system. The regents chose Rothman, chairman and CEO of the Foley...

US academics use radar to help seek missing in split Cyprus

Jan. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.S. academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used ground-penetrating radar to seek burial sites on Cyprus of people missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion and earlier interethnic strife. Team leader Harry M....

UW regents to consider final recommendation for president

Jan. 20, 2022 15:20 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are close to announcing their pick for system president. The Board of Regents is slated to meet Friday afternoon to make their choice between UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt and business attorney Jay Rothman. ...

North Dakota oil patch among top markets for Wisconsin sand

Jan. 15, 2022 01:04 AM EST

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — After more than a decade of alternating boom-and-bust cycles, the regional frac sand industry appears to be stabilizing — at least for now. That’s the assesssment of UW-Eau Claire geology professor Kent Syverson, who also serves as a consultant for the...

Attorney, chancellor named as UW System president finalists

Jan. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of a prominent international law firm based in Milwaukee and the chancellor the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus were announced Friday as finalists to be president of the UW System. The move announcing one internal candidate and one...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 05, 2022 07:29 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 2, 2021. Editorial: PFAS caution is warranted It’s not surprising that there are questions about the closure of several wells last year in Eau Claire due to contamination with PFAS chemicals. Some of those will most likely be...

Police arrest man stuck in bush with bag of cocaine

Dec. 29, 2021 11:35 AM EST

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Eau Claire have arrested a man who allegedly got stuck in a bush with a bag of cocaine on Christmas morning. Prosecutors charged David Lunde of Prescott on Monday with multiple counts, including cocaine possession, resisting an officer and...

Prosecutor won't file charges in deadly Eau Claire shooting

Dec. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EST

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — An Eau Claire police officer who shot a man to death last month won't face criminal charges, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Eau Claire County District Attorney Peter Rindal said in a news release that Officer Kristopher O'Neill was justified in using deadly...

Automation station: Diners take to robot server in Wisconsin

Dec. 28, 2021 13:57 PM EST

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Elliana Davis was celebrating her 11th birthday recently and knew just where she wanted to eat and even who she wanted for a server. Elliana chose Shanghai Bistro in Eau Claire in part because she loves its sushi, but mostly because she adores the Asian...

More than 100 vehicles involved in interstate pile-up

Dec. 23, 2021 10:32 AM EST

OSSEO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin are trying to sort out a massive crash on Interstate 94. WITI-TV reported the crash occurred Thursday morning in Jackson County south of Osseo. More than 100 vehicles were involved. The Jackson County Sheriff’s...