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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis.  The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday, July 14,  that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin Democrats raised record-high $10M over 3 months

Jul. 14, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state. Democrats raised $10 million over the second...

Bucks will take messages for social change onto the court

Jul. 14, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks team members will join other NBA players who plan to put messages for social change on the back of their jerseys once games resume at the end of the month. Both Kyle Korver and Khris Middleton will substitute “Black Lives Matter” for their names on their...

Milwaukee schools reopening plan calls for virtual start

Jul. 13, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

Milwaukee Public Schools would start the school year online under a $90 million plan proposed Monday by school administrators, with students gradually returning to the classroom once the coronavirus threat has subsided. The plan calls for students to return online on Aug. 17 or Sept. 1, depending on their school...

Sheriff: Fatal beach attack on Milwaukee beach likely random

Jul. 13, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fatal assault on a Milwaukee beach was likely random, the Milwaukee County sheriff said Monday. A 46-year-old man died after he was assaulted in a parking lot at Bradford Beach on Sunday night. The man did not have a pulse and was not breathing when deputies arrived. Paramedics were...

Environmental groups question Enbridge pipeline hearing

Jul. 13, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

Environmentalists contend the state Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing on Enbridge Inc.’s plans to reroute a northern Wisconsin pipeline prematurely. Line 5 runs from Superior to Ontario, crossing about 12 miles of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's reservation in Ashland...

ATF offers $10K reward in Wisconsin double slaying, arson

Jul. 13, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

SUMNER, Wis. (AP) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $10,000 to find a Fort Atkinson man charged with killing his sister and her husband, shooting at a deputy and burning down a house in southeast Wisconsin last month. The agency announced the reward...

Milwaukee council approves mandatory masks in public

Jul. 13, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wearing a face covering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be mandatory in Milwaukee under an ordinance approved Monday by the city council. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the council also unanimously adopted a separate proposal to provide free masks to city...

A statue of Civil War hero Hans Christian Heg is seen on March 11, 2020, outside the Wisconsin state Capitol, in Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin abolitionist's descendants are imploring state officials to repair and reinstall the man's statue outside the state Capitol after demonstrators ripped it down during a wild night of protests against police racism last month. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin abolitionist's descendants want statue restored

Jul. 13, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin abolitionist's descendants are imploring state officials to repair and reinstall the man's statue outside the state Capitol after demonstrators ripped it down during a wild night of protests against police racism last month. Col. Hans Christian Heg’s great-great...

UW supports federal lawsuit over international student rule

Jul. 13, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin supports a multi-state lawsuit filed Monday challenging the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, interim system president Tommy Thompson said. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is one of 18 attorneys general that...

In this image from video, Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)

Wisconsin congressman blames coughing fit on dry throat

Jul. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin congressman whose coughing fit at the state Republican Party convention drew widespread attention because masks were not required at the event was suffering from nothing more than a dry throat, his campaign said Monday. U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, 65, began coughing...