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Shirtless US Senate candidate submerges himself in Wisconsin lake, issues challenge to opponent

Feb. 29, 2024 19:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A shirtless candidate for U.S. Senate broke through the ice of a Madison lake Thursday hoping to pour cold water on any notion that he's a soft Californian, not a hardy Wisconsinite. And then Eric Hovde challenged his Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Tammy...

Evers signs bill increasing out-of-state bow and crossbow deer hunting license fees

Feb. 29, 2024 13:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill Thursday that raises the cost for bow and crossbow deer hunting licenses for out-of-state residents. The Republican-authored measure raises the cost of the licenses by an additional $35 to $200. The state Department of Natural...

Harris will tout apprenticeships in a swing state visit to Wisconsin

Feb. 29, 2024 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to return to the swing state of Wisconsin next week for an event touting worker apprenticeship programs, the White House announced Thursday. The visit to Madison will mark her sixth trip to Wisconsin as vice president and her...

In under 24 hours, Wisconsin cities see a nearly 60-degree change in temperatures

Feb. 28, 2024 15:04 PM EST

Wisconsin cities recorded nearly 60-degree swings in temperatures within 24 hours from Tuesday's balmy weather and Wednesday's chilly return to winter, tying a record for at least one city and potentially setting a record elsewhere. That's according to a National Weather Service...

The Biden campaign is launching a nationwide effort to win the women's vote. Jill Biden will lead it

Feb. 28, 2024 15:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden 's campaign on Wednesday announced it is launching “Women for Biden-Harris,” a new nationwide program to organize and mobilize female voters to give him and Vice President Kamala Harris a second White House term. Biden's wife, Jill, will lead the effort. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 28, 2024 07:13 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 26, 2024. Editorial: Birkie organizers pulled off the near-impossible There was nothing like this year’s Birkebeiner over the course of its 50 years. The snow that usually blankets Wisconsin took the year off. With...

Indiana-Wisconsin game delayed after fire alarm prompts arena evacuation

Feb. 27, 2024 22:06 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana-Wisconsin men’s basketball game was delayed midway through the second half on Tuesday night after a fire alarm went off in Assembly Hall, prompting the arena to be evacuated. The alarm sounded 25 seconds after John Blackwell made back-to-back...

Ware helps Indiana outlast Wisconsin 74-70 in game delayed by fire alarm in second half

Feb. 27, 2024 21:59 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Kel'el Ware finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds to help Indiana hold off Wisconsin 74-70 on Tuesday night in a game that was delayed for 25 minutes in the second half because of a fire alarm. The delay came when an alarm started blaring 25 seconds after...

FBI offers $15,000 reward in case of missing Wisconsin boy

Feb. 27, 2024 19:39 PM EST

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) — The FBI has offered a reward of up to $15,000 in the case of a 3-year-old Wisconsin boy who vanished last week, a police chief said Tuesday. Elijah Vue was last seen Feb. 20 at a residence in Two Rivers, where prosecutors said his mother had sent him to stay...

Person dies following exchange of gunfire after Green Bay police respond to disturbance

Feb. 27, 2024 15:27 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A person died following an exchange of gunfire as Green Bay police officers responded to a reported disturbance involving two vehicles, authorities said. Green Bay police Chief Chris Davis said officers were sent to the scene Friday afternoon of a disturbance...