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AirVenture marks 50 years in Oshkosh

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Steve Wittman made a pitch. The airport he ran here had two runways, one that ran east-west and another north-south. Equally important in his 1969 proposal to Paul Poberezny was the land that surrounded the air strips. It would provide ample room to park planes and campers from around...

Hemp revival: An opportunity for stressed Wisconsin farmers

Jul. 6, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LONE ROCK, Wis. (AP) — At their annual meeting in February 2018 to discuss the next planting season, a group of farmers expressed mixed reactions to Sam Liegel's advice on how to supplement their plummeting income. "Some of them looked at me like I was smoking the product, as they would say, and then there...

Hard road ahead for Gov. Tony Evers to cut prison population

Jun. 30, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is considering enactment of an obscure 30-year-old early release program and halting reincarceration of offenders for rule violations to reduce Wisconsin's growing prison population. In an interview with Wisconsin Watch, Evers expressed optimism about his ability to...

Man arrested after barricading in home with 3 children

Jun. 4, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Police say a man armed with a knife who barricaded himself in a Fond du Lac home with three children has been arrested. Capt. Jason Lariden says officers were called to the home about 4:15 a.m. because the 28-year-old man was "acting unusual" according to others in the house....