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Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

Vikings TE Smith likely done for season after knee surgery

Sep. 01, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are bracing for the season-long absence of on-the-rise tight end Irv Smith Jr., after knee surgery Wednesday for a torn meniscus. Smith had the procedure done by team physician Dr. Christopher Larson after being injured in the...

With knee surgery for Irv Smith, Vikings TE depth 'not good'

Aug. 30, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings were dealt their first injury setback of the season, with knee surgery scheduled for on-the-rise tight end Irv Smith Jr. that will likely sideline him for at least a few games. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Smith will have...

Wisconsin GOP senator, critic of mask mandates has COVID-19

Aug. 17, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. André Jacques, one of the Wisconsin Legislature's most conservative lawmakers and a vocal opponent of mask and vaccine mandates, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was at the hospital on Monday with pneumonia. The...

Democratic millennial leader joins Wisconsin US Senate race

Aug. 17, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Steven Olikara, a 31-year-old who has worked with young office holders to reach bipartisan solutions, announced Tuesday he is joining the crowded Democratic field for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. Olikara is running his first campaign and is the 11th...

Wisconsin critical race theory debate lasts close to 7 hours

Aug. 11, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers spent nearly seven hours Wednesday debating and listening to testimony on bills that would ban Wisconsin schools from teaching ideas linked to critical race theory. The measures, introduced by legislative Republicans in June, would prevent...

Larson out of US Senate primary race, backs Barnes

Aug. 03, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson is withdrawing from the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate and throwing his support behind Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. The two-term Republican incumbent, Ron Johnson, has not yet indicated whether he's going to run...