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  • Walker administration renews calls to pass self-insurance plan May 26, 2017
    Governor Scott Walker’s administration is urging lawmakers to reconsider their opposition to a plan to move state employees to a self-insurance model. The move would have the state directly pay for state employees’ insurance coverage, instead of going through HMOs. Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel contends it would save taxpayers at least $60 million […]
  • Homicide charge dropped in Manitowoc shooting May 26, 2017
    One of two Twin Cities men accused in last year’s murder of a Manitowoc resident has had charges against him dropped. Charges aganist 22- year-old Quinn Orn Smith have been dismissed without prejudice to with leave to reissue. The St. Paul man had been charged with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide in the shooting death of […]
  • Walker defends budget proposals May 26, 2017
    Governor Scott Walker is standing firm on his transportation budget. Many Republican lawmakers disagree with the GOP governor on how to address Wisconsin’s near $1 billion transportation shortfall. Legislators are reportedly considering addressing the transportation budget separately from the rest of the two-year spending plan. Walker, during a Friday appearance on WTAQ’s Jerry Bader Show, […]
  • Fond du Lac County deputy saves fawn May 26, 2017
    Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Fabry showed compassion in helping out the smallest victim of a car-deer crash on Highway 49 north of Waupun Thursday. Fabry found a fawn lying next to its mother which had been killed. The impact of the crash hastened delivery of the baby deer, but it was not […]
  • Big Memorial Day travel weekend begins May 26, 2017
    If you’re traveling for the Memorial Day weekend, expect plenty of company on the roads. Nick Jarmusz with AAA-Wisconsin says it’s expected to be the busiest weekend for Memorial Day travel since 2005. According to a survey by the group, nearly 40 million Americans are expected to take a trip of 50 miles or more […]