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Report Says Wisconsin Has Shortage of Mental Health Beds

Posted: 03/24/2008 - A national report says Wisconsin is one of 11 states that have what a Virginia mental health group characterizes as a "severe" shortage of public hospital beds for psychiatric patients. The Treatment Advocacy Center suggests 50 beds per 100,000 people, whereas Wisconsin has less than half that.

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Doyle Scheduled to Appear at Fundraiser for Butler

Posted: 03/24/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle says he will do whatever the campaign to keep Justice Louis Butler on the state Supreme Court asks him to do. Butler is in a hotly contested race to keep his seat with Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman.

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Madison Breaks 100 Inches of Snow for Winter

Updated: 03/24/2008 - Madison has reached another milestone in snowfall for the season. The National Weather Service says the city received seven-tenths of an inch Sunday afternoon and evening, bringing its total for the winter of 2007-2008 to 100.4 inches.

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Central Wis. Students Get Breathalyzed after Root Beer Kegger

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Some police officers in the Wausau area thought they were busting an underage drinking party earlier this month. But much to their surprise -- even though there were dozens of rowdy teens, cars blocking the road and a keg -- not one teen's breath test revealed alcohol.

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Filmmakers to Document Domtar Mill Closure

Updated: 03/23/2008 - Filmmakers from Educational Television Productions are doing a documentary about the state's manufacturing industry, including the paper industry in central Wisconsin.

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Man, 37, Dies in House Fire

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Authorities say a 37-year-old man is dead in a house fire Sunday morning in Monroe.

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Truckers Worry About Rising Diesel Costs

Posted: 03/23/2008 - When Jim Kawleski started driving a freight truck two decades ago, he paid about $500 a week for gas and tolls. He now spends that much in one day.

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Community Reacts to Another Murder in Tomahawk

Updated: 03/24/2008 - Residents in Tomahawk are still trying to catch their breath after a young woman was found dead at a gas station Saturday night. It's the second murder in Tomahawk in less than a year.

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Fire Destroys Local Woman's Home

Updated: 03/23/2008 - Jackie Denfeld of Rib Mountain says she was able to get out of her home and escape with her life after her house burst into flames shortly after three this morning, but her house is a total loss.

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