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No Sign of Destructive Potato Pest in Wisconsin

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Wisconsin's potato crop seems to be safe from a tiny pest that could have a huge impact on the industry. Workers at a state lab recently inspected more than four tons of soil taken from packing houses and potato fields, looking for signs of potato cyst nematodes - or PCN.

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Wisconsin Among Top States with Extended Layoffs

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Wisconsin is among top states with extended mass layoffs in the fourth quarter. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Wisconsin had about 12,000 workers affected by layoffs of 31 days or more at businesses cutting at least 50 employees.

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Democrats Consider Hospital, Estate Taxes to Plug Wis. Budget Gap

Posted: 02/15/2008 - State Democratic leaders are considering a tax on hospitals and a plan to continue collecting the estate tax to help erase a projected budget shortfall. Governor Doyle and Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker says the ideas could be part of an emergency package to cope with tax collections that are running $650 million below projections.

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Barack Obama to Speak at Private Event At NTC

Updated: 02/15/2008 - Officials at Northcentral Technical College are confirming Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will speak to a group of students there Saturday morning. However, Obama's campaign tells NewsChannel 7 the event is not open to the public.

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NEW INFO: Wisconsin Lawmakers Want Changes to Great Lakes Pact

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Legislative leaders in Wisconsin and Ohio are proposing changes in the Great Lakes water compact that environmentalists say could torpedo the deal. The compact aims to protect against diverting water to other parts of the country.

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Former President Speaks to Thousands During Rally in La Crosse

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Senator Hillary Clinton isn't due to campaign in Wisconsin until the weekend, but former President Bill Clinton spent a day stumping the state and urging voters to back his wife in Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.

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In Rothschild, Huckabee Hits Tax Code, Stresses Pro-Life Position

Updated: 02/14/2008 - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee won a big cheer at a Rothschild appearance when he said he wanted to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and create a simplified tax code. The Republican presidential hopeful says the current tax system is "choking the daylights out of the hardworking people of this country."

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"Real Men Respect Women" - Fighting Back Against Domestic Violence

Updated: 02/14/2008 - Many people think domestic violence can't happen here, but what they don't realize what goes on behind closed doors. According to the Marathon County District Attorney, in 2006 more than 700 cases of domestic violence were reported. To let the public now that these behaviors will no longer be tolerated, local men are saying "Real Men Respect Women."

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Snow Emergency in Effect in City of Adams

Posted: 02/14/2008 - The City of Adams in Adams County is under a snow emergency until 8 a.m. Friday. No parking is allowed on city streets to allow plows to clear the roads of snow.

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Homes Sales Down Nearly 11 Percent in Wisconsin

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Home sales in Wisconsin dropped nearly 11 percent in 2007, compared to the year before. The Wisconsin Realtors Association released data Thursday that shows home prices held steady with the median price about $164,000.

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Clinton Promotes Wife's Record During Campaign Stop in Milwaukee

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Former President Bill Clinton told supporters and undecided voters to focus on the records of the presidential candidates, not charisma. He says "it's about whether you should choose the power of speeches over the power of solutions."

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