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Kimberly Workers Rally in Last-Ditch Bid to Save Jobs

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Hundreds of paper-mill workers in Outagamie County plan a rally in a last-ditch effort to save their jobs. About 475 workers will be laid off next month when the NewPage plant in Kimberly closes. The union president says he hopes the Sept. 6 rally will convince state and federal leaders to act to save the mill.

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UW-Madison Sees Record Revenue From Apparel, Goods

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Increasing sales of trademarked University of Wisconsin merchandise means the school will have more financial aid money for its neediest students this school year. The university earned a record $2.8 million in royalties from the sales of sweat shirts, hats and other items in the budget year that ended June 30.

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Parking Tickets Written in Wausau Up 71 Percent

Updated: 08/19/2008 - A new report from the Wausau Police Department probably won't make motorists happy. The report says officers issued more than 16,000 parking tickets last year - a 71 percent increase from the previous year.

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Dane County Man and Wife Each Win $350K in Lottery

Posted: 08/19/2008 - This Dane County couple won't have to argue about how to spend their lottery winnings. That's because the Mount Horeb husband and wife each won their own $350,000 jackpots in this weekend's SuperCash state lottery.

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Hearings Set on Proposed Fee Increases in Wisconsin

Updated: 08/11/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The public will get a chance this week to comment on a proposal to increase fees on everything from operating a tattoo parlor to running a religious camp in Wisconsin.

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Cheap Ride: More Wisconsin Towns Let Golf Carts Putter About

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Dozens of communities in Wisconsin and nationwide are responding to $4-a-gallon gasoline by allowing souped-up golf carts to run on their roads. At least 40 Wisconsin communities, including Milwaukee and Madison, permit the vehicles on their roads, and more are considering it.

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UW-Madison Finishes Chancellor's Home $2.4 Million Renovations

Posted: 08/04/2008 - Biddy Martin will have a newly renovated home when she takes over as the new chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison later this month. She will move into Olin House, which has just undergone a $2.4 million renovation.

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High Fuel Price Makes Garbage Collection Costly

Posted: 08/04/2008 - The high price of fuel is affecting nearly everything - including garbage removal. Wisconsin communities are paying more to have waste hauled away. The Milwaukee Public Works Department says the city will probably pay $2 million more for diesel fuel and gas this year than it had budgeted.

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Foreclosure Filings Continue at Record Pace

Updated: 08/04/2008 - Foreclosure filings in Wisconsin continue at a record pace in July. New figures from the tracking company ForeclosuresWI.com released Monday show nearly 14,300 filings in the first seven months of the year. That's a 31 percent increase over the same period last year.

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Minimum Wage Increase Sought in Wisconsin

Posted: 08/03/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's minimum wage would increase to $7.25 per hour next July to match the federal rate under a proposal subject to a public hearing this week.

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DOJ to Release More Records in Fundraising Probe

Posted: 08/03/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice is expected to release 20,000 more documents related to its investigation of Governor Jim Doyle's fundraising this week.

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Police, Troopers Cut Down on Gas Amid High Prices

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Wisconsin police and sheriff's departments are trying to cut back on gas consumption like everyone else as prices remain high. Dane County Sheriff's deputies have been told not to leave cars idling during traffic stops.

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AirTran Adds Flights From Milwaukee

Updated: 07/24/2008 - AirTran Airways says it will expand service at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee by offering nonstop flights to eight cities. AirTran says it will add nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale.

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Tattoo Parlors, Hotels Targeted for Higher Fees

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Tattoo parlors, hotels and restaurants, and many others would have to pay new and higher fees to the state under a proposal to help plug a budget hole. The state Department of Health Services hopes the increased fees will be enough to dig out of a projected $2.5 million deficit for its inspection program.

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Doyle Asks FEMA for More Help with Flooding Recovery

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle wants federal emergency officials to send more help to Wisconsin as the state recovers from June's floods. Doyle met with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator David Paulison in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

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Pentair to Close Plant in Sheboygan, 350 Jobs Lost

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Minnesota-based Pentair Inc. says it will close its Sheboygan plant by June and eliminate about 350 jobs. Pentair makes commercial and residential water-filtration units. It said Tuesday it also will close a Sheboygan Falls distribution center.

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Marathon County to Keep Ownership of Once Struggling Nursing Home

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Marathon County is expected to maintain ownership of the Mount View Care Center when the issue is scheduled to be voted on in August. In a news release sent Tuesday, a new administrator and oversight committee have the nursing home heading in the right financial direction.

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Wisconsin Hands Out Flood Grants to Boost Tourism

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Wisconsin officials have handed out nearly $230,000 in grants to bolster Wisconsin tourism after last month's floods. Gov. Jim Doyle approved $250,000 worth of grants to step up marketing and promotion after national reports of extensive flood damage in Wisconsin.

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Report: Wisconsin Property Taxes Among Highest

Posted: 07/22/2008 - A new report says Wisconsin homeowners pay the ninth highest property taxes in the country. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance report found Wisconsin property taxes averaged 4.4 percent of personal income in 2006. The national average was 3.5 percent.

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140 To Lose Jobs at Schreiber Foods in Rapids

Updated: 07/18/2008 - A company spokeswoman says 140 jobs are being cut from the Schreiber Foods plant in Wisconsin Rapids. They are being moved to one of the company's plants in Missouri.

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