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Mar 14, 2022

Wisconsin Democrats vie for edge in crowded Senate race

Democrats in the crowded primary race for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin are trying to distinguish themselves through traditional campaign tactics, like million-dollar television ad buys and policy papers, but also in more unusual ways like selling non-fungible tokens, playing rock songs and releasing folksy online videos.

Aug 12, 2019

Storms, floods cause $1.2B in damage to public infrastructure

Storms and flooding caused $2.9 million worth of damage in Wisconsin in the first half of the year and significant damage throughout the rest of the U.S.

Aug 7, 2018

Differing fortunes in Wisconsin, Minnesota construction industries stir debate

Experts agree that the construction industry has bounced back from the Great Recession much faster in Minnesota than in Wisconsin, but not everyone has the same explanation for that difference.

Jul 24, 2013

Bike trail proposed from Detroit to Wisconsin border

Officials are considering an idea that would create a bike trail along the southern part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of a broader trail plan.

Aug 3, 2012

Wis., Ala. shipbuilders get tentative federal money

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved spending $1.8 billion for four new warships from shipbuilders in Wisconsin and Alabama.

Dec 30, 2010

By the numbers: Wisconsin’s add up pretty well

By Matt Pommer New statistics offer a glimpse of why many think Wisconsin is among the nation’s most livable states. For openers Wisconsin is ranked the 12th healthiest state, based […]

Dec 13, 2010

Mayors mouth off: Milwaukee, Madison leaders feel disconnect with governor elect (VIDEO)

By James Briggs The mayors of Wisconsin’s two most populous cities are off to a quiet, yet turbulent start with the state’s governor-elect. Three weeks before inauguration, Republican Gov.-elect Scott […]

Nov 26, 2010

Letter to the editor: Rail deserves a second look

To the editor: We write as two Republican leaders from a similar-sized state and suggest Wisconsin GOP leaders might want to take another look at intercity rail. Wisconsin was one […]

Oct 22, 2010

Land mines fill path to road revenue

By James Briggs As Wisconsin‘s two major gubernatorial candidates take turns bashing outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle for his handling of the state’s transportation fund, Doyle is flashing the grin of […]

Sep 10, 2010

Retirement debate central to fall elections

By Matt Pommer More than 50 Wisconsin employers have signed up for the federal Early Retirement Reinsurance Program to help continue health coverage for those retiring between ages 55 and […]

Aug 6, 2010

Editorial cartoon

Aug 6, 2010

Social Security has roots in Wisconsin

By Matt Pommer Social Security marks its 75th anniversary this week, but it almost didn’t happen, according to the Wisconsin citizen who played a key role in its development. Passage […]


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