State News
CDC links listeria outbreak to pre-packaged caramel apples
Federal health officials say five people have died, and almost two dozen others got sick, after eating pre-packaged caramel apples in Wisconsin and nine other states. The US Centers for Disease Control has identified 28 cases in which people suffered from illnesses caused by identical strains of bacterial listeria, with two cases in Wisconsin. Of those, 26 […]
12/19/2014 03:57:09pm
Wisconsin DMV touts reduced wait times
Your wait times are down at the DMV. Christina Boardman, deputy administrator at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles, said wait times are good at service centers around the state. “DMV is always looking to make best use of peoples’ time,” she said. “If you need to come into a service center, the wait times […]
12/19/2014 02:58:58pm
Attorney general says Wisconsin law allows some foreign land ownership
Wisconsin’s attorney general says state law allows non-US interests to own large amounts of land in some cases. In a formal opinion issued Friday, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said the law only bans foreign ownership of more than 640 acres of agricultural and forest lands. Van Hollen said the law was changed over […]
12/19/2014 01:48:19pm
Resuming relations with Cuba could be good for Wisconsin
President Obama’s decision to restart formal relations with Cuba has drawn both criticism and cheers. Wisconsin 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) is cheering the change, saying the old policy didn’t work. Kind is also optimistic about that opening Cuban markets would benefit Wisconsin businesses. “This could also be good for Wisconsin’s state economy. […]
12/19/2014 12:31:47pm
Raw milk blamed for sickening dozens in Durand
Raw milk is confirmed as the reason dozens were sickened in west central Wisconsin. State health officials say nearly 40 people fell ill after drinking the unpasteurized milk at a dinner in September for the Durand High School football team. That’s according to the state Health Services Department investigative report, obtained by the Milwaukee Journal […]
12/19/2014 10:49:43am