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Future of non-profit Wisc-Net in question; weekend fire closes Milwaukee courthouse; sandhill cranes in farmers' crosshairs, more state news

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MADISON -- The future of a non-profit Internet provider for Wisconsin schools was to be discussed at a legislative hearing Monday afternoon.

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For years, Wisc-Net has provided low-cost Web service to the UW System, public schools, and public libraries. Republicans said the arrangement creates an economic disadvantage for commercial Internet providers, and they ordered to UW to drop out of Wisc-Net.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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