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A North Carolina group is calling on consumers to boycott the Miller Brewing Company. Their campaign follows the beer-maker's sponsorship of a recent immigrants' rights march in Chicago. Americans for Legal Immigration PAC wants people to stop buying Miller beer and to sell any company stock they may own. The Milwaukee-based brewer is the second largest beer maker in the U.S. William Gheen, ALI-PAC president, says $30,000 from Miller helped promote this week's Labor Day immigrants' rights march in Chicago.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green says the state should set aside $25 million to study a type of stem cell research that won't harm human embryos. His announcement comes after several months of Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's campaign hammering him on the issue. The funding in Green's plan would be spread out over four years and would go to the Wicell Research Institute, a non-profit organization set up by the University of Wisconsin.
MADISON - The first of the fall deer hunting seasons is set to open on Sept. 16 with the start of archery deer hunting. The early archery season runs Sept. 16 through Nov. 16 and the late archery season runs Nov. 27 through Jan. 7, 2007.
MADISON - The 2006 Youth Waterfowl Hunt will take place Sept. 16 and 17 and provides and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say this is a great opportunity for youth aged 12 to 15 years to learn waterfowl hunting. The regular 2006 Wisconsin waterfowl season opens in the north zone on Sept. 23.
Five candidates -- two Democrats and three Republicans -- will go into the Sept. 12 primary election for the District 29 seat in the Wisconsin Assembly. The 29th District does not include the immediate Hudson area, but does encompass towns and cities just east of Hudson, including the towns of Warren, Richmond and Kinnickinnic and the village of Roberts. Two - one Democrat and one Republican - will survive the primary to face off in November. The winner of that election will replace Republican Andy Lamb, who served only one term before deciding not to seek re-election.
A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow three colleges in west-central Wisconsin to team together to offer nanotechnology courses to students in the region. The $217,795 grant also means that students from the Chippewa Valley Technical College nanotechnology program won't have to travel to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for their last semester of coursework. The money will be used by UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire and CVTC to develop curriculum for the nanotech program using resources from the three colleges.
PORT WING - Fishing and smoking fish was about all Eric Johnson wanted to do. Working the Lake Superior waters for herring and trout was what his father did, and it's what his grandfather did. But Johnson, 64, isn't sure it's what his own sons should do. "You don't know what the future is," Johnson said before dawn on a recent August day as he piloted the family's fishing boat toward open water. "I've often debated this," Johnson said, swaying slightly as he stood at the wheel. "Maybe I should have sold everything off and quit.
STILLWATER, Minn. - Federal agents seized 7 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested eight people late Monday night, when they raided a Stillwater home. "It's a significant arrest," said Thomas E. Kelly, special agent in charge at the Minnesota/St. Paul District Office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
MADISON - Canada goose and mourning dove are the first of this fall's Wisconsin hunting seasons to open up. Both the early Canada goose and the morning dove seasons open on Sept. 1. The early statewide Canada goose season runs Sept.
MADISON - To help protect Wisconsin's Ash trees from the emerald ash borer, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is proposing a permanent rule that would prevent firewood from more than 50 miles away being brought in to state parks and other state properties. Under the proposed rule firewood from out-of-state areas would also be banned even if they are within the 50 mile limit. The "50-mile rule" was approved by the Natural Resources Board in mid-August.