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Almost all of Wisconsin is supposed to get a least a couple inches today thanks to a "Canadian Clipper" system moving into the state from southern Minnesota. The Fox Valley and east central Wisconsin are projected to get the most snow – 5 to 8 inches in almost blizzard-like conditions with winds of up to 35mph.
Northern Wisconsin is bracing for its first major snowstorm of the season. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from this morning through Wednesday evening in Douglas and Burnett counties in the far northwest, where 2-5 inches could fall through tonight. More than 8 inches are possible through Wednesday as several waves of snow move through.
Police say the new snow in Wisconsin this week has been a great investigative tool. On Tuesday officers in Rhinelander followed snow tracks to catch a burglar at a cellphone store. Yesterday Sheboygan police followed footprints in the snow to locate a man who drove his car into a storm-water retention pond. Authorities were called around 3 a.m. Thanksgiving to check out reports of a car that crashed upside down in three feet of water.
Three Wisconsin Indian tribes were among 33 honored at the U.S. Capitol yesterday for helping save countless American lives during World War II. Congressional Gold Medals were awarded to recognize "code talkers" -- Indians who used their native languages to send messages that the enemy could never understand. The Ho-Chunk Nation had seven code talkers during the war. The Menominee had five, and the Oneida had four.
Federal health officials now say that 877 Wisconsinites managed to buy insurance on the troubled healthcare.gov site last month. Up to 700,000 state residents are supposed to buy coverage from the federal government's purchasing exchange by Dec. 15. Thousands ran into technical glitches, and some could not even register on the site. Yesterday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a state-by-state breakdown of the numbers of people managing to buy insurance on the Website from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2.
The state Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the third state in the country to ban "revenge porn." The lower house approved the measure on a voice vote Tuesday, despite a warning that it would never survive a court challenge. "Revenge porn" involves jilted lovers who post nude photos of their exes online either to embarrass them or prevent them from getting jobs or other things to help them move ahead.
At approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Justin Lindstrom, 30, New Richmond, was arrested at Hospital Rd. and 8th St., in New Richmond, by a Wisconsin State Patrol officer under charges of fifth offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence. He was originally stopped for failure to display registration plates. During the traffic stop, the trooper identified signs of impairment and subsequent tests resulted in the arrest of Mr.
A change in the way Wisconsin's chief justice is picked will get its first vote in the state Senate today. Republicans are supporting a constitutional amendment to require the seven Supreme Court justices to elect a chief every two years thus ending the 124-year-old practice of having the justice with the longest seniority serve as the chief. The seven-member court now has a conservative majority of four members.
The Wisconsin Assembly is moving quickly to try to pass a compromise for restricting public access at the proposed Gogebic Taconite mining site. The Assembly's Forestry Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the bill for late this morning after Senate Republicans rammed it through their chamber on a party-line vote Tuesday. The original plan was to ban public access on all 3,200 acres of the proposed mining site in Ashland and Iron counties where the property owner gets a tax break for allowing public recreation under the state's managed forest law. The compromise would ban publi
Obamacare costs a lot more in western Wisconsin than across the St. Croix River in Minnesota. Insurance agent Dennis Conger said premiums on the new health exchanges in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties are almost twice as high as in Minnesota's Twin Cities region.