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Medical Examiner says mother, daughter found dead in New Richmond fire were likely stabbed
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) -- A mother and daughter found dead in a New Richmond house fire were likely stabbed....

Brother and sister die in Milwaukee house fire; mother and young infant escape
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A brother and sister who neighbors said were too scared to jump from the second story of their house died Friday after they became trapped in a fire....

Completion of St. Croix bridge connecting Minnesota, Wisconsin delayed until 2017
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) -- Construction of the new St. Croix River bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin is expected to continue into 2017....

Wisconsin lieutenant governor heading to Japan, Taiwan for trade mission
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is headed to Japan and Taiwan on a seven-day trade mission this month....

Wisconsin Republicans revise fetal tissue bill to allow some research
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans working on a bill that would prohibit research using tissue from aborted fetuses announced Friday they've amended the measure to allow some experiments but University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say the move doesn't go nearly far enough to protect their work....

Wisconsin legislative Democrats target health insurance rate increases with new bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing a bill designed to prevent large increases in health insurance rates, but it's doubtful Republicans who hold a majority and control the legislative agenda will get behind it....

Police: Woman killed, man hurt in shooting in front of Milwaukee residence
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say a 39-year-old woman has died in a shooting that also injured a 41-year-old man....

Public schools closed Friday in DeForest due to 'potential threats'; should reopen Tuesday
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) -- Public schools have been closed for the day in DeForest due to what officials are calling "potential threats."...

Police officials: Madison officer faces threats from crowd while breaking up a fight
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police officials are alarmed by the anti-police sentiments expressed in a crowd of residents this week when an officer intervened to stop a fight, according to a police spokesman....

Death of Rock County Jail inmate set for independent review by Dane County Sheriff's Office
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Last month's death of a Rock County Jail inmate is set for an outside review....

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