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  1. This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special 'World's Most Beautiful' issue, featuring Lupita Nyong'o. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in '12 Years a Slave,' tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/People) AP

    Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

    NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the 'World's Most Beautiful' for 2014.

    • 8:01 AM
  2. Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri talks with The Reporter about his 35-year career in Washington, D.C. The 73-year-old Fond du Lac resident announced he will not seek re-election. Patrick Flood/Action Reporter Media

    A TEAM PLAYER: Beneath the surface, retiring Congressman Tom Petri is very much like the people he has represented for 35 years

    Throughout his political career, Congressman Tom Petri has been labeled many things: Pragmatic, down to earth, not conservative enough, and notably independent.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  3. Fond du Lac firefighters extinguish a fire inside a garage at 1215 Wedgewood Lane on April 22. The fire started when ashes from a fireplace were placed inside a container in the garage. Aileen Andrews/Action Reporter Media

    No one injured in FDL garage fire

    No one was injured Tuesday night in a garage fire at residence on the southeast side of Fond du Lac.

    • 8:26 AM
  4. Abuse of special needs students caught on camera (video)

    One concerned teacher took matters into her own hands after she says the school's principle and district leaders ignored her concerns. She placed hidden cameras in a special needs classroom, and the abuse she caught was extremely disturbing.

    • 7:28 AM
  5. Summer movie preview: Hollywood bets big again

    Trailer: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Spidey returns to take on Oscorp and save the day in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

    • 7:33 AM
  6. Longtime 6th District Rep. Tom Petri posed in his Fond du Lac law office in 1974 during his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Gaylord Nelson. Action Reporter Media file photo

    A 'true statesman,' Petri a man of the people

    Gilbert Carlson of Fond du Lac was at a loss 10 years ago when he was unable to continue working.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. Wisconsin weather forecast for Wednesday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

    • 7:10 AM
  8. An experimental boom surrounded Madison's B.B. Clarke beach in 2010 to keep out algae, though it ended up being closed June 24 for high E. coli levels. Algae and bacteria are the prime causes for beach closures throughout the Madison area and the state. Mike DeVries/The Capital Times

    Beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats in Yahara lakes and across Wisconsin

    After one of Madison's longest, coldest winters ever, swimming season is almost here — along with toxic algal blooms, bacteria, invasive milfoil and other pestilences of the lakes.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Campbellsport and Eden Area News & Notes

    A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 for a new $2.1 million garage that is a cooperative effort between the Village of Campbellsport and Fond du Lac County. It will be located at 284 Industrial Parkway.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  9. Fond du Lac County marriages

    Daniel Elliott Beaman and Angela Ann Kelly, both of Fond du Lac.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  10. Fond du Lac and Area Health News & Notes

    Understanding Dementia — The Alzheimer's Association will offer a free three-part workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays April 30, May 7 and 14 at the Aging & Disability Resource Center, 50 N. Portland St.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  11.  Action Reporter Media photo illustration

    Assistant teacher charged with obtaining pills from Fond du Lac High School student

    A former assistant teacher at Fond du Lac High School charged with obtaining prescription medication from a student said her purse containing her own prescription had been stolen, and she wanted medication to 'get by' until she obtained a new prescription

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  12. Marian University wants to buy the AC Nielsen building at 30 S. Main St. and relocate its School of Nursing and Health Professions there. Patrick Flood/Action Reporter Media

    Council to vote on Marian University, Rolling Meadows projects

    A development agreement for a project at the former Rolling Meadows Nursing Home and a special use permit for Marian University to house an educational program at the Nielsen Building downtown will top this week's City Council meeting.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  13.  USA TODAY

    Heroic pony saves her foal from barn fire (video)

    A pony rescued her foal from a burning barn in Texas. Both suffered burns that are requiring thousands of dollars worth of treatments.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  14. This is a photo of a common Wisconsin stew made with wild game and vegetables. What is it? Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    Take the quiz! From hodags to wapatuli, how well do you know Wisconsin?

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    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    6th Congressional election is heating up

    Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris on Tuesday became the first Democrat to join the race to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Petri in Wisconsin's Republican-leaning 6th Congressional District.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  15. A male suspect is seen walking in front of Home and Farm Supply on W. Main Street during the early morning hours of Feb. 17. Submitted photo

    Waupun police seek help in solving recent burglaries

    Waupun police are asking the public for help in solving two recent burglaries on the city's west side.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  16. SWAT vehicles were on the scene in Wittenberg. Doug Schneider/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Hostage situation reported at Shawano County McDonald's

    WITTENBERG — At least four squad cars were parked outside a combination McDonald’s and Shell gas station about an hour after a report of an armed man at the Shawano County restaurant.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  17. April Showers looks at one of the bills for damaged goods in her apartment, which remains uninhabitable following a March 27 fire. Showers said she has insurance so she isn't worried about her financial situation, but she's saddened at the loss of sentimental items like photographs. Aileen Andrews/Action Reporter Media

    Season of rebirth: Donations brighten days of those displaced by North Fond du Lac fire (story, video)

    For at least one North Fond du Lac family, Easter means something extra special this year.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  18. Todd Nehls

    Former Dodge County sheriff explores run for Congress

    Never one to hide his intentions, former Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls of Fox Lake has announced that he is considering a run for the 6th Congressional District seat of retiring Rep. Tom Petri.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  19. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 arrives from San Jose, Calif., in Kahului Airport in Kahului, Hawaii, on Monday, April 21, 2014. A 15-year-old boy on Sunday scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii on a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia) AP

    US teen stowaway shows holes in airport security

    KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport, in the heart of high-tech Silicon Valley, captured a teenager on the tarmac as he climbed up the landing gear of a jet.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  20. Workers ordered to pay fines, court costs in farm-abuse case

    A pair of workers at a Brown County dairy filmed last year by animal activists mistreating cows entered no contest pleas on Tuesday to a number of related charges.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  21. Green Bay Metro Fire Department crews rescued a man from a fuel storage tank at U.S. Oil in Green Bay Monday. Submitted photo

    Man rescued from fuel storage tank

    GREEN BAY -- Firefighters rescued a man from inside a large fuel storage tank Monday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  22. Wisconsin court reduces $1 million damages award

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reduced a $1 million damage award against a title insurance company in a Door County property dispute.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  23. Mark Harris meets with Oshkosh Northwestern Media Editorial Board April 2014 Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Harris will run as Democrat to succeed Petri

    Winnebago County executive thinks 6th District is winnable despite GOP's past dominance

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  24. New Jersey school sued over 'under God' in pledge

    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  25. Lucey sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 35th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. Lucey is owned by Tiffany Torstenson of Waukee, Iowa. AP Photo

    Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  26. Mom bites off dog's ear as it attacks daughter (video)

    Chelsi Camp says while she doesn't have physical strength on her side, she knew she had to do something when her two-year-old was attacked by a dog.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  27.  AP Photo

    Mumps cases on rise at UW-Madison

    MADISON — University health officials are warning students about a rise in confirmed cases of mumps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  28. Fond du Lac Fire Department responds to Wedgewood Lane for smoke/fire in garage Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Aileen Andrews/Action Reporter Media

    UPDATE: FDL Fire Department responds to Wedgewood Lane for smoke/fire in garage

    Fond du Lac Fire Department responds to Wedgewood Lane for smoke/fire in garage Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  29. Birds like the indigo bunting will start returning next month as part of the great migration. The Wisconsin DNR will hold a chat at noon April 22 to talk about what residents need to know if they want to watch the birds. David Franzen, DNR Website

    Tuesday chat will cover bird migration

    Wisconsin's parade of migratory birds — although a little behind schedule due to cold spring temperatures — is starting to arrive and an April 22 live online chat with state birding experts will help people get ready for the big month ahead.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Earth Day cleanup in Fond du Lac (video)

    Marian University students gathered brush from the Greenway in Fond du Lac to celebrate Earth Day.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. AP/Charles Krupa

    32,000 run in Boston Marathon

    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others did it to prove something about their sport, the city or their country. And some were out to prove something to themselves.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  31. Marsha Loritz holds a banner that the family has produced using donations to help keep their mother's missing-person case in the public spotlight. Scott Cooper Williams/Press-Gazette Media

    1 year since Pittsfield woman went missing

    Much has changed since Victoria Prokopovitz vanished a year ago, but one constant remains: Her family is determined to find out what happened to her.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  32. Brett Hulsey (left) and Mary Burke

    Hulsey announces run for governor

    A Madison legislator who was cited for flipping a young boy off an inner tube at the beach and mused about lugging a musket onto the Assembly floor announced Monday he'll run for governor.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  33. Tasha Schuh plunks out notes on a keyboard in her Ellsworth, Wis. home on Wednesday April 9, 2014. Schuh, 33, who is paralyzed from the chest down, is an inspirational speaker and shares her message with thousands of people each year at churches, schools and businesses around the country. Schuh, a junior in high school at the time, was injured when she fell 16 feet through a trap door in the stage of the Sheldon Theater in Red Wing, Minn while performing in a school play. She landed on her head on the concrete floor, breaking her neck, crushing her spinal cord and fracturing her skull. AP/St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jean Pieri

    Refusing to let catastrophic fall define a life

    When someone told her to move out of the way during a scene change for 'The Wizard of Oz,' Tasha Schuh took one step back.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  34. Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, celebrates her win in the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP

    Keflezighi wins men's Boston Marathon title, Jeptoo wins women's race

    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  35. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

    Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

    Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  36. Woman found dead in lake after car crash

    Investigators are looking into whether a Baldwin woman whose body was found in a western Wisconsin lake became disoriented after a car crash.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  37.  Action Reporter Media file photo

    Ripon College evacuated after bomb threat

    Police are investigating a bomb threat at Ripon College Monday morning that prompted evacuation of academic buildings on campus.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  38. A new $1.5 million addition planned for Moraine Park Technical College will enhance student services, including students who are veterans. Submitted photo

    MPTC eyes $1.5 million addition

    A proposed $1.5 million addition planned for Moraine Park Technical College will enhance the front entrance, centralize services and accommodate student veterans.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  39. Northern anglers can keep largemouth bass

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anglers in northern Wisconsin can keep largemouth bass this season for the first time in 22 years.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  40. South Korean rescue team members work to rescue passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Hopes for ferry victims sadly humble

    Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  41.  Action Reporter Media file photo

    Agency sets 1-walleye limit on 173 Wisconsin lakes

    Non-tribal anglers will only be allowed to harvest a single walleye per day on 173 lakes in northern Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  42. Rosendale man arrested following chase

    A Rosendale man is expected to face felony charges after leading police on a chase early Sunday morning.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  43. Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  44. Cold Cases stir up raw emotions for victims' families

    There were times — more than two decades ago — when Mary Wegner was so angry about the sudden disappearance of her daughter, Laurie Depies, that she wanted to lash out.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  45. Fond du Lac area Boston Marathon results

    5K: 20:49; 10K: 41:05; 15K: 1:01:56; 20K: 1:22:32; Half: 1:27:03; 25K: 1:43:23; 30K: 2:05:00; 35K: 2:27:57; 40K: 2:53:55.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  46. Fight over clothing leads to arrest

    A Mayville woman accused of fighting with her teenage daughter over clothing has been charged in Dodge County Circuit Court.

    • Apr. 21, 2014

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