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    Bunny Hop in Fond du Lac (video, photos)

    The annual Bunny Hop, a benefit for Solutions Center, was held in Lakeside Park on Saturday morning.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    22 animals rescued from Winnebago home

    A Winnebago County woman has been arrested after authorities found nearly two dozen animals living in deplorable conditions in the Town of Clayton.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    A 3-year-old boy plays with stuffed toys on Aptil 14 inside a claw crane game machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Neb. RACHELLE HILDRETH/AP

    The week's odd news: Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine game

    A toddler was reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley, authorities say.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    People who have accounts on the enrollment website under the health care law are being told to change their passwords in light of Heartbleed. AP/Jon Elswick

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Inte

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Fire reported at site of Van Dyne animal clinic

    A fire that started as a controlled burn has grown out of hand and spread to an outbuilding at a Van Dyne property.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Danwon high school students and citizens hold candles as they pray for safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in Ansan, South Korea, on Saturday. AP/Yonhap

    Captain of sunken ferry, 2 crew arrested

    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    MPTC hosts Multicultural Day

    Moraine Park Technical College will host its Multicultural Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Car fire causes logjam on Highway 41; no injuries reported

    The Fond du Lac Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle on fire in the southbound lane of Highway 41 at South Military Road on Thursday night.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Each week The Reporter presents court cases from Fond du Lac/Dodge County. Information about the case is underneath the photo.

    Fond du Lac/Dodge County court cases week 4/18/14 (video)

    Each week The Reporter presents court cases from Fond du Lac/Dodge County. Information about the case is underneath the photo.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Each week The Reporter presents court cases from Fond du Lac/Dodge County. Information about the case is underneath the photo.

    Fond du Lac/Dodge County court cases week 4/18/14 (photos)

    Each week The Reporter presents court cases from Fond du Lac/Dodge County. Information about the case is underneath the photo.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Wisconsin man accused of killing wife over nagging

    MILWAUKEE — A 76-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she’d been nagging him for three weeks.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Snow lingers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Easter weekend. Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Snow still blankets Michigan's Upper Peninsula (videos, photos)

    It may be Easter weekend but spring has yet to arrive to the UP.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Ordination set for Episcopal Diocese bishop

    The Rev. Matthew Gunter will be consecrated and ordained as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac on Saturday, April 26, at Appleton Alliance Church, 2693 W. Grand Chute Blvd.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Tens of thousands of people gather at the State Capitol in Madison in February 2011 to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. File/AP

    Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

    A federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Individuals sought for vacancy on the Dodge County Board

    Individuals are being sought to fill a vacancy on the Dodge County Board of Supervisors.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Paul Baganz, who has prostate cancer, will run in Monday's Boston Marathon. Patrick Flood/Action Reporter Media

    Fond du Lac's Paul Baganz overcomes cancer and will run in Boston Marathon

    It was an ordinary day for Paul Baganz, who went to the doctor for a scheduled cholesterol test as most people in their 50s would do.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Fondy High newspaper and staff win 11 awards

    Fond du Lac High School students took home 11 journalism awards at the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association Conference at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on April 9.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Missing boys, 9 and 11, and mother found in Wisconsin

    GRAND CHUTE — Two missing Chicago children found in Grand Chute on Thursday were returned to their father unharmed after Chicago authorities said their mother, Chicago Police officer Jamie Duignan, abducted her sons Wednesday evening.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Local runners reflect on Boston horror

    Fond du Lac runners in last year's Boston Marathon say they expect some strong emotions as the 2014 event unfolds.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Keeping on Track in North Fond du Lac

    Seniors Michael Friedel, Emily Romuald and Pa Vang and freshman Hannah Swalby earned silver medals at the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association State Festival held April 11 in Madison.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Church of Peace, 158 S. Military Road, dedicated a new Johann Gustav Schiller grand piano on March 30. Five pianists took part in the dedication service. Seated at the piano is Jeanette Hinn. Standing, from left: Lindsey Reiter, Brian Brautigam, Siera Ramirez and Helene Schrankler. The National Guild of Piano Teachers will use the piano April 25-26, when approximately 30 students will be critiqued and receive a participation certificate. Piano teachers involved are Kristina Arellano, Helen Gilsdorf and Helene Schrankler. Submitted photo

    Fond du Lac and Area Church News & Notes

    Celebration Assembly, 825 Fond du Lac Ave., will hold its third annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a special performance by magician Presto at 10 a.m. The egg hunt will follow.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Fond du Lac and Area Fundraisers

    Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk— Saturday, April 19, at Lakeside Park Pavilion. Registration at 8, race at 9 a.m. Solutions Center Shelter and Support Services hosts this event to raise awareness of child abuse.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Alderman: New Bucks arena might need regional sales tax

    MILWAUKEE — Seated at a table on the Milwaukee Bucks’ home court, Peter Zehren looked around the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday and acknowledged that the facilities look out of date. But the Milwaukee resident was firm when he said taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for an upgrade.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    In this photo taken March 26 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Kassiu is held by her mother Naku. The baby gorilla born less than a month ago has unexpectedly died, the zoo said on Thursday. Scott Engel/AP Photo

    Baby gorilla dies at Milwaukee County Zoo

    MILWAUKEE — A baby gorilla born less than a month ago at the Milwaukee County Zoo has unexpectedly died, the zoo said Thursday.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Work could start this summer on an apartment community for seniors at a building formerly planned as a hotel and conference center at the intersection of Rolling Meadows Drive and Military Road. Patrick Flood/Action Reporter Media

    New plan eyed for former Rolling Meadows nursing home

    Senior apartments are planned for the large building standing vacant at the corner of Rolling Meadows Drive and Military Road.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Marsh fire near Oakfield extinguished

    The Town of Fond du Lac, Eden and Oakfield responded to a marsh fire between County Trunk TC and Dehring Road near Oakfield at about 6:50 p.m., according to a scanner report.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Car fire causes logjam on Highway 41; no injuries reported

    The Fond du Lac Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle on fire in the southbound lane of Highway 41 at South Military Road on Thursday night.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Omro Police Chief James Reed addresses the media during a press conference at the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office. After a five-week investigation into the overdose death of Matthew Martinez, 23, Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz announced Thursday that Maurice Boraders, the man suspected of providing the heroin that killed Martinez, has been arrested and a request for charges forwarded to the Winnebago County District Attorney's Office. Joe Sienkiewicz/Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    7 heroin deaths in past 5 weeks in Winnebago County

    Homicide charges are expected to be filed next week against a man who Winnebago County authroities have identified as the source of the heroin that killed an Omro man in March.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Fox Lake student struck while crossing street

    A 7-year-old boy was injured after he darted out into traffic and was hit by a pickup truck Wednesday in front of the charter school in Fox Lake.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Laconia hosts a double header against Mayville in varsity baseball Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Rosendale. Aileen Andrews/Action Reporter Media

    Mayville vs. Laconia baseball (photos)

    Laconia hosts a double header against Mayville in varsity baseball Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Rosendale.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Standing on the observation deck of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels is considering running for Congress and representing some 650,000 constituents in 11 counties. Sue Pischke/HTR Media

    Nickels, Crawford may compete for Congress

    The potential 2009 mayoral election battle between Justin Nickels and Kevin Crawford never came off.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Dodge County sheriff candidates debate new records system

    Candidates for Dodge County Sheriff are at odds over the newly implemented records management system.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Miner phones in bomb threat to get out of work

    AYNESBURG, Pa. — A West Virginia man has been jailed on charges he phoned in a bomb threat to the southwestern Pennsylvania mine where he worked because he couldn't find a baby sitter to watch his 8-year-old daughter during his shift last week.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Gov. Walker signs three domestic violence bills

    MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Police: Missing Wisconsin man's body washes up on Michigan shore

    LUDINGTON, MICH. — Sheboygan police say that a body found Tuesday in Lake Michigan near Ludington, Mich., is believed to be that of a Sheboygan man who’s been missing since late last year, though no foul play is suspected.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Members of the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors take an oath of office Tuesday night during an organizational session at the start of its meeting. The oath was administered by Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg. Mike Will and Sarah Everson, two new members of the board, are pictured at center. Aileen Andrews/Action Reporter Media

    Farrell re-elected as chair of Fond du Lac County Board

    Martin Farrell was unanimously elected chairman of the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night during organization of the newly elected board.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Fentanyl patches are among the medications turned in during a previous Manitowoc County drug collection. Courtesy Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit

    Fentanyl among 'most dangerous' abused drugs

    MANITOWOC — Victor Gadzinski, 39, was found dead at his residence in the 1300 block of South 13th St. on Feb. 9.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    In this April 14, 2014 photo provided by Rachelle Hildreth, a 3-year-old boy plays with stuffed toys inside a claw crane game machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Neb. Police say a 24-year-old woman called 911 Monday afternoon because son was missing from her apartment. Authorities say the toddler was reunited, unharmed, with his mother after employees found him inside the coin-operated game. AP Photo

    Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Pharmacy owner faces federal drug charges

    OSHKOSH -- The owner of an Oshkosh pharmacy has been charged in federal court with conspiring with others to illegally sell and distribute mail order prescriptions, a practice with which he made more than $235,000.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Fond du Lac Boys & Girls Club launches campaign

    The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac hopes to raise $193,000 through its Great Futures Annual Campaign.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    4 students expelled from Fond du Lac High School

    Four students were expelled this week from the Fond du Lac School District, bringing the total number of expulsions this school year to 13 students.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Outgoing Mayor Jodi Steger is recognized by the Waupun Common Council and City Attorney Daniel VandeZande, left, at the April 16 meeting. Colleen Kottke/Action Reporter Media

    Mayor bids a tearful farewell to Waupun Council

    Friends and family gathered in the Council Chambers Tuesday night to bid farewell to outgoing Waupun Mayor Jodi Steger.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Residents sought to serve on boards, commissions

    Fond du Lac residents are encouraged to get involved in local government by serving on city boards and commissions that advise on issues important to the municipality.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    In this March 2014 photo provided by their families, Kamryn Renfro, 9, left, and Delaney Clements, 11, right, stand together for a photo in Grand Junction, Colo. shortly after Kamryn had her head shaved to support Delaney, who lost her hair after treatment for cancer. Kamryn was suspended from her public charter school in Grand Junction because a shaved head goes against the school's dress code. But the school quickly reversed the decision. (AP Photo) AP

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Judge denies request for murder suspect to see sister

    A Fond du Lac judge has denied a second request from a woman accused of murdering her husband to be allowed to see her sister.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Buses carrying UWO students, faculty involved in pileup

    WAUWATOSA — Two buses carrying about 45 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students and faculty members were involved in a 30-vehicle pileup late Monday evening on an icy Milwaukee County highway, a university spokesman said.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Quarterback Matt Flynn reportedly has re-signed with the Packers. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers bring back Flynn as backup QB

    GREEN BAY -- This time, Matt Flynn isn't going anywhere.

    • Apr. 16, 2014

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