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  1. Runners wait to board buses at Boston Common for the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014. In the background is the Massachusetts Statehouse. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

    Boston Marathon starts under tight security

    A large police presence greeted runners and spectators filtering in Monday morning for the Boston Marathon, a year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

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  2. Brett Hulsey (left) and Mary Burke

    Hulsey announces run for governor

    State Rep. Brett Hulsey has announced his candidacy for governor.

    • 9:31 AM
  3. 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.

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  4. Committed to justice

    Now, as district attorney in the county, she can reflect on how the case traumatized the community when it turned cold in 1980.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  5. Attorney General candidates pledge to put pressure on cold cases

    Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ remembers growing up in Jefferson County when 19-year-old sweethearts Tim Hack and Kelly Drew were stabbed, strangled and dumped naked in the woods.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  6. Boston Police dog 'Titan' and his handler Officer Joel Rodriguez patrol the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 20, 2014. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will be held April 21. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) REUTERS

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    BOSTON (AP) — A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton amid tight security

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  7. City, partners make progress on economic development changes

    After almost 18 months of discussion and planning, both the city of Oshkosh and the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Commission have begun moving ahead on changes to the city's economic development structure.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  8. Non-criminal patients moved from Mendota

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Civil psychiatric patients have been discharged from Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison to free space for additional criminal patients.

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  9. Wisconsin weather forecast for Monday

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

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    Burdge Elementary School Principal Joe Vrydaghs flexes his muscles along with fourth grader Jaelon Ramage, in Beloit, Wis. Vrydaghs participates in bodybuilding competitions and tries to inspire his students to stay fit. Jaelon said he lifts 5-pound weights, and hopes to become big and strong like his principal. AP

    Principal closer to dream of becoming bodybuilder

    Burdge Elementary School Principal Joe Vrydaghs said that as a child, he dreamed of becoming like The Incredible Hulk.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  10. Trending today at thenorthwestern.com

    The most popular digital content of the day includes photo galleries of the Oshkosh North prom, the inside of the Oshkosh Masonic Temple, and the MTV Movie Awards, a story on Oshkosh West alum Katherine Grable winning a pair of national gymnastics titles and a video of a new cross installed at St. Raphael's.

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  11. Chuck Krier, creator and maker of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church's new cross, and his crew of Krier Cabinetry and Beez Electric finished placing the new design in the church on April 10. JEANNETTE MERTEN/FOR OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN MEDIA

    Crosses signify similarities, differences between faiths

    As churchgoers walk into St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church this Easter Sunday morning, their eyes will be drawn to a newly installed focal point gleaming like gold.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  12. Vote now: Help select Oshkosh's top young leaders

    Help us select the 4 Under 40 and 2 Under 20 classes of 2014.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  13. Drunken drivers in Winnebago County fined more than $1 million in 2013

    Last year, drunken drivers in Winnebago County were ordered to pay more than $1 million in fines and case-related costs.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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  14. Jaime Stadler plays a game with her son Cole, 2, at their home in Neenah. Cole has severe autism and family and friends are holding fundraisers to get him a service dog. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Neenah family eyes a service dog as they look for answers for young boy with autism

    Some of Cole Stadler's milestone moments have come as a big surprise to his mother, Jaime Page-Stadler.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  15. Winnebago County Crime Gallery, April 11 update

    Individuals charged with felony crimes in Winnebago County Circuit Court since April 1.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  16. Wisconsin police brace for new probe protocols

    A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  17. Advertisement from the Dunphy Sailing Fleet catalog in 1963 promoting the Dunphy Honey Bee.

    Remembering Oshkosh's Dunphy Boat Works

    The Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club on Broad Street is a relatively new building, constructed in the early 1990s. Prior to that, the site held a large ramshackle wooden building that had seen better days.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  18. Healthy Oshkosh: Healthy Kids Day to encourage families to focus on health

    Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind end with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  19. Racine County man dies after car falls on him

    TOWN OF BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Racine County officials say a man who was working on his car at his Town of Burlington home has died after the vehicle apparently fell on him.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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  20. Wisconsin DNR assessing winter deer kill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials are using road-kill and radio-tracking data to assess the harsh winter's effect on the state's deer herd.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Pope Francis greats the crowd after the Easter mass on April 20, 2014 at St Peter's square in Vatican. Easter Sunday celebrates the Christian belief in Jesus's death and resurrection and is marked around the world, often with a variety of not strictly religious local traditions like painted eggs or Easter Bunnies. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images AFP/Getty Images

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter (with photo gallery)

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month

    More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    A tongue-in-cheek bust created by former Arts/Industry resident artist Bob Arneson of himself back in 1971, at the Kohler Design Center in Kohler. AP

    Arts residency program celebrates 40 years

    For Ohio artist Sean Foley, the proof is in the dog skull.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  21. Casey Hanson has her teeth checked by Dr. Michael Popelars of Glacier Dental. Glacier Dental was giving free cleaning, extractions, and or a filling to those who stopped by the office for a screening. It was provided through the program Dentistry from the Heart. Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Dentistry from the Heart helps more than 100 people get needed care

    Dr. Wyn Steckbauer, Dr. Michael Popelars, their hygienists, assistants and support staff at Glacier Dental put the good in Good Friday when they provided 108 people with more than $25,000 in free dental care.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Cost of saving blacksmith shop could hit $400K

    The oldest building in Milton, and probably the first in the U.S. made of lime grout, is crumbling to ruin.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  22. 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
  23. Main Street in downtown Oshkosh during the April 10 pub crawl. Mark Ebert / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    City will hold off on issuing Pub Crawl bills

    Downtown tavern owners might not be getting bills from City Hall after all.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  24. Oshkosh on Broadway 2014 (photos)

    Oshkosh on Broadway was held Saturday, April 12, at the historic Grand Opera House. Close to 100 Oshkosh "celebrities" and friends took to the stage in an evening of song and dance to benefit The Grand Opera House student and free community programs. Photo courtesy of Thompson Photo Imagery.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  25. Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke speaks with Scott Ziolkowski, an instructor in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Western Technical College, as she campaigns in La Crosse. Wisconsin Democrats and their allies have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager. AP

    Little-known Democrat Mary Burke tries to unseat Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    State high court to decide on testing drunken drivers

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw the blood of a suspected drunken driver without a warrant or the consent of the driver.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  26. 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
  27. Think our winter was long? Check out Michigan's latest snowstorm

    The winter of 2013-14 seemed to be never-ending for Wisconsinites. But just a few hours north, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, winter actually hasn’t ended yet, as of Easter weekend.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  28. New photos: Adoptable pets at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society

    See photos and information about pets available for adoption from the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  29. State senator mulls run for Petri House seat

    A Republican state senator says he'll announce next week whether he'll run for Congress.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  30. Oshkosh Fire Department responded to an apartment fire which started just after 12 p.m., April 17, 2014 at 515 Mt. Vernon. The fire was under control an hour later. One woman was taken to a local hospital and one cat was rescued another escaped unharmed. Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northw

    Oshkosh fire department battles house fire on Mt. Vernon Street (photos, videos)

    A woman was transported to a local hospital and two cats were rescued from an apartment fire Thursday afternoon.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  31. Oshkosh pharmacy owner faces federal drug charges

    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. 16, 2014
  32. Madison Levesque, 18, reaches for a Life Is Beautiful bundle she put together for the Oshkosh Area Community Food Pantry. Levesque collected hygiene products to make 2,000 bundles for those in need. Noell Dickmann/Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Oshkosh teen provides food pantry with products, funds

    Lourdes Academy senior Madison Levesque not only reached her goal in collecting 2,000 bundles of personal hygiene products for the Oshkosh Area Community Food Pantry, she also raised a good chunk of change for buying the products in the future.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  33. Man says he shot, killed wife because of non- stop nagging

    A 77-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. 17, 2014
  34. Ice shoves in Oshkosh and around Lake Winnebago (new photos and video)

    Ice shoves on Lake Winnebago are an annual spring ritual intensified this year by a thick ice cap on the lake and intense winds over the weekend. Check out photos and videos from the shore.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  35. 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

    Homicide charges expected in March heroin overdose death

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

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  36. Gov. Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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
  37. Drug Convictions

    Recent drug crime convictions in Winnebago Circuit Court:

    • Apr. 16, 2014

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