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    Wisconsin weather forecast for Wednesday

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

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    Alex Reeder and Katie Axlen

    UWSP mourns students killed in cycle crash

    Alexander Reeder led his University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ROTC group on a 5 a.m. ruck march Monday along the Tomorrow River Trail.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    A Shawano County Sheriff squad car parks in the entrance to a gas station and fast-food McDonald restaurant where an armed person held a store employee hostage Tuesday in Wittenberg. T'xer Zhon Kha/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Hostage incident at Shawano Co. McDonald's ends peacefully after two hours

    A poised clerk and a skilled hostage negotiator on Tuesday helped peacefully end an armed standoff at a McDonald's restaurant in a western Shawano County village.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Video, photos: Seedling harvest at Griffith State Nursery

    Check out the video and photos of the seedling harvest at Griffith State Nursery.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    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?

    Enter here to take the quiz on mobile devices

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Watch this: Harvesting tree seedlings at the Griffith State Nursery

    Workers at the Griffith State Nursery harvest and pack a variety of seedlings Monday April 21, 2014, in Grand Rapids.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    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
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    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
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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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    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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    Stripper, boyfriend to be sentenced in gun burglary

    A stripper found guilty of helping her boyfriend burglarize one of her clients will appear in Portage County court for sentencing in July.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Portage County Sgt. Mike Lukas, center, gives instructions to Dolores Disher, right, before allowing her to speak with Ronald Disher, seated, left, prior to Ronald Disher's sentencing Thursday. Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to re-evaluate whether Dolores Disher remains unfit to stand trial. B.C. Kowalski/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Woman shows up for husband's fraud sentencing, now might face charges

    A woman who showed up for her husband's court sentencing in a Social Security fraud case might now stand trial herself because she looked alert enough to understand the charges, prosecutors said.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Energy Cafe owner to face third sex-assault case

    Prosecutors expect to charge the former Energy Cafe owner in three separate incidents of sexually assaulting women, including at least one after he drugged a woman, prosecutors said.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Poll: Good athletes result of hard work and talent

    A recent Daily Tribune Media web poll revealed readers think good athletes come as a result of hard work and talent.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    A total lunar eclipse is seen on June 15, 2011 in Jerusalem. A lunar eclipse comes when the sun, Earth and moon line up and Earth's shadow falls on the moon. Getty Images

    Look up: 'Blood moon' eclipse coming early Tuesday morning

    Sky watchers are getting ready for an evening of special viewing when a total lunar eclipse arrives just after midnight on April 15.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Central Wisconsin natives among Badgers defensive players tasked with improving pressure on QBs. MARK MASSOGLIA/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Video: Central Wisconsin natives talk about the Badgers defense

    Senior defensive end Konrad Zagzebski and sophomore Vince Biegel talk about the development of the young UW defense this spring.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Gov. Scott Walker has said he would finish his degree through the UW System's new Flexible Option Degree Program if it offered the right course load. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    UW flex offerings don't fit Walker's needs for degree

    Gov. Scott Walker may want to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System, but there are no immediate plans to offer classes in the fields he's interested in.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    A Kansas State Trooper stands near the location of a shooting Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan. AP

    Gunman kills 3 at Kansas City-area Jewish sites

    A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    California Department of Fish and Wildlife veterinarian Ben Gonzales, left, holds a 4-foot crocodile after removing duct tape from the muzzle of the creature with the help of aide Tom Batter. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE/AP

    The week's odd news: Abandoned crocodile captured at California strip mall

    Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Members of the Killer Beez take part in the Trivia Parade on Friday on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Trivia 45 kicks off with annual parade of teams (with video)

    Before hunkering down indoors for most of the next 54 hours, participants in the world's largest trivia contest enjoyed some sunshine Friday while participating in the annual Trivia Parade.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Central Wisconsin Literacy Council offers orientation

    The Central Wisconsin Literacy Council will offer a free, three-week orientation session for adults in Marathon and Wood counties to learn about council programs and services.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    U.S. Rep. Tom Petri. Aileen Andrews / Action Reporter Media

    U.S. Rep. Tom Petri won't run for re-election

    Fond du Lac Republican Rep. Tom Petri announced Friday that he won't seek re-election after 35 years in Congress, a surprise reversal from just last week when he said he planned to 'run a strong campaign' and 'win in August and November.'

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Updated: Panel says ‘no’ to speed limit hike in Wisconsin Rapids

    Despite advice from staff members stating that the current speed limit is unenforceable, a city committee unanimously agreed not to increase the speed limit on Second Avenue.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Wisconsin State Senator Mike Ellis, 19th Senate District Republican in his Neenah office May 11, 2007. Post-Crescent photo by Sharon Cekada

    State Sen. Mike Ellis will not run for re-election

    State Sen. Mike Ellis told Post-Crescent Media today that he will not run for re-election in November, saying it's time to yield his seat to someone who's better prepared to deal with 'new-era politics and the culture of gotcha.'

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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