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Kleefisch downplays threats targeting school board members

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed threats against school board members, saying recently that she would "love” for those targeted with anger during the pandemic to have experienced what she and former Gov. Scott Walker did during the Act 10 union protests a decade ago.

Wisconsin lawmakers send anti-abortion bills to governor

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly has given final approval to a package of anti-abortion bills that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is all but certain to veto. No Democrats voted for the bills that passed Wednesday. Republican supporters say the measures will reduce the number of abortions in the state. Evers vetoed several of the bills two years ago, including one creating a criminal penalty for doctors who fail to give medical care in extremely rare circumstance in which a baby is born alive after a failed abortion. Republicans do not have enough votes in the Legislature to override an Evers veto. 

Major closures on the way for I-39/90 ramp to Beltline

MADISON, Wis. - Drivers looking to access the Beltline from I-39/90 South will have to find another route next week. The southbound ramp from I-39/90 to the Beltline westbound will be closed to all traffic starting at 2 a.m. Nov.…

Wisconsin lawmakers send anti-abortion bills to governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a package of anti-abortion bills, many of which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed two years ago and is all but certain to reject again.

Rotary Lights leader, volunteers vow to rebound from theft of $10,000 worth of power cords

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — For the 27th year, preparation for Riverside Park’s annual Rotary Lights setup is underway, but vandals set the process back. Volunteers began moving the electrical pedestals needed to power the display to Riverside Park on Friday. But over the weekend, vandals cut and stole about $10,000 worth of cords. Rotary Lights is a La Crosse…

Wisconsin conservation crews remove invasive fish from Mississippi River

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources teamed up with other conservation crews to remove invasive species from the Mississippi River. Their goal is to remove Silver Carp from the area. Crews used underwater speakers and nets to herd fish into areas where they could survey native fish and remove carp. The invasive carp can have a…

Florida Georgia Line to headline 2022 Country Fest in Cadott

CADOTT, Wis. (WKBT) — Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice will headline the 2022 Country Fest in Cadott, the festival announced Wednesday. The three-day country music and camping lineup runs June 23, 24 and 25. “We are so excited to bring people back to live music and in 2022 we are doing it in a big way!” festival…