- Last month, voters in the Unified School District of Antigo rejected a referendum that would have consolidated the district's seven elementary schools. Now the district has to figure out what to do with the teachers, staff and students of one school that will close in June.
- Plus, until now Price County has never had any type of public transportation. Park Falls hasn't even had a taxi service in years. That all changed in April with a new bus.
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LAONA - Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson faces a tough path to reelection this fall. The Republican has found himself down by double digits to challenger Russ Feingold in Marquette Law School polls at times. But Johnson says he'll swing voters when they look at his record of getting work done in Washington, D.C.
Johnson announced his bid for re-election during stops across Wisconsin Monday. The senator began the day at his Oshkosh-based plastics facility before meeting with state Sen. Tom Tiffany, logging industry and school leaders at a logging site in Laona. Johnson said Monday was a great day to start his run.
EAGLE RIVER - Today's manufacturing industry relies on an increasing knowledge of science, technology, and mathematics. And thanks to a grant awarded to the Northland Pines School District, teachers will be able to provide their students with the latest technology the manufacturing industry has to offer.
DEFOREST, WI - Authorities say a manhunt for a suspect in a fatal shooting in West Allis ended with a chase and shootout on a Wisconsin highway.
West Allis police say a 42-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning at an apartment complex. Several hours later, a drive-by shooting was reported on Interstate 90/94 near DeForest. That incident led to traffic closures.
DETROIT - A few hundred Detroit teachers are picketing outside the district headquarters, protesting the possibility that some will not receive paychecks during the summer months if Detroit Public Schools runs out of money.
The district's state-appointed transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. The mass sick-out has forced the district to close 94 of its 97 schools.
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