- Gogebic Taconite made official its decision to stop pursuing a mine in northern Wisconsin. IRON COUNTY This week, the company withdrew its preapplication for an iron mine east of Mellen. GTAC closed its Hurley office last month. The proposed mine drew protests from people concerned about the environmental impact it could have.
- A new club at Lakeland Union High School could get more students interested in engineering. The Robotics Club gives students a chance to use robots and drones to understand the core concepts of engineering. MINOCQUA
- An Antigo man could spend more than 40 years in prison for allegedly biting a piece of another man's ear off during a bar fight. ANTIGO According to court documents, 26-year-old James Pendleton was sitting across the bar from the victim and a woman who had a restraining order against Pendleton.
- On Tuesday, a Michigan man named Steven Snyder robbed a Wausaukee bank. Before he was killed later that day, police say Snyder killed a state trooper and another person. NORTHWOODS Bank workers in Wausaukee, like those in other Northwoods banks, likely had been trained in advance on what to do if being robbed. In Rhinelander, the police department works directly with banks and credit unions to prepare workers for a potential robbery.
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration. WESLACO, TEXAS The likely Republican presidential contender remained invisible to reporters on Friday during a visit that could have given him a chance to spotlight illegal immigration and border security.
- Wisconsin private investigators might lose a tool they value within the next few months. MADISON A state Senate committee will likely advance a bill within weeks to ban the use of many GPS tracking devices on cars. The bill is designed to prevent stalking, but private investigators would lose the ability to use the tool in their work, too.
- A Milwaukee man has pleaded guilty to threatening Gov. Scott Walker's adult son on Twitter. MADISON Online court records show Robert Peffer pleaded guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts of using a computer to send threatening or obscene messages.
- The Wisconsin Badgers could focus on its control Thursday against a loose playing North Carolina team. LOS ANGELES This one wasn't a blowout.