- Where should a college draw the line on what groups it allows on campus? STEVENS POINT That question was at the heart of a debate between a conservative student group and the school's student government organization. The SGA voted against recognizing Turning Point USA which angered some people. Now, the university has stepped in to settle a fight over first amendment rights. "Personally I felt that every student had the right to say what they were going to say," said Amelia Heup, the chairwoman of UWSP's College Republicans.
- Some artists learn about painting and pottery during art classes in school. LAND O' LAKES But one home schooled boy is finding other ways to perfect his art. "Just being yourself and being creative," said 12-year-old Severt Beattie. Beattie has a passion for painting. "Sometimes I just want to be creative," said Beattie. Beattie got inspired by art after discovering a family member was once a famous artist. "My great grandpa was an artist. He has some really cool pictures he's made," said Beattie. Beattie hits the books hard when he is getting home schooled. But often times, extra-curricular classes, like art class get overlooked. "It makes me feel enjoyable and happy because I like all the colors," said Beattie.
- Paging through sales flyers, setting your alarm clock extra early, and standing in line with hundreds of people usually go hand in hand on Black Friday. RHINELANDER It's a day retail stores have to prepare for in advance and a day shoppers can't wait for because of those deals.
- Merrill could be the newest local school district to rely on referendum money in its school budget. MERRILL The district faces a $1.8 million dollar operating deficit for next school year, and it has had to take from savings for years to keep the school running. "We've been making cuts, and we've gotten in the habit of making cuts. Unfortunately, we became very good at making cuts," said Superintendent Dr. John Sample. A consultant's survey got more than 1,600 responses from people in the district. It shows two-thirds of respondents support some sort of referendum to help pay for schools.
- The Ashland School district suspends a teacher because of a social media post that followed the shooting death of a Native American student. ASHLAND Ashland Superintendent Keith Hilts says the posts by Ojibwe language instructor Sandra Gokee were defamatory and inflammatory.
- A conservation club in northwestern Wisconsin says it will mount an albino deer accidentally shot by a hunter and use it as a teaching tool. DURAND The state Department of Natural Resources says the hunter who mistakenly shot the white deer contacted authorities after learning he had killed the protected animal in Pepin County.
- Election season is starting early in Wisconsin. MADISON Voters will fill three open seats in the Legislature over the next two months. Primaries are set for December 19th with the general elections scheduled for January 16th.
- The authors of a Republican bill that would dramatically relax Wisconsin's air pollution rules say the regulations are placing an undue burden on businesses. MADISON Representative Jesse Kremer and Senator Duey Stroebel told the Assembly's Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations during a public hearing Tuesday that the state regulates scores of pollutants that the federal government doesn't and the rules need to be reviewed.