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Worker injured in Wisconsin cheese plant explosion, fire Submitted: 11/17/2017

ROSENDALE, WI - An explosion and fire at a cheese plant in Fond du Lac County sent one person to the hospital.

The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Travis Klotzbach, of Brandon, was using a cutting torch on an empty 55-gallon barrel in the auto shop at Knaus Cheese near Rosendale when the explosion happened just after 7 a.m. Friday.

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Economic adviser talks tax bill with Wisconsin Senator Submitted: 11/17/2017

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers says he met yesterday with a senator who opposes the senate's tax overhaul plan.

Kevin Hassett tells reporters at the White House Friday that he met Thursday with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who opposes the Senate bill that would slash the corporate tax rate and reduce personal income tax rates for many.

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Wisconsin tribe asks federal officials to probe teen's death Submitted: 11/16/2017

ASHLAND COUNTY - A northern Wisconsin tribe wants federal officials to investigate why a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a teenager on the tribe's reservation.

Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot and killed 14-year-old Jason Pero on Nov. 8 on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's reservation.

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Tree from Shawano County to be presented to the White House Submitted: 11/16/2017

WASHINGTON - Christmas is coming to Donald Trump's White House a bit early this year.

Melania Trump is set to accept the official White House Christmas tree on Monday.

First ladies typically receive the tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but the Trumps are expected to spend the holiday at their home in Palm Beach, Florida.


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Head of firefighters union running for governor Submitted: 11/13/2017

MADISON - The head of the Wisconsin state firefighters union is running for governor as a Democrat, joining a crowded field hoping for the chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Mahlon Mitchell launched his campaign Monday with stops in Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison.

Mitchell said Monday he is running for governor "because after eight years of Scott Walker, it's time for change."

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Hunting approved for groundhogs in Wisconsin Submitted: 11/13/2017

MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill setting up an open season on groundhogs. Walker signed the measure on Saturday.

The bill removes groundhogs from the state's protected species list and calls on the Department of Natural Resources to establish a year-round hunting and trapping season with no bag limits.

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Packers defeat Bears 23-16 Submitted: 11/12/2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, Nick Perry had three sacks and the Green Packers beat the Chicago Bears 23-16 to snap a three-game losing streak on Sunday.

Hundley, starting his third game for an injured Aaron Rodgers, threw a 17-yard touchdown to Davante Adams to make it 23-13 with 5:29 to play, and the Packers (5-4) hung on to beat the Bears (3-6) for the eighth time in nine games.

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DOC: 'Very small' number of juvenile inmates are problem Submitted: 11/11/2017

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says a "very small percentage" of inmates at the state's juvenile prisons are behind a string of recent violent episodes since a federal judge ordered changes in disciplinary tactics.

An attorney for the department submitted a court-ordered update on conditions at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake prisons Friday. He detailed three events since the court's order in July where inmates attempted to escape or assaulted workers as examples of challenges the prisons have faced implementing the order.

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Family says teen shot by Ashland Co. deputy left school with illness Submitted: 11/11/2017

ODANAH - The grandparents of a Wisconsin eighth-grader fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy say the teen had left school with the flu that morning.

An Ashland County sheriff's deputy shot 14-year-old Jason Pero on Wednesday on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation.

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Grandparents say teen shot by police left school with flu that morning Submitted: 11/10/2017

ASHLAND COUNTY - The grandparents of a Wisconsin 8th grader shot and killed by police say the teen had left school with the flu that morning.

An Ashland County Sheriff's deputy shot 14 year old Jason Pero on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation on Wednesday.

Authorities say Pero had a knife but haven't elaborated.

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