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Federal judge refuses to block Wisconsin right-to-work law Submitted: 09/26/2016

MADISON - A federal judge has refused a union's demand to block Wisconsin's right-to-work law.

The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Unions have argued the law enables nonunion members to receive free representation.

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Cattle escape after truck crash in Marathon County Submitted: 09/26/2016

MARATHON COUNTY - Highway 29 in Marathon County needed to be shut down for a time after cattle escaped from a trailer following a crash.

It happened at 11:15 p.m. Sunday when a tractor-trailer rolled on Highway 29, at County Y in the Town of Norrie.

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Election officials send out voter registration cards Submitted: 09/26/2016

MADISON - Wisconsin elections officials have started mailing postcards to hundreds of thousands of people telling them how to register to vote.

State lawmakers passed a measure earlier this year requiring Wisconsin to join a multi-state consortium that works to identify eligible voters who haven't registered and informs them how to get on the books.

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Pulaski police set up 'safe room' Submitted: 09/26/2016

PULASKI - A police department in northeastern Wisconsin has set up a "safe room" at its station with external, around-the-clock access.

Pulaski Police Chief Mark Hendzel says the room, with its heavy steel door and internal locks, could save lives, depending on the situation. Hendzel tells WLUK-TV that the room could be used by domestic violence or sexual assault victims and possibly those subjected to road rage.

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Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses Submitted: 09/25/2016

PITTSBURGH - Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

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Second man dies in western Wisconsin flooding Submitted: 09/23/2016

VERNON COUNTY - Authorities say a second person has died in the storms and flooding hitting western Wisconsin.

Vernon County Sheriff's officials say 79-year-old Joseph Menne attempted to drive through floodwater on a road near his home on Thursday.

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Family buries Minnesota mall attacker Submitted: 09/23/2016

- The family of a man who stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall before being shot and killed says he has been buried.

Federal authorities are investigating the attack at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud by 20-year-old Dahir Adan as a possible act of terrorism.

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Police remove student with unloaded gun from Sun Prairie high school Submitted: 09/22/2016

SUN PRAIRIE - Police have removed a suburban Madison high school student from class after he allegedly brought a gun to school.

Sun Prairie High School officials said police were alerted around 2 p.m. on Thursday that a student had posted a picture of a gun on social media with a statement that he was going to make history.

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Fox Valley teen dies after ending care for incurable disease Submitted: 09/22/2016

APPLETON - A Wisconsin teenager who drew attention for deciding to end her life instead of continuing a battle with an incurable disease has died.

Jerika Bolen's mother, Jen, told Gannett Wisconsin Media that the 14-year-old died Thursday at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

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Gov. Walker creates task force on opioid abuse Submitted: 09/22/2016

MILWAUKEE - Gov. Scott Walker says that although the state has taken steps in the past to combat opioid abuse in Wisconsin, there's more to be done.

On Thursday, Walker signed an executive order creating a task force to make additional recommendations for fighting abuse of pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone.

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