MADISON - Going into Tuesday's election, Republicans held the majority in the State Senate and State Assembly, plus the governor, state treasurer, and attorney general positions.
The GOP held on to both houses, but the other three seats were taken by Democrats.
Tony Evers will replace Governor Scott Walker, Josh Kaul will replace Attorney General Brad Schimel, and Sarah Godlewski will replace state treasurer Matt Adamczyk.
Tuesday night the party celebrated their victories.
"I think that this is actually an omen of what's to come for the rest of the ticket. Let's give it up for everybody on this incredible ticket, and we are ready to continue to fight and take back our state," said Godlewski to a crowd at an election party Tuesday night.
But since the GOP still has such a strong presence in the state legislature, whether the small blue wave in these three positions will have any effect on the direction of the state remains to be seen.
BOULDER JUNCTION - A 59-year-old man died Wednesday morning after a head-on crash on Highway 51 in Boulder Junction.
Two full-size pickup trucks hit each other just after 10 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 51 and Bakken Road.
"[We] believe, from the crush of the impact, that that was a head-on, not a glancing or angled blow," said Vilas Co. Sheriff's Capt. Gerry Ritter on scene.
First responders used the "jaws of life" to take victims out of at least one truck. In addition to the man who died, two other people were taken to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff for treatment.
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