MADISON - Outgoing Gov. Scott Walker is giving outgoing Attorney General Brad Schimel a job as a judge.
Walker announced Tuesday that he appointed Schimel as a Waukesha County circuit judge. Walker said Schimel has shown a commitment to the rule of law and will faithfully serve the state as a judge.
Schimel is a former Waukesha County district attorney.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Schimel will replace Judge Patrick Haughney, who announced plans to resign earlier this fall. Walker's office hasn't' released a list of applicants for the position. It's unclear when Schimel will start.
State Department of Justice spokeswoman Rebecca Ballweg didn't immediately reply to an email.
The appointment comes a day after Schimel conceded defeat to Democrat Josh Kaul in the Nov. 6 election. Walker lost to Democrat Tony Evers.
RHINELANDER - A man died near the entrance of Nicolet College in Rhinelander on Thursday afternoon.
Neither the campus nor the public were in danger, according to the Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office. Due to the circumstances of the man's death, Newswatch 12 is not releasing more information, but there appears to be nothing suspicious about the death.
Police got a report at 3:55 p.m. about a man lying face down near the entry drive to Nicolet College. Emergency responders took him to St. Mary's Hospital, but he died.
The Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office, Rhinelander Fire Department, Pelican First Responders, and Oneida Co. Medical Examiner's Office were involved in the response.
ARBOR VITAE - Do you know where your food comes from? Kindergarteners at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff elementary do. They have been growing their own fruits and vegetables all year. On Thursday, their work culminated in a final celebration as part of the first-ever Wisconsin School Garden Day.
Each kindergartner was partnered with a fifth grader to help them with planting and weeding.
Organizer Adriane Morabito said it is important for young people to know where their food comes from.
"It teaches them important skills like empathy, compassionate, and kindness," said Morabito. "It also helps them eat healthy."
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