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Friday Night Blitz 2.14.20Submitted: 02/14/2020
Friday Night Blitz 2.14.20
NORTHWOODS - Mosinee 49 Medford 67
Antigo 53 Rhinelander 59
Assumption 61 Abbotsford 71
Marathon 69 Phillips 66
Newman Catholic 70 Prentice 76



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NORTHWOODS - Candidates for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District special election are making their final pitches to voters Monday - just one day before the primaries.

The winners of the Republican and Democratic races will face each other on the May 12th special election.
Tricia Zunker spent part of her day at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, which offers liberal arts and technical degrees. She says she wanted to learn from college leaders about how she can best support the trades, in Northern Wisconsin.

"We don't live in this world where college is for everyone," said Zunker. "We need people in all facets of society for a thriving society. There's really great jobs in the highly-skilled and technical fields."

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EAGLE RIVER - With all the technology today, it's hard to find a home without internet access.

But many people in Northern Wisconsin have slow speeds because they lack broadband access.

Ted Bogeman is the owner of ChoiceTEL in Eagle River. His company provides broadband access by bringing fiber optic cables to homes.

He's seen the benefits of more broadband access to his customers, and their communities.

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RHINELANDER - The federal government cut the Environmental Protection Agency's budget and put more responsibility on individual states. Wisconsin lawmakers decided to cut back on Wisconsin's budget as well.

Over the 10-year period of 2008 to 2018, legislators cut the budget of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by 36%.

According to a report by the Environmental Integrity Project in Wisconsin $91.4 million was spent on environmental protection 2008, while in 2018 was only $68.9 million.

Across the Midwest, environmental protection spending dropped 25% in Illinois and nearly 19% in Iowa. Spending increased in Minnesota by almost 2% and almost 6% in Michigan.

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MADISON - Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday.

Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone. The top two vote-getters will advance to the April 7 general election with a 10-year term on the high court at stake.

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IOWA - The Iowa Democratic Party says they've now started, essentially, a partial re-count of caucus voting results.

It's re-canvassing 25 precincts and three satellite caucuses at the request of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Pete Buttigieg, the current Iowa winner, wants a re-canvass of 66 precincts, and all satellite caucuses.

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FULTON, WI - New voting software is coming to Wisconsin, but not everywhere just yet.

Micorsoft and the non-profit "Voting Works" have teamed up on new software designed to put voters' minds at ease and make sure their voices are counted correctly.

The small town of Fulton near Madison is the guinea pig.

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MILWAUKEE -
Police are investigating after a bullet penetrated a window of a dormitory on the Marquette University campus.

Authorities say the bullet came from an exchange of gunfire between two cars outside Wells St. Hall Sunday night. No one was injured.

Officials say the bullet hit an eighth floor window of the dorm.

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