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State officials confirm 11 CWD infections on deer farm

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed 11 more cases of chronic wasting disease on a Washington County deer farm. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection quarantined the farm in March after a buck there tested positive. The agency announced Monday that 11 additional animals of the farm have tested positive…

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Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin’s troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats. The measure awaiting GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s signature would loosen the reins on an agency he created, which has marred by…

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Milwaukee Co. correctional officer accused of abusing inmate

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A correctional officer at the Milwaukee County Jail is accused of abusing an inmate. Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt said Monday he ordered the arrest of the 43-year-old man from Milwaukee over the weekend. In a news release, Schmidt said “Renegade staff will not be tolerated in the Sheriff’s Office.” Sheriff’s detectives have…

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Cut with care: Confetti maker provides jobs for women in addiction treatment

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By Andy Steiner MinnPost Kristy Williams will be the first to tell you that her life hasn’t always been easy. “My super-dysfunctional upbringing turned me into a super-dysfunctional adult,” she said. She struggled with an eating disorder since childhood (“food was my first true addiction,” she explained); married a “movie-of-the-week abusive” spouse; self-medicated with meth…

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Effort to weaken governors stirs separation-of-powers debate

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Democrats sue to prevent Republicans from diluting the powers of newly elected governors and attorneys general in Wisconsin and Michigan, the lawsuits will probably center on one question: Are lawmakers usurping authority that belongs to the executive branch? The legal threat arose after Republicans passed bills Wednesday that would give lawmakers…

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Hello, Delly: Dellavedova returns to Cavs in 3-team trade

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won’t recognize them. Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. The Cavaliers also received forward John Henson and 2021 first- and second-round picks from Milwaukee, and a 2022 second-rounder from Washington.…

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