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No. 9 Wisconsin hosts Florida Atlantic, offers storm help

By The Associated Press Florida Atlantic (0-1) at No. 9 Wisconsin (1-0), Saturday Noon ET (BTN). Line: Wisconsin by 31½. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE The threat of Hurricane Irma striking south Florida makes the stakes of this nonconference game a secondary concern. While Florida Atlantic was scheduled to arrive as scheduled from… Keep Reading


Highlights of $76 billion Wisconsin budget proposal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Highlights of the two-year state budget passed Wednesday by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee: BY THE NUMBERS: The budget will leave about a $196 million cushion, improved from around $82 million as Gov. Scott Walker introduced it. The budget covers spending through the end of June 2019. ___ K-12 SCHOOLS: State… Keep Reading


RiverWolves announce “Name the Mascot” contest

WAUSAU — Wausau’s new hockey team is asking the community to help name their new mascot, according to a news release issued this week. Submit mascot names now through Sept. 22 at Fans who submit a name will become eligible to win a RiverWolves prize pack. The team will unveil their mascot and name… Keep Reading


Castillo, Reds complete 3-game sweep of Brewers with 7-1 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Luis Castillo struck out 10 in his final start of a fine season, Zack Cozart and Jose Peraza homered and the last-place Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 7-1 win on Wednesday. The playoff-contending Brewers have lost four of five. Neil Walker’s homer in the… Keep Reading


15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation — an act Washington state’s attorney general called part of a “dark time for our country.” The lawsuit filed… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Biz Briefs: Church Mutual announces leadership promotions

(NEWS RELEASE) – Church Mutual Insurance Company recently announced several leadership promotions to position the company for continued growth and opportunity. “We are pleased to continue to grow our management structure to ensure success, now and in the years to come,” said Kevin Root, senior vice president of operations at Church Mutual. Breigh Voigt has… Keep Reading


Marathon County Sheriff’s Department seeks Harvey donations

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Members of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in supporting law enforcement personnel affected by Hurricane Harvey. The effort is part of the Sheriff’s Adopting Sheriff’s program, managed by the Badger State Sheriff’s Association. Activated in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the program provides direct… Keep Reading


Wausau pool popularity surges

WAUSAU — Attendance at Wausau pools rose by more than 50 percent in 2017, according to a city parks and recreation report. The city’s three pools drew 25,363 visitors in 2017 compared to 16,851 last year, city officials said. The city spent about $9 million to renovate Wausau’s three neighborhood pools in a three-year span.… Keep Reading


Kohl’s to open Amazon shops inside some of its stores

By JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s says it will open up Amazon shops in 10 of its stores, making it the latest department store operator to make a deal with the e-commerce giant. Kohl’s shoppers will be able to buy Amazon Echos, Fire tablets and other gadgets from the 1,000-square-foot… Keep Reading

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