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Archive for August, 2012

Dayton Defends Raise For All State Employees

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is defending new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees ahead of a legislative panel’s vote. On Wednesday Dayton gave a letter to the lead Republicans on the Subcommittee on Employee Relations. In the letter, Dayton called the contracts “reasonable” and in line with those negotiated by his Republican predecessor, Tim [...]

Huge $15 Million Drug Bust In Wisconsin

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

A major marijuana grow in northeastern Wisconsin leads several arrests. It’s being called a $15 million dollar drug bust. Law enforcement says a fisherman tipped them off earlier this year about a large growing operation in Oconto County. Investigators say they seized 15 thousand plants that were growing. The bust is the third in as [...]

Wisconsin DNR Clarifies Chippewa Tribes Role In Wolf Hunt

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The state Department of Natural Resources says Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes can exclusively hunt 85 of the 201 wolves hunters will be allowed to kill this winter. Under treaties signed in 1837 and 1842, the tribes have the right to harvest 50 percent of the quota for any animal hunted in the so-called ceded territory, which [...]

WCMP Tours Pine County Jail (4 Videos)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

On Monday, Aug. 27, WCMP was allowed to bring cameras into the Pine County Jail on a guided tour by Sheriff Robin Cole.

East Central Energy Info Show (Audio)

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The East Central Energy Info Show with Cindy Rolain is heard each Wednesday morning on WCMP-FM 100.9 at 6:35am and on WCMP-AM 1350 at 8:05am. Today Cindy tells us about The Touchstone Energy Community Award. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Biden Coming To Wisconsin This Weekend

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden is set to make a campaign stop in Wisconsin this weekend. Gillian Morris is a spokeswoman for President Barack Obama’s campaign in Wisconsin. She told the Associated PRess that Biden is slated to appear in Green Bay on Sunday. Biden’s visit comes two days before the Democratic National Convention begins in [...]

Bayfield County Reports Suicide After Traffic Stop

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office says a wanted man shot and killed himself during a traffic stop Monday afternoon. The incident occurred shortly after noon on U.S. Highway 2 near State Highway 137. The Sheriff’s Office reports that a deputy stopped a car for a traffic violation, had a conversation with the driver, and took [...]