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Gov. Walker Calls For Additional UW Tuition Freeze

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a two-year tuition freeze at the University of Wisconsin systems, according to the AP. The report states Walker, who is running for re-election this year, cast the tuition freeze on Friday to trim down an alleged $1 Billion surplus on the UW-system. It’s not the first time Walker has [...]

Tax Collections Come In Lower Than Projected

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Minnesota’s tax collectors took in slightly less than they were counting on in February and March, but finance officials aren’t sounding alarms. The state drew $67 million, or 2.5 percent, less than forecasters were predicting. A budget update released Thursday by the Department of Minnesota Management and Budget says the shortage had to do with [...]

ECE Annual Meeting In Rush City This Saturday

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Join East Central Energy for the Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting this Saturday, April 12th at Rush City High School. It all begins with a complimentary “pancake breakfast” at 8am. Popular activities such as bingo and those “bucket truck” rides will return. The Business Meeting begins at 10:15am.
WCMP will broadcast live during the event Saturday morning.

Celebration Gets Out Of Hand After Gopher Hockey Win

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It was a celebration that very quickly got out of hand. Hundreds took to the streets in Dinkytown Thursday night following the Gophers’ last-second win over North Dakota. Students and hockey fans crowded the intersection of 4th Street and 14th Avenue. People were seen climbing light poles, jumping on top of police squad cars, and [...]

Wild Play-Off Tickets Go On Sale

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Single-game tickets for the Minnesota Wild’s first-round home playoff games go on sale Saturday. Tickets for all three potential home games will be available starting at 10 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office and Ticketmaster. Single-game tickets start at $40 per game. The limit is six tickets per customer per game. The Wild [...]

DPS To Crackdown On Distracted Driving

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Thursday it’s cracking down on distracted driving across the state with a 10-day campaign that will launch Friday. DPS officials said more than 400 state agencies are adding extra patrols for the campaign. Authorities said from 2009-13, there were more than 86,000 crashes that could be attributed to [...]

Wisc. Gov. Walker To Launch Re-Election Campaign

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker plans to officially launch his re-election campaign with a series of events across the state on Tuesday. Walker has been inviting his supporters to attend the events, which begin early Tuesday morning in Dane near Madison and end Tuesday night at State Fair Park. He will be joined by Lt. Gov. Rebecca [...]