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Firefighters investigating mysterious forest fire

Posted: 09/20/2012 - The flames may be snuffed out but the investigation is just beginning into what caused the mysterious fire. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the fire didn't happen naturally and could be suspicious.

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Students promote wellness during Fitness-a-Thon

Updated: 09/20/2012 - Some elementary students in Chippewa Falls were running laps in an event to promote wellness. Thursday was the kick-off of Hillcrest Elementary School's Fitness-a-Thon fundraiser.

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Ag officials: Verdict doesn't mean raw milk safe

Updated: 09/20/2012 - The state agriculture department released a statement after Alvin Schlangen was cleared Thursday of three misdemeanor charges in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

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Evers says he's inclined to run for second term

Updated: 09/20/2012 - The 60-year-old Evers was first elected to the nonpartisan position as state superintendent of public instruction in April 2009. He would be up for re-election in April 2013.

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Unemployment rate increases in Wisconsin

Updated: 09/20/2012 - The latest jobs numbers show that about 19,000 jobs have been created since Walker took office in 2011. He promised to create 250,000 jobs by 2015.

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Head of Wis. economic development quits

Updated: 09/20/2012 - Paul Jadin's decision to quit the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday comes after questions were raised earlier this year about how Jadin and the agency handled an offer of tax breaks to a company also bidding on a multimillion dollar state contract.

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Rainfall easing drought in certain corn states

Posted: 09/20/2012 - A weekly tracker of the nation's worst drought in decades says parched conditions continue easing in key Midwest states as farmers step up their corn harvests.

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Thompson, Chamber of Commerce launch new ads

Updated: 11/05/2012 - New television ads for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson are hitting the air in the wake of polls that show his Democratic challenger Tammy Baldwin gaining momentum in the race.

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Poverty rate statewide is flat

Updated: 09/20/2012 - U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday show nearly 726,000 people live in poverty in Wisconsin, or about 13 percent of the population. That includes about 237,000 children. The rate has remained about 13 percent statewide over the past two years.

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