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Walker approval rating below Obama, Ryan in Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker

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Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating is at 43 percent, one year after he dropped his ill-fated run for president.

Wisconsin looking less like presidential battleground state

Wisconsin may be a battleground state, if the polls are to be believed, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren't treating it like one.

Walker says nothing illegal about campaign donations

Gov. Scott Walker says there was nothing illegal about campaign donations from corporate leaders given to a conservative group that helped him and Republican…

Walker says nothing illegal about campaign donations

Gov. Scott Walker says there was nothing illegal about campaign donations from corporate leaders given to a conservative group that helped him and Republican…

Walker released transportation spending plan

Gov. Scott Walker says he would veto any increase in the gas tax or vehicle registration fee if it winds up in the upcoming state budget unless there was tax…

Report: 'Because Scott Walker asked' publishes leaked John Doe documents

In a major story posted online Wednesday, British newspaper The Guardian has posted a trove of leaked documents from the now-closed John Doe investigation…

Report: 'Because Scott Walker asked' publishes leaked John Doe documents

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In a major story posted online Wednesday, British newspaper The Guardian has posted a trove of leaked documents from the now-closed John Doe investigation…

Business forum hosts Shilling, Kapanke in Onalaska

Business Forum

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A business forum in Onalaska Tuesday is showing differences between a local politician and her challenger.

Startup plans to buck traditional media, report real-time election day results

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Wisconsin is among a group of states that may have real time projections of the winner of the presidential and U.S. Senate races shared before the polls close…

Local candidates take part in forum in La Crosse

Candidate Forum on Business

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The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce invited candidates in the 94th assembly district and 32nd state senate district to take part in a business forum this…

Local candidates take part in forum in La Crosse

The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce invited candidates in the 94th assembly district and 32nd state senate district to take part in a business forum this…

Feingold talks agriculture issues during stop in Stoddard

Russ Feingold

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U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold continues his tour around Wisconsin with another stop in the La Crosse area Friday.

Petition created for Green Bay mayor's resignation

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An online petition created by a former supporter of Green Bay's mayor calls for his resignation because of the campaign finance charges against him.

Democrats say Republicans have let down rural schools

Wisconsin State Capitol

Assembly Democrats say Republicans haven't done enough to address funding cuts and teacher shortages in Wisconsin's rural schools.

Libertarian presidential nominee woos Wisconsin voters

Gary Johnson campaigns

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson made a campaign stop in Wisconsin where a new poll shows about three-quarters of state residents don't know…

DOT to issue voting creds overnight during election week

Voter check-in

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The state Department of Transportation plans to ship voting credentials overnight to people who try to obtain photo identification during election week.

Election officials OK voter registration mailings

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The state Elections Commission has approved mailing postcards to more than a million unregistered voters urging them to get on the rolls.

Over 250 municipal positions in Minnesota without candidates

Minnesota State Capitol

Dozens of Minnesota city councils, township board and mayoral elections are without candidates this year.

Ron Johnson talks to local business owners

Ron Johnson visit

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Senator Ron Johnson stopped in La Crosse Monday.

Robert Redford makes fundraising plea for Feingold

Russ Feingold

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Hollywood movie star Robert Redford is asking for money to support Democratic Wisconsin Senate candidate Russ Feingold.

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