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Statewide recounts rarely lead to change in winners

The presidential recount vote underway in Wisconsin is costing millions of dollars, diverting county workers from their normal end-of-year duties and raising…

Shilling campaign declares victory after recount complete

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling

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State Senator Jennifer Shilling declared victory Friday after the recount in the 32nd State Senate District concluded.

La Crosse Common Council UWL student rep submits resignation

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Elaine Anderson has served as UWL student representative on the council since last year.

Majority of challenged Vernon County votes to stand

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The recount for the 32nd state senate race between declared winner and Democrat Jennifer Shilling and Republican Dan Kapanke is getting special attention in…

Presidential recount begins in Wisconsin

Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested the recount that started Thursday.

Shilling campaign: Kapanke challenging absentee ballots in Vernon Co.

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The Shilling campaign tells News 8 that Kapanke is challenging the absentee ballots in multiple municipalities of Vernon County.

Presidential recount to begin later in La Crosse County

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Wisconsin's Presidential Recount is set to begin Thursday, but the La Crosse County Clerk's office says they may not be ready by then.

Presidential recount to begin later in La Crosse County

Wisconsin's Presidential Recount is set to begin Thursday, but the La Crosse County Clerk's office says they may not be ready by then.

La Crosse Co. Clerk prepared for presidential recount

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Local clerks say the current recount in the 32nd State Senate District, including Jennifer Shilling and Dan Kapanke, could actually speed up their counting in…

Recount for Shilling, Kapanke race begins

The recount began Monday for Wisconsin's 32nd District State Senate Seat.

North Dakota leaders urge Obama for pipeline completion

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North Dakota's governor and congressional delegation are pressuring President Barack Obama to pave the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil…

Oshkosh group fails to get pot possession fine lowered

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A group in Oshkosh that wants to drastically lower the fine for marijuana possession is upset that the city council won't act on its petition.

Dan Kapanke to request recount

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Dan Kapanke has decided to seek a recount after Sen. Jennifer Shilling won Wisconsin's 32nd district race by 56 votes.

Dan Kapanke to request recount

Dan Kapanke has decided to seek a recount after Sen. Jennifer Shilling won Wisconsin's 32nd district race by 56 votes.

Sen. Shilling wins Senate leadership position, responds to recount request

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Despite a pending recount with Dan Kapanke, Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Jennifer Shilling is reelected as the Senate Democratic Leader.

Minnesota Senate GOP puts health care in 2017 spotlight

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Senate Republicans are putting a major emphasis on health care as they take control.

National security adviser: Campaign was warfare

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President-elect Donald Trump's pick for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, says the recent election was a "political revolution" for the country and…

Mental health patients in Madison seek help after election

Psychiatrists and other therapists in the Madison area say their clients are feeling anxious about President-elect Donald Trump's plan based on his campaign…

Heim: Court's decision on redistricting maps could have national implications

A three-judge panel threw out the state's district maps, saying they violate the voting rights of Democrats in the state.

Federal court blocks Wisconsin GOP's redistricting maps

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A federal court says voting districts drawn by Wisconsin Republicans are unconstitutional.

Kapanke has until Wednesday to seek recount in Senate race

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A La Crosse Republican looking to unseat the state Senate's Democratic leader has until Wednesday to ask for a recount.

Minnesota officials solicit bids for governor's home upgrade

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Minnesota officials are soliciting bids for proposed upgrades at the Governor's Residence in St. Paul, including a renovation of the property's carriage house…

County election officials prepare for possible State Senate recount

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La Crosse's County Clerk is anticipating a recount in the 32nd State Senate district race between Jennifer Shilling and Dan Kapanke, but a recount hasn't been…

Walker calls on Trump to rescind Obama executive orders

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is telling Facebook followers the first thing he wants Donald Trump to do as president is start rescinding President Barack…

Winona State hosts 54th annual Model Legislature for students

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Area students are getting a first-hand look at how government works.

Political Professor says fake news had small impact in election

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Whether fake news stories impacted the results of last week's elections is being strongly contested from both sides.

Why some are signing off on social media post-election

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A week after the election, some people in our area say they've signed off social media.

Shilling, Kapanke state Senate race tightens after official count

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The four counties in the district completed their official counts Tuesday.

La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat announces re-election campaign

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The November election may still be fresh in many minds, but La Crosse's Mayor is already preparing for the next election cycle.

New Deputy Majority Leader

An area legislator takes a leadership role in the Minnesota senate.

La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat announces re-election campaign

The November election may still be fresh in many minds, but La Crosse's Mayor is already preparing for the next election cycle.

590 provisional ballots cast in Wisconsin election

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission says at least 590 people cast provisional ballots in last week's election because they didn't have a photo ID.

Volunteers needed for likely recount of Shilling, Kapanke race

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La Crosse's local democratic party is preparing for a possible recount in the Shilling-Kapanke race.

Study to examine if Voter ID reduced Wisconsin turnout

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The Dane County Clerk says a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison will look at whether the new Voter ID law reduced turnout on Election Day in…

Walker takes lead of GOP governors group

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Gov. Scott Walker takes over this week as the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Milwaukee elections chief: Voter ID law hurt city's turnout

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Milwaukee's elections chief says Wisconsin's voter ID law caused problems at the polls in the city and likely contributed to lower voter turnout.

Thousands march to State Capitol to protest President-elect Donald Trump

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Thousands took to the streets of Madison Thursday night to protest President-elect Donald Trump.

Walker on joining Trump administration

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Gov. Scott Walker says Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence have hinted over the past few months about inviting him to join the new administration in…

Why does it take so long for election results to come in?

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Area clerks explain why it takes so long to get results from an election after polls close.

Voter Turnout Down in Wisconsin

Turnout for this year's election hit a 20-year low in Wisconsin.

Shilling secures 32nd Senate District seat by fewer than 60 votes

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According to the Associated Press, Jennifer Shilling has officially beat out competitors Dan Kapanke and Chip DeNure to secure her spot once again in the…

Winona School Referendum Passes

Voters in the Winona area school district passed both questions presented to them.

Mabel-Canton School Referendum

The Mabel-Canton School District's referendum passed last night.

Referendum Reaction

The La Crescent-Hokah School District's referendum was denied by voters 53 percent to 47 percent.

Shilling secures 32nd Senate District seat by small margin

Jennifer Shilling has officially beat out competitors Dan Kapanke and Chip DeNure to secure her spot once again in the state Senate.

Johnson Wins Re-Election

The Wisconsin US Senate seat remains in Republican hands for the coming session.

Locals react to President-Elect Trump

With the election results many are touting as a presidential upset we were curious what you thought President-Elect Trump should focus on first when he takes…

Website not yet showing all absentee votes

Early voters concerned about the status of their votes might not see their votes on the My Vote website for up to a month.

Exit poll: Economic worries boost Trump in Wisconsin

Donald Trump prevailed in Wisconsin on Tuesday by rolling up overwhelming support from white men and political independents, while making inroads among groups…

Wisconsin election turnout near 20-year low

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Turnout for the presidential election in Wisconsin appears to be a 20-year low.

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