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11:56 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Virginia Group Steps Into Wisconsin Raw Milk Case

Raw milk case continues in Wisconsin

The Virginia-based Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has filed an appeal, on behalf of a Wisconsin dairy farmer. In May, a state court convicted Vernon Hershberger of violating a hold the state had put on his raw milk products, a seal, indicating they should not be sold publicly.

However, the jury found him not guilty of producing milk, operating a dairy plant and selling retail food without licenses.

On the misdemeanor conviction, the judge fined Hershberger $1,000.

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Regional
9:34 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Boaters: Milwaukee's Perfect - When the Weather's Nice

Meyers and Rosyneks now spend summer weekends tethered to their boat

People will pack Milwaukee’s lakefront Wednesday evening for the annual July 3rd fireworks extravaganza. Another crowded place will be the city’s waterways - if the weather cooperates.

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Regional
8:25 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Court Upholds Conviction of Parents who Prayed Instead of Getting Medical Care for Dying Daughter

Wisconsin Supreme Court
Credit Monkeyatlarge, Flickr

Madeline Neumann died of undiagnosed diabetes in 2008. She was 11 years old.

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Arts & Culture
7:37 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Letter of a Wisconsin Civil War Soldier Inspires Song

The envelope from a letter written by a Civil War soldier
Credit The Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing Collection

Madison band Count This Penny plays a song inspired by the words of a Wisconsin soldier fighting in the American Civil War.

As we remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, we've been hearing about the experiences of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the American Civil War.

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Arts & Culture
7:18 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Wisconsinites Make Last Stand at Gettysburg

Barlow's Knoll after the first day of battle at Gettysburg
Credit Wiki Media Commons

Lake Effect's Civil War historian Thomas Martin Sobottke tells the story of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg.

One hundred fifty years ago, over the first 3 days of July, one of the fiercest and most important battles of the American Civil War was fought.

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Arts & Culture
6:48 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

'30 Americans' Showcases Black Artists' Experiences

Hank Willis Thomas' "Branded Head, 2003" is on display at the "30 Americans" exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews artist Hank Willis Thomas and Milwaukee Art Museum curator Lisa Sutcliffe.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s latest exhibition, 30 Americans, opened last month to the public.

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Essay
6:32 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Essay: Independent of Independence Day Sales

Essayist Avi Lank offers his thoughts on Fourth of July sales.

We're just two short days away from July 4th - which means, Independence Day fireworks, cookouts, and big sales at retailers.  Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank may partake in the first two traditions, but as for the third - count him out.

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Politics & Government
6:19 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

With New Budget Signed, Walker's 'Living Experiment' Continues

Analyst Rob Henken says the state budget is a "balancing act" between policy priorities.
Credit Tax Credits/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Public Policy Forum's Rob Henken.

Governor Scott Walker signed the biennial state budget into law this past Sunday, using his substantial line item veto power to eliminate 58 items from the document.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Milwaukee to Enforce Residency Rule, Despite New State Budget

Milwaukee has had a residency rule for 75 years. The biennial budget that Gov. Walker signed on Sunday wipes out residency requirements for municipal workers statewide.

The Common Council has voted to continue requiring city workers to live in Milwaukee.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue July 2, 2013

SNAP Wants Dolan Investigated for Fraud

Members of SNAP Monday called for a federal investigation of former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

For a time Monday, it was difficult to access the Milwaukee Archdiocese website. It stalled, after the church released 6,000 pages of documents detailing its response to clergy sex abuse allegations, spanning decades.

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