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The FAA has billed the EAA nearly $450,000 for the cost of air traffic controllers.

Worker Injured, Fireworks Ended

Jul 5, 2013

Officials in Hales Corners ended a fireworks display shortly after it began last night.

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Gas prices have taken big rides in recent months.

First, some shot up to well over $4 per gallon. Now, during the holiday weekend, many are nearly a dollar lower.

Many stations across the Milwaukee area are selling gas for 3.29 a gallon.

Erin Roth works for the Wisconsin Petroleum Council. He says there are a couple reasons for the relatively low holiday price.

As the country commemorates July 4th, we’ll visit an often overlooked bronze and granite monument in Milwaukee.

Waukesha has made major revisions in its request for Lake Michigan water, so the Dept. of Natural Resources should conduct new hearings, according to several environmental interests.

Iron Brigade Gave Union Advantage at Gettysburg

Jul 3, 2013
Scanned engraving from The Century Magazine

This week marks the 150th anniversary of one of the Civil War's most famous battles.  The Battle of Gettysburg was also the war's deadliest, and Wisconsin soldiers played a key role over its three days.

The Wisconsin DNR wants more details from Gogebic Taconite, the company interesting in mining iron ore south of Lake Superior.

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People inside and outside of the Catholic Church are still trying to assess the long-term ramifications of the scores of documents released by the Milwaukee Archdiocese this week.

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The Milwaukee archdiocese released hundreds of documents related to the clergy sex abuse cases - did they really contain bombshells?

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The imminent Independence Day holiday is another milepost in the annual gardener’s calendar. 

Take the Path to Wisconsin's Best Trails

Jul 3, 2013
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Wisconsin boasts thousands of miles of trails - but which are the best?

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.

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

Letter of a Wisconsin Civil War Soldier Inspires Song

Jul 2, 2013
The Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing Collection

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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