Marti Mikkelson

News Reporter

Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WIBA in Madison, and WLIP in Kenosha.

Marti’s work has been recognized by RTNDA, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Marti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Marti currently lives on her favorite side of town – Milwaukee’s east side.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Summit Set for June as Heroin Deaths Spike in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee leaders will hold a conference in June to address heroin problems.
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There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of heroin deaths in Milwaukee County. The Medical Examiner reports 67 people died of overdoses in 2013, compared to 50 the year before.

Several surrounding counties have held summits in an effort to tackle the problem. A huge regional gathering will be held in Milwaukee later this spring.

Milwaukee Common Council President Michael Murphy has spent the past few months organizing the summit. It will be held June 4 at Marquette University.

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Politics & Government
12:22 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Attorney: Kramer Intends to Plead Not Guilty to Sexual Assault

Former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer appeared in court Monday on sexual assault charges

The lawyer for former state Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer says his client will plead not guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Congressman Tom Petri to Retire Instead of Seeking Re-Election

Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri says he won't seek re-election this year.

Republican Congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in the House of Representatives.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Reasons Vary as Many Lawmakers Depart State Office

It looks like there will be a lot of new faces in the state Legislature in 2015.
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Politics & Government
4:12 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Senate President Mike Ellis Won't Seek Re-Election in Wake of Secret Video

Ellis says he never acted on the idea he discussed, after realizing the plan was illegal.

Republican state Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah is dropping out of the race for the seat he's held for decades.

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