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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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Council Lifts Cap on Taxicab Permits in Milwaukee, Allows Lyft and Uber to Operate Legally

Taxi drivers celebrated the council vote in Red Arrow Park on Tuesday
Credit Scott Wise

Milwaukee residents and visitors may soon have more options to get around town.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Walker and Burke Trade Barbs Over Trek Outsourcing

Mary Burke's family has demanded that Gov. Walker pull an ad, but he refuses
Credit Gov. Walker's "Fortune" Ad

A campaign ad has stirred the latest dust-up between Gov. Scott Walker and his likely Democratic opponent, Mary Burke.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Democrats in Attorney General Primary Try to Distinguish Themselves

Attorney General candidates (from left) Jon Richards, Ismael Ozanne and Susan Happ.

Wisconsin Democrats will decide in a few weeks who they want running for state Attorney General. 

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Politics & Government
9:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace

New figures from the state show 38,000 people who were dropped from Medicaid did not sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Race Features Hard-Fought Primary

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke faces a challenge again this year, from Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Chris Moews

Milwaukee County voters are in for a rerun next month. The primary for sheriff will, again, feature incumbent David Clarke and Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Chris Moews. They faced off in 2010. 

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Politics & Government
5:52 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Senators Refuse to Attend Candidates Forum

State Sens. Glenn Grothman and Joe Liebham say they won't participate in a candidate forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

A couple Republican candidates in Wisconsin plan to boycott a debate – because the sponsor is the League of Women Voters.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Ideological Differences May Turn The Governor's Race in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker and his likely Democratic opponent Mary Burke

The candidates for Wisconsin governor have been busy – pinpointing how they differ.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Despite GOP Redistricting Advantage, Many State Legislative Seats Are Contested

Both political parties are staging huge get-out-the-vote efforts for the fall elections.

Wisconsin recently set its ballots for this fall’s elections. All 99 Assembly seats are up; so is half the state Senate.

When the Republican majority redrew the state’s political boundaries in 2011, it virtually assured GOP control of both chambers of the legislature.

The maps seemed to solidify districts as either Republican or Democrat, with few toss-ups. Yet, the parties don’t seem to be taking many races for granted.

Generally, JR Ross says, this should be a good year for Republicans. Ross is editor of wispolitics.com, and has viewed trends.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Latinos Thrive As A Growing Population In Wisconsin

Shoppers sample the goods at Pete's Fruit Market in the heart of Milwaukee's Latino community.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

According to U.S. Census figures, the largest minority group in Wisconsin is Hispanics.

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Economy & Business
5:54 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Big Utility Merger Proposed for Wisconsin and Neighboring States

The parent of We Energies wants to buy the parent of a Green Bay area utility.
Credit thinkstock.com

    

The wheels are spinning on a $9 billion utility merger.

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