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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Life's Voices
1:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Life's Voices: Erik Koepnick Helps Comfort Milwaukee Homeless

Erik Koepnick sorts through donations at the Guest House in Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

As the year’s end approaches, we profile unsung heroes in the community.

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Regional
6:35 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Dozens Gather Again in Red Arrow Park to Protest Hamilton Decision

Nate Hamilton leads protesters in a moment of silence Tuesday night in Red Arrow Park
Credit Marti Mikkelson

About 100 people gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee Tuesday night, to protest District Attorney John Chisholm's decision not to charge a police officer who shot and killed a man in April.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Record Number of Travelers on Wisconsin Roadways This Holiday Season

A record number of holiday travelers are expected on the roadways this year.
Credit Steve Vance flickr

Certain businesses across Wisconsin are preparing for an uptick in customers. AAA projects this will be the busiest year-end holiday travel season on record.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Hundreds Expected at Kenosha Casino Rally

An artist's rendition of the proposed Kenosha casino project

About 500 people are expected to attend a rally Wednesday night in Kenosha to support the construction of a tribal casino.

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Politics & Government
4:29 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Audit of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Reveals Problems

Republican lawmakers are considering abolishing the Government Accountability Board
Credit Althouse

An audit of the nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin has identified a number of problems with its operation. 

Those include having no written procedures for considering complaints and not conducting required reviews to identify felons who may have voted.

The audit of the Government Accountability Board released Friday comes as Republicans in charge of the legislature are talking about doing away with the panel, and replacing it with a partisan model.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Woman Challenges Wisconsin's 'Cocaine Mom' Law

A Medford woman plans to challenge Wisconsin's Cocaine Mom law.

Wisconsin experienced heated debates in the late 1990s when state leaders considered a fetal protection bill.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Milwaukee Kids Voice Fears About Gun Violence

High schoolers talk about gun violence prevention at UW-Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Dozens of school children from across Milwaukee talked about gun violence Wednesday, and ways to reduce it.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dozens of Milwaukeeans Sign Up for Affordable Care Act in Second Year

Several people stood in line this week at the Washington Park Library to inquire about the Affordable Care Act.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some Milwaukee residents are signing up for health care coverage as the federal Affordable Care Act enters its second year.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Three Years Later, Milwaukee Streetcar is Back on Council Agenda

A rendering of the proposed streetcar.
Credit The Milwaukee Streetcar

Emotions could run high this week and next as the Milwaukee Common Council considers a streetcar for downtown.

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Politics & Government
5:18 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Leader Wants Quick Right-to-Work Action; Impacts of Law, Unclear

State lawmakers will return to the capitol in January
Credit justin kern

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald hopes to advance a bill early in 2015 to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. 

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