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
4:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Walker Administration Projects $2 Billion Budget Deficit

The Walker Administration on Thursday projected a $2.2 billion budget shortfall for the next biennium.
Credit Althouse

Gov. Scott Walker's administration says Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion budget shortfall by mid-2017.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Ads Ramp Up As Casino Deadline Looms

An artist's rendition of the proposed Kenosha casino

Now that the November election is history, a different kind of campaign has begun – perhaps you’ve noticed the ads.

Gov. Scott Walker has until February to decide whether the Menominee tribe can build a huge casino gaming complex at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. Efforts to sway public opinion are infiltrating the airwaves.

Walker laid out several criteria the Menominee must meet, in order for him to approve their casino plan. Those include that it would not increase the level of gaming in Wisconsin, and that all 11 tribes here agree to the development.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Milwaukee Residents Come Together to Fight Heroin Deaths

City leaders will host a neighborhood meeting on Milwaukee's west side Wednesday designed to learn more about heroin deaths and prevention.

On Wednesday night, city leaders will hold a meeting on the west side for people concerned about heroin's grip.

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Regional
5:15 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

House Leaders Choose Paul Ryan to Chair Ways And Means

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Republican leaders have chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to head the powerful Ways and Means committee for the next two years.

The new post could give Ryan a high profile platform if he decides to run for President in 2016 or beyond. 

Ryan was the party's vice presidential nominee two years ago, and has sidestepped questions about his plans for 2016.

His new job would give him a voice on the biggest economic issues facing the country, including taxes, trade, social security and social programs.

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Regional
4:44 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Vos Says Legislature Would Consider Jock Tax Option to Fund Arena

The Milwaukee Bucks want to replace the Bradley Center with a new arena.

The Milwaukee Bucks hope to choose a site to build a new arena by the end of the year.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Start-Ups Shine During Milwaukee's Entrepreneur Week

Employees build mirrors and light fixtures at Scathain in Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Entrepreneur Week kicks off Monday in Milwaukee. The city has helped plan more than a dozen events to help new businesses grow.

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Regional
10:12 am
Thu November 6, 2014

President Obama Awards Civil War Medal of Honor to Delafield Native

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing (January 19, 1841 – July 3, 1863), an American Civil War soldier who was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg.

First Lt. Alonzo Cushing was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Politics & Government
1:03 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Republican Scott Walker Re-Elected Wisconsin Governor

Gov. Scott Walker speaks to supporters at State Fair Park after his win over Democrat Mary Burke in Tuesday's election
Credit Erin Toner

Republican Scott Walker has won another four years as Wisconsin governor, raising speculation about whether he’ll try to run for president in 2016.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

What National Experts Are Saying About The Wisconsin Governor's Race

National experts are weighing in on the Wisconsin governor's race

Wisconsinites won’t be the only people interested in the results of Tuesday’s election.

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Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Marquette Poll: Walker Has Seven Point Lead Over Burke Among Likely Voters

Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker leading his Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 50 to 43 percent among likely voters. 

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