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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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Four Months On, South Milwaukee Coping With Caterpillar Layoffs

The Caterpillar plant looms large in South Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

The city of South Milwaukee has taken a punch. Its largest employer Caterpillar has laid off nearly half its workforce in recent months.

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Politics & Government
4:25 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Judge Finds State Commissioners In Contempt Over Act 10

Thousands of public employees gathered at the state capitol in 2011 to protest Gov. Walker's bill that dismantles collective bargaining rights.
Credit Peter Gorman, flickr

A Madison judge has found Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt of court for continuing to enforce portions of Gov. Walker's collective bargaining restrictions.

Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas issued his ruling against the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission following a hearing Monday.

Colas ruled last year the restrictions were unconstitutional as applied to two unions representing Madison teachers and Milwaukee public workers.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Dozens Flock to Homeless Services Fair

Services ranged from health care to hair cuts
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Homeless people were invited Thursday to Marquette University. The campus hosted a fair for people needing basic services.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Lawmakers Blast, MPS Defends Malcolm X Plan

An Assembly committee Wednesday held a public hearing on a bill that would require MPS to sell vacant buildings to other educators.
Credit bcdixit.jpg

People had plenty to say Wednesday about a bill requiring Milwaukee Public Schools to sell vacant buildings to other educators.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

In The Grip of Heroin Part 4: Lawmakers Grapple With The Problem

State Rep. John Nygren talked about his daughter's heroin addiction as part of the Attorney General's awareness campaign.
Credit Wisconsin Department of Justice

Heroin has been taking a toll in Wisconsin – because of its highly addictive and devastating grip.

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