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
9:33 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Hard Rock, Menominee Unveil Kenosha Casino Plans

Hard Rock International officials have released images of a proposed casino in Kenosha.

 The public got a glimpse Thursday at the casino the Menominee Nation wants to build in Kenosha.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Television Ads Tout Walker's Jobs Record, Raise Eyebrows

The business lobbying group, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, has been airing ads on behalf of Gov. Scott Walker.
Credit Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce

If you have watched television lately, you may have seen ads touting Gov. Scott Walker’s job creation efforts. He campaigned in 2010 on a promise to create 250,000 private sector jobs by 2015.

The business lobbying group, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, has been running the ads across the state. They come 14 months before next year’s gubernatorial election – when the jobs picture promises to be an issue.

The ads reflect favorably on Gov. Walker’s tenure.

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4:49 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Nine Milwaukee Firefighters Suspended

Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing is investigating whether nine firefighters should be disciplined for allegedly damaging the inside of a firehouse.

The vandalism reportedly occurred over the weekend at a north side fire station.

Fire and Police Commission Executive Director Michael Tobin says the firefighters were suspended from their jobs Tuesday.  The nine are still being paid.

Tobin says the allegations also involve other inappropriate conduct inside the firehouse.  He declined to give specifics.

3:49 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State Officials: No Need to Worry About Fuel Pipeline Near Sunken Bridge

An underground fuel pipeline lies about 12 feet from a support pier for a highway bridge that sank in Green Bay.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation spokesman Kim Rudat says the pipeline is sound and has been clearly marked.  He says officials are not concerned about its safety so far.

Officials closed the Leo Frigo Bridge last week after the pier sank, causing a two foot dip in the pavement.  The pipeline runs from Chicago into Wisconsin and carries gasoline and diesel to Green Bay. 

Politics & Government
9:37 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Both Sides Ramp up the Rhetoric in Casino Battle

The Menominee tribe wants to build a casino in Kenosha. Three other tribes are opposed to the plan.
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If you watch television, you probably know a casino battle is underway in southeastern Wisconsin. Each side is running ads.

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