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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Regional
1:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Summer Travelers Will Face Sea of Orange Cones in Southeastern Wisconsin

Bridge work alongside 794 in downtown Milwaukee
Credit Marge Pitrof

It’s not your imagination. The freeway system around metro Milwaukee is clogged with construction.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Abortion Rules Set For Trial in Wisconsin, Alabama

Trials to determine the constitutionality of new abortion rules will begin Monday in Alabama, and next week in Wisconsin

Both states have adopted laws that prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless the provider has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Milwaukee County Retirees Watch for Action on Pension Cuts

A County Board committee will meet Thursday to discuss possible losses in pension payments for some retirees.

A County Board committee on Thursday will discuss the possibility of cutting pension payments for some retirees.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Community Leaders Hope Job Training in Prison Will Bring Down The Numbers

Inmates take the forklifting exam at the House of Correction.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

In recent years, there’s been a push here to provide more education and job training opportunities while behind bars.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Pros And Cons of Democratic Primary for Governor

The primary election will take place on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
Credit Photos.com

A Democratic primary is shaping up for Wisconsin governor. So far, four Democrats have declared their intention to run.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Federal Court Upholds Act 10

A panel of federal judges Friday concurred with Gov. Walker's law restricting collective bargaining rights for public unions.

A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.

Two unions representing city of Madison and Dane County workers filed a lawsuit in 2011, alleging the law violated their right to free assembly and equal protection.

U.S. District Judge William Conley found the restrictions constitutional last year. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

What To Do About DOT's $650 Million Funding Gap

The Zoo Interchange reconstruction is one huge project consuming the transportation budget.
Credit Bob Bach

The state is projecting a huge deficit in the budget that pays for highways, local roads and public transit.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Summit Set for June as Heroin Deaths Spike in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee leaders will hold a conference in June to address heroin problems.
Credit photos.com

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of heroin deaths in Milwaukee County.

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Politics & Government
12:22 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Attorney: Kramer Intends to Plead Not Guilty to Sexual Assault

Former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer appeared in court Monday on sexual assault charges

The lawyer for former state Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer says his client will plead not guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Congressman Tom Petri to Retire Instead of Seeking Re-Election

Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri says he won't seek re-election this year.

Republican Congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in the House of Representatives.

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