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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Education
1:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

St. Marcus Voucher School Attempts to Purchase Empty MPS Building, Again

St. Marcus School is located in the Brewer's Hill Neighborhood on Milwaukee's north side.
Credit Jeramey Jannene, Flickr

MPS is deciding whether to sell the unused Lee Elementary School building to St. Marcus Lutheran voucher school.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Milwaukee To Demolish 200 Abandoned Homes This Summer

A crane demolishes an abandoned home Wednesday in Milwaukee's central city.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Within the next month, crews will demolish dozens of abandoned homes in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

After Relative Silence, More Political Ads Launch in Race for Governor

A conservative group began airing TV ads Tuesday, on behalf of Gov. Scott Walker

This has been a relatively quiet political year in Wisconsin, at least, so far.

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Regional
5:46 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Milwaukee Police Arrest Suspect in Playground Shooting

Milwaukee police say they've arrested an 18-year-old man in the shooting of a ten-year-old girl on a playground.

Milwaukee police say they've arrested a suspect with a long criminal record in the shooting of a 10-year-old girl on a playground.

Police Chief Edward Flynn said Monday the 18-year-old man has 15 previous arrests. 

He was on probation for burglary when Sierra Guyton was shot in the head and seriously wounded last week.

The girl remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say Guyton was caught in the crossfire at the Clarke Street Elementary School playground, when two people started shooting at each other.

A second suspect remains at large.

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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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