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
1:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Plenty of Ideas on How to Handle Wisconsin's Transportation Budget Shortfall

State lawmakers will have to deal with a huge deficit in the transportation budget when they return in January.
Credit Jimmy Emerson, Flickr

Wisconsin may have to plug a $700 million shortfall in its next transportation budget.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Abele to Deliver County Budget Address Wednesday

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will deliver his budget address Wednesday morning at the courthouse

There was a break in tradition this year; the address was delayed. 

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Politics & Government
2:58 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Assembly Speaker Offers Tolls, General Fund Money to Close Transportation Deficit

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos spoke at a rally in Racine Friday.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Dueling Proposals For Milwaukee Bucks Arena Site

Many ideas are being tossed around about where to build a new home for the Milwaukee Bucks
Credit flickr

More ripples developed this week, over where Milwaukee could build a new basketball arena for the Bucks. The team’s new owners want a site selected by the end of the year.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Election Officials Concerned About Facebook Posting Targeting Recall Petition Signers

Election officials are concerned about a Facebook page that indicates people who signed recall petitions in 2012 will be targeted at the polls.

A concerning Facebook page surfaced a few days ago. It was posted by a group calling itself Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia. 

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Hundreds Register to Vote in Milwaukee on National Voter Registration Day

A volunteer helps Chris Herrera (right) register to vote Tuesday at UW-Milwaukee
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day. In Milwaukee, volunteers fanned out across town to register people to vote.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Milwaukee Alderman Wants Equal Treatment for Projects in Utility Service Area

Rendering of a streetcar in Milwaukee.
Credit themilwaukeeSTREETCAR

A Milwaukee alderman says what’s fair for the city is fair for other communities. He’s talking about the proposed streetcar for downtown.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Date Rape Drug Allegations Lead to Charges Against UWM Fraternity President

The National Tau Kappa Epsilon organization has suspended UW-Milwaukee's TKE house, after three fraternity members allegedly slipped date rape drugs into drinks served at a party last weekend.

The president of the Milwaukee chapter, Thomas Kreinbring, also was charged Friday with two felonies:  keeping a drug house and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

UW-Milwaukee police executed a search warrant at the house on Oakland Avenue this week, after several people attending the party reported memory lapses.

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Walker, Burke Weigh in on Voter ID Ruling

Opponents of Voter ID are asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling from last week.

State officials have until Tuesday to respond to a federal appeals court in Chicago. It wants to know what they think of the court reconsidering the status of Wisconsin’s Voter ID law.

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Politics & Government
4:37 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Analyst: Wisconsin Could Exercise Several Options to Reduce Deficit

The Walker Administration found out this week the state is looking at a projected $1.8 billion shortfall.
Credit bcdixit

Wisconsin’s candidates for governor are trading barbs, over new budget projections.

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