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
11:43 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Walker Calls on Lawmakers to Approve Tax Cuts in State of the State Address

Gov. Walker proposed income and property tax cuts in his State of the State address Wednesday night.

Wisconsin workers would see more money in their paychecks, under a plan Gov. Scott Walker unveiled Wednesday night.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Lawmakers, Analysts Make Predictions for Walker's State of the State Address

Gov. Walker will deliver his fourth State of the State address Wednesday night in Madison.
Credit Eric Thayer, Getty Images

On Wednesday night, Gov. Scott Walker will unveil his plan for spending a $900 million state surplus. Four years ago, he focused on jobs.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

GOP Has Change of Heart Over Milwaukee Police ShotSpotter Funding

Milwaukee Police Department's ShotSpotter Rapid Response Unit
Credit ShotSpotter

Last year, state Republican leaders cut nearly a half million dollars from the Milwaukee Police Department's ShotSpotter program. Now, they would like to restore some of it.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Tall Cranes Arrive as Northwestern Mutual Begins Huge Demolition

A tall crane is poised to take materials from the top of the building
Credit Marti Mikkelson

In 2017, a taller building will stand in place of NML's brown building.

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Regional
12:35 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Ice Quake Causes Huge Driveway Crack in Waupun

A weather phenomenon known as an ice quake has left a family with a giant, 100-foot long crack in their driveway in rural Waupun.

Dennis Olson says he heard an explosion last week, and thought his garage might have blown up.  His garage was fine.  Then he checked his basement, thinking a wall had split.  His basement was okay, too.

It wasn't until the next morning that Olsen discovered the huge crack in the driveway.

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