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Beaver Dam street has a history of ‘big sign wars’
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Beaver Dam street has a history of ‘big sign wars’

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WMTV) - You can tell a lot about a person by their front yard, even the way they vote.“Some are supportive. Some are not, but you have your right either way, right?” Angie Kirst, a Democrat, said.Her lawn along Park Avenue boasts blue campaign signs almost as tall as she is.Signs for Wisconsin Democrats outside Angie Kirst's home along Park Avenue in Beaver Dam.(WMTV/Michelle Baik)Next door, a red sign with Tim Michels’s name stands similar in size. Placards for the Republican challenger in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race can be seen in at least three other homes on the Beaver Dam street.“Oh, no, there’s no shame,” she said. “My neighbor feels no shame, I’m sure too, and we shouldn’t feel any shame because we’re in the United States. We should be able to vote for who we wa...
Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes in tight Senate race in Wisconsin — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll
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Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes in tight Senate race in Wisconsin — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

It seems like Wisconsin elections are always pretty close these days, and here are two more following that trend. The Senate race has incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson running just one point ahead of Democrat Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in a toss-up contest, and the governor's race is currently even between incumbent Democrat Gov. Tony Evers and Republican Tim Michels.Johnson gets enthusiastic support from the GOP base and is boosted by Wisconsin voters' concerns about crime and economic issues, though his views on the 2020 election may be alienating some independents. Meanwhile, Barnes has consolidated the Democratic base and is getting robust support from those who place great importance on the issue of abortion, the top factor his voters give for backing him. On balance, voters ...
Wisconsin author writes definitive history of Wisconsin county fairs | Entertainment
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Wisconsin author writes definitive history of Wisconsin county fairs | Entertainment

Wisconsin author Jerry Apps has written about many different areas of agriculture during his lifetime.His latest book, “Meet Me on the Midway, A History of Wisconsin Fairs,” published this summer by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, looks at how different aspects of state and county fairs — the agriculture and the entertainment — have brought together different facets of society. ...
Milwaukee declares partial curfew after 21 people injured in 3 separate shootings
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Milwaukee declares partial curfew after 21 people injured in 3 separate shootings

At least 21 people were injured Friday night in three separate shootings near Milwaukee's entertainment district, where thousands of people had been watching the Bucks play the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals. None of the injuries from the shootings are believed to be life-threatening, authorities said. The first shooting occurred around 9:10 p.m. local time near the Deer District — an entertainment district with numerous bars and restaurants where large crowds often assemble to watch major sporting events. The Milwaukee Fire Department said authorities transported two people, a 30-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, and a third person drove to a hospital. A little over an hour later, a nearby shooting left a 20-year-old man injured.  ...
Wisconsin GOP Eyeing Shift in Control of Election Oversight | Political News
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Wisconsin GOP Eyeing Shift in Control of Election Oversight | Political News

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated PressMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Doug La Follette is adjusting to a new status in Wisconsin politics: relevance.The 81-year-old secretary of state has been a forgotten man for four decades, stuffed into a basement office and stripped of most of his duties long ago. That is changing, however, as Republicans explore a push to shift election oversight, including certification of results, from a bipartisan election commission to La Follette’s office.The effort is less a sign of confidence in La Follette than a move by Republicans to shift power to an office they might someday control. While Republicans say the change would make Wisconsin's chief elections officer directly accountable to voters, it is also raising concerns that it would allow the party to rally behind cand...