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Wisconsin author writes definitive history of Wisconsin county fairs | Entertainment
Entertainment

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
Entertainment

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
Politics

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...