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The number of people who were homeless on a single night last year declined in Wisconsin while the nation saw an overall increase, according to a report released this week. The findings come as state lawmakers remain at odds over funding to address homelessness.

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SPOONER– Spooner City Council approved a preliminary resolution declaring intent to exercise special assessments for reconstructing Ash Street from First Street to Bashaw Street this year at its January 7 monthly meeting.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources would have to warn visitors to state properties about Lyme disease and sell them insect repellent under a pair of bipartisan bills the state Assembly overwhelmingly approved Wednesday.

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RICE LAKE– Industrial Safety, a Clear Lake-based supplier of fire and safety equipment, donated a Grain Bin Rescue System, known as the “Great Wall of Rescue,” to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC). The rescue system will be used by WITC to train firefighters and other emergency p…

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Milwaukee’s crime rate is steadily decreasing, according to city officials. Over the last five years, the city has seen a 33 percent reduction in violent crime including homicides, nonfatal shootings, and carjackings. But the city still has work to do.

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The Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday, Jan. 8, to require Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin subsidiary of Xcel Energy, to build a proposed transmission line in northern Wisconsin across the same route of its existing power line.