Daily Updates

Leader-Telegram wins 26 statewide news, advertising awards

The Leader-Telegram won 14 news awards and 12 advertising awards Friday night in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest in Middleton.

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Rain, warmth doom Birkie; events canceled

MINNEAPOLIS — Today’s American Birkebeiner, the country’s largest cross-country ski race, is canceled, devastating skiers, race organizers and northwestern

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Major news outlets barred from White House press briefing

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing

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Judge’s ruling is break for Cosby

PHILADELPHIA — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to

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Federal appeals panel casts doubt over Wisconsin voter ID claims

CHICAGO — Three federal judges expressed deep skepticism Friday over claims that Wisconsin Republicans deliberately made it harder for minorities to vote.

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Wisconsin AG Schimel appeals redistricting ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

MADISON — Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general filed an appeal Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a ruling striking down GOP-drawn legislative

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Bloomer schools hires new superintendent

Brian Misfeldt has been named Bloomer schools superintendent.

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Chippewa Falls sells old fire station

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Chippewa Falls has agreed to sell the old fire station on the south side of the city.

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Car chase, gunshots lead to charge against stolen truck’s owner

MENOMONIE — Two men drove after a stolen truck and fired gunshots at it in a Wednesday evening chase in rural Dunn County, according to the sheriff’s office.

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'No anonymous sources,' Trump scolds -- after WH uses them

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters

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Dems tap former Kentucky governor to counter Trump speech

WASHINGTON — Democrats have tapped former Gov. Steve Beshear to deliver the party’s response to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of

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Calif. police chief, feds in immigration probe spat

SAN FRANCISCO — A California police chief and mayor on Thursday accused federal agents of duping local officers assisting in the takedown of suspected members of the

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Private prisons supported

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama

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Tougher enforcement of marijuana laws planned

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering

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Pipeline protesters’ camp cleared

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year,

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