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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Waupaca, Shawano County residents can't feed or bait deer anymore

Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)
Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)

SHAWANO, WI (WTAQ) - Starting Thursday, folks in Waupaca and Shawano counties can no longer feed deer, and use food as bait to attract the animals.

That used to be a big tool for deer hunters, and a relaxing backyard pastime for rural Wisconsinites -- until chronic wasting disease came along a dozen years ago.

The DNR rankled people by approving a statewide baiting and feeding ban. The agency scaled that back.

Now, the ban on deer baiting applies only in counties where a deer has tested positive for the fatal CWD brain disease -- plus counties within 10 miles of where an infected animal was found.

Thirty-five counties now have those bans -- almost half the state's 72 counties.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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