The state Building Commission's vice chairman Wednesday backed off on his threat to strip a Wisconsin Chippewa tribe of a $250,000 grant as payback for raising walleye spearing limits.
Unemployment rates improved in nearly all 72 Wisconsin counties last month.
Gov. Scott Walker has announced a nearly $13 million effort to boost walleye production.
Two Republican state senators want the Legislature's finance committee to delete wording in Gov. Scott Walker's executive budget that would exempt rent-to-own businesses from Wisconsin's consumer protection laws.
Critics of silica sand mining had hoped the Minnesota Legislature would adopt aggressive statewide rules to protect people and the environment. What finally emerged from the just-completed session, however, was a compromise that still leaves key decisions up to local governments.
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