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Address Confidentiality Program for WI Abuse Victims Opening

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A new state program designed to protect the addresses of abuse victims in Wisconsin is beginning. The Safe at Home program opens on Saturday. Advocates and a bipartisan group of supporters of the program including Attorney…

Collection of 21,000 Vinyl Records Donated to Thrift Stores

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Platteville man has donated more than 21,000 vinyl record albums to raise money for a thrift store chain in Madison. Agrace Thrift Stores will begin selling Jerry Roh's albums Friday morning. Genres include rock, country,…

Land O' Lakes Acquires Vermont Creamery

WEBSTERVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Land O' Lakes has purchased Vermont Creamery, which has experienced growth and says it needs a partner that will help it realize its business potential. Vermont Creamery will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter, and…

Wisconsin AG Sending 200 Rape Kits for Testing Monthly

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling the Legislature's budget committee that the state Department of Justice is sending 200 untested sexual assault kits to a lab per month. Schimel appeared before the Joint Finance committee on…

Minnesota Prosecutors Charge 4 in Alleged Sex-Trafficking

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - ¬†Criminal charges were announced Wednesday in an international human trafficking and prostitution enterprise that prosecutors called "the Uber of sex trafficking." The crime ring involved numerous victims and thousands of ads placed on Backpage.com in…

Teens Wearing Leggings Barred from United Flight

DENVER (AP) - Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings. United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said the girls were not allowed onto the Sunday…

Authorities Find $54K Hidden Inside Tortilla Dough

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (FOX 10 KSAZ) - Border Patrol says they arrested a man and found $54,000 hidden inside tortilla dough at the Port of San Luis. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 54-year-old Mexican man was arrested after…

GOP Pulls Health Care Overhaul Off House Floor

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans' troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The bill had appeared all but certain to…

Minnesota Marijuana Oil Sent to New York Stirs Anger

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Some top Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on a medical marijuana company whose former executives face felony charges for shipping marijuana oil to New York. County prosecutors charged two ex-executives at Minnesota Medical Solutions…

Target Celebrates Stretch Marks in New Swimwear Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is celebrating the stretch mark as a thing of beauty. The chain has launched a swimwear campaign on social media that features four models in unretouched images as it promotes a focus on inclusivity. Social…

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