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Fat Bike Birkie Race

CABLE, Wis. - The Fat Bike Birkie race took place this morning and it's the largest Fat Bike event in North America. This year the race drew in 1,200 riders from…

Wisconsin Men Arrested in Theft of 100,000 Diapers

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) - Two Wisconsin men are accused of stealing 100,000 diapers. The Post-Crescent reports the police allege the men stole nearly 1,800 cases of diapers -- valued at more than $45,000, from a charitable organization that provides…

Real ID Law Hits a Snag in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota officials' efforts to upgrade driver's licenses so they pass muster for domestic flights have hit a snag. The state Senate defeated a bill Monday to put Minnesota in compliance with federal Real ID law.…

Trump Signs Revised Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that temporarily halts entry to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority nations, who are seeking new visas and suspends the country's refugee program. That's according to…

Wisconsin Company Vies to Build Wall Along US-Mexico Border

BROWNSVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A Dodge County construction company is the lone Wisconsin firm bidding on the federal government's call for designing and building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border. The Fond du Lac Reporter reports that Brownsville-based Michels…

Minnesota Fears Costs of GOP Health Care Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are bracing for billions of dollars in additional health care expenses if congressional Republicans enact a plan they're discussing to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a draft document obtained by The…

Bush Promotes New Book, Reflects on Painting and the Press

  NEW YORK (AP) - Former President George W. Bush says he didn't intend to criticize President Donald Trump when he recently said that a free press is essential to democracy. Speaking by telephone Tuesday with The Associated Press, Bush…

Target Rattles Wall Street with Weak Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - Target Corp. on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $817 million. The Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of $1.45 per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of…

Legal Bills Disputed in Ongoing Defamation Case in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura and the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are fighting over legal bills that mounted during Ventura's defamation lawsuit. The Star Tribune reports the attorneys for Kyle's widow say Ventura…

Trump Budget will Hike Defense Spending by $54 Billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't…

President Trump to Skip Correspondents' Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring. In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn't give a reason but says he wishes ``everyone well and have a great…

2017 American Birkebeiner Cancelled

For only the second time in 44 years all ski races set for this weekend's Annual American Birkebeiner have been cancelled. The only other time this happened was in 2000. Organizers for…

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