AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI
Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or email@example.com. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.
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MADISON, Wis. — When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leaves office he will be out of work, and off the government payroll, for the first time in more than a quarter-century. He’s not yet said what he plans to do next, but at 51-years-old there’s plenty of time for Walker to mount a political comeback. Or, as he hinted on the campaign trail, go in a completely different direction and join the ministry like his father did. Walker has been in elected office since 1993 when he was 25-years-old. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 890 words, photos.
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APPLETON, Wis. — A Congolese refugee who resettled in Wisconsin is working to reunite with his family. The Post-Crescent reports that 33-year-old Heritier Muhorana of Appleton has been working with World Relief Fox Valley in an effort to bring his family to the U.S. Muhorana fled the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2000 for a refugee camp in Burundi. He met and married his wife in one of the camps. Muhorana was approved for resettlement to the U.S. in 2015, but he had to leave his wife behind. SENT: 310 words, phots.
HOWARD, Wis. — Federal, state and local groups have formed a partnership in Wisconsin to start a restoration project to help wild rice grow. WLUK-TV reports that crews went out this month to spread more rice. Betsy Galbraith is a biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She says crews spread one ton of wild rice over 19 acres in an area of Lower Green Bay called Peters Marsh. SENT: 275 words,
EXCHANGE-TAVERN TURNED CHURCH
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — A closed tavern in Wisconsin that appeared slated for demolition has been given new life as it has reopened as a church. River City Community Church has leased the Chippewa Falls building, moving into the building in August that was known as The Lodge for the past decade. Chris and Jaci Uttecht, co-leaders of the church, said their congregation was founded earlier this year with a group of about 20 meeting in their home. It quickly grew, and they began looking for space. By Chris Vetter, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 789 words, photos.
WHITEWATER, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater official is being recognized for his advocacy work for LGBTQ students. Brent Bilodeau is a driving force on campus to make all students feel welcome, safe and included. This month, he received the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for work to improve the lives of LGBTQ students. Bilodeau is interim vice chancellor for student affairs and an enthusiastic member of the Chancellor’s Committee for LGBT Issues. By Anna Marie Lux, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 678 words, photo.
LOS ANGELES — Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the first-place Milwaukee Bucks into Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 2:30 p.m. CT
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Wisconsin plays Penn State at Beaver Stadium.
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