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MILWAUKEE — A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their requests at record rates. By M.L. Johnson. SENT: 880 words.



LA CROSSE — State wildlife officials are inviting residents in all 72 counties to attend local meetings this week to weigh in on issues ranging from expanding trout-fishing season to changing the way certain hunting and trapping permits are distributed. UPCOMING: 320 words by 4 p.m. CT.


WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A Wood County agency has taken custody of an 18-month-old boy who was found wandering, half-dressed, about a block away from home while his father slept. The agency says the toddler will be turned over to a relative. UPCOMING: 170 words by 4 p.m. CT.


MANITOWOC, Wis. — The lingering winter finally has released its icy grip on Jesse Wagner's maple trees. The sap is running and Wagner's busy boiling it down to its sugary essence. But don't expect rustic tin buckets and crude pans over a wood fire in this maple-syrup making operation. By Suzanne Weiss, HTR Media. Photos. SENT in ADVANCE for use Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13.


SUPERIOR, Wis. — A couple walked into the Wabegon Bar, flummoxed. "Where the hell are we?" they asked. The bartender had heard it before. That's because the Wabegon is the only bar in Wisconsin you can't get to through Wisconsin. By John Brewer, St. Paul Pioneer Press. Photos. SENT in ADVANCE for use Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13.





MILWAUKEE — The Brewers go for their eighth straight win when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle game of a three-game set. Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo is opposed by Edinson Volquez on the mound. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. With hometown lead on losing team. Game starts 6:10 p.m. CT.


WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards, trying to hold onto the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, host league-worst Milwaukee Bucks. By Joseph White. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CT.


MADISON, Wis. — If you're looking for Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement at the Wisconsin spring game Saturday, get there early. They likely won't see much time as the Badgers look to keep their running back tandem healthy for the fall. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts 3 p.m. CT.


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