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Wisconsin: U.S. state in the United States
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.


How do Democrats win in 2020? These battleground state leaders have some advice.

More than two dozen Democratic party leaders in the battleground states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin talking to USA TODAY about the keys to beating Trump in 2020.
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Activists are trying to take Wisconsin back for the Dems by pounding the pavement

Democratic activists in swing districts knock on doors in attempts to turn the elusive Obama-to-Trump voter back to the Dems.
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Videos for Wisconsin

Trump's Impeachment Could Make The GOP Great Again [Video]Trump's Impeachment Could Make The GOP Great Again

House Democrats launched a formal impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump this week. Reuters reports it's helped the GOP in its efforts to win the critical re-election battleground of..

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Republicans Rally Around Trump [Video]Republicans Rally Around Trump

The Republican Party is rallying around their embattled leader. Democrats are formally opening impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Republicans are using this as an opportunity to bring Trump's base..

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You Should Get Out More: Families Are Fleeing From These US Cities [Video]You Should Get Out More: Families Are Fleeing From These US Cities

A new study has identified the cities where the most American families with children are choosing to leave. Some of the biggest and most expensive US cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago..

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Trump Has Battle In Wisconsin [Video]Trump Has Battle In Wisconsin

Donald Trump won Wisconsin in the 2016 Presidential General election. According to Politico, Milwaukee’s Republican suburbs have never really warmed up to the president. That could be a big problem..

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Massive Bust May Help Solve Mystery Vape Illness [Video]Massive Bust May Help Solve Mystery Vape Illness

A stunning Waukesha, Wisconsin drug bust may help explain why vapers have been getting sick and dying. Newser reports police recently burst into a condo and found an operation for filling vaping..

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After Two More Deaths, Doctors Are Serious About The Dangers Of Vaping [Video]After Two More Deaths, Doctors Are Serious About The Dangers Of Vaping

Two more Americans have died from lung illness that were possibly tied to vaping. Officials are probing whether this “cluster” of lung illnesses are linked to e-cigarette use. They are..

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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Won't Seek Reelection Next Year [Video]Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Won't Seek Reelection Next Year

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is the second-longest serving member of the House. He's a Republican from Wisconsin. On Wednesday he announced he won’t seek reelection next year. Sensenbrenner was first..

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The Northern Lights Visible In The Midwest?! See Them This Weekend [Video]The Northern Lights Visible In The Midwest?! See Them This Weekend

This weekend, the northern lights could be visible in the northern United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the lights will be best seen on Saturday and Sunday. This is..

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Dems seize on Farm Belt frustration with trade war [Video]Dems seize on Farm Belt frustration with trade war

Seizing on mounting Farm Belt frustration with President Trump's economic agenda, Democratic rivals are stepping up their push to take back part of rural America. Jonah Green reports.

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More Than 120 Cases Of Severe Lung Disease May Be Linked To Vaping [Video]More Than 120 Cases Of Severe Lung Disease May Be Linked To Vaping

15 states have identified over 120 cases of severe lung disease or pulmonary injury that may be linked to vaping. The US Centers for Disease Control it is investigating the trend among people who use..

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CDC Launches Investigation Into E-Cig Linked Illnesses [Video]CDC Launches Investigation Into E-Cig Linked Illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. According to Reuters, the investigation began after such cases were reported..

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North Dakota slammed with more than 2 feet of snow, causing whiteouts

From fire to snow and ice, an autumn storm slammed the region from North Dakota to Wisconsin. The Dakotas are getting the worst of it, though. Some places are experiencing blizzard conditions with poor..
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Indiana man charged in sex sting after walking all the way to Wisconsin, feds say

"Kylee” turned out to be a Winnebago County, Wisconsin, sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the DOJ said.
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A Spice Company Spent $92,000 on Pro-Impeachment Facebook Ads in a Week

A Wisconsin-based purveyor of pepper, paprika and poppy seeds spent more on impeachment-related Facebook ads than any entity besides President Trump.
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Fox News poll shows Trump nine points behind Biden in Wisconsin, a key swing state

Joe Biden polled at 48%, and Donald Trump polled at 39% in the poll's head-to-head matchups.
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A surprising funeral announcement

To most people, Dennis Valstad of Ripon, Wis., who passed away a few months ago, seemed to be a man of modest means. But he'd actually amassed a small fortune. And his will contained a surprising..
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Man shares one last thank you for his town's residents

A Wisconsin man left one final thank you for those who showed up to his funeral. Steve Hartman reports.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary: Family farms might not survive

"In America, the big get bigger and the small go out," Sonny Perdue told dairy farmers in Wisconsin
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Brothers' massive vaping operation worked out of mother's office, new charges say

Courtney Huffhines, 43, a real estate agent, is facing charges along with her sons in a massive counterfeit THC vape cartridge operation in Wisconsin.  
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Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer’ Seeks Clemency in Wisconsin

It’s the latest twist in a case made famous by the Netflix documentary series.
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"Making a Murderer" subject Brendan Dassey petitioning for clemency after 13 years in prison

The legal team for Brendan Dassey, one of the convicted killers at the center of the popular Netflix docuseries "Making a Murderer," is petitioning the governor of Wisconsin to grant him clemency. When..
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Dominant defense leads sluggish Wisconsin past Northwestern

Wisconsin forced three turnovers in the second half, with the first two resulting in touchdowns as the Badgers beat Northwestern with offense sluggish.
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Republicans rally base around Trump impeachment probe in battleground Wisconsin

Terry Dittrich has been working with Donald Trump's re-election campaign on a simple strategy to win the critical battleground of Wisconsin next year: Turn out even more gun lovers, anti-abortion..
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Dank Vapes, TKO and Other THC Vaping Brands Linked to Illnesses, C.D.C. Says

Health officials released the names of several products identified by patients who have been sickened in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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Quad/Graphics pays $9.9 million to settle U.S. bribery, sanctions charges

Quad/Graphics Inc, a Wisconsin marketing and printing services company, will pay $9.9 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges it conducted bribery schemes in Peru and China..
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AP Top Stories September 26 A

Here's the latest for Thursday September 26th: Intelligence Director going to Congress; Biden says Ukraine call transcript is very revealing; Juul stopping advertising of E-cigarettes; Tornado damage..
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Western Wisconsin cleans up from tornado & storms

At least one confirmed tornado touched down as severe storms ripped through western Wisconsin, damaging homes and other structures near the Chippewa-Dunn county line. Governor Tony Evers visited storm..
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Woman hid dead mom's body in a tub to collect her Social Security money, police say

Paula Ann Bergold, 60, placed the body of her 89-year-old mother Ruby in a plastic tub and hid it in the basement of her home in Peshtigo, Wisconsin.
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Inmate confessed to killing at center of 'Making a Murderer,' filmmaker Shawn Rech says

The director of a follow-up series to Netflix's "Making a Murderer" says a Wisconsin inmate has confessed to the murder of Teresa Halbach
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Wisconsin climbs in the the top 10 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll

USA TODAY Sports' Paul Meyerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.
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Farm Aid 2019: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Luke Combs turn out in the rain for family farmers

It was a long, rainy day at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theatre Saturday, but the stellar lineup for Farm Aid brought plenty of warmth and star power.
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Michigan showed it is a pretender, while Wisconsin joined the College Football Playoff contenders

Two programs going in different directions played in Madison. Wisconsin proved to be a College Football Playoff contender and Michigan showed it is a pretender.
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Vaping suspected of severely injuring lungs of 8 Wisconsin teens

The teenagers were brought to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with extreme cough, shortness of breath and fatigue
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Wisconsin brothers charged with operating counterfeit vaping cartridge operation

Tyler and Jacob Huffhines ran an operation that cranked out 3,000 to 5,000 counterfeit vaping cartridges each day, authorities say.
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Wisconsin high school football coach under scrutiny after clothes-lining student

When two students ran onto the field in the middle of a high school football game in Wisconsin, an assistant coach clothes-lined one to the ground.
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Harley Davidson to lay off 40 employees in Wisconsin

Harley-Davidson Inc has laid off 40 employees at its general merchandise division in Milwaukee as part of a restructuring exercise, according to a company official with knowledge of the matter.
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Illegal vape-making operation found in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin sheriff encourages other agencies around the nation to contact him to see if a recently uncovered large illegal vape-making operation is connected to any serious illnesses or deaths. (Sept...
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Farm loan delinquencies surge in U.S. election battleground Wisconsin

Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin's community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with China and other countries are hitting..
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Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, Republican Mainstay, Is Set to Retire

The announcement adds to what appears to be a growing exodus of House Republicans that promises to change the character of the chamber, regardless of whether the party wins back control.
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The Electoral College isn't set in stone. Texas, Wisconsin could be next to switch sides.

Even the safest Republican and Democratic states can change. We've seen dramatic reversals from California to West Virginia over the past 30 years.
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A young ex-athlete was hospitalized with 'a 70-year-old's lungs.' Vaping may be to blame

A former star athlete from Wisconsin is hospitalized with severe lung injuries he and his family believe are linked to vaping. They're not alone.
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Milwaukee health officials urge residents to stop smoking e-cigarettes

Amid a nationwide spike in severe lung illnesses, Milwaukee's health department issued an alert telling people to stop using e-cigarettes immediately. There are 16 confirmed cases of chemical pneumonia..
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Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, a Tea Party Favorite, to Leave Congress

Citing health complications of a baby he and his wife are expecting in October, Mr. Duffy is the latest Republican to announce a departure from the House.
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GOP Congressman Sean Duffy says he's stepping down

Rep. Sean Duffy, who has represented Wisconsin's seventh congressional district, said in a Facebook post he will need to devote more time to a baby he and his wife are expecting in October.
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Two men arrested in California and Wisconsin for alleged workplace threats

Two men in California and Wisconsin who had large firearms caches have been arrested in separate incidents for threatening attacks on their workplaces, authorities in the two states said, following a..
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Alleged workplace attack threats prompt arrests in California, Wisconsin

Authorities in California and Wisconsin have arrested two men with large caches of firearms who they accused of threatening to attack their workplaces, following a spate of recent mass shooting threats..
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Tourists on scooters end up on busy highway

Three men on scooters took the advice of their GPS and ended up on a Wisconsin highway.
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Wisconsin man threatened workplace shooting, 5 guns found in his home, police say

A criminal complaint says Kevin Pinkham, 31, admitted to texting his girlfriend that he was going to kill everyone. He said it was a joke.  
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Wisconsin fugitive hid in bunker for 3 years to avoid arrest

A fugitive was found near Ice Age National Scenic Trail after evading arrest for 3 years.  
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Fugitive lived in isolated bunker for 3 years to evade arrest in Wisconsin

Jeremiah Button was sleeping in a homemade bunker in the woods on the morning of Aug. 9 when his three-year run from the law came to an end.
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Child porn suspect found hiding in underground bunker

A man facing child sex abuse charges who disappeared in 2016 has been found living in a hidden bunker in the woods in Wisconsin, law enforcement officials said. WSAW-TV reporter Naomi Kowles got an..
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In the War Against Gerrymandering, an Army of Voters Meets a Dug-in Foe

Grassroots campaigns against partisan district maps won big victories last year, but after an adverse Supreme Court ruling, they face an uphill battle. Wisconsin shows why.
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Lawsuit takes aim at vaping company Juul

In recent weeks, public health officials in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin warned of possible lung damage in teenagers caused by e-cigarettes. There's a new lawsuit against Juul, the number one..
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House where Jayme Closs was kidnapped, parents killed is torn down in Wisconsin

The house where Jayme Closs was kidnapped and her parents were fatally shot has been torn down in northwestern Wisconsin.
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'Your life matters': Wisconsin farm promotes suicide prevention awareness in annual corn maze

Govin's Berries and Meats in Wisconsin included the National Suicide Prevention hotline and the words "your life matters" in its corn maze.
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