SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a former executive who defrauded investors in a scheme to build an $11 million fish farm in South Dakota.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A pair of liberal state Supreme Court candidates worked Saturday to lock down votes at the state Democratic Party's annual convention, calling for a fair judicial system while...
Editorial: Rebecca Dallet’s win reassuring for Wisconsin’s high court
Gov. Scott Walker tweeted a warning to fellow Republicans on Election Night last week:
“Tonight’s results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI. The Far Left is driven by anger & hatred — we must counter it with optimism & organization.”
Andy Traxler and Paula M. Steiner will face each other to represent District 3 on the Columbus City Council.
Incumbent Traxler received 74 votes, in the primary Tuesday, while Steiner, a challenger, garnered 46. Fellow challenger Ben Davis received 43 votes. Traxler and Steiner will move on to the spring election April 3.
Losing candidate Burns endorses Dallet for Supreme Court
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ousted Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns is endorsing Rebecca Dallet in the general election over the conservative candidate Michael Screnock.
Both Burns and Dallet had competed for liberal voters but Dallet defeated him in Tuesday's primary. Screnock got the most votes and both he and Dallet will face off on April 3.
Burns on Thursday sent an email to his supporters urging them to support Dallet and donate to her campaign to defeat Screnock.
Screnock, Dallet to square off for Wisconsin Supreme Court
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet easily advanced from Wisconsin's three-way primary for Supreme Court, setting up an April runoff between two judges with clear ideological differences.
Screnock, who had the support of conservatives, and the liberal-backed Dallet easily outpolled Madison attorney Tim Burns on Tuesday. Burns ran as a Democrat and made a point of taking partisan stands on issues.
The Latest: Turnout nears 12 percent for spring primary
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court primary (all times local):
More people voted in Wisconsin's spring primary than usual.
Turnout in Tuesday's primary was 11.9 percent. That tops the 7.3 percent average for spring primaries over the past two decades where a state Supreme Court race is the only statewide contest on the ballot.
Screnock, Dallet advance over Burns in Supreme Court primary
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet easily advanced Tuesday from Wisconsin's three-way primary for Supreme Court, setting up an April runoff between two judges with clear ideological differences.
The Latest: Dallet says she will keep up the fight
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the state Supreme Court primary (all times local):
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet says she can win election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by "fighting for the people."
Dallet and Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock advanced in Tuesday's primary. Madison attorney Tim Burns was eliminated.
If predicted heavy rains and a possible ice storm do not hamper their travels, the Watertown electorate should have a pretty easy go of it at the polls in Tuesday's election.
Spring primary to winnow field in heated state Supreme Court race
Wisconsin voters on Tuesday will narrow the field in a hotly contested state Supreme Court race.
A few county and local races also are on the ballot for Tuesday’s spring primary election. In all races, the results will determine which candidates advance to the general election April 3.
Most of the focus is on the state Supreme Court, where three candidates are vying to fill the seat held by Justice Michael Gableman, who is not seeking re-election to another 10-year term.
Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock will be on the ballot in Tuesday’s primary. The two candidates receiving the top votes will advance to the general election on April 3.
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Three seek seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court in primary Tuesday
An attorney and two judges are on the ballot Tuesday to settle which candidates will compete to replace Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman for a 10-year term on the state’s highest court.
Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock have been building their cases to voters over which one is the least likely to infect the court with politics.
What to know about Wisconsin Supreme Court primary
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The only statewide race on Tuesday's primary ballot is for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The two highest vote-getters will advance to face each other in the April 3 general election. The winner will replace Justice Michael Gableman, who decided not to seek a second 10-year term.
Supreme court candidate Dallet: I’m the only one running nonpartisan race
A nonpartisan primary election is set for Feb. 20 to determine which two candidates will advance to the April 3 general election for a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Incumbent Justice Michael Gableman is not seeking reelection.
Tim Burns is best for Wisconsin Supreme Court -- Roberta Gassman, Barbara Lawton and Terese Berceau
We stand with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Black Earth, former Congressman Dave Obey and thousands more in support of consumer rights attorney Tim Burns in his race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Under the court's current leadership, influenced by big-business, special-interest money, we’ve seen bad decisions on voting rights, campaign finance, collective bargaining, open records and more.
You can't help seeing Tim Burns' TV ad, given how frequently it airs.
Everyone needs to look at this ad to see what disqualifies a candidate from being on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The idea that some politicians think the court should be politicized -- rather than responsible to uphold the laws of the state -- is nauseating.
Burns will be outstanding addition to court -- Hiroshi Kanno
Every day reveals more reasons why responsible citizens must use wisdom in how they vote. The government is us, and we must vote with care.
On Feb. 20 we have an election that will determine the future of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. These judges make important decisions that affect all of us. I urge you to vote for Tim Burns for the following reasons.
Republican Party gave Supreme Court candidate $110,000
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Republican Party has given state Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock nearly $110,000 in in-kind contributions for the officially nonpartisan race.
The party updated its campaign finance filing this week to show the contributions to pay for digital media, staff and direct mail.
GOP gives Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Screnock $31,000
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Republican Party has given a $31,000 in-kind contribution to Michael Screnock, a candidate for the state Supreme Court.
Races for the court are officially nonpartisan, but the partisan lines are clear for each of the three candidates running this year.
Burns will make election is state fair again -- Mark Neumann
I am concerned about losing my political voice and my vote.
When I first moved to Wisconsin 20 years ago, I was impressed by how easily I was able to register and vote. I was impressed that I, as a new Wisconsin citizen, was given this respect and welcome.
Wisconsin Supreme Court primary will leave just 2
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest battle over the ideological balance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court plays out in the Feb. 20 primary, where one of three candidates will be eliminated ahead of a spring election.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates make case to counties
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two of the three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court say the current court controlled by conservatives is dysfunctional.
Liberal Madison attorney Tim Burns and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet attacked the court as they made the case for their candidacies Wednesday at a meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association.
Supreme Court candidate Burns launches first TV ad
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns promises in his first television ad of the campaign that if elected he will take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Burns is a liberal attorney from Madison running in the officially nonpartisan race. Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock is backed by conservatives while Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet is trying to cast herself as a moderate while competing with Burns for liberal voters.
What do you want in a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court? Surely, you want someone who upholds and obeys the law, someone who is both honest and transparent.
Unfortunately, Michael Screnock, one of three candidates for the office, fails on all counts. He was arrested and ticketed for trespassing and obstructing officers on two occasions.
I'm writing to express my support for Rebecca Dallet in the state Supreme Court primary Feb. 20.
Judge Dallet has an enormous amount of pertinent experience, having served as a prosecutor, U.S. district attorney and Circuit Court judge. In fact, Judge Dallet trains judges nationwide as a faculty member for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court judges. She is also an associate dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College and president of the Milwaukee Trial Judges Association.
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Madison attorney Tim Burns is running in the spring election as “an unshakable champion of liberal, Democratic and progressive values.”
He promises to “take on giant corporations” if elected, and touts his “career of standing up against insurance companies.” On the home page of his campaign website, he stands in front of Democratic Party campaign signs and slogans.
Dallet invokes Trump in Supreme Court television ad
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet's first television ad in the race invokes President Donald Trump.
The narrator of the spot released Wednesday says that Trump has "attacked our civil rights and our values" as an image of him is shown with headlines about "Obamacare" and a Great Lakes restoration project.
Dallet is then shown in her judicial robe as the narrator says, "She'll protect them."
One of the candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race made a statement at a recent candidate forum that should disqualify him from ever serving in the office he is seeking.
Supreme Court candidates battle over role of personal views, and with each other
MILWAUKEE — The influence of politics on the state’s officially nonpartisan Supreme Court was front and center Monday as the three candidates seeking to replace Justice Michael Gableman battled over the role of their personal views and with each other during their first debate.
The debate comes three weeks before the primary election and was barely 10 minutes old when one of the candidates attacked its sponsor, the conservative Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.
Wisconsin Supreme Court race seen as test for partisans
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, the first statewide contest of 2018, is shaping up to be a measuring stick for both Republicans and Democrats as they attempt to gauge voter feelings headed into the fall midterm election.
The Latest: Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates clash
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court race (all times local):
The three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court are attacking each other's positions at a debate.
Madison attorney Tim Burns attacked Federalist Society members in his opening statement at Monday's debate in Milwaukee. Burns says that "you weakened our democracy to the point that we elected a perverse show-dog named (President Donald) Trump to lead our great nation."
State Supreme Court candidate brings progressive message to Baraboo
A candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court is bringing partisan issues to the forefront of the nonpartisan race.
In an unusual move for judicial campaigns, Madison attorney Tim Burns told Sauk County Democrats on Thursday that if he is elected to the highest state court he would use his influence to stand up for progressive ideals. Burns said he would work to ensure Wisconsin citizens have access to opportunities for themselves and their children.
Dallet outraises Screnock, Burns in Supreme Court race
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet has raised more than challengers Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and attorney Tim Burns in the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Dallet reported raising nearly $496,000 through the end of 2017, which includes $200,000 of her own money loaned to the campaign.
Burns raised more than $258,000 while Screnock reported bringing in just over $104,000.
Dallet raises $500,000 for Supreme Court run
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet says she has raised more than $500,000 in her run for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Dallet's campaign said Thursday it will report that she has nearly $389,000 cash on hand entering the Feb. 20 primary. Dallet initially gave her campaign $200,000 but nothing in the latest report.
The race for an open seat on the state Supreme Court will accelerate after a Tuesday deadline passed with three candidates filing to run: Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock.
Two of the three candidates will emerge from a primary election Feb. 20 to face off in the April 3 general election.
The race for an open seat on the state Supreme Court is ramping up after a Tuesday deadline set the field of candidates: Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock.
All three candidates had filed for office shortly before the deadline to do so, at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Burns takes unusual approach in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of the three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court is taking a decidedly different approach to the race, embracing his partisan Democratic background and commenting on political issues that judicial candidates typically run away from.
The Latest: 2 judges, 1 attorney file to run for court
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court (all times local):
Two judges and one attorney have filed to run for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to submit nominating signatures to get on the ballot. The Feb. 20 primary will winnow the field to two candidates who will face off in the April 3 general election.
Burns backer says he never endorsed Dallet in court race
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet removed the name of a retired appeals court judge from the list of those endorsing her campaign Thursday after the judge told The Associated Press he was "shocked" to see his name as a backer.
Volunteers keep food bank going in busy holiday season
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Food Bank's satellite location in Brattleboro is busy and bustling. Attached to a cozy office is a warehouse with food stacked to a high ceiling. The warehouse exists to supply food pantries.
The distribution center employs about six people and delivers food all over southern Vermont, but the real stars, Matthew Linn, a driver at the Brattleboro Distribution Center, said are their volunteers.
"The whole thing couldn't happen without the volunteers," he said.
Dog law officer cites Humane Society shelter for conditions
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A township dog law officer has cited a western Pennsylvania Humane Society kennel for allegedly failing to maintain sanitary and humane conditions and for failing to have animals vaccinated for rabies.
WJAC-TV reports the Richland Township officer filed 21 citations against the Humane Society of Cambria County shelter after a September inspection.
Screnock nets endorsements from conservative justices
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock has won endorsements in the race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court from three conservative sitting justices and a host of other conservative judges.
Screnock's campaign announced the endorsements Thursday. They are another sign that he is the conservative's choice to replace Justice Michael Gableman who is not seeking re-election next year.
The Latest: Former employee sues Global Aquaponics
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a South Dakota company's planned aquaponics system (all times local):
A former employee at a South Dakota aquaponics company has filed a lawsuit calling it a "sham corporation."
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate calls Trump ‘unhinged’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state Supreme Court candidate called President Donald Trump an "unhinged billionaire" and labeled Gov. Scott Walker's signature public union restrictions an attack on democracy during a candidate forum Friday, playing up his liberal stances in what's supposed to be a nonpartisan race.
The Latest: Wisconsin court candidate calls Trump ‘unhinged’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate forum in Madison (all times local):
A Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful is kicking off a candidate forum by labeling President Donald Trump an unhinged billionaire.
Madison attorney Tim Burns appeared at a forum Friday hosted by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy in Madison along with Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet.
Dallet raises $271K in state Supreme Court bid
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee judge has raised nearly $271,000 in her bid for the state Supreme Court.
Finance reports covering the first six months of 2017 were due Monday. Rebecca Dallet's report shows she raised $270,984 with $200,000 coming from a loan she made to her campaign. She had $279,734 on hand. Dallet entered the race for Justice Michael Gableman's seat on June 1.
A Sauk County judge entered the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock of Reedsburg seeks to succeed Justice Michael Gableman, who announced Thursday he won’t seek another term on the court. Gableman’s 10-year term ends in July 2018.
“This all came together very quickly,” Screnock said Friday. “I wanted to come out relatively quickly and let people know I’m interested in succeeding Justice Gableman.”