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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Alpacas die on northern Wisconsin farm


COLFAX, Wis (WSAU)   Authorities are trying to determine what started a weekend fire that killed dozens of alpacas at a farm near Colfax in northwest Wisconsin.

Around 65 alpacas were killed Saturday night and early yesterday at the Rising Sun Alpaca Farm, owned by Mike Schmit and Suzanna Lasee. They told WEAU-TV of Eau Claire that they’ve received lots of help – but they need food and water for the 45 animals that survived the blaze.

The Menomonie Fire Department and four others help put out the fire. Schmit lost a hand in a fireworks accident that was reported a week ago – and the couple cannot keep up with the farm financially anymore. Lasee told the T-V station they want to sell the alpacas – and if they can’t, they’d like to find another spot to place them.