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Brodhead family witnesses dangerous storms in Iowa Video included

A southern Wisconsin family was in Des Moines, Iowa when tornadoes swept through the area.

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Washington Island racing to fix underwater power cable Video included

The clock is ticking on Washington Island in Door County after its main underwater power cable from the mainland failed.

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Sun Prairie firefighter Ryan Welch recovering, thankful for community support Video included

A fundraiser Friday night in Madison was held to help the family of Ryan Welch, the firefighter who was hurt and survived the Sun Prairie explosion.

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Wisconsin Dells duck boat operators reviewing safety procedures Video included

Passengers cruising in a duck boat on the Wisconsin River Friday. Passengers cruising in a duck boat on the Wisconsin River Friday.

Operators of duck boats in Wisconsin Dells are reviewing safety procedures after a duck boat capsized in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people. 

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Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologizes to teammates

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game.    Hader spoke with teammates before a home game Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was first game for the Brewers since the All-Star break.    Outfielder Brett Phillips says Hader offered a sincere apology. Manager Craig Counsell described Hader emotional and very remorseful.    The 24-year-old Hader als...

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Sun Prairie officials give update on businesses around explosion site Video included

Officials with the city of Sun Prairie gave an update Friday on how local businesses are moving forward after last week's deadly explosion.

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Lumberjacks and jills are still competing at the world championships

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The 59th annual Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward rolled into the second day of competitions today.  

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UPDATE: Pilot killed after small plane crash near Sheboygan airport Video included

A pilot and dozens of farm animals are dead after a plane crashed into a farm near Sheboygan Falls.

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Candidates hit airwaves with campaign ads Video included

The first of many ads are hitting your television sets leading up to the August 14th primary election.  

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Mahlon Mitchell denies using racial slur in Facebook live video

Democratic candidate for governor Mahlon Mitchell is denying that he used a racial slur while joking with employees at a brewery as part of his tour for governor. 

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Badgers picked to win the West in Big Ten preseason football poll

The Badgers are the unanimous favorites to repeat as Big Ten West Division champions again this season, according to the preseason football poll conducted by cleveland.com. 

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Former State Senate President Mike Ellis passes away

Top Republicans in the state are remembering a long time leader after the announcement of the passing of Former Senate President Michael G. Ellis.

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As pet owners try CBD oil, vets weigh in on whether it's safe Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – Since Wisconsin lifted its legal restrictions on CBD in 2017, the products have lined the shelves of health stores. Many who use it call it a fix all drug for pain, stress or simply a supplement for healthy living and now many are trying it out on their pets hoping for the same benefits. 

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Making your own ice cream affogatos! Video included

In honor of national ice cream day, Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend is celebrating with ice cream affogatos you can make at home.

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Angie's List: Hiring a Contractor 101

With so many options out there these days, hiring a contractor for a home project can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be with the right tips and tricks. 

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94-year-old janitor takes care of Madison Speedway Video included

At a place where speed dominates, 94-year-old Evie Handeland is proof that once in a while, slow and steady can win the race. She's been the janitor at Madison International Speedway for over 40 years. 

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Crowds gather to watch balloon glow and fireworks Video included

A huge crowd gathered at Wausau's Balloon and Rib Fest Friday night. 

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Bear Communications identifies subcontractor working at site of Sun Prairie explosion Video included

Bear Communications said one of its subcontractors, VC Tech, Inc., was doing work at the site of the gas main rupture Tuesday. 

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Kubb championship brings in people all over the world to Eau Claire Video included

The U.S. Kid Kubb tournament kicked off Friday morning for kids 12 and under and is the largest kids tournament in the world. 

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U.S. Senate candidate hosts rally ahead of Baldwin, Sanders event Video included

U.S. Senate candidate, Leah Vukmir, was in Eau Claire Friday, hosting a rally ahead of Senators' Tammy Baldwin and Bernie Sanders visit.

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Irvine Park Zoo animals try to stay cool Video included

Fans, pools or air conditioning might be keeping you cool, but at Irvine Park Zoo, handlers get creative to keep the animals from overheating.  

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EAA continues push for women in aviation at WomenVenture Video included

For the 11th year in a row, EAA is reserving part of its popular AirVenture to spotlight women in aviation and encourage others to join.   

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UW wrestler dies in Illinois car crash

Wisconsin Athletics announced on Friday that junior wrestler Eli Stickley has died.

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Drug companies recalling medications due to packaging problem

Two drug companies are recalling some of their medications because of a problem with the packaging.

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Angie's List: Maintaining your bike Video included

Whether it’s the gas savings or health benefits, millions ride their bike to work each day, and a flat tire or broken chain can be a real problem. 

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Cooking with Caroline: Dress up your Fourth of July brats and hot dogs Video included

In this month's edition of Cooking with Caroline, Kevin Appleton, the food and beverage program director for Madison College Continuing Education, whipped up some Fourth of July Brats that will make your mouth water and your neighbors jealous.   

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Angie's List: Babyproofing Video included

Over a million babies and young children are injured at home each year.

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Angie's List: Not all millennials reject home ownership Video included

With home ownership at its lowest level since 1965, millennials figure heavily into that equation. But we see that not everyone from that generation is content just paying rent, and many have embraced home remodeling.

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Angie's List: Pet Friendly Flooring

When it comes to flooring, it’s hard to beat hardwood – unless you’re part of the 60 percent of American families who own a pet. So what are the best pet-friendly flooring options?  

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Packers Clay Matthews hit in face during charity softball game

Packers linebacker, Clay Matthews, went to the ER after taking a line drive to the face at the annual Green and Gold Charity Softball Game in Grand Chute on Saturday. 

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Wiseman making history with the Radicals Video included

The Madison Radicals return a stable of veterans and one very noticeable newcomer this season. Robyn Wiseman has joined the squad as the first woman to play for the professional ultimate team. 

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Digging Deeper: Shortage of volunteer EMS workers in rural areas

Many companies that provide medical service in rural areas are having trouble finding volunteers.

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Angie's List: Dog walking

Being away from home all day to work doesn’t mean your four-legged friend needs to be all alone. In today’s Angie’s List report, we’ll hear about dog-walking services.

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Spending spring in Door County Video included

Courtesy: Door County Visitors' Bureau Courtesy: Door County Visitors' Bureau

If you're looking for a little getaway, you don't have to look past Wisconsin.  Door County is a great spot for many in the spring. 

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Angie's List: Deciding on an interior designer Video included

Most of us don’t think twice about calling in a pro when the roof starts to leak or the basement needs to be painted, but what about when you decide to make over a room or even your entire house?

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Making poke bowls at home Video included

With the weather breaking, we wanted to share a recipe with you that is the epitome of freshness.  

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Sweet or savory brunch dishes to make for mom on Mother's Day Video included

Mother's Day is about two weeks away.  A great way to show mom that you care is by cooking something for her.   

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Angie's List: Should you DIY your lawn or hire out?

Yardwork is a labor of love for some, but these days it’s common to see a professional crew instead of your neighbor out mowing and clipping.

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Angie's List: Spring Irrigation

A good irrigation and sprinkler system can keep your lawn and landscaping healthy, but you want to make the best use of your resources. 

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Wisconsin family photo captures international attention

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Jerry Huffman and his family had been trying to identify a woman seen in a photo with Huffman's father on the last day of World War II, but had no luck -- until now. 

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Wisconsin author shares essay on Door Co. experience Video included

Author J.F. Riordan had a special treat for us on Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend.  

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The UW Athletic Board approves contact extensions for four coaches through 2023

The UW Athletic Board met Friday afternoon and approved the following recommendations of the UW Department of Athletics regarding contracts for winter sports head coaches.

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Digging Deeper: Wisconsin dairy farmers struggle with low milk prices, tight labor

While more and more milk is being produced across the state, many farmers are struggling to survive.

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Angie's List: Garage remodeling

Your home’s garage has evolved from its humble origins as a vehicle storage area. In today’s Angie’s List report, we’ll see how creative design and organization can create the garage space of your dreams.

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Badgers practice after spring game cancellation

Instead of playing in the spring game, which was cancelled, the Badgers practiced indoors on Friday night.

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Montee Ball partners with UW to educate student athletes on mental health and support services

Former Wisconsin and NFL running back Montee Ball is back making an impact on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. He is partnering with the universities athletics department creating the Montee Ball Fund ball confirmed with WKOW on Friday.

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La Crosse and the Oscars: You may recognize his face, but don't know his name Video included

The 90th Academy Awards are Sunday, March 4.  You can see the "Oscars" on WXOW. For the past few years, we've introduced you to someone, or something from La Crosse with some kind of Hollywood connection.  

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Miss Wood Violet stops by Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend

Tianna Vanderhei is no stranger to the Miss Wisconsin organization or Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend.  

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Kittens audition to be cops

Many police departments have K9 units, but officers in Michigan want to add felines to their ranks.  

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Angie's List: Three D-I-Y projects for Spring

Believe it or not, spring isn’t far off, and there might be some household projects you need to tackle.

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Bo Ryan Helps Raise Money for Coaches vs. Cancer

Former Wisconsin men's basketball coach Bo Ryan and a list of ESPN sportscasters attended the 11th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala Saturday night at the Monona Terrace. 

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Angie's List: Cleaning up after a flood

In today’s Angie’s List report, what to do when the water rises inside your home.

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Angie's List: Sod vs. Seed

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a newly built home with no lawn or an older home with patchy spots of grass here and there, you have two options to turn your yard into a lush, green showplace your neighbors will envy: sod or seed. 

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Badgers tight ends prepare to replace Fumagalli

 Last season's leading receiver, Troy Fumagalli, is off to the NFL. So, the Wisconsin Badgers will look to a committee of tight ends to replace his production.

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TackleBar trying to change youth football

A Minnesota company is in Middleton this weekend, trying to promote a new way for kids to play tackle football at the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association conference.

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Bucks' Antetokounmpo out for Bulls game with ankle sprain

All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks' home game Friday night against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained right ankle.    The Bucks ruled out Antetokounmpo earlier Friday.    

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Angie's List: Using technology to secure your home

You probably know your security system can monitor your alarms and locks, but increasingly, home automation can be tied into a single network controlled by your security interface.

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Antetokounmpo scores 26, Bucks beat Raptors 122-119 in OT

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped Toronto's seven-game win streak with a 122-119 overtime victory against the Raptors on Friday night.   

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Wausau area teens support victims in Florida shooting

Wausau-area high schools joined together Wednesday to support the Florida shooting victims and those impacted.

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Angie's List: Getting the most value of what you put into your home

Some home projects can increase your value, others can preserve it, and some might not be worth the money you spend on them. 

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Angie's List: Off-season home selling

If you’re planning to sell your home this year, you might want to hurry. That’s right, it could be easier to sell your home in the winter rather than the spring, summer or fall.

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Antetokounmpo, Terry lead Bucks over Magic

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and Jason Terry came off the bench to score 11 points in the second half in the Milwaukee Bucks' 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

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WI Lawmaker renews call for bill requiring increased security at gun shops

Following three gun shop burglaries this week, Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, renewed her call Wednesday for a hearing on a bill that would require guns be secured when gun shops are closed.

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Angie's List: Car Lifts

ANGIE'S LIST (WKOW) -- Even if you have a two-car garage, you can fit a third or even fourth car in your garage without adding any room, just by using the space overhead. 

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Angie's List: Radiant Flooring is hot trend

Getting “cold feet” before your wedding doesn’t happen in the literal sense, but getting them each morning after crawling out of a warm bed is annoying. 

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Wisconsin ends slump, beats Illinois 75-50

Ethan Happ scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists Friday night as Wisconsin broke out of an offensive to beat Illinois 75-50.

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Birkebeiner's organizers last day to decide race fate

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It all comes down to today for the American Birkebeiner. Race officials will meet at 11 a.m. to determine if the snow and trail conditions will allow them to hold tomorrow's ski race as planned. 

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