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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - A former aide whose report of possible embezzlement led to a secret investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's Milwaukee County executive staff has died. Thomas Nardelli was 70. He was Walker's chief of staff when Walker was county executive and followed him to Madison when Walker became governor. Walker described Nardelli in a statement as "a wonderful public servant and a dear friend."

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - Environmental activists say they plan to work with pro-business factions to resolve a longtime dispute over timber management in Wisconsin's Northwoods. Northern Wisconsin activists hope to reach a collaborative agreement on a material the company used that came from Canadian forests.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - An insider trading case against a former Heartland Advisors executive has been dismissed. A federal judge has thrown out the case brought against Jilaine Bauer. Civil charges were filed in 2003 against Bauer by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bauer was accused of redeeming shares of a Heartland municipal bond fund shortly before the price plummeted avoiding a loss of about $20,000.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - One of the traditions connecting the Green Bay Packers and their fans is an annual slogan painted on a fence across from Lambeau Field. The slogan goes up on Fred Harrsch's fence just before the Packers start the regular season. This year, the slogan is a nod to a rookie who grew up in the South, Ha-Ha Clinton Dix: "Welcome to the Frozen Tundra Ha-Ha, Ho-Ho, He-He."

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