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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The head of Wisconsin's state investment board charged with managing $118 billion in assets including pension funds for current and retired state workers has resigned after just six months on the job. The investment board's board of trustees on Thursday announced that Rick Smirl was leaving to take a job in the private sector as chief operative officer for Russell Investments. Rochelle Klaskin, the board's chief attorney and assistant director, was named as interim executive director.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The much anticipated ad war among Democratic candidates for governor is finally underway, with candidates this week unveiling the first spots less than four weeks before the Aug. 14 primary. The first ads, from candidates Matt Flynn and Kelda Roys, attempt to play to their strengths while also distinguishing themselves among the crowded field of eight candidates. Flynn and Roys were among the four candidates with the most money available to spend on ads.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's unemployment rate ticked upward last month. The state Department of Workforce Development released data Thursday that shows the unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in June.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Charges will not be issued as a result of a fight in downtown Milwaukee that left one man dead. Police say the man who died approached another man walking his dog early on Tuesday morning near Wells and Old World Third St. and started a fight. Police now say the man who started the altercation died for unknown reasons, but not the result of the battery.

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