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Frac sand mining company faces $200,000 in water, air penalties


Frac sand mining company Preferred Sands of Wisconsin has been ordered to pay $200,000 for stormwater and air permit violations at its facility near Blair, a Trempealeau County city. This is the first civil judgment brought against a frac sand mining company in Wisconsin.

City’s frac sand mine battle spurs recalls


In this small city in northwestern Wisconsin, the mayor and two council members are facing recall elections over their handling of a proposed frac sand mine that would be built a half-mile south of a school.

Walker’s success was statewide and deep


Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. In retrospect, the effort by state Democrats to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election by running Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the same candidate who lost to him in November 2010, might fit this bill.

Walker prevails in recall challenge


Here’s an archive of our live blog from election night.
View a collection of election night photos on our Facebook page.
Recall election news sources:
Associated Press county vote results
New York Times lives updates and analysis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel homepage and All Politics Blog
Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times homepage and Live Blog
WisPolitics Election Blog
POLITICO Election Central and Charlie Mahtesian’s blog
WisconsinWatch.org [...]

‘I want the choir to sing’


Walker’s official calendars from his first 13 months in office chronicle these and scores more hours he spent building credentials with conservatives in Wisconsin and across the nation. The second installment in a three-part series.

Walker’s official work time declines as national fame grows


Last year, Gov. Scott Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising. The first in a three-part series.

Recall cash spigot now wide open


It’s difficult to write about the levels of money now being pumped into Wisconsin’s electoral process without using terms like “jaw-dropping” and “eye-popping.” It’s a wonder we can still recognize ourselves in the mirror, with all these contortions.

Man on a mission


Gov. Scott Walker’s sense of mission has often brought controversy. While his supporters say his boldness will be rewarded, his critics blame him for dividing the state. Part three in a three-part series.

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