abc
QUICK LINKS:

Gov. Walker Visits Ashland, Talks Key Campaign Issues

Updated: 07/15/2014 11:01 PM
Created: 07/15/2014 5:14 PM WDIO.com

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made the trip up to Ashland Tuesday to tour the Xcel Energy Bay Front Generating Station.

The station employs about 35 people and uses biomass to create energy.

The governor's tour north comes as the gubernatorial race heats up in Wisconsin.

Democratic candidate Mary Burke visited Superior over the Fourth of July. At that time, Burke said under Walker, Wisconsin lagging behind the rest of the Midwest in terms of job creation.

Tuesday, Walker responded to that criticism and said voters should take a look at Burke's record.

"We are one of only 22 states that has gained 100,000 jobs since 2010 and I think voters deserve to look at the difference. In my first three years as governor we created just about twice as many jobs as Mary Burke did during the time she worked for Jim Boyle," he said.

Burke was former governor Doyle's Secretary of Commerce.

Another hot issue this election surrounds the proposed iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin's Penokee Hills.

Walker said he still wants to see a mine going forward. Burke said, last week, she wants to see a better balance between job creation and environmental standards when it comes to mining legislation.

Front Page

  • Lydia Marie Barney Woman Charged with Murder after Stabbing in Stoney Brook Township

    There is new development in the murder case on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The husband of the victim has been released, and he is facing no charges. Instead, the woman who police had been searching for, Lydia Marie Barney, has been charged with second degree murder.

  • New York Officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in City

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

  • Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

    More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state's preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

  • No Injuries in Early Morning Esko Structure Fire

    Deputies say there were no injuries in an early morning structure fire in Esko Thursday. Crews responded to the 200 block of Nelson Road around 4:30 a.m. Deputies said the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

  • 1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Cass County Crash

    An Aitkin County man is in custody and another person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cass County. 

 

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 10/24/2014 11:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement