Author

Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 05: Former President Donald Trump greets supporters during a rally on August 05, 2022 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Former President Trump endorsed Republican candidate Tim Michels in the governor's race against candidate Rebecca Kleefisch, who is supported by former Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

DOJ subpoenas Dane, Milwaukee county clerks for Trump election documents

By: - December 8, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed the county clerks of Dane and Milwaukee counties seeking records of communications between their offices and former President Donald Trump.  The subpoenas from DOJ special counsel Jack Smith come as he leads two separate investigations into Trump’s actions as he attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 […]

Male farmer pouring raw milk into container with dairy cows in background on a dairy farm with cows

Kewaunee Co. dairy charged for overspreading manure has long history of spills, violations

By: - December 7, 2022

The Kewaunee County dairy at the center of a criminal case brought this week by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) for overspreading manure on its fields and lying about it has a long history of manure spills and violation of state environmental rules, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) records show.  On Monday, the DOJ […]

Bear advisory committee

Conservationists bristle at stonewalling from DNR bear, wolf advisory committees

By: - December 6, 2022

Wildlife conservationists in Wisconsin are frustrated after their efforts at influencing state rules guiding the treatment of bears and wolves were unceremoniously shut down by the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) advisory committees on the animals.  Both committees are part of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, a statewide body in which local delegates are elected in […]

EPA, Wisconsin reach $1.6 million settlement with Milwaukee-area company over air pollution, waste management

By: - December 2, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state of Wisconsin have reached a $1.6 million settlement with a Milwaukee-area company for violations of clean air and waste management laws that endangered local residents, the EPA announced in a news release Thursday.  The settlement with Container Life Cycle Management will be split evenly between the state and […]

Drawing of female reproductive system with judge's gavel and stethoscope

Sheboygan Co. DA seeks dismissal of DOJ abortion lawsuit

By: - December 2, 2022

Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski filed motions on Wednesday seeking to have a Dane County judge dismiss Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit against the state’s 1849 criminal abortion ban.  In his brief, Urmanski argued Kaul cannot challenge the law because he faces no personal consequences if it’s enforced. He also argued that three doctors, […]

Rep. Janel Brandtjen speaking on the Assembly floor into a microphone

WEC considers massive legislative data request, observer rules

By: - November 30, 2022

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) deadlocked on Wednesday on how to move forward with a massive request for voter data from Republican lawmakers. Commissioners also discussed the next steps for writing a new rule guiding how election observers can operate at polling places.  Earlier this year, Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls), chair of the Assembly […]

Don Millis certifies the 2022 election results.

WEC chair certifies 2022 election

By: - November 30, 2022

Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) Chair Don Millis, a Republican, certified the results of the 2022 midterm elections on Wednesday — marking the quiet end to an election season that went much more smoothly, and with less interference, than 2020.  The certification of the election is a normal ministerial function of the WEC’s chair. After the […]

Wisconsin State Supreme Court entrance

Waukesha Co. judge announces run for state Supreme Court

By: - November 30, 2022

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow announced on Wednesday she’s joining the race for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Dorow recently gained attention for presiding over the trial of the man who drove through the Waukesha Christmas Parade last year and killed six people. That attention from the high profile case […]

Farm under county scrutiny for runoff involved in state program for reducing pollution

By: - November 22, 2022

At the Aeschbach farm in Primrose, the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department has been trying since 2019 to get the property owner Wayne Aeschbach to install a fence preventing the farm’s 80 or so dairy and beef cattle from entering the nearby stream and to increase vegetation to prevent runoff.  While Aeschbach has […]

East gallery in the Wisconsin State Capitol at Supreme Court entrance from across the rotunda

‘Electoral ground zero’: majority at stake in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

By: - November 21, 2022

Just weeks after the 2022 midterm elections, Wisconsin is already moving on to this spring’s state supreme court race in which the ideological tilt of the court is up for grabs.  Justice Patience Roggensack is retiring at the end of her term, leaving an open seat on the body that conservatives currently control with a […]

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Preston Cole (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Secretary Preston Cole retiring from DNR

By: - November 18, 2022

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole is retiring from his position after a 35 year career in public service and four years at the helm of the state’s conservation agency, Gov. Tony Evers announced in a news release Friday.  Cole is set to retire on Wednesday, giving Evers a chance to nominate a […]

Same sex marriage bill negotiated by Baldwin moving forward in Senate

By: - November 16, 2022

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumber (D-N.Y.) has filed the Respect for Marriage Act, setting up the bill, which would enshrine marriage equality into federal law, for its first procedural vote on Wednesday.  Wisconsin’s Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin has played a key role in negotiating with Republicans in an effort to get the bill past […]