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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.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin speaks on the Senate floor on Jan. 6 2022 | Screenshot Wisconsin Examiner

Baldwin, other senators, ask Department of Education to hold for-profit college executives personally liable

By: - October 19, 2022

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin joined five other senators in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Tuesday urging him to use the department’s authority to hold executives and owners of for-profit colleges personally liable for scamming students.  This year, the DOE canceled $96 million in student loans to nearly 5,000 […]

Attorney general candidates spar over future of public safety, abortion rights

By: - October 19, 2022

With voters often pointing to crime and gun violence as issues at the top of their mind as they head to the polls this fall, Wisconsinites are choosing between Democratic incumbent Josh Kaul and Republican Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney to be the state’s top law enforcement official.  Kaul, running on his […]

DNR unveils interactive map tracking PFAS across Wisconsin

By: - October 19, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released an interactive map on Tuesday detailing PFAS contamination in water sources and wildlife across the state.  The map, which tracks PFAS testing, levels in drinking water and fish consumption warnings, is the agency’s way to combine previously disparate data sources and inform residents about what’s going on […]

Clerks say they’re prepared to run secure election, ready for threats

By: - October 18, 2022

Two Wisconsin clerks say they have a “contingency plan” if partisan election observers attempt to interfere with voting in next month’s election.  City of Portage Clerk Marie Moe and Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson said at a press briefing Monday morning that they don’t expect any problems, but — in the wake of Republican efforts […]

State begins effort to collect PFAS-containing firefighting foam

By: - October 17, 2022

A program to collect and dispose of at least 25,000 gallons of PFAS-containing firefighting foam from fire departments across Wisconsin began on Monday, according to a release from Gov. Tony Evers’ office.  Fire departments in more than 60 counties have identified unwanted firefighting foam for disposal through the program, which was started through a $1 […]

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Case of bird flu identified in St. Croix County

By: - October 17, 2022

A case of highly pathogenic avian influenza, bird flu, was identified in a backyard poultry flock in St. Croix County last week, according to a press release issued Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).  Seven birds were infected and have since been killed, according to DATCP’s avian influenza website. […]

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Evers, Michels try to prove the other is radical in only governor candidate debate

By: - October 15, 2022

In a debate in which both candidates hardly acknowledged what the other had just said, Gov. Tony Evers and his Republican challenger Tim Michels each attempted to paint the other as a radical who will steer Wisconsin in the wrong direction.  On issues as varied as abortion, climate change and public safety, the two candidates […]

Baldwin, Pfaff warn of threat to democracy posed by Van Orden after final Jan. 6 hearing

By: - October 14, 2022

Shortly after the end of what is potentially the last public hearing of the U.S. House committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Democratic congressional candidate Brad Pfaff warned that if Republicans gain control of the House, they’ll put an end to the committee’s work.  Pfaff, […]

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Ramthun circulates bill to impeach WEC administrator for ‘corruption’

By: - October 12, 2022

State Rep. Tim Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) on Tuesday began looking for co-sponsors for a bill that would impeach Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) Administrator Meagan Wolfe for “corrupt conduct in office.” Ramthun is  one of the most right-wing members of the Legislature and a former Republican candidate for governor who ran largely on a platform of 2020 […]

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New book highlights the threats a love for northern lakes pose to their health

By: - October 12, 2022

Ted Rulseh and a number of interview subjects in his new book, “Ripple Effects” love the lakes of northern Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. But as he writes, that love is a double-edged sword, and the way we treat our lakes can cause irrevocable damage, preventing them from being enjoyed by future generations.  The book, published […]

DNR finds no manure contamination remains at wetland near troubled St. Croix County dairy

By: - October 11, 2022

A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspection found no remaining manure in a wetland near a St. Croix County dairy that has seen several polluting incidents in recent years.  The Emerald Sky Dairy, located in the Town of Emerald, has reached multiple settlements with the state for spills of manure that have contaminated nearby […]

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Judge dismisses Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty lawsuit against student debt forgiveness

By: - October 7, 2022

A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit from the right-wing law outfit Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) that challenged the Biden Administration’s student debt forgiveness plan.  WILL had filed the lawsuit earlier this week on behalf of the Brown County Taxpayers Association, arguing the plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student loan […]