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On Labor Day, Obama Promotes Economic Gains as Elections Near

In this Sept. 6, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama greets supporters before speaking on the economy at the Milwaukee Laborfest in Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee.  - Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

President Barack Obama was back in Milwaukee for Labor Day, where he spoke of economic opportunity at LaborFest 2014.
    
Obama touched on topics of equal pay for women and a higher minimum wage. He says, "I'm not asking for the moon, I just want a good deal for American workers."
    

Obama Promoting Economic Gains as Elections near

President Obama speaks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. Obama renewed his call for an increase in the minimum wage. - Photo: AP/Morry Gash

President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife - never taking no for an answer.

Obama brought a buoyant Labor Day message to Wisconsin, telling union members on Monday that he sees, quote, "engines are revving a little louder" in an economy coming back from a near-depression five years ago.

Wisconsin DNR: Pipeline Work Could Kill Rare Species

Wisconsin wildlife officials say a pipeline construction project could kill members of several threatened and endangered species.
    

Former Wis. Deputy Charged with Killing Wife, Sister-in-Law

Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week.
    

Weekend Box Office: 'As Above, So Below' and 'November Man'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, we travel deep below Paris, and an ex-CIA officer looks a lot like James Bond.

"As Above, So Below"

More Minn. Students Choosing Community College over 4-Year Universities

As Minnesotans head off to college this week, many are increasingly choosing community college over a four-year university.

Wis. Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A drunken driver who struck and killed a man plowing snow in Eau Claire County and fled the scene is sentenced to four years in prison.
    
Gregory Price, of Elk Mound, pleaded guilty Thursday to homicide by drunken driving. Prosecutors say it's the fourth time Price has been caught driving drunk.