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Wisconsin Studies Music and Memory Program

In this photo taken Oct. 3, 2014, in Union Grove, Wis., Mike Knutson, 96, plays the harmonic as his daughter, Barb Knutson, listens. - Photo: AP/Carrie Antlfinger

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is leading a new study on whether music can help dementia patients.
Similar studies will be done in Utah and Ohio on the Music and Memory program, which is in hundreds of nursing homes across the U.S. and Canada. The study in Wisconsin is the largest in the program.

Wis. DNR Reminds Deer Hunters to Review County Boundaries

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Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer hunters to learn the boundaries of new management units by reviewing county lines.
The Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of traditional management units this year from 134 to 72 units based on county boundaries in an effort to simplify the hunt.

Walker Ahead in Last Poll before Election in Wis.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is leading Democrat Mary Burke in the last Marquette University Law School poll released before Tuesday's election.
The poll released Wednesday showed Walker with 50 percent support, compared with 43 percent for Burke. The poll had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Wis. Burglar Takes Crime Scene Selfie, Leaves Phone

Police in western Wisconsin didn't have to work too hard to make an arrest in the burglary of a sporting goods store.

Authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had taken a selfie of himself burglarizing the Black River Falls business, then inadvertently left his cellphone behind.

Obama: Vote for Dems to invest in Opportunity

President Barack Obama, right, campaigns for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke during a rally at the North Division High School, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Milwaukee. - Photo: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

President Barack Obama says he had the opportunity to succeed because his country invested in his education and wellbeing. He's urging voters to back Democrats who support such investments.
Obama is speaking Tuesday at a rally for Democrat Mary Burke. She's trying to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next week's election.

Judge Sentences Woman to 25 Years in Wis. Kidnapping

This undated file photo provided by the Tipton, Iowa Sheriff shows Kristen Rose Smith of Aurora, Colo. - Photo: AP/Tipton Sheriff

A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison.

Online Campaign Grows to Send Convicted Child Killer Back to Prison

Some residents in Anoka County are urging community members to join a campaign to send a convicted child killer back to prison.

Bryan Merkt served some, but not all, of his sentence behind bars. He was released earlier this year.