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2014-07-25 20:22:22

BELOIT, Wis., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark J. Gliebe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), announced that the Board of Directors, at its regular quarterly meeting held on July 25, 2014, declared a dividend of $.22 per share. The dividend is payable on October 8, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 24, 2014. This represents the 217(th) consecutive dividend declared by the Company. Regal Beloit...

2014-07-24 23:08:00

Personal Gain Index shines a light on how representatives benefit during their tenure Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 While the average American continues to struggle financially, members of Congress are getting richer. How much richer? A new study by Ballotpedia and the Government Accountability Institute reveals that a member of Congress can expect his or her net worth to increase in eight years by an average of 72.6 percent. The Personal Gain Index (PGI) is a four-part study...

2014-07-24 12:27:36

Partnership between Stratis Health, MPRO and MetaStar FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract to support its work improving health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. The new contract takes effect Aug. 1, 2014. During the next five years, the QIN-QIO work will focus on health care...

2014-07-23 23:19:24

Funded By The Department of Homeland Security, SWAMP Delivers A High Performance Computing Platform That Hosts A Wide Variety of Open Source Testing Tools to Improve Software Assurance Practices Throughout the Industry Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 SWAMP, the first open software assurance facility, today announced that it has completed an upgrade that significantly improves the intuitive navigation capabilities of its user interface. Funded with a $23.4 million grant from the...

2014-07-23 12:24:23

MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) will issue its 2014 second quarter earnings news release before the stock market opens on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A conference call for security analysts is scheduled for the same day at 1 p.m. Central time. To listen to webcastGo to wisconsinenergy.com. Select 'Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call' and then select 'Go to webcast' at any point within 15 minutes of the presentation,...

2014-07-23 08:31:05

MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of a Calreticulin (CALR) mutation analysis to identify gene mutations that are found in patients with rare and chronic blood disorders. Detecting a CALR mutation vastly improves the diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), a group of diseases that affect blood cell formation. Accurate diagnosis of these disorders provides physicians with...

2014-07-22 16:27:31

MARSHFIELD, Wis., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marshfield Clinic Health System Board of Directors has named Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE, as the Health System's first chief executive officer (CEO). Turney, who will assume the new role September 1, has resigned her position as President & CEO of the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129508 The Marshfield Clinic Health System position...

2014-07-18 08:20:51

Holiday Mazda of Fond du Lac, Wis., offers the spacious 7-seat crossover, highlights comfort and handling FOND DU LAC, Wis., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For many drivers, the notion of a 7-seat vehicle conjures images of a big boxy SUV or minivan that may be lacking in areas like style, handling, and parking in tight spots. The idea is that those are the necessary sacrifices for the capacity offered in these vehicles, and the need for space tends to trump other concerns....

2014-07-17 23:07:00

Wigwam partners with local college to engage youth in manufacturing careers. Sheboygan, Wi (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Wigwam Mills, Inc. recently partnered with Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) to participate in the Sheboygan Area Youth Apprenticeship program to get more graduating adults interested and involved in careers in manufacturing. Youth Apprenticeships offer students in high school the opportunity to explore future careers while receiving school credit and pay for the work they are...

2014-07-17 20:24:30

GREEN BAY, Wis., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko is making it easy to put together the hottest looks for less! Launching July 17, TREND.spire takes current looks for her, all available at Shopko and shopko.com, and shows how to pull everything together. In stores, merchandise is grouped to create an easy shopping experience. Overhead signs show complete ensembles and shoppers can take an in-store handout for reference. The fashion blog at trendspire.shopko.com is updated...

Latest Wisconsin Reference Libraries

Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
2013-11-22 11:59:03

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 1,530,647 acre United States National Forest located in northern Wisconsin within the United States. Much of the old growth forest within the area was ruined by logging early in the 20th century. Some of the trees that remain growing there today were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. As they are legally two separate national forests – the Chequamegon National Forest and the Nicolet National Forest – the areas were...

2012-06-14 10:47:15

Symbol: SAPE12 Group: Dicot Family: Salicaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Tree Native Status: L48    I CAN    I Synonyms:   SABA2 Salix babylonica auct. non L. p.p.   SABL2 Salix ×blanda Andersson (pro sp.)   SABL3 Salix blanda Andersson, database artifact   SAEL4 Salix elegantissima K. Koch   SAPEB Salix pendulina Wender. var. blanda (Andersson) Meikle ex anon., ined.   SAPEE Salix pendulina...

2012-06-15 05:47:17

Symbol: LEWI2 Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora wisconsinensis H. Magn. – Wisconsin rim lichen

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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