Marti Mikkelson

News Reporter

Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WIBA in Madison, and WLIP in Kenosha.

Marti’s work has been recognized by RTNDA, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Marti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Marti currently lives on her favorite side of town – Milwaukee’s east side.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Federal Court Upholds Act 10

A panel of federal judges Friday concurred with Gov. Walker's law restricting collective bargaining rights for public unions.

A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.

Two unions representing city of Madison and Dane County workers filed a lawsuit in 2011, alleging the law violated their right to free assembly and equal protection.

U.S. District Judge William Conley found the restrictions constitutional last year. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

What To Do About DOT's $650 Million Funding Gap

The Zoo Interchange reconstruction is one huge project consuming the transportation budget.
Credit Bob Bach

The state is projecting a huge deficit in the budget that pays for highways, local roads and public transit.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Summit Set for June as Heroin Deaths Spike in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee leaders will hold a conference in June to address heroin problems.
Credit photos.com

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of heroin deaths in Milwaukee County.

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Politics & Government
12:22 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Attorney: Kramer Intends to Plead Not Guilty to Sexual Assault

Former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer appeared in court Monday on sexual assault charges

The lawyer for former state Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer says his client will plead not guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Congressman Tom Petri to Retire Instead of Seeking Re-Election

Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri says he won't seek re-election this year.

Republican Congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in the House of Representatives.

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