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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Regional
1:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Hundreds Expected at Kenosha Casino Rally

An artist's rendition of the proposed Kenosha casino project

About 500 people are expected to attend a rally Wednesday night in Kenosha to support the construction of a tribal casino.

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Politics & Government
4:29 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Audit of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Reveals Problems

Republican lawmakers are considering abolishing the Government Accountability Board
Credit Althouse

An audit of the nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin has identified a number of problems with its operation. 

Those include having no written procedures for considering complaints and not conducting required reviews to identify felons who may have voted.

The audit of the Government Accountability Board released Friday comes as Republicans in charge of the legislature are talking about doing away with the panel, and replacing it with a partisan model.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Woman Challenges Wisconsin's 'Cocaine Mom' Law

A Medford woman plans to challenge Wisconsin's Cocaine Mom law.

Wisconsin experienced heated debates in the late 1990s when state leaders considered a fetal protection bill.

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Milwaukee Kids Voice Fears About Gun Violence

High schoolers talk about gun violence prevention at UW-Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Dozens of school children from across Milwaukee talked about gun violence Wednesday, and ways to reduce it.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dozens of Milwaukeeans Sign Up for Affordable Care Act in Second Year

Several people stood in line this week at the Washington Park Library to inquire about the Affordable Care Act.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some Milwaukee residents are signing up for health care coverage as the federal Affordable Care Act enters its second year.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Three Years Later, Milwaukee Streetcar is Back on Council Agenda

A rendering of the proposed streetcar.
Credit The Milwaukee Streetcar

Emotions could run high this week and next as the Milwaukee Common Council considers a streetcar for downtown.

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Politics & Government
5:18 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Leader Wants Quick Right-to-Work Action; Impacts of Law, Unclear

State lawmakers will return to the capitol in January
Credit justin kern

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald hopes to advance a bill early in 2015 to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. 

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Regional
1:00 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Milwaukee Area Officers Undergo In-Depth Domestic Violence Training

Local law enforcement officers participated in domestic violence training this week at the sheriff's facility in Franklin.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Law enforcement officers across Milwaukee County spent the past couple days learning how to better handle cases of domestic violence.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Atheist Group Introduces Billboard Designed to Provoke Christmas Believers

A national atheist group debuted this billboard in Milwaukee on Monday.
Credit American Atheists Inc

A billboard debuted in Milwaukee on Monday that might raise eyebrows. It’s called “Skip Church” and is intended to coincide with the holidays.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Shopping On Thanksgiving? Some Wisconsinites Say No, Family Comes First

Some retailers have moved Black Friday to Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

People have all sorts of traditions for Thanksgiving weekend. 

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