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Buyer beware: Father’s Day shopping tips

If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a dad with more tools and yard equipment than he could use in a lifetime. That always makes shopping for your Father’s Day gift a little tricky. Also like me, you’ll probably wimp out and charge up a Gander Mountain or Fleet Farm gift card and let the old man choose this year. Before taking the low road on a gift card, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has some tips for the Dad’s Day weekend when consumers are expected to drop nearly $10 billion nationally.

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Investigators head off threats from 125 troubled people at UW-Madison

Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say they defused threats from 125 troubled students, employees and area residents under a little-known program launched two years ago in response to deadly tragedies on college campuses in Virginia and Illinois.

But the program didn’t identify at least three individuals before they caused problems at Wisconsin’s flagship campus, including threats against a campus leader, a bomb threat and a murder near campus.