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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is singing the praises of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2014. Both Christie and Walker are considering 2016 presidential runs. Christie is chairman of the Republican Governors Association and has previously spoken highly of Walker as he faces re-election this fall.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee firefighters have taken control of a three-alarm fire at an auto-salvage yard about two miles from the city airport. The fire was reported yesterday just before noon. The initial indication was that seven propane tanks exploded in a warehouse at the back of Roz Auto Salvage.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The federal government is backing off proposed regulations that brewers say would add to their costs without improving the safety of grain used to feed livestock. Many beer makers sell or give grain leftover from the brewing process to farmers, who use it as feed for dairy cows and other animals. The grain would be affected by new food safety rules being developed under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A long-planned bicycle sharing program in Philadelphia is moving forward, thanks to a Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer. City officials on Wednesday announced that Bicycle Transit Systems has been chosen to plan and operate the system and B-cycle has been picked to provide the bicycles, stations and technology platform. The sharing program using B-cycle bikes is slated to roll out in spring 2015.

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