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

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld Republican Governor Scott Walker's public union restrictions. The restrictions stripped most public workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights. U.S. District Judge William Conley found the restrictions constitutional in September. A three-judge appeals panel affirmed Conley's ruling on Friday.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager. For Democrats and their friends in organized labor, they hope to avenge Walker's evisceration of union power as he builds his resume for a possible presidential run.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Republican state senator says he'll announce next week whether he'll run for Congress. Joe Leibham of Sheboygan says he'll announce on Tuesday whether he'll run for east-central Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District seat. Glenn Grothman, a conservative Republican state senator from West Bend and Representative Duey Stroebel, a Saukville Republican, are also seeking the seat.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw suspected drunken drivers' blood without a warrant or driver consent. The court said it would hear three drunken driving cases, two of which involved a homicide. That announcement came nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a Missouri case that could call into question Wisconsin's law.

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