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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in the primary. The commission says statewide turnout figures for Tuesday's elections are not available yet. In Milwaukee, the Journal Sentinel reports that election officials are projecting turnout to be 25 to 30 percent of the city's registered voters, which is about 75,000 people. The turnout is about 10,000 more than the 2014 gubernatorial primary.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement creates an opening in his southeastern Wisconsin congressional district for the first time in 20 years, fueling hopes among Democrats that they can pick up the seat that leans Republican. Union ironworker Randy Bryce faces schoolteacher Cathy Myers in Tuesday's Democrat primary. On the Republican side, former Ryan aide Bryan Steil is a front-runner in a five-way contest.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Union members are walking the picket line at the Trane Co. in La Crosse. The union's 500 members rejected a proposed contract over the weekend and voted to go on strike. The previous contract expired Saturday. Contract negotiations are ongoing during the strike.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Jurors have convicted two people of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer following a protest at Enbridge Energy's Line 3 construction site in Wisconsin last summer. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the 24-year-old South Dakota man and 26-year-old Minnesota woman were also found guilty of trespassing. Both were on the site where Enbridge was replacing an oil pipeline. The man had secured himself to an excavator, while the woman streamed the protest live.

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