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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Photos of the Week (06/22/14)

Photos of the Week


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Two tornadoes approached Pilger, Neb., on Monday. Photo: Eric Anderson, AP


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A tornado forms over a house near Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014. Two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska on Monday. (AP Photo/Mark 'Storm' Farnik)


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Deadly twin torpedoes hit northeast Nebraska Monday evening. Photo: Daniel Shaw / Demotix via Corbis


4) Two tornadoes touched down almost simultaneously a mile apart in rural Nebraska, on June 16, 2014, wreaking havoc on farming communities. At least two people died and 16 were critically injured, while nearly 75% of the village of Pilger was flattened. Photo: Dustin Wilcox / TwisterChasers via Reuters


5) The tornadoes swept through the town of Pilger, but officials said the 378 residents were staying strong. The bedroom community's motto has been “the little town too tough to die.” Photo: Reed Timmer Tvn / http://tvnweather.com


6) Ruth Labenz is assisted to safety by a Stanton County Sheriff's officer after her home was destroyed. Photo: Mark 'Storm' Farnik / AP


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A man holds a girl  after she was pulled from the basement of her destroyed home on Monday. Photo: Mark 'Storm' Farnik / AP


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Rescue personnel tend to a young tornado victim in Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014. A hospital spokeswoman says at least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark 'Storm' Farnik)


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An Iraqi young boy holds a weapon from the window of a car as people gather to show their readiness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities on June 16, 2014 in the capital Baghdad. Faced with a militant offensive sweeping south toward Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced the Iraqi government would arm and equip civilians who volunteer to fight, and thousands have signed up. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images


10) An animal activist (C) kneels down as she offers to buy a dog from a vendor (2nd R) to stop it from being eaten ahead of the annual dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region June 20, 2014. The festival, scheduled on June 21 as in previous years to mark the summer solstice, in southern Chinese city of Yulin, has drawn fierce protests from animal welfare groups and pet owners, who urge the local government to ban the long-standing tradition. According to animal welfare activists, about 10, 000 dogs will be consumed on that day, Xinhua News Agency reported. (REUTERS)


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Retired Marine Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter received the Medal of Honor from U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, during a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Carpenter received the medal for "conspicuous gallantry" performed while serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he took a blast from a grenade to protect fellow Marines and sustained major wounds. Carpenter is the eighth living recipient chosen for the high honor. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


12) US fans cheer  in the USA's first World Cup soccer game against Ghana on Monday. Photo: Getty Images.


13) U.S. fans cheer before a Group G football match between Ghana and the United States. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP - Getty Images


14) U.S. fans cheer for their team against Ghana at the Estadio Arena das Dunas in Natal. Photo: Vassil Donev / EPA


15) United States' Clint Dempsey, left, celebrates scoring the opening goal past Ghana's goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, right, during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)


16) United States' John Brooks, centre, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)


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John Brooks of the U.S. heads to score the winning goal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Ghana at the Dunas arena in Natal, Brazil on June 16, 2014. The US won, 2-1. Photo: Carlos Barria / Reuters


18) Brooks scored during the 86th minute of the game against Ghana. Photo: Carl De Souza / AFP - Getty Images


19) Brooks watches as the ball approaches the goal.   And it gets by the Ghana goalie. Photos: Hassan Ammar / AP


20) Ghana goalie Adam Kwarasey reaches to try and stop John Brooks' goal.  Photo: Jamie Mcdonald / Getty Images


21) But Kwarasey can’t, and Brooks celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP - Getty Images


22) Back home, fans cheer after the U.S. scored their second goal against a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Photo: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters


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A United States fan dressed as Elvis holds up a replica of the World Cup trophy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


24) England's goalkeeper Joe Hart rolls inside the goalpost after Italy's Mario Balotelli (not pictured) scored during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus on June 14. England lost the match 1-2. Photo: Francois Marit / Pool via Reuter


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Pete Rose, left, and Lancaster Barnstormers manager Butch Hobson, right, talk at home plate before a game at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Monday, June 16, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Rose, banned from Major League Baseball, returned to the dugout for one day to manage the independent minor-league Bridgeport Bluefish. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)


26) Eleven-year-old Lucy Li, the youngest qualifier to ever tee it up at he U.S. Women's Open, dressed for the occasion in an American themed red, white and blue outfit.  Li held her own at Pinehurst No. 2 except for three bad holes. She wound up with an 8-over 78. That put her 11 shots behind the early leader, two-time major champion Stacy Lewis. Photo: David Cannon / Getty Image


27) Fans place flowers at the base of a statue of baseball great Tony Gwynn at Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres play, June 16, 2014 in San Diego, California. Gwynn died this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to published reports. He was 54. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)



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Acuity dedicated the tallest flag pole in the nation. Acuity dedicated its 400-foot flag pole, the tallest in the nation, with a ceremony attended by Governor Scott Walker and national anthem sung by Wisconsin American Idol star Danny Gokey. The flag is attached to the Acuity's record-breaking flagpole during a dedication ceremony on Monday. Photo: Janet Weyandt/Sheboygan Press Media


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The Blue Angels F/A-18 jets fly in formation lead by the C-130 Fat Albert near Milwaukee on Wednesday June 18. Pilots with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, were flying for a scheduled team photo shoot. The Blue Angels were scheduled to perform in this weekend's 2014 Milwaukee Air & Water Show on Milwaukee's Lakefront. Heavy fog cancelled the shows Saturday. Photo by Mike De Sisti / Journal Sentinel


30) U.S. Army Master Sargent Khalida Hendricks, 35, braves hazordous fog conditions to present the American Flag during the signing of the national anthem at the Milwaukee Lakefront Air Show. The show was postponed due to fog. Photo: Alyssa Pointer


31) "The World at Night" pays tribute to the world's best combinations of landscapes and skyscapes in its International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. More than 1,000 entries were received for the 2014 competition, and judges selected the top entries in two categories. The Big Dipper is framed by rays of light in the skies above Cibiana Pass in northern Italy's Dolomite Alps. Giorgia Hofer's photo, titled "Light in the Sky," won first place in the "Against the Lights" category and was judged the top image in the 2014 Earth and Sky Photo Contest. Photo: Giorgia Hofer / TWAN 2014


32) "Over the Top" by Luc Perrot shows the central bulge of the Milky Way rising over a volcano on Reunion Island. It's the first-place winner in the "Beauty of the Night Sky" category. Photo: Luc Perrot / TWAN 2014


33) The sun rises as thousands of revelers gathered at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, near Salisbury, England, to celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


34) Pony Express re-rider Rick Bretton, of Glenrock, Wyo.. swings onto the back of a horse to ride the next leg of the journey Tuesday, June 17, 2014, east of Casper, Wyo. Nearly 600 members of the National Pony Express Association, including Bretton and others from the Wyoming chapter, are participating in the 35th annual re-ride of the actual Pony Express mail route. The first rider left Sacramento, Calif., on June 11 and the final one is scheduled to arrive in St. Joseph, Mo., on June 21 after a total journey of 1,960 miles. Photo: Alan Rogers | AP


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Juan Delgadillo, 11, center, holds a Mjolnir (Thors hammer) as Jeff Rogers, dressed as Thor, left, and Juan's brother Gabriel, 4, look on at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center on Monday July 16, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Juan Delgadillo, has Medulloblastoma, a brain tumor. Photo:  Renee C. Byer, the Sacramento Bee


36) A giant statue of U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe is seen at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region June 18, 2014. The eight-metre-tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about eight tonnes, was made by several Chinese artists for over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie "The Seven Year Itch". The statue was transported to the garbage collecting company early this week for unknown reasons after being showed outside a business centre in the city for only 6 months, local media reported. Picture taken June 18, 2014. (REUTERS/China Daily)


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A race-goer shows off her butterfly hat on the opening day of Royal Ascot in London, Britain, June 17, 2014. Royal Ascot runs through June 21. (EPA/ANDY RAIN)


38) Racegoer Belinda Strudwick poses for photographers on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)


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A model wears a design from the Moschino presentation on the second day of the Spring/Summer 2015 "London Collections: Men" fashion event in London on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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