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Republicans add last-minute school choice measures, mine-area restrictions; Shell Lake man mauled by bear, more state news

Wisconsin News
A debate over the new state budget lasted only 15 minutes in the Assembly Tuesday, as majority Republicans spent most of their time behind closed doors adding some last-minute items. Also, a rural Shell Lake man was critically hurt when he was mauled by a black bear Monday night. Read on for the latest on budget negotiations, rancor over the federal Farm Bill and an admission by Capuchin Order leaders that at least 23 friars abused minors.

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UPDATE: Prescott bridge reopens after rollover

PRESCOTT -- A rollover accident on the Hwy. 10 bridge at Prescott temporarily closed the highway as police and emergency personnel assisted a woman injured in the crash.

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Summer gets off to cold start; Mom suspected of trying to asphyxiate four kids; Woman accuses John Menard of extortion, demanding sex; more state news

Wisconsin News
Most of Wisconsin was in the 40’s and 50’s this morning, but a couple spots in the north cooled down to the 30’s after a boisterous cold front went through. A $200,000 cash bond was set Monday for a northern Wisconsin woman suspected of trying to kill four of her six children by asphyxiation. A former business partner claims Eau Claire billionaire John Menard pressured her for sex and later retaliated by firing her husband. Plus more state news.

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Minnesota man injured in motorcycle accident

A Minnesota man was taken to an area hospital Sunday night when he was ejected from the motorcycle he was riding.

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Northern St. Croix County hammered by hail, rain

Northern St. Croix County hammered by hail, rain

The warning sirens blew in New Richmond, but storm clouds stayed to the north and east Monday afternoon around 2 p.m.

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Thunderstorms predicted for today; 700 state Guard members will lose 11 days of pay; Proposed budget goes to full Legislature; More state news

Thunderstorms predicted for today; 700 state Guard members will lose 11 days of pay; Proposed budget goes to full Legislature; More state news

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More showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Wisconsin today as another cold front pushes through. About 700 Wisconsin National Guard members will lose 11 days of work and pay due to the federal budget sequester. Plus more briefs.

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Former Viking to read from his new children's book

Former Viking to read from his new children's book

Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Viking football player, along with his daughter, Kamie Page, will read from their new children’s book "Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky."

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UPDATE: Lift bridge to close to vehicles this afternoon

The Stillwater Lift Bridge will close to vehicle traffic for a couple hours today, Wednesday, beginning at noon.

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River Falls teen injured in one-vehicle accident

A 17-year old River Falls teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday.

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Chilakoot Bowhunters celebrate 60 years of archery

Chilakoot Bowhunters celebrate 60 years of archery

“Wow,” was all Harold Buckentin could say when he recalled how the Chilakoot Bowhunters Club had come to call a 53-acre parcel of challenging terrain just outside Somerset home nearly 60 years ago.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2250/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Rosetta's comet shows off new bumps, bruises and bright collar
Pictures taken July 20 of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft show cool new stuff. They include several tantalizing depressions in both lobes of the comet and a bright collar w...
7/24/14 at 11:36 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3631/50/50/ RIVERTOWN SPORTS ROUNDUP
NFL, NCAA stories take twists
For those following the Vikings/NFL and NCAA Men's Basketball closely these won't be new topics. But controversial stories with potentially long-term ramifications came out in recent weeks. Kluwe vs ...
7/23/14 at 4:14 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/228/50/50/ OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK
Night fishing will open July 21 on Mille Lacs Lake
The night-fishing ban for walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be lifted July 21 at 10 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In past years, the Mille Lacs Lake night cl...
7/14/14 at 3:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3630/50/50/ FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO.
Grand Forks Herald launches 'Walk to Win' to encourage employees to move
By Korrie Wenzel Grand Forks Herald GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Visiting with Dr. Casey Ryan, outgoing president at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, makes a fellow want to take a walk. A brisk one...
7/9/14 at 10:24 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/227/50/50/ WESTERN WISCONSIN SPORTS
Middle Border Conference gets three all-state baseball players, Big Rivers gets five
The western part of the state did quite well in the voting for the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-State Baseball Team. Three players from the Middle Border Conference and four players from...
6/24/14 at 10:13 AM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2149/50/50/ THE DIRT
On the road
Road trip! I'm taking my mom to visit her sister in Omaha. I gassed up (the car--stop it!), got the car washed, programmed the GPS, bought snacks and bottled water, made sure I had all my medications,...
7/23/14 at 7:07 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2735/50/50/ HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS
Wallpaper...Making a Comeback in 2014
Rumors have been circulating since last week, that after twenty years, Pink Floyd may be teaming up for a new album, which is being cited as one of the biggest come backs of the year. In the world of ...
7/16/14 at 10:26 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2891/50/50/ LIVING IN RETIREMENT
5 Retirement Planning Obstacles
What Are the Obstacles to Successful Retirement Planning? There are a number of obstacles that you may face in planning for your retirement: Discipline to Save Many people find it difficult to fo...
7/16/14 at 8:56 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2955/50/50/ SHEILA HARSDORF: STATE SENATOR
Tax Reform Roundtable Comes to Western Wisconsin
Last week Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler visited northwest Wisconsin to discuss state tax policy and its impact on our household budg...
6/26/14 at 2:57 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1913/50/50/ WI VOICES
ELECTION RESULTS: Voters to Speak on Frac Sand; Recall Election Tuesday in Glenwood
first published on WIvoices.org UPDATE: Election Results According to the Glenwood City website, the unofficial results of the December 17, 2013 recall election are as follows: Mayoral Race: John...
12/18/13 at 7:42 AM