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Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
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June 11, 2013
Wisc. ethanol plant near Oshkosh for sale
OSHKOSH, Wis. — An ethanol plant near Oshkosh will be sold to the highest bidder this summer. The Utica Energy ethanol operation collapsed under more than $30 million in debt. Ascendant Partners, of Colorado, has been hired by the receiver in the case to sell the ethanol...
June 11, 2013 - 9:10am
Wisconsin teacher allegedly drunk on elementary field trip
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Janesville police say an elementary school teacher who passed out while supervising a field trip to a bowling alley was legally drunk. A Janesville Gazette report says the 50-year-old was conducting a field trip that included fourth-graders from Washington...
June 11, 2013 - 7:00am
June 7, 2013
Man arrested in northern Wisconsin after late May incident using snowmobile to flee officers
A man was arrested in northern Wisconsin's Oneida County last week after using a snowmobile to flee law enforcement officers. Of course, being late May, there was no snow in sight. “I actually asked them to repeat the information” when dispatchers relayed the call, Wisconsin...
June 7, 2013 - 1:19pm
May 20, 2013
Wis. man dead after party bus accident in Ellsworth, Wis.
Ellsworth, Wis. - A 23-year-old River Falls man died late Saturday night in Ellsworth after he fell from the rear door of moving bus as came...
May 20, 2013 - 10:29am
May 3, 2013
Zebra mussels on construction barges halt work on St. Croix bridge
STILLWATER, Minn. — Work on the new St. Croix (KROY) bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin has been halted after dead zebra mussels were found on six construction barges headed for the river. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident....
May 3, 2013 - 9:54am
April 30, 2013
Suspected arson fire closes western Wisconsin school
ROBERTS, Wis. — Fire crews responded to a suspected arson fire at an elementary school in western Wisconsin about 3:44 a.m. today. An official at St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts indicated the fire had likely been deliberately set. The school office area and...
April 30, 2013 - 10:46am
April 16, 2013
Jury: Hudson, Wis., dad responsible in killing 3 daughters
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors in western Wisconsin say a father had a mental defect but is still responsible for killing his three young daughters...
April 16, 2013 - 6:15pm
January 21, 2013
NW Wis. snowmobiler found alive after two freezing days
From the Duluth News Tribune After being missing for two days and two nights in bitter cold, a snowmobiler from Superior has been found alive and taken to Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior for treatment, according to the Superior Fire Department. A plow operator found...
January 21, 2013 - 10:49am
January 2, 2013
Rose Bowl: Stanford grinds out 20-14 victory over Wisconsin
PASADENA, Calif. — Although Stanford didn’t score many style points in the 99th Rose Bowl, the Cardinal could celebrate because they didn’t...
January 2, 2013 - 12:18am
September 13, 2012
Third Wis. teen charged in sexploitation case
HUDSON, Wis. -- A third teenager faces felony charges in connection with a sexual exploitation incident last fall that was video recorded form a cell phone during an underage drinking party. Alexander Freedom Gove, 17, town of Hudson, posted a $25,000, signature bond on felony child...
September 13, 2012 - 11:12am
August 15, 2012
Searchers looking for toddler in Burnett County, Wis.
DANBURY, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for a missing toddler in Burnett County. Sheriff's officials say the 3-year-old girl wandered away from her home in Danbury about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Danbury is about 60 miles south of Duluth, Minn. Burnett County spokeswoman Dawn Sargent...
August 15, 2012 - 9:10am
August 3, 2012
Man bites dog? Superior, Wis., police say yes
A 21-year-old man accused of punching and biting a police dog with the Superior Police Department faces charges in Wisconsin. Police say Brandon...
August 3, 2012 - 8:53am
August 1, 2012
Paynesville, Minn., man killed in Wisconsin semi crash
MENOMONIE, WIS. - The driver of a semi-rig who died in a rear-end collision with another truck late Tuesday night has been identified Brian Lee Paglusch, 43, of Paynesville. According to a report on www.rivertowns.net, Paglusch died after the Viessman Trucking Co.-owned tractor-trailer...
August 1, 2012 - 1:20pm
July 31, 2012
Two Wis. teens die in I-94 crash
NEW RICHMOND -- Two New Richmond, Wis. teenagers -- ages 16 and 17 -- died Monday afternoon as the result of injuries suffered when their 2000 Dodge Durango struck the rear a flatbed semi-rig that had slowed in heavy eastbound traffic about 1:20 p.m. In a news released issued at...
July 31, 2012 - 7:54am
July 12, 2012
North Dakota man arraigned in deaths of his three Wis. daughters
A North Dakota man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a residence in River Falls, Wis., last Tuesday...
July 12, 2012 - 3:02pm