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Western Wisconsin News Briefs: Female pedestrain killed in Independence

INDEPENDENCE - Authorities in western Wisconsin are investigating the death of a female pedestrian.

Police said the woman was hit by a vehicle in Independence just before six last evening. She was unresponsive when rescuers arrived, and they performed CPR before taking the woman to a hospital in Whitehall - where she died a short time later. The vehicle driver was given a blood alcohol test, but investigators said alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the mishap. The victim's name not immediately released.


A developer in Washington state says he first became aware of an undergraduate program in property management at UW-Stout in Menomonie when he recruited some of its students. He says they had outstanding qualifications and now he wants to help develop that program further. Dean Weidner has donated a million dollars to the school. University officials say the money will be used to buy equipment and technology for the new Weidner Center. It will also fund seven scholarships each year worth 10 thousand dollars.