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MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Rick Porcello tossed seven strong innings and Prince Fielder hit a two-run double to help the Detroit Tigers take a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game set. Porcello (4-3) gave up just three hits without a walk while striking out five to pick up his second straight win for the Tigers, who have won six of eight.
WAUSAU - Authorities say a Central Wisconsin man is charged with providing heroin used in a fatal crash. The Wausau Daily Herald reports 22-year-old Kyle Kennedy appeared in Marathon County Court to face charges of delivery of heroin, obstruction and bail jumping. Police says the Wausau crash in March killed a Rothschild man and his 4-year-old son was critically injured.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed late this afternoon to rule on whether the Act-10 public union bargaining limits apply to local government and school unions. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Madison did not rule on the matter. It asked the justices to take the case, citing its statewide importance. Last September, Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas said Act-10 is unconstitutional. However, it was never made clear whether that's true for local unions statewide, or just the parties that filed the suit - Madison Teachers Incorporated and a Milwaukee city employee union.
MILWAUKEE - The starting grid is set for today's IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile. Andretti Autosports took four of the top five positions for the Milwaukee IndyFest 250. Mario Andretti starts at the one position for the race, followed by James Hinchcliffe and Will Power. ___________________________________________________________________ Wisconsin's NASCAR drivers will compete in two races near Detroit this weekend.
CINCINNATI - Late heroics Cincinnati's Jay Bruce in the 10th inning lifted the Reds over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 last night. Bruce hit the game-winning home run off of a Burke Badenhop pitch, who picks up his third loss of the season (0-3). After the game, outfielder Ryan Braun was put on the 15-day disabled list with a sore thumb. He had missed the four previous games before last night's game.
MERTON, Penn. - Wisconsin natives Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly are poised to make the cut at the U.S. Open. Kelly (plus-one on the tournament) will have to finish out five holes of round two, though. Darkness prevented the Madison native from finishing the day. Stricker is tied for third at even through two rounds, he posted a 69 (one-under par) on day two. Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel top the leaderboard (one-under), after another tumultuous day two of the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods, who is suffering an elbow injury, shot an even 70 and is tied for 17th.
New Centerville United Methodist Church, 36 County Road Y, east of River Falls is hosting a Pie & Ice Cream Social, 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. There will be pie, ice cream, barbecues, hot dogs, coffee, lemonade, and musical entertainment.
Car enthusiasts come help us celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of The Great River Road on June 15 by joining us in our first annual progressive car show. Tour the Wisconsin Great River Road along Wisconsin Highway 35 between Bay City, past Maiden Rock, and Stockholm, to Pepin. Come and see why we were voted "The Prettiest Drive in America". If you have never driven beneath the bluffs along the Mississippi River on the shores of Lake Pepin be prepared for a spectacular drive. Spend the day admiring cars along the west coast of Wisconsin and enter your car to win prizes.
The Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival Medallion Hunt is now underway. Hunt clues will be posted weekly on the festival website and at local banks. Clues will also be posted in area publications. Searchers will compete for 200 Ellsworth dollars and will need to show their festival button.
Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service (EAAS) has accepted a donation of $5,000 from Fairmount Minerals Foundation in support for the purchase of a lifesaving CPR device on the ambulance. The Lucas device will provide hands-free, highly effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for patients experiencing cardiac arrest.