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WASHINGTON, DC -- Hennepin and Ramsey counties in the Twin Cities have been added to the list of counties on President Obama's federal disaser declaration, prompted by severe storms and flooding in June and July. 37 counties in Minnesota plus three tribal governments can now apply for assistance to repair damaged public infrastructure. Officials have been holding briefings all week for local governments in northern Minnesota. They're in Wadena County this morning (830am) and in Long Prairie this afternoon (1pm), after meetings earlier this week with the Red Lake Tr
The National League Central could become a two-team race soon, if the Milwaukee Brewers can sweep third-place Pittsburgh for three games starting tonight at Miller Park. The Brewers have a one-and-a-half game lead over second-place Saint Louis, and they're six games up on the Pirates -- who've lost seven of their last eight. Fourth-place Cincinnati has dropped to 10-and-a-half back, after losing to Atlanta last night. The other division contenders, including the Brewers, were off.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota star Maya Moore dropped in a game-high 26 points as the Lynx knocked off the San Antonio Stars 88-84 in Game One of their WNBA Western Conference semifinal series at Target Center. Lindsay Whalen of Hutchinson added 10 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Minnesota, which takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. Seimone Augustus chipped in with 16 points. Minnesota held a 15 point lead early, but saw San Antonio rally to take a fourth quarter lead. The Lynx finished strong to earn th win.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has participated in many statewide enforcement efforts over the years to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin. Through Monday, Sept. 1, the sheriff’s patrol deputies will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout the state in an initiative called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Efforts to combat impaired driving in Wisconsin through effective enforcement and education are showing positive results.
The Prescott School District will host its 12th annual Fun Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 6, during Prescott Daze.
Winners from the Ellsworth Fire Department Community Parade Aug. 10 have been announced.
Wisconsin has confirmed its first human case of the West Nile virus for this summer. State health officials said yesterday the mosquito-borne virus infected a resident of Ashland County. No other details were disclosed, including the person's current condition. The first confirmed case comes about a month later than a year ago. State epidemiologist Diep Hoang Johnson says a relatively cool summer has kept mosquito populations down. Last year, the Badger State had 16 confirmed West Nile cases and five probable ones, with two deaths.
A southwest Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison for what authorities have called one of the state's largest child pornography cases ever. Investigators said they found several million child porn images last summer in numerous storage devices owned by 47-year-old Timmy Reichling of Darlington. He pleaded guilty in June to a federal charge of producing child porn. If he's still alive after he leaves prison, Reichling will have to spend his remaining years under federal supervision.
ST. PAUL -- It took 43-years but the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has settled with a man who was sexually abuse by a priest. Jon Jaker says he was eleven when Father Thomas Stitts sexually abused him in 1971, while he was an altar boy at St. Leo's Catholic Church in St.
The Milwaukee Brewers' division lead narrowed to one-and-a-half games, after the Crew lost at home to Toronto yesterday, 9-to-5.