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Governor Scott Walker has more than four times as much money campaign money as his Democratic challenger Mary Burke. New campaign finance reports show that the Republican Walker had over seven-million dollars in the bank at the end of July, while Burke had one-point-seven million on hand. Burke continues to raise more than previous gubernatorial challengers, but she's still nowhere near Walker in the money race. The governor raised over one-point-two million dollars in July, while Burke took in around 500-thousand dollars.
Western Wisconsin authorities are trying to figure out who fired gunshots at a semi-truck, and why. The semi was hit nine times last Saturday morning on Interstate-94 near Hammond. No one was hurt. The Saint Croix County sheriff said somebody in an older red-or-maroon car fired a unique style of ten-millimeter bullets. Deputies hope those bullets will help them find the suspect. Shell casings were recovered where the truck driver first heard the shots.
The Ellsworth Industrial Council's survey of internet users in Pierce County received backing from many organizations and individuals. Among the major supporters were the Pierce County Board, Pierce County Economic Development Corporation, the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce/the industrial council, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services and the Ellsworth Creamery. The survey now supplies potential broadband providers with the information necessary to help bring high speed internet service to all corners of the county.
Jolene Schultz (left) and twin sister Shelby (right) sang the National Anthem to open the 2014 Wisconsin D.A.R.E. Officer's Association Conference in Lake Geneva last week. There were approximately 150 D.A.R.E. Officers and their families that attended the state conference. Both Jolene and Shelby graduated the 5th grade D.A.R.E. Program at Ellsworth Middle School this past May.
Wisconsin cheese-making continues to be on the upswing, after six straight months of production declines ended in April. According to new federal figures, the Badger State pumped out 235-million pounds of cheese in June -- three-point-six percent more than the same month a year ago. The Brownfield Ag News Service says the increase reflects better quality in Wisconsin's first hay crop this year. The state's higher output was much larger than the national increase of one-half percent in June, to 916-million pounds.
A Minnesota man killed in a two-vehicle crash in western Wisconsin has been identified as 77-year-old Roger Beyer of Buffalo. Monroe County sheriff's deputies said Beyer's car crossed a center line and collided head-on with another vehicle. Another oncoming driver swerved to avoid Beyer's car, and it landed in a ditch. A ten-year-old boy was badly injured in the Beyer auto. He was hospitalized in critical condition at last word. The crash happened Saturday in the town of Byron northeast of Tomah.
Brett Favre will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame after the facility re-opens next year following its present re-construction. And the legendary quarterback's Number-Four will be retired sometime next season. The Packers have scheduled a news conference about Favre at 1:30 this afternoon -- and various media reports say both his enshrinement and his number-retirement will be confirmed. Favre will appear via telephone. Packers' president Mark Murphy and former president Bob Harlan have worked hard to mend fences with the 20-year N-F-L veteran.
CHICAGO -- The Twins used a nine-run eighth inning to pull away for a 16-3 victory over the White Sox at U.S.
Pierce County will utilize the CodeRED Emergency Notification System Tuesday to call the entire community.