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MENOMONIE - Jessop Keene was named by the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) as the men's cross country runner of the week. Keene, who went to high school at Prescott, transferred from UWRF to Stout this school year. He is in his senior year of eligibility.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen says his Badgers have moved on from the controversy over Saturday night’s loss at Arizona State. A different set of reporters asked about it today during the Big Ten coaches’ weekly teleconference.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Minnesota State Senator Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) serves in the Navy Reserves and was nearby when the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard occurred yesterday. He says the incident was not just an attack on America, but on the Navy in particular.
ELLSWORTH - The final Middle Border Conference girls gof meet of the 2013 season took place at the Ellsworth Country Club Monday afternoon. Ellsworth shot a combined nine-hole 257 to finish in seventh place. Prescott placed fifth with a score of 218. New Richmond easily took first shooting a 169 followed by Osceola 189, Somerset 201 and St. Croix Central 209. The meet medalists was New Richmond's Alex Wheeler. She finished with a score of 37.
NEW LONDON - A Waupaca County couple has been charged with animal cruelty after two dogs were found dead on their property. Authorities say dogs were discovered at an abandoned house and were decayed to the point of “mummification”. A criminal complaint also shows the interior house was flea-ridden and covered in feces.
TEMPE, Ariz. - The University of Wisconsin football team dropped its first game of the season, falling to Arizona State 32-30. The Badgers were poised to take the lead with seconds left, when quarterback Joel Stave carried the ball to the midfield 15-yard line without being hit. With seconds left and time running out, Arizona State players lay on top of the ball and referees did not reset the football.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill had a seizure on the field at the end of the first half of Saturday's game against Western Illinois at TCF Stadium and was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure, the school said. Kill, who has epilepsy , was back home "resting comfortably" after the game, according to the school. Players had already headed to the locker
SOMERSET - The Prescott HIgh School football team's first loss this season was not a pleasant one as they fell to Somerset 30-0 Friday. Max Praschak scored three touchdowns for the Spartans as they controlled the game from start to finish, leading 18-0 at halftime. PHS drops to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Middle Border Conference. Next Friday the Cardinals take on New Richmond.
MADISON - A Minnesota woman is accused of robbing a Menomonie bank on Monday. 23-year-old Ranya Al-Huthaili was charged in Madison federal court on Thursday, accused of holding up the Dairy State Bank. Authorities say she may be linked to four other bank robberies, including a hold-up in Hudson. Federal agents say Al-Huthaili used cash from the Menomonie robbery to buy a laptop. _____________________ A motorcyclist has been critically hurt in a crash yesterday afternoon in Dane County.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews has been fined $15,000 for a late hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in last week’s 34-28 loss. The hit occurred with over nine minutes to go in the first half, leading to a botched third down call by the referees.