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Ellsworth High School's 2013 Homecoming is on Sept. 20 and activities for Homecoming Week have been announced. One big change for this year is in the parade route. The parade will take place on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. but instead of going down Main St., the parade will depart the high school, going past Hillcrest Elementary and will proceed south on Piety Street ending at the Middle School. Classes and organizations are already working hard on their floats.
SEATTLE - The best team in the WNBA, the Minnesota Lynx is set to play another road game in Seattle tonight. Minnesota is 24-7 on the season and coming off of a win in the Key City on Saturday. They stayed out west and will face the Storm again tonight. Seattle is 15-16 on the season. Tip time tonight is set for 9 p.m. _________________________ The smallest crowd in Target Field history watched the Twins beat the Angels 6-3 last night to snap a ten-game home losing streak. The team announced paid attendance of 21,826, but on TV it looked like there were o
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 17-year-old wanted in the shooting of a two-month-old boy in Minneapolis on Friday has turned himself in. Police say the teen is the baby's uncle and was handling a gun inside the family home when it discharged, striking the infant in the neck. He ran from the scene, and the baby's father originally told police that the baby was hit by a stray bullet outside the home. The teen was taken to a juvenile detention center, and a police spokesperson says they are still in
RIVER FALLS -- The house in River Falls where three young sisters were killed by their father last year will be torn down and the plot sold. Proceeds will benefit the Tri-Angels Playground in River Falls, Wisconsin which is being built in honor of Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. A spokeswoman for Affinity Plus Credit Union, which now owns the home after it was foreclosed, tells the Leader-Telegram newspaper in Eau Claire they worked with the mother of the murdered children, Jessica Schaffhausen, to do the right thing -- and determined that was to donate anything salvageab
Although the data pointed in one direction, the sentiment from the building committee for a new Ellsworth Public Library is to have the facility located in the downtown area. This sentiment was expressed during a presentation on potential new library sites to the Ellsworth Village Board Monday.
SPRING VALLEY - The family of Brody Sotona is asking why the Minnesota State Patrol had to chase a driver who killed him by colliding with his car during the pursuit. The 20-year-old Sotona died in the crash, which occurred at an intersection in downtown Minneapolis. A state trooper reportedly tried to stop Yia Her, 34, of St. Paul on suspicion of speeding and drunken driving about 1 a.m. Her initially stopped his 1997 Nissan Maxima but then drove off.
Both Ellsworth and Elmwood prep volleyball teams were betan in non-conference matches Monday evening. Elmwood lost 3-0 at home to Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 11-25, 14-25, 19-25. Rachel Schaser had 15 kills for the Lancers and teammate Rebecca Kazemba had five aces. The Raiders drop to 4-8 overall. Ellsworth was beaten 3-0 at River Falls. The Panthers drop to .500 at 6-6 overall. EHS will take on Durand, New Richmond and Prescott in quad meet action tonight in New Richmond starting at 5 p.m. Plum City will also be in action in a quad. meet at Colfax.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Some passers-by are being called heroes, after they pulled an unconscious man from a burning car near Wisconsin Rapids. Wood County sheriff's sergeant Lee Garrels said the vehicle veered off Highway 73 early yesterday afternoon. It struck some hay bales and overturned. That started both the vehicle and the hay on fire. Garrels said people who were passing by stopped, pulled the man from the auto, and saved his life. Officials said the car was destroyed by fire by the time first-responder rescuers arrived -- and the driver regained consci
Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport -- but it remains to be seen how Wisconsin's large wrestling community will adapt to all the changes that are coming. The International Olympic Committee's executive panel voted seven months ago to remove wrestling from the core group of sports after the 2016 Summer Games. Yesterday, the full IOC voted to keep it going at least through the 2024 games. It received 49 votes to return, compared to 24 for a combined baseball-and-softball bid.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt could be ready to play on Saturday night, when the Badgers face Arizona State in Tempe. At a news conference this afternoon, coach Gary Andersen said Watt would be probable for the contest against the Sun Devils. Watt injured a hamstring nine days ago in the Badgers' 45-to-nothing season-opening home win over UMass. He sat out this past Saturday's 48-nothing home rout of Tennessee Tech. Andersen said Watt's injury has gotten bette