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The usual big draws for a Friday evening at the Pierce County Fair did so again as the Fairground lots were full and persons sought other parking options around the Fairgrounds in Ellsworth. The annual Pierce County 4-H/FFA Auction along Tractor Pull both went on without being hitched by the weather despite the clouds that rolled in midway through the evening. Sunny weather is expected all day Saturday which could lead to another good day attendance both during the day and for the Ellsworth Funsters Demolition Derby in evening which begins at 7 p.m. at the Grandstand.
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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police are dealing with a surge of gun violence in the city. Authorities say since August 2, 23 people have been injured by gunfire, seven of them have died. Police Chief Edward Flynn unveiled a plan to curb the violence, including an increased police presence at trouble spots across the city. Chief Flynn says the goal is to disrupt the criminal environment “thoughtfully”.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers were shut-out in its first preseason game at Lambeau Field last night, losing to the Arizona Cardinal 17-0. Just three days after signing with Green Bay, quarterback Vince Young was 1-of-3 for 7 yards and rushed for 12 yards on 2 carries.
Day two of the 130th Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth kicks off right away at 9 a.m. with judging in junior beef and horses plus the open class dairy show. The judging takes place a stone's throw from each other in the Arena Barn and the Horse Arena. The Arena Barn will also be the location of tonight's Pierce County 4-H/FFA Auction, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The other big event of the evening is the annual Pierce County Fair tractor pull which begins at 6:30 p.m.
UW-Platteville is the pre-season favorite to win its first WIAC football title since 1980. The Pioneers received six first-place votes in a pre-season poll from coaches and sports information directors. Platteville went 8-2 a year ago – and if they go above .500 this year, Platteville would have three straight winning campaigns for the first time since 1992.
One parking lot was full and cars snaked down streets on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth.
STONE LAKE - Authorities in northwest Wisconsin indicate that a murder suspect might have acted in self-defense after the victim entered the suspect’s apartment. The victim was identified today as 26-year-old James Hamilton of Stone Lake. He was killed late Wednesday night on the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian reservation in Sawyer County.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tonight will be the fourth time the Vikes and Texans have played one another in the preseason. Minnesota holds a two-games-to-one lead in the short-lived series. The Texans lone preseason victory against Minnesota came last August in a 28-24 win in Houston. Minnesota's exhibition wins over the Texans came in 2009 and 2011.
MINNEAPOLIS - No charges will be filed in Green Bay, Wisconsin against two-off duty Minneapolis police officers accused of using racial slurs following a confrontation with a group of black men outside a bar June 29th. Following the exchange, the black men left the area and were not named in the police report, which the City Attorney's office says makes it difficult to file charges.