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The Pierce County Fair began its run this morning with good weather throughout today at the Fairgrounds in Ellsworth. Much of the judging at the fair took place today, especially of non animal exhibits in open and junior class. The first beer garden inside the fair grounds opens today at 5 p.m. This evenings entertainments will be the annual horse pull at the Grandstand and the countywide talent show at the pavillion. Check this link for a schedule of events: http://www.co.pierce.wi.us/Fair/Schedule_of_Events.html
WAUPACA - Authorities say a central Wisconsin woman found dead in a burned vehicle in Waupaca County was apparently murdered. The victim is a 36-year-old Plover woman.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.-- The search continues today(thurs) for a missing 11-year-old boy near East Grand Forks. Sheriff's officials say Anthony Kuznia was reported missing Wednesday afternoon and they're concerned because he's autistic and may be drawn to the Red River. Anthony is also known to explore campers, RVs, and ATVs.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Madison golfer Steve Stricker was in the Top-10 early this afternoon, as the PGA Championship was getting underway today. Stricker shot a two-under-par 68 in his opening round at Oak Hill Country Club. By early afternoon, it put him in a tie for eighth place, four strokes behind leader Jim Furyk. Stricker is the only Wisconsin player in the year’s final major.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Shabazz Muhammad has been sent home from the NBA's Rookie Transition Program. Muhammad violated a rule by bringing a female guest to his hotel room on Tuesday night. He will be fined for the incident and has to return next summer to complete the program with the 2014 draft class. The T'wolves selected Muhammad 14th overall in the draft out of UCLA.
Citing health concerns, Jim Herold has stepped down as the coach of the Spring Valley High school cross country program.
RIVER FALLS - Three young girls killed by their father in River Falls had made over 100 pieces of artwork – and they’ll be sold to raise money for a playground in their honor. A news conference will be held Thursday in River Falls, where the girls’ mother – Jessica Schaffhausen – will describe the playground project along with its developer, Unlimited Play of Saint Louis.
KENOSHA - Wisconsin DNR officials confirm they’ve received threats, after they took custody of a baby deer from a Kenosha County animal shelter and put it down.
RICE LAKE - Authorities in northwest Wisconsin now say a Waupun police lieutenant may have stolen a second vehicle near Rice Lake this morning. 43-year-old Bradley Young was wanted for allegedly busting into the Walkers Kollerville Restaurant in Green Lake early yesterday – and then stole a pick-up truck in Green Lake two hours later. Barron County authorities said they spotted the truck last night.
GREEN BAY - Another starter has gone down for the Green Bay Packers. Coach Mike McCarthy said today that receiver Jordy Nelson would miss the rest of Training Camp, after a previous knee injury re-surfaced. Nelson had knee problems last season – most recently in early December, when he sprained a knee against Minnesota.