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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.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Minnesota Vikings owner Zigi Wilf, his brother and cousin will know in two weeks what a long-running lawsuit decided against them will cost. A judge found the three committed fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and violated the state's civil racketeering statute, or RICO.
The first high school sports practices of 2013-14 school year are being held today as football gets underway in the state of Wisconsin. Pierce County teams holding their first practices include Prescott, Ellsworth, Spring Valley and Elmwood/Plum City. Teams will get in at least three weeks of practice before their first games on Friday, Aug. 23. Ellsworth opens at home against Spooner while Prescott is at Barron, Spring Valley at Unity and Elmwood/Plum City is at Frederic. Next weekend each team will participate in four-team scrimmages.
The Ellsworth Village Board received updates on the status of building projects, vacant homes and other properties within the village at its monthly meeting Monday evening in the Village Hall. Much of the interior work of the bungalow portion of the new Pierce County Historical Center at the old Lawrence Studio at 423 W. Main St. has been completed according to John Norquist of the Pierce County Historial Association.
MADISON - Critics are questioning a state lawmaker’s use of campaign funds for a used convertible and a registration fee for a triathlon. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said Assembly Democrat Brett Hulsey paid almost $1,200 for his red convertible, and $85 to take part in the Pardeeville Triathlon on July 6. The Madison lawmaker has been criticized the past couple years for taking photos of an unfamiliar boy at a beach, bringing a box-cutter to his Capitol office for protection, and bringing a muzzle-loading rifle onto the Assembly floor.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert, cautioning Americans against traveling to Africa and the Middle East, and today federal officials have specifically issued a no-travel alert to Yemen, and have started the process of pulling Americans out of the country because of an increased fear of terror attacks. But what does that warning mean for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport?
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have reportedly signed veteran quarterback Vince Young to a one-year deal for the veterans’ minimum of $840,000. Various media reports said the Packers called Young’s agent after Number-three quarterback B.J. Coleman threw a pair of interceptions during Saturday’s Family Night scrimmage. It was a sign that the Packers want Aaron Rodgers’ back-up to be more experienced.
GREEN BAY - Over 63,000 Green Bay Packers fans gathered under the lights of Lambeau Field for the annual Family Night scrimmage. In the first series, quarterback Aaron Rodgers led a 10-play, 80-yard drive – connecting to tight end D.J. Williams for a seven-yard touchdown pass. The spotlight was on rookie running backs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin, who got a decent number of carries (17 for Lacy, 15 for Franklin).
Two Pierce County American Legion baseball teams recently concluded their seasons. Spring Valley's junior teams finished second in its division of its league of teams mostly north of I-94. They made the playoffs where they finished second. Prescott's senior legion team played in the Class A regional playoffs in Chetek two weeks ago where they also finished runner-up. Prescott beat Hayward 14-0 in their first game back on July 24. Then the Rivermen beat Chetek on July 26 10-3; lost to Altoona 3-0 but came back to eliminate Osseo 11-6 before losing to Altoona again 5-2.