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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.
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?