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AKRON - Madison golfer Steve Stricker was tied for 12th place early this afternoon at the Bridgestone Invitational. Stricker shot a three-under-par 67 in his second round today, putting him at two-under-138 at the halfway point of the World Golf Championships’ event in Ohio. Stricker was five strokes off the lead by early afternoon.
MILWAUKEE - Governor Scott Walker is asking for a federal disaster declaration for 11 Wisconsin counties. Heavy rains and flooding in June caused mudslides and washed-out several roads in the Southwest part of the state. Officials estimate over nine-point-to million dollars of damage was done to public infrastructures. If the federal declaration is approved, the federal government will cover 75-percent of the cost.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Fall camp for the University of Minnesota football team began this afternoon on campus. The Golden Gophers will practice for the first time at 5:15 p.m. at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. The workout is free and open to the public. This weekend, the Gophers will also hold open practices on Saturday and Sunday mornings (10:25 am).
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. - A shooting near New York Mills Wednesday night has claimed the life of a second man, in what is believed to be a murder-sucide.
MADISON - Gary Andersen will start his football coaching tenure at the University of Wisconsin with a nationally-ranked team. The USA Today pre-season coaches’ poll ranked the Badgers at No. 23, after they played in their third consecutive Rose Bowl in January. Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 in the new poll. Ohio State is second, after going 12-0 last fall under new coach Urban Meyer.
WEST ALLIS - The 162nd Wisconsin State Fair is now underway. Spokeswoman Kristi Chuckel says the fair will run until August 11 and features plenty of entertainment, farm animals and – of course - food. One food item that will continue a strong tradition at this year’s fair is the cream puff, a staple since 1924. Chuckel says over 375-thousand cream puffs were sold at last year’s 11-day event.
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. -- One person is dead and another critically injured after a shooting last night (Wed) just outside of New York Mills in northwestern Minnesota. A 21-year-old woman called 911 saying shots had been fired. Responding officers found two men with gunshot wounds and one, a 20-year-old, was dead. The sheriff’s office says a 23-year-old shot the other man and then turned the gun on himself.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Billy Butler tallied two hits, two RBI and a run scored as Kansas City won its season-high ninth straight game, a 7-2 triumph over the Minnesota Twins to complete a three-game sweep at Target Field. The Royals haven't won nine in a row since they started the 2003 campaign 9-0. Justin Maxwell, who was acquired Wednesday before the non-waiver deadline from the Houston Astros for pitcher Kyle Smith, made his Royals debut.
The Pierce County Public Health Department has updated information about Southside Mobile Dental Services. Currently, Southside Community Health Services is going through several internal organizational changes, as well as working toward the opening of a new facility in Cottage Grove, Minn. At this time, local officials are unsure when the mobile dental van will return to the Pierce County area.
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery officials along with local dignitaries helped to dedicate the Creamery's new addition late Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Creamery employees and other guests dined on cheese curds and other food and took tours of the new building. The ceremony is part of a weekend full of events to celebrate the Creamery's expansion.