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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.
FOOTVILLE - A Wisconsin dairy farmer got quite the surprise from a pregnant Holstein cow on Friday… triplets. Steve Case, of Footville, says in his 33 years of farming, it’s the first time he’s had triplets.
STILLWATER -- An inmate at the Stillwater prison has filed suit against the state Corrections Department alleging medical negligence, says the man's attorney Steven Meshbesher. 30-year-old Erick Thomas claims on February 1st of 2012 the prison night nurse didn't provide him with proper medical care and accused him of faking symptoms. Thomas also alleges at least one corrections officer threatened to move him into a segregation cell if he didn't quit playing and get off his cell floor.
GREEN BAY - If the Green Bay Packers were to open the season tomorrow, Randall Cobb would be the team’s kick returner. That’s what coach Mike McCarthy said after practice today, the team’s fifth workout at Packer Training Camp. There’s been talk that the Packers want to take Cobb off the return teams, so he can focus on his role as a receiver with Greg Jennings and Donald Driver gone.
Both Ellsworth and Prescott will be playing at roughly the same time next Saturday in the first round of the Wisconsin Baseball Association regional playoffs. The Hubbers will be playing at 3 p.m. in Altoona against Rib Lake while in Osceola, also in the afternoon, Prescott will take on Onalaska. The first pitch in the game is set for 2 p.m. Both Ellsworth and Prescott are No. 1 seeds. If the Hubbers win they will play either LaCrescent, Minn. or Brill for a berth in the state tournament Sunday afternoon.