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Ellsworth and Prescott await their pairings for the 2013 Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs which will be made this evening. The regional tournaments are next weekend and the state tournament the following weekend in Osceola. The regional sites this year are Osceola, Coon Valley, Altoona and Rib Lake. Prescott won the St. Croix Division of the St. Croix Valley League with a 10-3 win at home vs.
WAUSAU - A Minnesota man lost his effort today to win a new trial for the murder of a man whose body was left next to a logging road in western Wisconsin over 12 years ago. Jeffrey Burr, who’s now 27, said he was entitled to a new trial because of newly-discovered evidence. The state’s Third District Appellate Court in Wausau said it’s not likely that the new evidence would find Burr innocent.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin President Kevin Reilly has announced that he’s leaving his post. The Wisconsin State Journal reported late this morning that he would step down. The Madison paper said Reilly told senior UW System officials in recent days that he’s leaving. Two members of the Board of Regents and the university’s chief spokesman are not confirming the report.
EAU CLAIRE - UW-Eau Claire is still not ready to name a permanent wrestling coach after a year. So the Blugolds have named assistant Steve Wozniak as their second interim coach in two years. Wozniak has been an assistant with the school since 2010. Wozniak replaces Jon Ames, who moved on after leading two Eau Claire grapplers to the NCAA Division III tournament, the most since 2003.
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- The investigation continues into a Minnesota county attorney's relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell gave the girl guitar lessons and coached her in a summer tennis program, according to restraining order documents.
DULUTH - A 14-year-old boy is dead after a swimming accident on Rainy Lake in Voyageur's National Park, in St. Louis County near the Canadian border. Sheriff's Deputies say the teen was among a group of people touring the lake by houseboat.
LA CROSSE - Twenty Wisconsin counties are trying a new approach to get extra federal Medicaid funds under the Affordable Care Act. La Crosse County is among those trying to tip-toe around Governor Scott Walker’s refusal to accept additional Medicaid dollars statewide for recipients of programs like Badger-Care.
CHICAGO - The Milwaukee Brewers broke a scoreless tie with five runs in the top of the ninth inning, as they blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0 last night at Wrigley Field. Carlos Gomez drove home the first run with a bloop single, after Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy singled to open the ninth. Jeff Bianchi and Rickie Weeks then added a pair of two-run doubles. Pedro Strop took the loss in relief for the Cubs. He’s now 1-and-1.
NEWTON, Iowa - The third generation of Wisconsin’s Sauter racing family is about to hit the track. 30-year-old Travis Sauter of Prairie du Sac will make his NASCAR debut on Saturday, when he drives Joe Nenechek’s No. 87 car in the U.S Cellular-250 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. Sauter joins his father Tim – his uncles Johnny and Jay – and his grandfather Jim in NASCAR’s national circuits.
ST. PAUL -- Total allowed harvest in this fall's wolf hunting season will be about half what it was last year, because the DNR's latest survey showed a drop in Minnesota's wolf population. The agency's Dan Stark says because of the biology of wolves, there's not a major concern about a moderate harvest level and they can make adjustments.