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EAU CLAIRE - Despite what you might think, the economy does not have to be in the tank for the homeless population to rise. In Eau Claire, advocates for the homeless say the number of empty apartments has dropped – and in many cases, rents have increased beyond some people’s ability-to-pay them.
MANKATO, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings signed all three of their first-round draft picks today, hours before players report to Mankato for training camp. Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd was taken 23rd overall, Florida State cornerback Xaiver Rhodes was the 25th pick and Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was taken 29th by New England and traded to Minnesota.
HAGER CITY - The Ellsworth American Legion Post #204 senior baseball team will play in the semifinals of the Gopher State League playoffs this evening at Brown Field. Ellsworth will take on the Roseville Royals. The first pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Ellsworth is the second seed in the tournament bracket and Roseville the third seed. The winner will play in the Gopher State League Championship Sunday at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. That game begins at 5:00 p.m. The winner of the Ellsworth/Roseville game will face either top-seeded Coon Rapids Red or Shoreview, the No. 4 seed.
GREEN BAY - As training camp begins tomorrow, Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says he wants to avoid the injuries that marred last year’s camp. McCarthy told reporters today that he scheduled all but one of the Packers’ 19 camp practices for the morning to help prevent fatigue during the day – and thus prevent injuries.
DEER RIVER, Minn. - Itasca County authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Deer River. Deputies discovered the woman's body in a home Wednesday morning. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office is doing an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The victim has not been identified. Investigators do not believe there is a threat to public safety.
MADISON - Several protesters returned to the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda today, 24-hours after the arrest and citation of at least two dozen protesters. A permit is now required to gather in the building. Several groups were outraged by yesterday’s arrest, which spurned additional protesters today. Another 20 protesters were arrested and cited a 200-dollar ticket for not having a permit.
CHICAGO - New University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen says backup quarterback Tanner McEvoy will be fully ready for next month’s pre-season camp. That’s after McEvoy was mugged-and-robbed last weekend in Madison. He suffered head cuts early last Sunday – and he was robbed of I-Phone and watch.
MADISON - Twenty-two protestors received 25 citations yesterday, as police began to crack down on the Solidarity Singers who’ve refused to get State Capitol permits for their almost-daily noon-time sing-alongs. The tickets carry fines of just over $200, and some vowed to challenge them in court. State Capitol police staged its first real crackdown on the daily sing-alongs.
The 55th annual Plum City Summerfest took place last weekend. The event is sponsored by Plum City American Legion Post #365.
A one-car accident with injuries took place Tuesday morning off the intersection of Hwy. 63 and 320th Ave. south of Ellsworth. The driver, Maria Ingersoll, 18, Maiden Rock, and the passenger, Isaac Benck, 18, Ellsworth, were both transported to Red Wing Hospital with undetermined injuries. Both Ingersoll and Benck were inside traveling southbound on Hwy. 63 and was reportedly slowing to negotiate a right-hand turn onto 320th Ave. when the vehicle's brakes failed.