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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.
A funnel cloud was spotted late yesterday near Deerbrook in Langlade County -- the same place where a tornado went through two weeks ago. This one never touched the ground. Neither did a funnel cloud near Augusta in Eau Claire County late yesterday. One-and-a-half inch hail fell at Summit Lake in Langlade County. Menominee, Shawano, Oconto, Eau Claire, and Winnebago counties also reported hail from those storms.
ST. CROIX FALLS - The family of Isaiah Thies’ – the two-year-old Polk County boy found dead in a car trunk – believes the toddler got into the vehicle on his own. Their pastor, Rick Van Gundy, says he also believes the family’s theory that Isaiah took the car keys from his dad’s auto repair business at their home, opened the trunk, and crawled inside.
ST. PAUL - Former Justice Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to serve on Minnesota Supreme Court, died Monday morning at the age of 88. Wahl was appointed to the high court in 1977 by Governor Rudy Perpich and served for 17 years. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea says Wahl was a trailblazer, leading efforts to address both gender fairness and racial bias in Minnesota's justice system. Funeral services are pending.
MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings report to training camp at Minnesota State University-Mankato on Thursday and will practice for the first time on Friday. Head coach Leslie Frazier will host an opening news conference on Thursday before putting his team through a pair of workouts the following day. Both rookies and veterans are due in camp on Thursday.
ST. PAUL - Well-known bear researcher Lynn Rogers says he doesn't know what to think, after Governor Dayton refused to give him permission to continue collaring bears -- but Dayton also indicates the state will ask an administrative law judge to review that decision.
ELMWOOD - The Ellsworth Hubbers kept themselves in contention for the St. Croix Division title by beating Elmwood 7-4 last weekend at Raider Field. The Hubbers' Jake Betthauser hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning and Storm Gram added another two-run blast in the fourth inning. Lance Hove added two hits and drove in a run.