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GRANTON - Fire officials in Central Wisconsin say 121 cows and calves were lost in a barn fire on Thursday. WQOW-TV in Eau Claire reports the fire occurred at Naedler’s Farms near Granton in Clark County. Several firefighter were treated for heat exhaustion, but officials say no one was seriously hurt.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Quick thinking of four bystanders at a Willmar swimming beach Thursday is credited with saving the life of an eleven-year-old girl. She was swimming with friends when she disappeared. Daniel Ruter and Robert Rodriquez of Willmar entered the water and found the girl a few minutes later in about seven feet of water and pulled her to shore.
SAN ANTONIO (Sports Network) - Lindsay Whalen had a game-high 21 points and seven assists to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 87-71 win over the struggling San Antonio Silver Stars. Maya Moore contributed 14 points and Devereaux Peters chipped in 13 for the Lynx, who have won five in a row, four of them coming without three-time All- Star guard Seimone Augustus.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee pitcher Kyle Lohse struck out five and allowed five hits in six innings of work, sealing a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. Brewers scored on solo home run shots in the fourth inning by Juan Francisco and Carlos Gomez in the fifth. Brewers are now 17 games below 500 and last place in the NL Central.
EAU CLAIRE - The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories from now until 9 p.m Thursday for the Eau Claire region in western Wisconsin – and until seven on Friday night for about the southern third of the state including La Crosse and Sheboygan. Forecasters say the heat index could hit 105 in the advisory areas.
SANBORN, Minn. -- A truck driver is dead after his rig was hit by a train in Redwood County Monday afternoon. Sheriff's officials say 70-year-old Richard Utz of rural Comfrey was crossing the tracks northeast of Sanborn when his semi was struck by a Canadian Pacific train. Utz was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital where he was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported.
MADISON - Wisconsin Deputy Athletic Director Sean Frazier was named today as the new AD at Northern Illinois. Frazier replaces Jeff Compher, who left to become the new AD at North Carolina. Frazier has been at the UW since 2007, with an emphasis on football. He joins a Northern Illinois program that’s coming off its most successful campaign in school history.
A two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning temporarily blocked traffic on Hwy. 10 near it's intersection with Hwy. 63 right outside the Pierce-Pepin building. The accident involved David Zimbauer, 28 of Augusta and Jeffery Beestman, 57, of Blair. Beestman was driving a Chevy Blazer whose front reportedly ran into the back of the trailer Zimbauer was driving. Ellsworth Ambulance assisted the injured Beestman at the scene and he had non-life threating injuries. Also there was the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
ARKANSAW - "Making the Best of Pepin County Better" is this year's theme for the annual Pepin County Fair takes place this weekend at the county's fairgrounds in Arkansaw next Arkansaw Elementary School. Admisssion to the fair is free along with the inflatables, kids train ride and games. The fair begins at 9 a.m. on Friday and runs until 4 p.m. Sunday. This year's fair will feature a petting zoo and pony rides from Fantasay Corral from Baldwin. There will also be the first Pepin County Fair Agriculture Olympics taking place at 2 p.m.
MADISON - For the first time, the State Supreme Court has told the DNR to consider the economic impact of the water levels it sets on lakes. In a 4-to-3 decision today, the justices ruled in favor of the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District in Rock and Jefferson counties. The district said it would increase tourism if it could raise Lake Koshkonong by almost seven-and-a-quarter inches each summer.