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LA CROSSE - A southwest Wisconsin man was found dead yesterday in a tugboat that crashed over the roller gates of a Mississippi River lock near La Crosse, and tipped over. The body of 22-year-old Tyler Trussoni of Genoa was recovered from the second deck of the Megan Mc-“B,” about nine hours after the incident was first reported. Two other Wisconsin men had minor injuries.
ST. PAUL - Health officials are investigating an outbreak of listeria in Minnesota that may be linked to cheese made by a Wisconsin firm.
CADOTT - Organizers of a country music festival near Chippewa Falls say a 27-foot free-fall attraction will not return next year, after four jumpers were injured. The ride featured jumpers falling onto a 50-by-50-foot air-bag while the Country Fest crowds cheered them on.
Over 200 people have been killed in Wisconsin boating accidents over the last 11 years – and according to Gannett Wisconsin Media, 85-percent of those victims were not wearing life jackets.
CHICAGO - The Big Ten Conference female athlete-of-the-year is no longer named in honor of former Wisconsin Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton. The league said today that it dropped Favor Hamilton’s name from the award, after discussions between the Badgers and conference officials. Last December, she admitted working as a $600-dollar-an-hour call girl in Las Vegas, after the Smoking Gun website broke the news.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have lost their sixth man Mike Dunleavy to the Chicago Bulls. The 32-year-old veteran has reportedly committed to a two-year, six-million-dollar contract.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Former UW-Stevens Point star Jordan Zimmermann earned his National League-leading 12th win of the year last night, as the Washington Nationals pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 10-5. It was the Crew’s sixth straight loss. Zimmermann did not have the best of nights, giving up four runs on nine hits in six innings with five strikeouts.
LOS ANGELES -- The Minnesota Lynx are in Los Angeles where they will battle the Sparks tonight at Staples Center. The Lynx crushed LA 88-64 on Friday at the Target Center. Minnesota leads the Western Conference at 7-2. LA sits at 5-4. Tip time is 9:30 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS -- New York's Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBIs to lead the Yankees in a 10-4 beating of the MInnesota Twins at Target Field. Zoilo Almonte finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs for New York, which snapped a streak of 47 straight games without scoring in double-digits. Andy Pettitte allowed four runs over five innings in the start while Joba Chamberlain recorded the win in relief.
Hager City's three-game St. Croix Valley League winning streak was ended at Plum City Sunday by a 3-2 score. The Skeeters out-hit the Blues by a 9-4 margin but also stranded nine base runners as well. Winning pitcher Tony Garner struck out 11 HC batters and only walked two. Also in league play last weekend, Bay City's losing streak continued as they fell to Menomonie Saturday 9-1 and New Richmond Sunday 3-0. Both games were at Hortenbach Park. Elmwood, meanwhile, traveled north and split a pair of ballgames, losing to Oscoela Saturday but beating St.