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NEW BERLIN - Governor Scott Walker refuses to say whether he, his aides, or his lawyers have been contacted in a newly-reported John Doe investigation into state issues. After an appearance in New Berlin yesterday, the Republican Walker called it a "sidebar issue" -- and he would not be distracted by it. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported yesterday that former federal prosecutor Francis Schmitz is heading up the investigation. The report also said the probe may be dealing an unnamed legislative leader and alleged election law violations from the recall contests o
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - A construction worker is dead after the crane he was operating tipped over at a church in Maplewood yesterday afternoon. Maplewood Police say 34-year-old Cory Lewellin of Ogilvie was killed when the crane tipped on it's side as he tried to move a large beam into place at the St.
Almost 40-percent of the grey-wolves that can be hunted in Wisconsin have already been taken, just seven days into the new season. The DNR said today that 95 wolves have been shot-and-trapped since last Tuesday. That's about twice the pace of a year ago, when the state's inaugural quota of 116 wolves -- plus an extra one -- was taken just two months into a season that was supposed to last four-and-a-half months. The current season is also scheduled to last that long, but it probably won't. Only 156 more wolves are still avail
MINNEAPOLIS - Milwaukee Brewers’ Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor will return to the Minnesota Twins’ coaching staff next year. Molitor grew up in Saint Paul, and he played the final three of his 21 Major League seasons with the Twins. Molitor will supervise base-running, bunting, infield positioning, and in-game strategy from the dugout. He spent two years coaching with the Twins under manager Tom Kelly in 2000 and 2001. He later went to Seattle as a hitting coach. For the last eight years, Molitor has been coaching in Minnesota’s minor league sy
MILWAUKEE - The NBA’s Board of Governors will hear an update tomorrow on Milwaukee’s effort to come up with a new arena. Owner Herb Kohl and executive vice-president Ron Walter will give a report at a meeting in New York of the league’s governing body. Walter says they’re interested in what steps have been taken, and the progress that has been made. There’s not to say, really – not that we know of, anyway. The Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce has been rounding up about 40 people to serve on a task force that will study i
It will be in the yearbook, just like every other sports or club or activity in school.
When you're the smaller team in prep volleyball, you have to try harder.
SPRING VALLEY - There are two tours inside the Spring Valley Haunted House, which will take place this weekend and next. For the kids and for the brave. A building on McKay Ave. in Spring Valley across from Sneaker's Pub and Grill, owned by Magician and Illusionist William Reed, has been completely decked out as a Haunted House which is fundraiser for both the Dunn County Humane Society for the Spring Valley High School Cheerleaders, as they raised fund for a trip to the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
Both Ellsworth and Prescott high schools will have home games next weekend in Level 1 of the WIAA Football Playoffs. Spring Valley, however, will be on the road. No. 3 ranked Ellsworth (9-0, 7-0) is the top seed in its Division 4 regional quadrant. The Panthers will host the Panthers of St. Croix Central (3-6, 3-3) Friday at 7 p.m. at Fuller-Symes Field. Prescott is in the same regional quadrant as Ellsworth in D-4, but the Cardinals (6-3, 4-3) are seeded No. 4 and picked up a home game vs. Spooner (6-3, 5-2) which is set for Saturday at 1 p.m.
ROTHSCHILD - Now that the family of a murdered Wisconsin woman has received justice, plans to lay her to rest have been revealed. The family of Kira Steger say her funeral is scheduled for next Saturday in Rothschild. Steger went missing in February, she was found in the Mississippi River three months later. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, was convicted of second-degree murder on October 2. Prosecutors say he killed her because she was having an affair and wanted to leave.