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Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he hopes to have a new football coach on board by the January first Outback Bowl.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota rookie Andrew Wiggins posted 23 points and 10 rebounds to guide the Timberwolves to a 90-82 win over the Portland Trail Blazers from the Target Center. Corey Brewer added 19 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota, which had lost six straight. Thaddeus Young helped out with 13 points and five boards in the win. Damian Lillard tallied 23 points and seven rebounds for Portland, which had won five straight. Wesley Matthews turned in 18 points for the losing side. Minnesota hosts Oklahoma City tomorrow night. __________________
Over the past few months, the Prescott Arts Commitment Team (PACT) informed the Prescott School Board about potential options for including an auditorium with the new high school.
The Spring Valley fourth and fifth graders participated in their second D.A.R.E. walk Friday, Dec. 5. The walk was 1.5 miles through the Village of Spring Valley. The students raised money in which 100 percent of these funds will remain in the Spring Valley School District to support the D.A.R.E. program. The money will be used for D.A.R.E. materials, D.A.R.E. graduation, and other drug prevention programs. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is an officer led series of classroom lessons.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will hold its fall commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center.
The Pierce County Tavern League made a $500 donation to the Pierce County Food Pantry last week.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has designated River Falls Area Hospital as an acute stroke ready hospital.
The Plum City School District announced last month its honor roll students for grades six through 12 for the first quarter.
The Pierce County Deer Advisory Council will be holding its final meeting of the year 7-9 p.m., Dec. 11 at the Ellsworth High School library.
State Senate Republican Alberta Darling will continue to co-chair the Legislature's powerful Joint Finance panel.