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Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota town

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HEIMDAL, N.D. — A town of about three dozen people in central North Dakota has been evacuated after an oil train derailed and caught fire. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich says no injuries have been reported from the Wednesday morning accident near Heimdal about 115 miles northeast of Bismarck.
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Home runs doom Brewers again, lose 8-2 to Dodgers, who hit 3

MILWAUKEE — Not keeping the ball in the park once again caught up with the Milwaukee Brewers. Justin Turner hit a game-changing three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers added a pair of two-run shots to back the dominant pitching of Zack Greinke and beat the Brewers 8-2 on Tuesday night.

 

Judge orders evaluations of Slender Man stabbing suspects

WAUKESHA — A judge ruled Tuesday that two girls accused in the stabbing of a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man should be evaluated by the Waukesha County's Department of Health and Human Services. Attorneys for both girls had filed motions asking for the department to evaluate and determine services as if the girls were in juvenile court.

 

Wisconsin mother in serious condition after random shooting Parkdale Pet Care has new owner

MADISON — Doctors have upgraded the condition of a woman hospitalized after a random shooting in eastern Wisconsin that left her husband, daughter and another man dead. Theda Clark Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Mulholland says 32-year-old Erin Stoffel was upgraded from critical to serious condition Tuesday.

 

WEST BEND - Dale Schneider and his wife, Carla, have a passion for animals. They even raised a blind deer named Raymond for about 20 years. “He passed away a year ago Valentine’s Day,” Dale said. “I used to rehab for deer and wildlife. He was brought to me with a situation. He was apparently blind. He was only a day old, so we raised him from a baby.”
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Walker's UW proposal dead in Legislature; cuts debated Roggensack says she 
doesn't want to fight with justices
MADISON— Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to give the University of Wisconsin System more independence from state law and oversight won't pass this year, while other flexibilities and the level of funding for higher education remain up for debate, co-chairs of the Legislature's powerful Joint Finance Committee said Tuesday.

MADISON — Newly elected Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack said Tuesday that she doesn't want to pick a fight with the other justices, even though her selection as the court's leader is contested. Roggensack spoke on WTMJ radio about her election last week as chief by four of the seven members of the court. Longtime Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson contends that she remains the chief justice and is fighting over the issue in federal court.



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Turkey farmer hit by bird flu sees emotional, financial toll
MINNEAPOLIS — Lifelong turkey farmer Greg Langmo knew as soon as the young flock that usually clustered around him like curious little puppies turned lethargic and stopped eating that his Minnesota farm had been struck by the bird flu that has shaken the poultry industry.

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Brewers owner backs GMs decision to fire Roenicke
MILWAUKEE — Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said on Tuesday that he supported general manager Doug Melvin's decision to fire manager Ron Roenicke. Roenicke was fired Sunday with Milwaukee off to a 7-18 start. He was replaced Monday by former Brewers player Craig Counsell, who had been a special assistant to Melvin in the front office since January 2012.

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MediumPuddles Pity Party
Shrouded in mystery no more, ‘The Sad Clown with The Golden Voice’ whose captivating cover of Lordes’ ‘Royals’ exploded the internet comes to Turner Hall singing his sad pop anthems for all the party people. Grab a hankie and cry it out with Puddles.

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2 pairs of endangered whooping cranes lay eggs; no chicks
NEW ORLEANS — Two young whooping crane couples laid eggs this year, bringing hope and disappointment to biologists trying to establish a flock of the elegant endangered birds in southwest Louisiana.

Panel approves hiring 35 more public defenders
MADISON — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to pay for hiring 35 additional assistant public defenders.

Milwaukee police use billboards after recent violence
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are turning to billboards for assistance after an increase in violence. Clear Channel Outdoor donated electronic billboards in the Milwaukee area to advertise the tip line for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Dane County would be shut out of water quality decisions
MADISON — Dane County would not have a say in its own water quality standards under a vote made by the Legislature's budget committee.

Jennie-O lays off 233 workers in Faribault due to bird flu
FARIBAULT, Minn. — Jennie-O Turkey Store said Tuesday it will lay off 233 employees at its processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks that have cut its turkey supply.

DNR to hold hearing on phosphorous variance determination
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker's administration has determined that complying with Wisconsin's phosphorus limits would cause substantial social and economic impacts.

Governor sets special election to replace outgoing senator
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in July to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow. Walker said in a news release Tuesday that the election will be July 21.

Lawmakers agree with Walker, cut $4 million recycling money
MADISON — The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to cut a local recycling program cut by 20 percent.

Supreme Court justices, chief would be paid same
MADISON — The chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court would no longer earn $8,000 more than the other six justices under a budget provision that has been approved by a legislative committee.

Panel approves Walker's drunken driving spending change
MADISON— The Legislature's budget-writing committee has approved cutting $731,000 in grant funding to treat drunken drivers as Gov. Scott Walker proposed.

Body of River Falls student recovered from river
RIVER FALLS — The University of Wisconsin-River Falls confirms the death of one of its students whose body was found in a local river after leaving a bar.

Webcams keep eye on peregrine falcon nests in Wisconsin
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Webcams are tracking the habits of peregrine falcons in southeastern Wisconsin, including one nest where chicks are expected to hatch soon.

Human remains found in Winnebago County
TOWN OF VINLAND — Authorities are asking the public for help after human remains were found in east-central Wisconsin last week.

Number of Wisconsin flocks with bird flu rises to 10
MADISON — The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been detected keeps rising. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday that a fifth case has been detected in Barron County and a third case in Jefferson County.

Milwaukee awarded 2015 Skate America
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Milwaukee has been awarded Skate America in 2015, the first time the city will host a major international figure skating event.

Man in custody after body found in Ripon area
TOWN OF RIPON — Authorities say a 45-year-old man from the Ripon area is in custody after a man's body was found in a home over the weekend.

Central Wisconsin wildfires burn 3 homes, prompt evacuation
WAUTOMA - Warm weather and dry conditions helped fuel wildfires in central Wisconsin, where three houses caught fire and 15 other homes had to be evacuated Saturday.

Portage teen gets to wear grandmother's dress to prom
PORTAGE - One Portage Junior Prom attendee will be wearing the same dress her grandmother wore to her own prom over 60 years ago.

No reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan
DETROIT - Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and other parts of the Upper Midwest.

Inland sport fishing season in Wisconsin is now open
HAYWARD - The inland sport fishing season is now open.

Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh has new wolves for opening
OSHKOSH - The Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh has a new family of wolves.

Gov. Walker signs bill for ride-hailing regulations
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Wisconsin first lady launches childhood trauma care website
MADISON - Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker has launched a website for Fostering Futures, a collaborative effort aimed at providing trauma care for children.

 

 
 
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