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Man Accused Of Kidnapping Ex, Forcing Her To Drive With Rope Around Her Neck

A New Richmond, Wisconsin man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly kidnapping his former girlfriend and forcing her to drive for several hours with a rope around her neck. Baldwin police say 50-year-old Daniel O’Keefe snuck into his ex-girlfriend’s car Wednesday night in the parking lot of Notato Contour in Menomonie, where they both work.

06/06/2015

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Police: Missing Wis. Man Found Dead In River

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. Joseph Albert Briske, 45, left his home in the Hudson area early Monday morning without telling anyone.

07/17/2014

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Bicyclists Hit The Road In North Star Grand Prix

A major bicycle race gets underway in the Twin Cities on Wednesday. Three-hundred professional racers from all over the world are taking part in the North Star Grand Prix.

06/11/2014

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Minnesota Woman Sentenced For Bank Robbery

A 23-year-old Minnesota woman accused of robbing five banks within a few weeks has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison. Ranya Al-Huthaili of Roseville was sentenced Wednesday. She also was ordered to pay restitution to all the banks.

05/21/2014

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Bald Eagle That Hit Boat On I-94 Set Free

A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin has been set free. The adult male flew into the white shrink wrap April 25 as the boat was being towed at about 70 miles an hour near Menomonie.

05/14/2014

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Eagle Injured After Flying Into Boat Is Recovering

A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin is on the avian equivalent of bed rest, its caretaker said Monday.

04/28/2014

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Eagle Crashes Into Boat Shrink Wrap On Interstate

A couple towing a boat to northern Minnesota got a surprise visitor: a bald eagle crashed through the shrink wrap while they were traveling on Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. The eagle dove across the top of the pickup truck of Scott and Marilyn Kregness as they crossed the Red Cedar River near Menomonie at about 70 miles an hour on Friday, according to the Chippewa Herald.

04/26/2014

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UW-Stout Student Found Dead Had Mix Of Drugs, Alcohol In System

A University of Wisconsin-Stout student found dead in January had a mix of drugs and alcohol in her system, according to the Menomonie Police Department. Jesse Jensen, 23, was found dead in her bedroom on Jan. 22. Jensen, from Owen, Wis., was a senior at the school. Toxicology tests indicate Jensen had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 at the time of her death, and had morphine and oxycodone in her system.

03/19/2014

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Police: UW-Stout Senior Found Dead In Bedroom

Authorities are investigating after a college student was found dead in her residence near the University of Wisconsin-Stout early Thursday. Police in Menomonie, Wis., responded to the 1000 block of 6th Street at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday after a 23-year-old woman was found unresponsive in her bedroom.

01/23/2014

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1 Dead In St. Croix Co. Crash

A two-vehicle crash in St. Croix County has left one man dead and another with serious injuries Thursday evening. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office, the fatal accident occurred at 5:24 p.m. on Highway 63, approximately one-quarter miles east of 240th Street in Cylon Township. Isrrael Romos of Clear Lake, 33, was driving a 2000 Honda Civic westbound on HWY 63, and for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line. A 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 46-year-old Daniel J. Rittman of Menomonie, Wis., struck the passenger side of the Civic.

11/22/2013

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Female Bank Robber Caught By FBI, In Custody In MN

A woman suspected in several Wisconsin and Minnesota bank robberies is now in FBI custody, according to authorities.

09/11/2013

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Wis. Teen Takes Miss Minnesota To His Prom

A special Wisconsin teenager will never forget his prom, this past Saturday night. His date was Miss Minnesota’s Danielle Hooper.

05/06/2013

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Authorities Identify Minn. Semi Driver Killed In Wis. Crash

Authorities have identified the semi-truck driver who was killed in a crash early Thursday morning near Menomonie, Wis.

05/03/2013

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Authorities: Minn. Semi Driver Dies In Wis. Crash

A semi driver from Stacy, Minn., died early Thursday morning when his truck collided with another semi in western Wisconsin, authorities said.

05/02/2013

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Wisconsin Teen To Take Miss Minnesota To Prom

One Wisconsin teen will have a dream date for his junior prom. Eighteen-year-old Charlie Gainey is taking Miss Minnesota USA Danielle Hooper to the Menomonie High School prom on Saturday.

05/02/2013

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2 Semis Involved In Fatal Crash Near Menomonie

Authorities say Interstate 94 was closed Thursday morning just west of Menomonie, Wis. due to a fatal crash involving two semi trucks.

05/02/2013

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2nd Body Found ln Fatal Wis. Semi Accident

A second body has been recovered after a semi truck left the road and went into a river near Menonomie, Wis. amid snowy conditions Tuesday morning.

03/06/2013

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Body Recovered After Semi Slides Into River In Wis.

The State Patrol says a body believed to be the driver of a semi has been recovered from a river in western Wisconsin, while emergency crews search for a second person.

03/05/2013

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Mom And Toddler Survive River Car Crash

A mom driving with her toddler daughter fell asleep, crashed into an overpass and plunged into the Red Cedar River near Menomonie, Wis. on Sunday.

12/31/2012

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Woman, Toddler Escape Vehicle In Red Cedar River

A woman and her young daughter are lucky to be alive after their vehicle went off the road and into a river near Menomonie, Wis.

12/30/2012

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Motorcyclist Killed In Western Wis. Crash

The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash Friday morning west of Menomonie.

09/07/2012

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Minn. Man Dies In Wis. Semi Crash

A 43-year-old Minnesotan man died in a crash between semis near Menomonie, Wis. Tuesday morning, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

08/01/2012

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Police: Man Gets DUI In Wis. With 2 Children In Car

A 47-year-old Florida man was arrested Saturday morning in western Wisconsin for driving under the influence while two children were inside the vehicle, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

07/21/2012

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Minn. Cyclists Prepare To Reclaim Grand Prix Title

An annual race, considered to be the Tour de France of the Midwest, is back in the Twin Cities.

06/13/2012

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Toby Gardenhire Switches From Player To UW-Stout Coach

Toby Gardenhire has stepped up to the plate thousands of times as a player, but it’s a brand new ballgame for him in his new role as a first-time head baseball coach.

05/14/2012

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