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Lauren’s Science Corner: Circumhorizontal Arc

Viewers in western Wisconsin today observed a unique atmospheric phenomenon: a circumhorizontal arc! Casually called a ‘fire rainbow,’ it occurs in summer-time as the sun must be high in the sky, at an angle of 58 degrees or higher.

06/06/2015

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Potentially Severe Storms Moving Into Minn. Wednesday Night

Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.

04/01/2015

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Charges: Wis. Woman Was Using Facebook Before Crash That Killed 3 Kids

A 34-year-old western Wisconsin woman is accused of using Facebook on her phone while driving and causing the deaths of three child passengers when she drove into oncoming traffic, according to charges filed in Pierce County.

03/05/2015

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Exchange Student Killed, 2 Hockey Teammates Injured In Crash

An exchange student from Kazakhstan was killed and two of his hockey teammates were injured in a crash in western Wisconsin.

02/05/2015

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Medical Supply Company To Bring Nearly 500 Jobs To Western Wis.

A Wisconsin medical supply company is growing. On Thursday they announced they’ll bring nearly 500 new jobs to people in the metro and in western Wisconsin.

11/13/2014

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1 Arrested In Fatal Baldwin, Wis. Shooting

A man is in custody after a woman was found dead inside a vehicle in western Wisconsin Tuesday, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. At around 11:48 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the report of a shooting in Baldwin, Wis. The 911 caller said he needed help for a passenger in their vehicle who had been shot, authorities said.

09/10/2014

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Missing Teen, Baby Found In Hudson, Wis.

Police say a suburban Twin Cities teenage mother missing along with her baby have been found in western Wisconsin. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the 17-year-old girl and her 9-month-old daughter turned up in Hudson Wednesday morning.

08/06/2014

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3 Wis. Counties On List Of Most Expensive Places For Health Insurance

If you live in Polk, Pierce, or St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, you’re likely paying about twice as much as your neighbor across the river in Stillwater.

02/04/2014

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Victims Identified From Western Wis. Fatal Crash

A third child has died from injuries suffered in a collision between a truck and an SUV near Prescott in western Wisconsin. The Pierce County medical examiner says 5-year-old Laynie Jo Amos, of Amery, died around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

12/15/2013

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Success Of Maple Syrup Season In Limbo

If you’re getting tired of waiting for spring, so are the people who tap maple syrup. The syrup season is getting a late start this year, by about a few weeks in some parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

03/14/2013

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Bomb Squad Called To 2 Scenes In Western Wis.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate scenes that required the Marathon County Bomb Squad’s help.

03/09/2011