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Sheriff: Man, 24, Drowns In Western Wis. Lake

Authorities said a 24-year-old Hopkins man is dead after a drowning at a western Wisconsin lake on Sunday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 10:25 a.m. to a residence on Kemah Park Lane on Balsam Lake on a report of a missing swimmer.

07/07/2014

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Wis. Anglers Caught Way Over The Limit In ND

Five Wisconsin men face significant fines after North Dakota Game and Fish say they were over their limit of walleyes by 110 fish. A call to a poacher tip line led wardens to the men, who’d been staying and fishing on Devils Lake.

07/05/2014

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Defense Attorney: Suitcase Deaths Were Accidents

An attorney for a former police officer charged with dumping two bodies hidden in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway said the man killed the women accidentally and should not be charged in deaths that a detective said happened during bondage sex.

07/03/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Reopen Wednesday

Commuters moving back and forth through the eastern Twin Cities metro area will have one reason to breathe easier this holiday weekend. The Stillwater Lift Bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

07/01/2014

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Apparent Tornado Hits Rural Southern Wisconsin

An apparent tornado has damaged homes and farm buildings in rural southern Wisconsin. The storm hit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Damage stretches from south of Highland to north of Dodgeville.

06/30/2014

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Foster Mom Recalls Woman Found In Suitcase

The foster mother of an Oregon woman whose remains were found in a suitcase dropped along a rural road in Wisconsin says she hadn’t heard from her foster daughter for more than a year.

06/30/2014

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This Photographer Wants To Challenge How You See North Mpls.

A photographer has changed her view of Minneapolis’ toughest streets after what she’s witnessed this month. Sarah Hrudka set out to capture the real people of north Minneapolis and their reasons for calling it home. What started as a quick project turned personal.

06/27/2014

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Weak Tornado Hits Western Wisconsin Town

The National Weather Service says a weak tornado has struck the western Wisconsin town of Colfax, but damage reports are minor. Law enforcement tells the weather service the tornado damaged a gas station and knocked down trees Friday afternoon. No injuries are reported.

06/27/2014

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Charges Pending For Wis. Man Held In Suitcase Remains

The West Allis man arrested in connection with human remains found in two suitcases is being held in the Walworth County Jail. Walworth County Circuit Court officials say the 52-year-old man is expected to appear in court Friday. He’s being held on two counts of hiding a corpse.

06/26/2014

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Police Arrest Man In Connection With Grisly Find

Wisconsin police have arrested a 52-year-old man almost three weeks after human remains were found in suitcases, and investigators identified one victim as a missing Minnesota woman. Town of Geneva police Chief Steven Hurley said in a statement the man was arrested Wednesday. The news release didn’t elaborate on the man’s suspected role.

06/25/2014

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Shelter Arrested Again

A Wisconsin woman who was charged with stealing back 15 cats from the Humane Society was arrested for violating the conditions of her bond. Lee Ann Shore, 46, was arrested last month after she allegedly broke into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis.

06/25/2014

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Aerial Or Exploding Fireworks Sold In Minn.?

The Fourth of July is fast approaching. And as it gets closer, you’ll hear a lot of Minnesotans say they’re going to Wisconsin or South Dakota to buy fireworks.

06/24/2014

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WCCO Flies Along With MN’s Only Air Force Reserve Unit

Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve unit is the 934th Airlift Wing. The 934th flies eight large C-130 H3 cargo planes, which are used to move supplies and people. They fly out of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

06/24/2014

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Wis. Child, 3, Run Over By Lawnmower

Authorities say a 3-year-old child suffered severe injuries after being run over by a riding lawnmower in Dodge County. The sheriff’s office say the child apparently ran toward to the lawnmower as the operator was backing it up Tuesday afternoon. The operator didn’t know the child was there and struck the child.

06/24/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closes As River Rises

The Stillwater Lift Bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin was ordered to be closed indefinitely because of high water, as authorities around the state braced for flooding from bulging streams and rivers.

06/23/2014

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