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BRF Police get new gear to better prepare for mass shootings

Posted: 04/05/2013 - A local police department is 'gearing up' to better respond to emergencies like the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The Black River Falls Police Department has received close to 25 thousand dollars from the city budget for new equipment that the department says will help them be more prepared in case of a mass shooting.

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"Once Upon a Prom" gives girls free prom dresses

Posted: 04/05/2013 - An event called "Once Upon a Prom" was held in Altoona for girls who needed financial help getting a dress, and who have completed 6 hours of community service.

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Students wear heavy backpacks for Civil War lesson

Posted: 04/05/2013 - In an effort to teach the 8th graders about the Civil War, their history teacher gave the students an assignment to find out what it's like to be a common soldier.

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Bill would let locals make call on Wis. pedal pubs

Posted: 04/05/2013 - A Republican lawmaker is circulating a bill that would allow Wisconsin municipalities to decide whether people can legally drink as they ride so-called pedal pubs from bar to bar.

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USDA restores monthly milk reports in limited form

Posted: 04/05/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm has reversed a plan to eliminate some monthly reports that dairy farmers and milk processors say are important to their business.

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Bill would raise deposit on car battery buys

Posted: 04/05/2013 - A bill introduced by state Sen. Chris Larson would remove the $5 cap on deposits that retailers can charge when they sell an auomotive or other lead acid batteries.

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