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Authorities say passers-by saved crash victim

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Officials say a car driven by a Wisconsin Rapids man drifted off Highway 73 in Wood County Sunday afternoon, hit some hay bales, flipped over and ignited the vehicle and the hay.

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Harvest time brings increase risk of crashes

Posted: 09/09/2013 - The state Department of Transportation says there were nearly 1,400 crashes involving farm machinery from 2005 to 2012. Twenty-five were fatal collisions and 708 resulted in injuries.

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Wis. hospitals scaling back on free drug samples

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Some organizations offered free samples to patients who couldn't afford them. Now Bellin Health of Green Bay gives out vouchers instead, and ThedaCare is upgrading its cost-assistance program.

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Wis. committee to vote on drunken driving bills

Posted: 09/09/2013 - The Republican-authored proposals would change third and fourth offenses from misdemeanors to felonies; make the first offense a misdemeanor if the driver's blood-alcohol level is 0.15 percent or higher; impose mandatory sentences on drunken drivers who injure or kill someone; require mandatory court appearances; and allow authorities to seize drunken drivers' cars.

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Woodman’s Food Market signs River Prairie deal

Updated: 09/09/2013 - Last week, City of Altoona officials were notified that Access Commercial Real Estate, owners of 40 acres in the southwest quadrant of River Prairie, reached a tentative agreement with Woodman’s Food Market, Inc. for purchasing and developing the entire 40 acre parcel.

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Two vehicles collide in Vernon Co.

Posted: 09/08/2013 - Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two-vehicle collision occurred Saturday afternoon, September 7, 2013, at approximately 1:00 PM in the Town of Jefferson, two miles west of Viroqua.

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Milwaukee to host Great Lakes Week

Posted: 09/08/2013 - Scores of government officials, tribal members, industrial leaders and environmental activists are set to descend on Milwaukee for Great Lakes Week.

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Underage drinking arrests double at Badgers game

Posted: 09/08/2013 - Police at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say they arrested nearly twice as many people for underage drinking at this weekend's football game than they did during the Badgers' opening game Aug. 31.

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Wis. diocese bans school trips to research center

Posted: 09/07/2013 - Children who attend Catholic schools within the Madison diocese won't be taking any more field trips to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery because the facility conducts research using embryonic stem cells.

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Sept. 11 ceremony planned at Veterans Museum

Posted: 09/07/2013 - A ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be held Wednesday at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison.

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La Crosse dad gets probation for neglect of girl, 3

Posted: 09/07/2013 - A La Crosse man convicted of letting his girlfriend deprive his 3-year-old daughter of water has been sentenced to three years of probation, but he'll serve eight years on a separate conviction for violating probation.

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