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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Looking back, Looking forward

Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Looking back, Looking forward

As we say good-bye to 2012, it’s good to reflect on the old year and the opportunities and challenges in the New Year.

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UPDATE: Prescott bridge reopens after rollover

PRESCOTT -- A rollover accident on the Hwy. 10 bridge at Prescott temporarily closed the highway as police and emergency personnel assisted a woman injured in the crash.

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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: The "Eat Dessert First" budget

Letter from Sen. Vinehout: The

“I love to eat dessert first,” the Prescott man said as he munched on cake.

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Morning State News Briefs: State maple syrup harvest largest in 21 years

Wisconsin News
-- Wisconsin’s maple syrup harvest for this spring is the biggest in at least 21 years.

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State Government and Political Round-up: Assembly takes up budget today

State Government and Political Round-up: Assembly takes up budget today

Wisconsin News
-- Republican leaders are still confident that the current version of the new budget is basically the one that will pass both houses this week. The state Assembly is scheduled to start debating the two-year, $68-billion package of spending and new policies. They’re expected to take a break tonight before approving the budget tomorrow.

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Western Wisconsin News Briefs: Body pulled from Chippewa River

Western Wisconsin News
-- A body was pulled yesterday from the Chippewa River in Eau Claire. Police said canoeists spotted what appeared to be a body near the Short Street Bridge around 5:50 p.m.

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Menard sued for sexual harassment in Indiana

Wisconsin Business
-- A former business partner is suing Eau Claire billionaire John Menard. Tomisue Hilbert claims that the home improvement magnate pressured her for sex, and later retaliated by firing her husband and filing suits against them and their friends.

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Minnesota News Briefs: Man hit by shrapnel at bachelor party dies

Minnesota News
-- A man died after he was accidentally hit by shrapnel during a bachelor-bachelorette party in southeastern Minnesota.

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St. Paul market raided for bad drugs

Minnesota News
-- A St. Paul market was raided after several people became ill after using drugs purchased there, and Ramsey County Sheriff's officials say one of the overdoses was fatal.

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Ellsworth woman injured in three-car accident Monday night

An Ellsworth woman was injured in a three-car accident Monday night.

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Minnesota man injured in motorcycle accident

A Minnesota man was taken to an area hospital Sunday night when he was ejected from the motorcycle he was riding.

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Plum City students earn Red Cross recognition

Plum City students earn Red Cross recognition

In an effort to engage high school students on the life-saving experience of donating blood, the American Red Cross has initiated dual programs designed especially for them.

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State News Roundup: Miss Connecticut named Miss USA

State News Roundup: Miss Connecticut named Miss USA

Wisconsin News
-- Neither of Wisconsin’s two candidates made the Top-15 at the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas.

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Boat traffic on the St. Croix River blocked this morning

Area News
-- Boat traffic on the Saint Croix River is being blocked this morning, until a broken cable can be fixed on the Stillwater Lift Bridge between Houlton Wisconsin and Stillwater Minnesota.

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Soldier known for fight against cancer dies

Area News
-- Lt. Col. Mark Weber, the Rosemount soldier who became an inspiration to many as he battled terminal cancer for nearly three years, died shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, according to a post on his Caringbridge site.

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