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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.RELATED CONTENT
“I love to eat dessert first,” the Prescott man said as he munched on cake.RELATED CONTENT
-- Wisconsin’s maple syrup harvest for this spring is the biggest in at least 21 years.
-- 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.
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.
-- 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.
-- A man died after he was accidentally hit by shrapnel during a bachelor-bachelorette party in southeastern Minnesota.
-- 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.
An Ellsworth woman was injured in a three-car accident Monday night.RELATED CONTENT
A Minnesota man was taken to an area hospital Sunday night when he was ejected from the motorcycle he was riding.RELATED CONTENT
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.RELATED CONTENT
-- Neither of Wisconsin’s two candidates made the Top-15 at the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas.
-- 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.
-- 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.