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Wisconsin Public Radio's "The West Side" will be airing several live Legislative election programs featuring candidates from western Wisconsin. According to Mary Jo Wagner, the show's host, listeners will have a chance to call in and ask the candidates questions. The "West Side" airs on Monday and Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. and can be heard on WRFW 88.7 FM in River Falls and WHWC FM 88.3 in Menomoniee. Wagner says several candidates from the far western region are already on the schedule. These include: Monday, Aug.
Yet another semi-truck carrying an oversized load will be heading through the region tonight escorted by two Wisconsin State Patrol vehicles. The semi will be hauling a dryer for an ethanol plant is scheduled to leave from Waukesha Wednesday morning and head up I-94 to Black River Falls. It is expected to arrive in Black River Falls about 10 p.m. Wednesday night. After a short stay there the rig is expected to continue up I-94 to Elk Mound arriving there between midnight and 1 a.m. on Thursday.
Suzanne M. Weiland, whose body was discovered in Star Prairie Township early Sunday, died from multiple stab wounds, according to a preliminary autopsy report completed Monday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner in St. Paul. Deputies with the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a small home on the Apple River at 1986 93rd St., northeast of Somerset, at 7:20 a.m. Sunday. They had been called by Peter G. Whyte, 49, the 39-year-old Weiland's boyfriend. Whyte reported he had been stabbed and that Weiland was dead, Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said.
Wisconsin now has its first human case of West Nile Virus this year. State health officials announced their confirmation of the disease Monday. According to the Department of Health and Family Services, a woman in Portage County came down with a fever, aches, nausea, and a rash last June. Blood tests done last week showed the presence of West Nile Virus, passed on by an infected mosquito.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has posted its annual Wisconsin fall hunting forecast online. The forecast is available on the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.wi.us The site has information about all hunting categories in the state along with information on the state's deer season, bear populations and waterfowl hunting changes. Among the highlights in the report is the state's deer herd estimate. DNR officials say that this year's Wisconsin's deer herd remains above population goals.
EAU CLAIRE -- Those traveling north in western Wisconsin will find less traffic congestion around Eau Claire starting Monday as the new Highway 53 bypass opens for business. Monday morning, drivers get their first chance to bypass Eau Claire on a new freeway after more than a decade of development. Brent Pickard, communications manager for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's northwest region, says the current highway has had much more traffic than it was ever designed to handle and has averaged a crash a day over the past ten years.
For now, authorities are treating the death of a woman in Star Prairie Township Sunday as a homicide. Deputies with the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to small home on the Apple River at 1986 93rd St., northeast of Somerset, at 7:20 a.m. They had been called by a man who said he had been stabbed and that his girlfriend was dead, Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said. As the deputies approached the house, they heard a man inside saying he was unable to get up from a chair. They found him in a living room chair with "trauma" to his torso. Deputies then found Suzanne M.
Norma Anderson, 89, of Baldwin, died Sunday, August 20, 2006 at the Baldwin Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 25th at the First Reformed Church of Baldwin. Visitation will be from 5-8:00 PM Thursday, August 24 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday morning. Interment will follow the services at the Baldwin Cemetery. Arrangements are with the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin.
Shirley Johnson, 77, of Hammond, WI died Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Baldwin Area Medical Center. A Celebration Of Life will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 22 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 until 8:00 PM at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, and one hour prior to the service at church Tuesday morning. Burial will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Arrangements are with the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
An autopsy is planned today for a rural-Clayton man killed while sawing a container. The Polk County Sheriff's Department says Charles Juleff, 21, died when he was using a metal cutting saw on the container when it blew up. The accident happened at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday and sheriff's department officials asked the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to help find out the exact cause. An autopsy is being performed Monday.