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Maryland, Rutgers appear to be good fit in Big Ten

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – On the field and at the ticket window, Maryland and Rutgers have enjoyed a successful inaugural season in the Big Ten. Maryland has already attracted two sellout crowds, and attendance is up 19 percent from last year heading into Saturday’s home finale against Rutgers. The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights both have winning More >

Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – A dispute over a nine-point buck was settled with a coin flip on Wisconsin’s deer season opener. The season was just a couple hours old when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the Town of Oneida. He tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1uGWtCm ) they tracked it to a neighbor’s More >

Minnesota, Wisconsin lead Thanksgiving farming

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Families across the country can be thankful for Minnesota and Wisconsin farmers this holiday season. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/1vliD22 ) Minnesota is the top state in the nation for turkey production, while Wisconsin leads in cranberries. The U.S. Agriculture Department estimates Minnesota will have raised 45 million turkeys by the end of 2014, More >

Authorities ID 2 dead in southern Wisconsin crash

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have identified a rural Montello couple who people who died when their car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County sheriff’s office says 81-year-old Eldon Himsel was driving on Highway 22 around 2:45 p.m. Monday when he lost control of his car and slid into the path More >

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third car More >

Police: 3 arrested in Milwaukee car theft, chase

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police have arrested three teenagers who they say robbed a business and then crashed a stolen car during a chase with officers. Police said Tuesday they arrested two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man from Milwaukee following the armed robbery Sunday and chase early Monday. They haven’t been charged. Police say a 31-year-old More >

Wisconsin regulators to consider electric increase

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators are set to consider raising electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers. Madison Gas and Electric has asked the Public Service Commission for permission to raise its fixed monthly rates from $10.44 to $19, the utility’s largest increase in the last decade. The proposal also calls for More >

USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An oversupply of cranberries from record harvests in Wisconsin and Canada has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy up to 68 million pounds of berries. The result will be more stable prices for cranberry growers. The oversupply means growers are getting between 10 cents and 19 cents a pound. More >

Police: Milwaukee man charged in fatal hit-and-run

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Authorities have charged a man who they say was drunk when he killed a man in a hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s south side. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/11TGHhz ) police said Tuesday that 49-year-old Victor Santiago of Milwaukee was charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and hit-and-run resulting in More >

Wisconsin hospital gets $1.5M for neonatal care

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $1.5 million donation to endow a family chair in intensive care. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1vMnoDX ) the Wauwatosa health system announced the gift Tuesday from John and Linda Mellowes. Neonatal intensive care unit medical director Michael Uhing will be the first person to More >