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First Lady coming to Wisconsin (Audio)

First Lady coming to Wisconsin (Audio)

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

By – Jackie Johnson “You are what you drink,” so says First Lady Michelle Obama who wants more Americans to drink more water. The first lady is introducing her new nationwide effort in Watertown, Wisconsin — a small city about halfway between Madison and Milwaukee. Sam Kass is with Mrs. Obama’s anti-obesity initiative, Let’s Move! ”The reason […]

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Volunteers guard home of one of Castro’s victims

Volunteers guard home of one of Castro’s victims

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of a community safety group are guarding the home of one of three Cleveland women held captive for a decade after their kidnapper hanged himself in his prison cell. Guardian Angels volunteers wearing red berets stationed themselves outside the home of Gina DeJesus on Wednesday and said […]

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New women’s health clinic opens in downtown Viroqua

New women’s health clinic opens in downtown Viroqua

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Access to basic reproductive health care services  in Vernon County is about to get a little easier starting on Sept. 5.  A grand opening ceremony was held for a new clinic in downtown Viroqua on August 22nd for the latest addition to the Options Clinic organization. A number of public officials attended the event including […]

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Brewers looking to play spoilers in Pittsburgh

Brewers looking to play spoilers in Pittsburgh

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Bill Scott – Wisconsin Radio Network The Milwaukee Brewers open a 3-game series at P-N-C Park in Pittsburgh against the Pirates tonight. It’s a big series for the Pirates, who trail first place St. Louis by a half game for the Central Division lead.  The Pirates are six wins away from guaranteeing its first winning season […]

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Vince Young wins Packers backup job

Vince Young wins Packers backup job

| August 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Bill Scott – Wisconsin Radio Network The Green Bay Packers spent three years trying to shape Graham Harrell into a reliable backup quarterback.  But the experiment ended this weekend when the Packers cut Harrell, opting instead for 30-year old veteran Vince Young. Harrell spent the first two seasons on the Packers practice squad but won the […]

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UK Lawmaker asking why partner of Snowden reporter detained

UK Lawmaker asking why partner of Snowden reporter detained

| August 19, 2013

ByDanica Kirka – Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker on Monday called for police to explain why the partner of a journalist who received classified information from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was detained for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport. Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, […]

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Wild West Days Parade and more

Wild West Days Parade and more

| August 17, 2013

Check out Great Rivers News on Facebook for Pictures of the Wild West Days Parade, more to come as the festivities continue through the weekend

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LA. hostage situation motivated by break up

LA. hostage situation motivated by break up

| August 14, 2013

By HOLBROOK MOHR AND MICHAEL KUNZELMAN – Associated Press ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — The gunman in a fatal hostage standoff wrote that he was angry at his ex-girlfriend’s family and believed they were responsible for a device in his head, the sheriff said. Authorities said 20-year-old Fuaed (FOO-od) Abdo Ahmed shot two hostages, killing […]

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Betancourt’s slam leads Brewers to win over Seattle

Betancourt’s slam leads Brewers to win over Seattle

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Bill Scott – Wisconsin Radio Network The Milwaukee Brewers put up double-digit runs for the first time since June 12, rolling to a 10-5 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Kyle Lohse allowed 3-runs on 6-hits in 7-innings of work to earn his 8th win (8-7) of the season.  It was his first victory […]

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Federal regulators shut down Wausau bank

Federal regulators shut down Wausau bank

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small bank in Wisconsin, bringing the number of U.S. bank failures to 18 this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Bank of Wausau, based in Wausau, Wis. The lender, which operated a single bank branch, had about $43.6 million in assets […]

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