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An established East End business and downtown church are helping make this holiday season merry for all. Christmas giving kicks off this week at Lake Superior Chiropractic, 2121 E. Fifth St., as the business collects for the Toys for Tots program this week and food for the Salvation Army next week. This is the 24th year Lake Superior Chiropractic has held a food drive. "It's one of those things that is so rewarding to see," said Dr. Carl Miller. "Most people come in with a grocery bag full of food." Over the years, the donations have added up.
A Minnesota man was killed and a Minong man critically injured in a two-vehicle accident in the town of Gordon Friday morning. A truck driving eastbound on County Highway Y traveled through the intersection at U.S. Highway 53 and collided with a northbound sport utility vehicle, causing the SUV to leave the road and roll over, according to a news release issued Monday by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The crash was reported around 7 a.m. Friday. Three of the four SUV occupants were ejected from the vehicle.
Meteorologists say it's hard to tell if the upper Midwest will experience a mild or extremely cold winter, with little or a lot of snow. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual Winter Outlook helps predict average temperatures and snow fall.
A man from Exeland, Wis., pleaded guilty last week to allegations he stole from the U.S. Treasury by stealing the identity of others, according to U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil of the Western District of Wisconsin. Jason T. Procknow, 40, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Madison. He pleaded guilty to the theft of funds from the U.S. Treasury and aggravated identity theft for his scheme to file false tax returns and demand tax refunds using the stolen identities of other individuals. As described by the assistant U.S.
No solid leads have surfaced as the Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate last week's armed robbery at the National Bank of Commerce in Poplar. "It's very important for us to get the public aware of it and hopefully help us out in solving it," Sheriff Tom Dalbec said at a press conference the day of the robbery. A lone white male entered the bank shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday brandishing a black handgun, according to Dalbec. He said the suspect robbed the bank and was last seen exiting the rear door.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new report shows the University of Wisconsin System lost 1,182 faculty members during the 2011-13 biennium. The report complied for the Board of Regents' business committee says 657 faculty members retired during that span. All of them were tenured faculty. Nearly 500 faculty members resigned.
MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- The longest serving chancellor in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Stout plans to retire. Charles W. Sorensen served as chancellor for 26 years and plans to leave Aug. 15, 2014. The UW System Board of Regents will launch a national search for his successor, with plans to name the new chancellor by the time he leaves. In a statement, Sorensen says it was a privilege to serve as chancellor.
A Minnesota man was killed and a Minong man critically injured in a two-vehicle accident in the town of Gordon Friday morning. A truck driving eastbound on County Highway Y traveled through the intersection at U.S. Highway 53 and collided with a northbound SUV, causing the SUV to leave the roadway and roll over, according to a release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The crash was reported at about 7 a.m. Friday. Three of the four occupants of the SUV were ejected from the vehicle. According to the sheriff's department accident report, none of them were wearing seatbelts.
Editors Notes: An AP Member Exchange Feature shared by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Lucy Van Pelt coveted one in the Peanuts Christmas special. So did apparently a million people who bought an Evergleam to turn their living room into a space-age winter wonderland. Like a TV antenna's wad of tinfoil magically coming to life, aluminum Christmas trees sparkled and glowed in living rooms and front windows during their heyday in the 1960s and '70s. No need to traipse out to a tree lot and wrestle one home tied to the car roof. No needles littering the carpet.
BRADFORD, Wis. (AP) -- A man and his three daughters were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Rock County. According to a county sheriff's department news release, Talia Enciso, 18, was driving north on State Highway 140 when she failed to yield the right of way from a stop sign at U.S. Highway 11/14 around 10:20 a.m. Saturday. The car was struck by an eastbound Dodge Ram pulling a travel trailer. Enciso, her father, 43-year-old Alvino Ortiz, and her 7- and 14-year-old sisters were killed in the collision, sheriff's Sgt. Josh Lund told The Janesville Gazette ( http://bit.ly/184tGDc ).