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Ashland city councilwoman and small business owner Kelly Westlund has announced her candidacy against U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Weston. Speaking before a packed room at the Wausau Labor Temple, Kelly Westlund took a hard line against Duffy.
Democrats in the state Senate want a public hearing for a bill that would increase Wisconsin's minimum wage. Democrats are hoping a news conference held Tuesday will not only call attention to the bill, but put pressure on majority Republicans to hold a hearing. The legislation was introduced almost a year ago, but hasn't moved forward in committee. Sen.
Deputy State Insurance Commissioner Dan Schwartzer says now more than 7,000 people have successfully bought plans through HealthCare.gov, up from less than 900 last month. Schwartzer says the improvement in the website is good news for the 77,000 people who have to transition off of BadgerCare and buy plans on the exchange. He says the three-month delay for that transition approved by the state Assembly last week will help make the process easier. "We're delighted to see that more folks are getting in," says Schwartzer.
The Superior High School basketball teams completed a sweep of the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Tuesday night in Duluth. The Spartans girls opened the night with a 67-29 victory, followed by a 64-62 win by the SHS boys in game two. Jessica Lindstrom led the SHS girl with 23 points. Alyssa Correll added 19 points and Hailey Kontny had 13. Ashley Taipale led Denfeld with 14 points. "I was proud of our team defense in the second half holding Denfeld to 10 points," SHS coach Phil Roe said. "All 11 of my varsity players contributed heavily to the effort." The SHS girls are at Proctor at 7:15 p.m.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team defeated Augsburg 3-1 Tuesday night in Minneapolis. The Yellowjackets got goals from Karen and Lynne Larson and Kelsey Firkus as they improved to 6-2-3 on the season. Also for UWS, Dani Schultz and Sheryl Kaskiw picked up a pair of assists each and Kim Kobar made 21 saves in goal to notch her first collegiate win. Karen Larson scored the only goal of first period.
The Northwestern Tigers got 19 points from Brayden Bartelt and 11 points apiece from Jeffrey Priem and Nate Pearson in a 56-41 win over the Ladysmith Lumberjacks Tuesday night in Maple. Ladysmith led 11-10 after the first quarter, but Northwestern outscored the 'Jacks 16-6 in the second quarter for a 26-17 halftime lead. The Lumberjacks outscored the Tigers again 16-14 in the third quarter, but once again the Tigers doubled up Ladysmith with a 16-8 advantage in the fourth quarter. Trey Webb and Mitchell Sieg both scored 12 points for Ladysmith. The Tigers also got six points from Travis Ab
Tuesday's Scores Cambridge 40, Belleville/Mont/New Glarus 36 Brodhead/Juda 57, Big Foot/Williams Bay 24 Cumberland 66, Superior 15 Denmark 60, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 18 Sheboygan Falls 49, Kiel 28 Lancaster 49, Iowa-Grant/Highland 25 Markesan 39, Adams-Friendship 23 Omro 47, Markesan 25 Wautoma/Wild Rose 47, Markesan 30 Lourdes Academy 27, Marshall 15 Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 46, Cadott 25 Random Lake 48, Johnson Creek 25 Saint Croix Central 36, Osceola 27 Lakeland 31, Three Lakes 30 Tomahawk 56, Athens 21 Turner 45, Edgerton 33 Valders 51, Kewaunee 17 Sun Prairie 45, Ve
GREEN BAY (AP) -- Former Green Bay Packers players Ahman Green and Ken Ruettgers will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame next summer. Green, a running back obtained in a trade with Seattle in 2000, played eight seasons with thePackers and finished as the club's all-time rushing leader with 8,322 yards. He also holds franchise records for most yards from scrimmage (11,048), 1,000-yard seasons (six), 100-yard games (33) and rushing attempts (1,851). Ruettgers played 12 years for the Packers (1985-96) and was a fixture at left tackle for more than a decade.
BOYS BASKETBALL Aitkin 63, Isle 41 Annandale 73, Breck 58 Apple Valley 96, Hopkins 90 Austin 66, Albert Lea 53 Battle Lake 64, Barnesville 54 Becker 75, Milaca 54 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 66, Pierz 23 Belle Plaine 79, Sibley East 67 Benilde-St. Margaret's 69, St. Anthony 40 Bethlehem Academy 70, Maple River 65 Blackduck 76, Nevis 62 Blake 71, Southwest Christian (Chaska) 49 Braham 76, Hinckley-Finlayson 45 Byron 46, Goodhue 43 Champlin Park 89, Centennial 72 Chanhassen 47, Buffalo 46 Chaska 81, St.
Boys Hockey Antigo 10, Medford Area 0 Arrowhead 5, KM/Mukwonago 4, OT D.C. Everest 9, Marshfield 1 Eau Claire Memorial 7, New Richmond 1 Janesville 4, Middleton 3, OT La Crosse Logan 6, Tomah 2 Menomonie 4, Regis/McDonell/Bloomer 2 Onalaska 15, Sparta/Mauston 1 Somerset 9, Amery 1 St.