Thursday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 --- 8:00 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A former state senator who says politics played a role in his drunken driving arrest won another round in court. A Fond du Lac County judge dismissed a charge filed against Randy Hopper for refusing to take an alcohol breath test. He's already been acquitted of drunken driving.

TOWN OF FARMINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- A 25-year-old man in western Wisconsin died this week after a tractor rolled on top of him. Polk County officials say James Neidermire of rural New Richmond was plowing a field near a roadside ditch when the tractor got stuck. He was trying to free the machinery when it rolled over on him.

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- The four seismometers are being removed from areas around Clintonville. The devices were used to help investigate the booms and rumblings in the area that began in mid-March. Geologists attributed the mysterious noises to a swarm of small earthquakes.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The public is being invited to attend an open house next month at a western Wisconsin military base. Fort McCoy will hold its annual Armed Forces Day Open House on May 19th. The sprawling training installation lies between Tomah and Sparta.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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