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Tuesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 --- 6:55 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- A 90-year-old man is facing two felony charges for last month's the death of a bicyclist in Eau Claire County. Investigators say Archie Vanwormer struck Kirk Cartwright from behind on a bike path in late June. The 51-year-old Eau Claire man suffered a severe head injury and died a short time later at a local hospital.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Two teenage boys from New Richmond died yesterday when a sport utility vehicle hit a stopped semi-trailer truck from behind on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin. Two other teenagers were hurt during the crash east of Hudson.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- Fruit and vegetable farmers throughout the Midwest are struggling with unusual heat and the drought and are trying to fight back with more plantings, more irrigation and different crops. One Wisconsin farmer says he's planting more zucchini seeds while another farmer in Viroqua says he asked people to sponsor his fields after he lost much of his chard and kale crop.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- State park officials say pond scum on the waters of Lake Superior may be linked to warmer water temperatures. About two miles of coastline from Cornucopia to the Apostle Islands sea caves had a light coating of blue-green algae. It's unusual to have any kind of algae blooms in the lake, which is nearly 10 degrees warmer than usual.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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