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Wednesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 --- 6:45 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- A northwestern Wisconsin man was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his ninth drunken driving offense. Authorities say 73-year-old Norman Erickson was drunk in 2010 when he drove his pickup truck into the ditch in Lake Nebagamon.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service says hikers and campers should steer clear of pot farms this summer. Chequamegon -Nicolet National Forest officials say drug trafficking organizations typically plant farms in the spring and harvest their crop in the late summer.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state of Wisconsin is warning people that not all money raised by professional law enforcement and firefighting associations goes to local agencies. Officials say people should make sure they know where their donation is going before they agree to give the money.

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will speak at St. Norbert College next month. He'll deliver a speech at an academic conference about sports and society in America.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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