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Archive for February, 2013

Rep. Tim Faust Weekly Call-In

Monday, February 25th, 2013

State Rep. Tim Faust made his weekly call-in to WCMP on Monday morning. Faust was joined by our Jesse Logan, who asked about the same-sex marriage bill that will be introduced later in the week and upcoming proposals on both healthcare and safer schools.

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Five Local Area Wrestlers Make State In Individuals

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The Individual Section Tournaments took place for wrestling around the area this past weekend, and we saw several wrestlers make it to State. Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson’s Dragons had two guys qualify in Kyle Opsahl at 126 pounds and Zain Hunter at 145 pounds. Opsahl took first in his class, but Hunter made State by beating Mora’s [...]

Luck Boys Basketball Still Alive, Siren & Grantsburg Eliminated

Monday, February 25th, 2013

In SAM Sports, it was a bummer of a Friday night for the West Lakeland Boys team’s we cover. Grantsburg’s boys lost in the Regional Semifinals in Division 4 against Boyceville 49-46 to end their season. Senior Connor Myers had 23 points in the loss. Siren also saw their season come to an end in [...]

Wisconsin Mining Regulations Bill Marching Towards Passage

Monday, February 25th, 2013

In state news, Wisconsin Republicans are poised this week to start pushing their mining bill toward passage. The Legislature’s budget committee is scheduled to vote on the bill Monday. Approval is expected and will set up votes in both the state Senate and Assembly. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday. The [...]

Two Arrested For Drugs After Late Night Stop

Monday, February 25th, 2013

On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at about 03:20 am, A Pine County Deputy made an early-morning traffic stop that turned into a drug bust. Pictures provided by the Pine County Sheriff’s office.

MN Man Dies When Snomobile Collides With Train

Monday, February 25th, 2013

A 31-year-old Minnesota man was riding a snowmobile alongside railroad tracks in Dassel when he was killed. The man died after he lost control of his sled, hit a moving train, and was pulled underneath. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office told the Associated Press that Paul Fenske of Silver Lake was traveling eastbound along the [...]

Judge Considers Gag Order In Little Falls Shooting Case

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The attorney representing Byron Smith, the Little Falls homeowner charged in the deaths of two teenage intruders, has asked a judge to consider a gag order. The Star Tribune reports that Smith’s attorney Steven Meshbesher argued that statements by the prosecutor were “inflammatory” and could prejudice Smith’s right to a fair trial. Meshbesher filed a [...]