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Baraboo bank robber displayed handgun

Baraboo police are looking for a man after a bank was robbed Thursday morning.

According to the Sauk County Sheriff?s Office, the Wells Fargo Bank at 710 Broadway Street was robbed at 10:06 a.m. by a man displaying a gun.

The man is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a canvas-type hood over his head, a black/brown hooded sweatshirt with camouflage sleeves and an unknown design on the front and sweatpants with 2-3 white stripes down the sides.

The man ran east after the robbery, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baraboo police.


Reedsburg woman claims $1 million Powerball prize

A Reedsburg woman came forward Wednesday to claim her $1 million Powerball prize from the May 25 drawing, according to a release.

Catherine Andres is the most recent $1 million Powerball winner to come forward after drawings in late May produced four $1 million Powerball winning tickets in Wisconsin in three consecutive drawings, according to the release.

Andres brought her ticket to the Wisconsin Lottery?s main office in Madison and received an after-tax lump sum payment of $672,000, according to the release.

Andres told the Powerball office that she only realized she had the $1 million ticket a couple days ago, according to the release. Andres and her husband routinely wait to check their tickets until they go back to buy more.

According to the release, Andres? husband checked the ticket first and then she double checked it.

Andres bought her ticket at Viking Express Mart at 10 Viking Drive in Reedsburg, according to the release.

Immigration bill could diminish Dells' foreign workforce

One trailer, two bathrooms, and five Finnish women. That?s the rooming situation this summer for Katariina Kulpakko.

"It?s the time you want to do something like this," Kulpakko said. "So it?s really important. It's a good chance for us to be able to come here.?

This is the second summer Kulpakko has lived and worked at the Tommy Bartlett Show. She serves snacks to tourists who come for the entertainment, and said there is plenty of time to explore the state and enjoy the summer.

"It's fun. You know, working is fun," Kulpakko said.

But that fun could come to an abrupt end if Congress passes the immigration bill as written. Part of it directly applies to J-1 visas, the program used to recruit and employ workers from across the globe.

Part of the bill would require the organizations that recruit college students for J-1 visas to pay a $500 fee per worker. That money would go toward border patrol.

Andy North hosts benefit for UW Carbone Cancer Center

The fifth annual Andy North and Friends took place in Wisconsin Dells Sunday and Monday, raising $910,000 for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

North, a skin cancer survivor, pro golfer and ESPN golf analyst, announced the total amount raised Monday morning at Trappers Turn Golf Club.

The event, beginning with a dinner at the Kalahari Resort Sunday night, featured Aaron Rodgers, Robin Yount, Bo Ryan, Steve Stricker, and others. Sunday night more than 650 people attended the dinner.

Monday, 120 golfers teed off at Trappers Turn, while over 100 non-golfers attended a cooking demonstration by L'Etoile head chef Tory Miller, a James Beard award-winning chef.

In five years, Andy North and Friends has raised over $4-million for the Andy North Fund to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

North is a skin cancer survivor, pro golfer and ESPN golf analyst.

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More Devil's Lake campsites add electricity

More Devil's Lake campsites add electricity

Visitors can stay more plugged in at one of the state's biggest and busiest parks this summer.

The state Department of Natural Resources added electricity to 24 new campsites at Devil's Lake State Park and upgraded electrical service at 129 existing sites, responding to demand and replacing old technology.

"Most of the boxes, those electrical services, dated back to the 1980s," said Ryder Will, the assistant park manager. "They were getting to the point that they weren't as reliable for our customers."

For traditional campers, a majority of the park's campsites remain free of electricity. Reservations for sites with electrical outlets are now available as work wrapped up last week, just in time for the park's busy summer season.

Tom Kramer originally thought the electrical service wouldn't be available for his annual trip from Mount Prospect, Ill.

Officials seek to revoke raw milk farmer's bail

Wisconsin officials have asked a Sauk County judge to send a raw milk farmer to jail for breaking conditions of his bail.

The state filed a motion Friday to revoke Vernon Hershberger's bail. The motion cites a Capital Times report quoting the Loganville dairy farmer as saying he continued to sell raw milk and other products after the state ordered him to stop.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported terms of Hershberger's bail specify he not sell or process dairy products without a license.

A jury acquitted Hershberger last month on three charges of producing, processing, and selling milk without proper state licenses. But he was found guilty of one count of violating a holding order on products on his farm after a 2010 raid.

Hershberger's attorney calls the motion disappointing.

Police looking for Merrill man possibly connected to 46 meth labs

Lincoln County police are looking for a man linked to an investigation of 46 meth labs in the Town of Corning.

Officials say they are investigating approximately 46 meth labs at a meth cooking and dump site in a rural wooded area in the Town of Corning.

The discovery and cleanup of the site took place the week of May 7, according to the release.

Officials say similar meth labs were found a short distance away in November of 2012. Officials believe the two sites are connected.

Christopher Meindel, 36, of Merrill was arrested and charged with connection to the November 2012 meth lab, according to a release.

Meindel was released on a signature bond and according to the release, has fled the area.

The Lincoln County Circuit Court has issued felony arrest warrants for Meindel.

Meindel is described as 5 foot 10 inches, 170 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes, according to the release. He also has multiple tattoos on both arms.