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Mitch Henck: Bring back Badgers baseball

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Mitch Henck: Bring back Badgers baseball

- Bernie Goldstein, 88, of Nashville, Tennessee, just watched another College Baseball World Series without the Wisconsin Badgers. Goldstein stopped giving money to the university after they dropped baseball. He says his friends in Tennessee ask him why the Badgers don’t field a team like the other 13 teams in the Big Ten Conference. “It’s embarrassing,” he says. Back in 1991, the UW Athletic Department was in a financial crunch under Title 9 pressure to add women’s sports to close the gender gap

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Personal touch helps small Northeast Nebraska tractor firm compete

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Personal touch helps small Northeast Nebraska tractor firm compete

- THURSTON, Neb. — John Grolmus, Rita Dunn and John Twyford manufacture small tractors that are a throwback to an earlier era. The business partners bought the rights to the Tuff-bilt brand from a company in Alabama and moved the production to Northeast Nebraska. "This has always been a regional tractor company based out of the southeastern United States, so we're almost operating as a start-up company," Grolmus, CEO of Tractors Manufacturing Inc

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As cities look to get greener, lower-income residents fear gentrification

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As cities look to get greener, lower-income residents fear gentrification

- The 606 in Chicago is a green home for stargazing, biking, and family outings. Even more so, it's home for a large issue of gentrification and heightened property values for those who thought they were living in low-income housing. CHICAGO — By many measures, the effort to convert old elevated railway on Chicago’s Northwest Side into a signature park has been a smashing success

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

- President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama’s response to Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn’t do enough to address the situation. “Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it,” Trump said in an excerpt of his interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” released Friday

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6 hospitalized after multi-vehicle car crash

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6 hospitalized after multi-vehicle car crash

- Six people are hospitalized after a car crash on Detroit's East side. Police say at around 12:30am, a red Dodge Stratus was heading down Gratiot towards 8 Mile, when a blue Mercury slammed into it from the side. The driver of the Mercury is listed in critical condition. It is not known at this time whether speed, alcohol or drugs were a factor

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UM nets first 2019 commit in four-star Charles Thomas

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UM nets first 2019 commit in four-star Charles Thomas

- Four-star linebacker Charles Thomas became Michigan's first 2019 commitment on Saturday. Thomas, who was in Ann Arbor on Saturday, made the announcement on Twitter. "Blessed to say that I am officially committed to Michigan #GoBlue #bluebloods19," Thomas. Thomas (6-foot, 222 pounds), a Georgia native who attends IMG Academy in Brandenton, Florida, is ranked the No. 4 inside linebacker in the nation and No

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ISU Professor Wrongfully Suspected of Child Trafficking By Delta

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ISU Professor Wrongfully Suspected of Child Trafficking By Delta

- ATLANTA, Georgia, -- An Iowa State University professor from India and his white adopted son had their flight plans delayed after a Delta flight attendant reported him for suspicious activity. On Tuesday, Professor Lakshman Rajagopal had just arrived in Atlanta after a 6 AM flight from Des Moines when he was stopped by Delta employees. He says he was told child trafficking has been a big issue and airlines have been told to keep an eye out for possible cases

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Peter Jok Heading to New Orleans to Pursue NBA Dreams

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Peter Jok Heading to New Orleans to Pursue NBA Dreams

- NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Iowa Hawkeye Senior Peter Jok went undrafted on Thursday night, but hours after the draft an NBA suitor came calling. Thank you to @PelicansNBA for giving me a chance at the summer league. You won't regret it! Jok will join the New Orleans Pelicans at their Summer League in hopes of earning a long term contract with the team

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Florida Artist Brings Motion to Des Moines Art Festival

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Florida Artist Brings Motion to Des Moines Art Festival

- DES MOINES, Iowa- The Des Moines Arts Festival has many artists, and different types of art. One Florida artist is using motion as you would say a color, to try to express emotion, and tell a story. Frank Strunk III, of St. Petersburg Florida, was a carpenter for years swinging a hammer on remodels and new construction. He knew he always had a passion to create

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Nebraska Democrat fired for saying he was 'glad' Congressman Scalise was shot

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Nebraska Democrat fired for saying he was 'glad' Congressman Scalise was shot

- It's unclear how the conversation began. WASHINGTON (CNN) — A member of the Nebraska Democratic Party was fired Thursday morning after an audio recording of him surfaced on YouTube saying he was "glad" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball game practice and wished the Louisiana Republican was dead. In the expletive-laced recording, Phil Montag, then the volunteer co-chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party's technology committee, blamed Scalise for seeking to take away people's health care coverage through the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

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Liam Payne and Niall Horan Have Partial One Direction Reunion at Indiana Concert

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Liam Payne and Niall Horan Have Partial One Direction Reunion at Indiana Concert

- Liam Payne and Niall Horan were up to their old One Direction tricks, playing around together in Indiana, where they both performed on Friday. The pair documented the partial reunion on their Instagram Stories. They were in the midwest for the ZPL Birthday Bash, which also featured Flo Rida, Fifth Harmony, James Arthur and Aaron Carter. “Look who I found,” Payne teases in selfie mode before twisting his phone to reveal Horan, who also had his phone at the ready

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Former inmate wants Missouri Supreme Court to know: Troubled kids need intervention

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Former inmate wants Missouri Supreme Court to know: Troubled kids need intervention

- ST. LOUIS COUNTY • When Billy Harris was 16 years old, he and a group of teenagers murdered someone who had been accused of rape by a friend of theirs. Harris served 15 years in prison for second-degree murder. Now, at 46 years old, he wants to make sure Missouri’s justice system understands how he became the person that he once was

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As drug deaths rise, St. Louis County may use portable morgue meant for disasters

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As drug deaths rise, St. Louis County may use portable morgue meant for disasters

- BERKELEY • The day the compressor went out on the morgue cooler, workers for the St. Louis County medical examiner’s office scrambled to move more than 20 bodies into a refrigerated trailer designed as a portable morgue for mass disasters. Furnished five years ago by a Homeland Security grant, the trailer was meant for anything from a plane crash or terrorist attack to an outbreak of a pandemic disease

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Teenager found shot to death in Riverview

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Teenager found shot to death in Riverview

- RIVERVIEW • A teenage boy was found shot to death in an apartment complex Saturday afternoon, police said. Police were called to the 10000 block of Toelle Lane for a shooting at about 2:15 p.m. The victim, who had a gunshot wound, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released after family members are notified, police said

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St. Louis didn't get the MLS, but McKee got more time and the chance to buy stadium site

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St. Louis didn't get the MLS, but McKee got more time and the chance to buy stadium site

- St. Louis may have missed a chance to build a Major League Soccer stadium and lure a team, but developer Paul McKee still managed to score. The push to win an MLS team earlier this year gave McKee’s NorthSide Regeneration and its primary lender, the Bank of Washington, more leverage over the city. To help pay for the proposed stadium, the city needed McKee to agree to let the city use a portion of the tax-increment financing revenue generated from development within his 1,500-acre NorthSide Regeneration TIF

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New Missouri prison officials try to breathe life into giant halfway house in St. Louis

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New Missouri prison officials try to breathe life into giant halfway house in St. Louis

- ST. LOUIS • The beleaguered St. Louis Community Release center, a state-run halfway house for people coming out of prison on parole, has been nestled out of sight along the riverfront in north downtown since the mid-1990s. “It was built for the right reasons, so that people coming back to the community would have some training and some counseling,” said Kenneth C

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  • Editorial: Follow through on Detroit school reform
    Editorial: Follow through on Detroit school reform

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. A year ago, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation bailing out Detroit Public Schools, sending a $617 million lifeline to the financially failing district. The law sought to address many of the district’s challenges, not just the monetary ones. Yet a year later, several key provisions are not being implemented. While not perfect legislation, lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder’s team worked hard to come up with a plan that would give Detroit schools a fresh financial start, in addition to turning back control to a locally elected school board

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  • Editorial: Follow through on Detroit school reform
    Editorial: Follow through on Detroit school reform

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. A year ago, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation bailing out Detroit Public Schools, sending a $617 million lifeline to the financially failing district. The law sought to address many of the district’s challenges, not just the monetary ones. Yet a year later, several key provisions are not being implemented. While not perfect legislation, lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder’s team worked hard to come up with a plan that would give Detroit schools a fresh financial start, in addition to turning back control to a locally elected school board

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