MADISON - Wisconsin apple growers expect their crop this autumn to be good or a little above average.
Growers were concerned after last year's unusually heavy harvest. But this year's crop is shaping up to be more in line with the yield of previous years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced nearly 42 million pounds of apples last year. That was an 18 percent increase from the 2012 growing season, which was hampered when an early thaw was followed by frost and drought.
Anna Maenner runs the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association, which has 175 members. She says the trees were still recovering from last year but catching up. She says things are ``looking really good'' for this season.
RHINELANDER - Farmers' markets give people a chance to buy local, healthy food. Some farmers think they've been selling more crops this year because more people want to eat healthier food.
Shoppers at the Hodag Farmers' Market can ask farmers different question about how they grow their vegetables. Some farmers think people like knowing exactly what's going into their food. They think a lot more younger people have become interested in farmers' markets because they can get all their questions answered.
TOMAHAWK - A 27-year-old man sits in jail after Tomahawk Police found multiple packages of Methamphetamine, U.S. currency, and many paraphernalia items in a Tomahawk home on Thursday.
Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins says his department executed a state search warrant. The Police Chief says they got the search warrant because of a three and a half month long investigation into the sale and distribution of Methamphetamine.
EAGLE RIVER - People in Eagle River had the chance to experience a unique event Sunday.
The Eagle River Lions Club held its first inaugural Sausage Fest. The family friendly event started off with a 5k run, music from the Bill Hassey Orchestra and of course sausages as far as the eye can see.
Leaders for the event say they wanted to do something similar to Oktoberfest.
"We put together a group about two years ago to think of some kind of activity to do locally in the community that would be a lot of fun to get people to come out and just enjoy a good day at the park," said Eagle River Lions Club Treasurer Jake Weinand. "There's a lot of other local clubs in the small towns in Northern Wisconsin that do similar things like this. We've been kind of envious of them. We've been around since 1949, we just didn't have anything like this."
MILWAUKEE - A 12-year-old boy is dead after apparently drowning in a hotel pool in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says Zay-Vun Mooreland of Milwaukee died Friday night at the Rodeway Inn & Suites.
A message left with the hotel manager was not immediately returned Saturday.
The medical examiner's report says Mooreland could not swim. He was in the pool with his siblings and a cousin when his older brother went into deep water with Mooreland on his back. The brother began to struggle in the deep water.
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