WAUSHARA CO. - Authorities say a hunter has been killed by an apparent stray bullet in Waushara County.
Sheriff Jeff Nett says the 56-year-old Wild Rose man was hunting on his property in the Town of Mount Morris north of Redgranite Monday afternoon when he was hit. The sheriff says the man, Gregory Welk, was able to call 911 and his wife after he was shot.
Welk was airlifted to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah where he died Monday night.
Nett says investigators believe the shooting was accidental and want to talk to anyone in the area Monday afternoon. He says Welk was wearing blaze orange at the time he was shot.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting the sheriff's department in the investigation.
RHINELANDER - Twenty-year-old Randall Lego still wore a neck brace as he sat in an Oneida County courtroom on Monday. Police believe Lego was driving drunk over the weekend when his car crashed and killed a 23-year-old passenger.
RHINELANDER/MINOCQUA - Health care groups often work together to provide medical services in the Northwoods. For example, Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care currently work together to give cancer care at the James Beck Cancer Center in Rhinelander.
However, that partnership will soon come to an end.
GREEN BAY - Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr has been tossing the football again as he prepares to return to Lambeau Field for a special ceremony on Thanksgiving honoring another Green Bay Packers legend, Brett Favre.
Starr and his wife Cherry live in Alabama, where Number 15 has been working out at the gym in Birmingham three times a week and exceeding his trainer's expectations.
Starr is moving a little slower these days after two strokes and a heart attack, but he's on track to make the trip to Wisconsin — a trip the Starrs say could be their last to Green Bay.
The Starrs have twice flown to Mexico to take a chance on two experimental stem cell treatments. They believe it has made a difference in Bart's recovery.
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MADISON - Wisconsin's embattled economic development agency has hired its sixth chief financial officer in just over four years.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced the hiring of Brian Nowicki on Monday. His hiring comes after his predecessor, Brandon Duck, quit earlier this month after just seven months on the job.
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