WOOD COUNTY - A man died after a motorcycle crash on State Highway 54 East of School Lane in Wood County.
The crash happened around 4:41 p.m. Saturday in the Town of Cranmoor.
The driver of the motorcycle entered the gravel portion of the road should while trying to negotiate a curve. He could not regain control of his motorcycle and continued off the roadway, crashing into a ditch and overturning.
Both the male driver and female passenger were ejected. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female passenger was transported to Marshfield Medical Center. Her condition is unknown.
The driver and passenger were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
MERRILL - A $5 million facility that just opened in Merrill hopes to give people a place to learn more about heavy equipment and technology.
On Friday, Nortrax, a division of John Deere, celebrated the grand opening of a facility. Dozens of community members and officials were at the ribbon cutting.The process to open up the location on South Pine Ridge started a few years ago.
MADISON - MADISON, Wis. (AP) - " The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's request to provide federal low-interest disaster loans for individuals and businesses affected by flooding.
The SBA will provide loans for up to $200,000 for damaged homes, $40,000 for damaged property, and $2 million to businesses for physical damage and economic loss because of flooding.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Officials say an Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to prevent the invasive fish from reaching the Great Lakes.
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says an autopsy shows the 4-year-old male silver carp originated in the Illinois/Middle Mississippi watershed.
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