EAGLE RIVER - Breast Cancer patients rooms at the Marshfield Clinic will have a nice new touch thanks to a group in Eagle River.
The ninth annual "Bowl for a Cure" raised money to buy brand new TVs for the rooms, and money leftover will go toward research.
The Ladies Night Out Bowling League started the benefit. Nine years ago it was just the 50 women in the league who participated. But these past few years have seen more than a hundred family, friends and community members join in too... even a team from Newswatch 12.
"Our committee has just really taken it to a higher level and gotten it to this big," says Event Organizer Susanne Erickson.
Erickson is already thinking about how she can make the event even better next year.
"The hope is that next year, the tenth year, we're going to be bigger and better. And I've got some surprises planned for next year as well," says Erickson.
The benefit has raised between $6,000 and $9,000 in the past. Erickson says they've got more bowlers this year, so she hopes they can reach that $9,000 mark again.
BEAVER DAM (AP) - Wisconsin Democratic voters are getting nervous over their large field of candidates running for governor.
The primary isn't until Aug. 14. No one has emerged as the clear front-runner ahead of next weekend's state convention. And no one is showing signs of dropping out.
Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is stockpiling resources and is in the middle of a $1.4 million TV ad campaign where he's run three ads unopposed touting his record.
Democrat Denise Hutchison, of Green Bay, says she hopes the field will narrow. She's optimistic that may happen after this weekend's state Democratic Party convention. But she also thinks whoever wins the primary will get the full support of Democratic voters.
MADISON (AP) - \Wisconsin dairy farmers have broken their streak of year-over-year production increases.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin farmers produced about 2.5 billion pounds of milk last month, down 0.6 percent from 2017.
Bob Cropp is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He tells Wisconsin Public Radio that the slowdown in production is good for milk prices. Prices have been low for three straight years because of an abundance of milk on the market.
The USDA report says there were 5,000 fewer cows in the state compared to last year.
Darin Von Ruden is president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. He says farms that remained open faced cold and snowy conditions this spring.
Cropp says some experts believe milk prices may reach $17 per 100 pounds by November.
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