ROSHOLT - The warm weather and sunshine helped make it a perfect weekend for a group of lumber 'jacks' and 'jills' in Rosholt.
The UWSP Woodland Sports team, also known as lumberjacks, held the 66th annual competition with eight other teams from around the Midwest.
"It's a really good time because it's more about connecting with people than having a feud with them. So it's a lot of fun meeting new people," said freshman Brody Fischer.
One of the lumberjills says she thought you had to be a forestry major to join the team. But she was glad that wasn't the case.
"You don't have to know anything about trees. You don't have to have held an axe before and you can come and they'll coach you up. So most people here are in forestry or natural resources, but not all of us!
Some of the events this weekend were the underhand chop, the cross cut and the bolt throw.
UWSP took second last year, which is uncommon for them. But they were back to their winning ways this year and took first place.
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.
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.
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