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Nearly three and a half months later, and the 2019 Slim Down Challenge has come to an end. However, the conclusion of the challenge does not have to bring your healthy lifestyle to a halt. We hope that you've learned as much about yourself and maximizing your health as we have and that you continue with your best practices going forward. Brian Mozey I can't believe the final weigh-in was last Wednesday. There have been many ups and downs, but the challenge has opened my eyes to many possibilities regarding exercise and nutrition.
Ellsworth police are looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Ellsworth Thursday night. According to a news release, a male suspect approached a lone female who was seated in her vehicle at about 10:52 p.m. May 16 near 315 W. Main St. The man, armed with a handgun, told the woman to give him her purse and phone. She complied, and the man fled south into an alley toward a residential area on South Grant Street.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A New York-based private investment firm says it will relocate 80 Shopko Optical stores to free-standing locations. Monarch Alternative Capital announced the $8.5 million deal Thursday. Shopko Optical now anticipates further growth starting next year. The Wisconsin-based retail chain had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It expects to close on all of its remaining locations by mid-June. -----
A Brooklyn Park man is accused of running sex trafficking operations at hotels in Woodbury and Brooklyn Center while incarcerated in a county jail cell. Daniel David Ellington, 38, was charged in Washington County on two counts of sex trafficking and two counts of promotion of prostition, according to a news release Thursday, May 16, 2019, from County Attorney Pete Orput. According to the news release:
MADISON -- Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Thursday, May 13 the filing of a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Richard S. Sackler, Purdue’s former co-chairman and president, for alleged misconduct in marketing and sales of opioids that contributed to the opioid epidemic. Five states — Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin — filed separate lawsuits Thursday.
MADISON -- One justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court asked the group challenging last December's lame-duck special session if she should rule the Legislature has been violating the state Constitution for four decades. Justice Rebecca Bradley was one of the conservative justices who questioned the liberal-leaning group who want the laws passed during that session tossed out. Republicans and their attorneys say lawmakers can call a session anytime they want. The high court is expected to issue a ruling this summer.
MADISON -- The current Wisconsin lieutenant governor is receiving much more security protection than his predecessor. A report from WisPolitics.com indicates the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Dignitary Protection Unit spent nine times as many hours protecting Mandela Barnes over a recent two-month period as it did protecting Rebecca Kleefisch all last year.
MADISON -- The speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly is appealing a ruling that would make him answer questions connected to a federal redistricting lawsuit. Robin Vos argues he can’t be deposed due to legislative privilege which protects lawmakers from being sued. He asked the ruling be put on hold, but a judicial panel rejected that request Monday.
Kenosha police hold 15-year-old murder suspect KENOSHA—Kenosha police are holding a 15-year-old suspect in the murder of his former girlfriend and the wounding of her mother. Matrice L. Fuller was taken into custody in Racine Friday. Sixteen-year-old Kayle Juga was shot to death Thursday afternoon. Her 39-year-old mother, Stephanie, is in serious but stable condition and will have to have more surgeries.
MADISON -- A Thursday vote by the Assembly Health Committee has set up a floor vote for next week on a package of abortion bills. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto the bills. One bill in the package would require providers to care for babies who are born alive during abortions or face up to six years in prison. Providers who kill babies who were born alive could get a life sentence. The Assembly vote is scheduled for Wednesday. -----