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PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says an invasive fish species has been found in the Wisconsin River. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the four bighead carp captured near the Prairie du Sac dam are the latest sign of Asian carp presence in the state. The department also found a fifth fish dead on the shore. The department's fisheries experts believe the carp strayed from larger fish populations south of Wisconsin and aren't part of an established population in the state.
DURAND, Wis. (AP) - A conservation club in northwestern Wisconsin says it will mount an albino deer accidentally shot by a hunter and use it as a teaching tool. The state Department of Natural Resources says the hunter who mistakenly shot the white deer contacted authorities after learning he had killed the protected animal in Pepin County.
HAUGEN, Wis. (AP) - Barron County sheriff's investigators are recommending reckless homicide charges against the father of a 3-month-old child who died last July. The 31-year-old man is being held in the Barron County Jail while the district attorney reviews the case. First responders were called to a home in Haugen on a report of a child not breathing on July 11. The baby was flown to Marshfield Medical Center and later pronounced dead.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse area over the next five years.
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