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Jun. 21—Defending champion Verona held off host Blanchardville 9-8 thanks to John Moynihan's RBI single in the 10th inning Sunday during a Home Talent League amateur baseball game. Blanchardville trailed 7-1 in the bottom of the seventh but scored four in the inning, two in the eighth and once in the ninth to force extra innings. Mike Jordahl drove in three runs and Luke Yapp had two-run homer ...

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Jun. 21—University of Wisconsin freshman Phoebe Bacon said she never imagined making the U.S. Olympic team in the women's 200-meter backstroke. Most people couldn't imagine Regan Smith not making it. Yet that's what happened Saturday night in perhaps the biggest upset at the Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Smith, the world record holder, finished third behind Rhyan White and Bacon in the ...

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Jun. 21—Adrian Lampron graduated from high school with a resume that included varsity athlete, Model United Nations team captain, city council campaign volunteer and student senate president. But Lampron is most proud of the small signs installed outside six bathrooms and one locker room designating the spaces as gender-neutral. The bathroom campaign began sophomore year when Lampron struck up ...

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Jun. 21—A $5 million donation from American Girl founder Pleasant Rowland will help launch a five-year, multimillion-dollar effort for the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County to create a workforce center in Fitchburg to train youth for jobs in skilled trades. Set to open in summer of 2022, the center will provide technical training for young people to become electricians, carpenters, plumbers, ...

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MINNEAPOLIS — "Foraging, in my mind, isn't just an act — it's a mind-set and a healthy way of life," writes Alan Bergo in "The Forager Chef's Book of Flora" (Chelsea Green Publishing, $34.95). "It's about the willingness to look beyond the status quo for exciting and unconventional ingredients; an eagerness to make the best possible uses of all the edible parts of plants and animals; and a ...

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Jun. 21—EAU CLAIRE — An apartment complex that's already getting up to $800,000 in incentives from the city is seeking an additional $192,700 grant. Developers for The Current have made the new request to the city due to rising construction costs that are making it difficult to make the complex's second building at a price to keep most of its units affordable to low-income tenants. "While we ...

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Jun. 21—WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Assumption girls soccer has made a Cinderella run to the state tournament. And unfortunately for Regis/McDonell, the Saints were on the wrong side of the impressive feat. The Royals scored twice in the first half, getting the eventual game-winning tally in the first five minutes, to best Regis/McDonell and pull off a No. 1/4 upset in the sectional finals Saturday in ...

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Jun. 21—The Bay Area has become more racially segregated since 1990, mirroring a long-running national trend of cities and neighborhoods dividing more starkly along ethnic lines, according to a new study by UC Berkeley researchers. Oakland, Fremont, San Francisco and San Jose are all among cities ranked as "highly segregated" by the university's Othering & Belonging Institute. Although the Bay ...

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Jun. 21—If you're a University of Tennessee baseball fan, it might have been difficult to have a much worse start to the College World Series than what the Big Orange Nation experienced this weekend. First, Vanderbilt — a Southeastern Conference brother but not exactly a favorite relative of most Volniacs — dug its way out of a 3-0 first-inning deficit against Arizona to win 7-6 in a 12-inning ...

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CHICAGO — If all goes according to plan, the Black String Triage Ensemble will be assembled and activated to bring music and healing to Chicago’s scenes of violence and sorrow by August. “It’s too important to wait,” founder Dayvin Hallmon told me Thursday. “This has to happen now.” Hallmon created the Black String Triage Ensemble in Milwaukee in 2019. When a community is shattered by ...