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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Record-breaking cold has settled in across Wisconsin this week, leading to new all-time lows in places like Owen, a Clark County town that hit minus 31 degrees. The La Crosse Tribune reports that records were tied or broken in about half a dozen cities in the region.


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) - One of three Wisconsin residents accused of cashing the Social Security checks of a relative who's presumed dead has been found not guilty by reason of mental defect. A Stevens Point Journal Media report says Charles Jost of Amherst will undergo a state evaluation. A Portage County judge ruled the 67-year-old wasn't able to understand to a reasonable degree that his actions violated the law.


TOWN OF BYRON, Wis. (AP) - Fond du Lac County residents are helping a family whose house was destroyed by a Christmas Eve fire. The Reporter Media reports the blaze came the same day the family's son returned home from serving in Afghanistan. The fire destroyed the Town of Byron house owned by Don Hannemann but spared the shop from which he operates H-D Welding and a trucking company. Hannemann says he plans to rebuild. The fire's cause remains under investigation.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley are putting some of their states' favorite dishes - and beer - on the line for Wednesday's Gamecocks-Badgers Capitol One Bowl matchup. The governors placed the friendly wager Tuesday. Haley is betting barbecue and beer on South Carolina, while Walker is putting up brats, cheese and beer. The game is Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.

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