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BC-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

May 26, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed “Ice Bowl” in 1967, died Sunday. He was 85. The Packers selected Starr out of the University of Alabama with the 200th pick in the 1956 draft. He led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1420 words, photos.



MADISCON, Wis. _ Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor and the Republicans who control the Legislature are having such a hard time getting along that even the signing of a seemingly innocuous, unanimously approved bill morphed into a partisan fight. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 865 words.


MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin might be best known for its beer offerings, but the state’s wineries are drawing tourists from across the Upper Midwest. The state’s winery tasting rooms welcomed an estimated 1.78 million visits in 2015, bringing in nearly $50 million in wine tourism, according to a Michigan State University study. SENT: 380 words.


LA CROSSE, Wis. _ In a city with never-ending bar options, Del’s Bar in La Crosse sticks out. It’s been open since 1933 in a historic brick building downtown. Step inside on any given day and you’ll find regulars who have been coming in for 40 years, college students and tourists chatting with each other around the oval shaped bar. By Maureen McCollum, Wisconsin Public Radio. SENT IN ADVANCE: 901 words.


MADISON, Wis. _ For the past four years, UW Health has touted its wide-ranging commitment to local farms and sustainable sourcing. UW’s goal to source 20% to 30% of its meat, cheese and produce in an “environmentally, economically and socially responsible” way was rare enough to merit stories with headlines like “Wisconsin hospitals want more local food for patients’ plates.” Yet this past winter, many of the small scale, local producers praised by UW Health in recent years received letters of termination. By Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2177 words.



MILWAUKEE _ The Philadelphia Phillies go for the three-game sweep of Milwaukee, which has lost five of its last seven. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2:10 p.m.


TORONTO _ Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo. “The building exploded after that dunk,” Leonard said. By Ian Harrison. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.


MILWAUKEE _ The University of Wisconsin said Sunday the wife and daughter of men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident. By Keith Jenkins. SENT: 500 words.


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