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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI

June 9, 2018

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. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

AROUND THE STATE:

OBESITY-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin says the state’s obesity level is 10 percentage points higher than past estimates. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that researchers with the university’s School of Medicine and Public Health put the state’s obesity level at more than 30 percent. The report from the university’s Obesity Prevention Initiative uses measurements taken during doctor visits, instead of relying on self-reported data like previous studies. SENT: 260 words.

SAND MINE EXPANSION

BLOOMER, Wis. — A northwestern Wisconsin company has applied for a 60-year permit to expand its sand mine. The Chippewa Herald reports that Chippewa Sand Co. hopes to expand its roughly 175-acre site near Bloomer to more than 1,000 acres. Chippewa Sand will also need to obtain a general stormwater permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. SENT: 265 words.

EXCHANGE-EXPANDING WISCONSIN DELLS

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. —A recent Wisconsin report says tourism is a more than $1 billion industry in Wisconsin Dells and accounts for about 10 percent of the state’s tourism revenue. The study released by the state Department of Tourism this month says resorts like Kalahari, Mount Olympus, Wilderness, Chula Vista and Great Wolf have helped turn the community into a year-round destination. But spas like the Sundara are focusing on grown-up getaways. Sundara’s $13 million expansion project includes adding more suites. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,305 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-RIVERWAY ANNIVERSARY

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. — A new documentary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway has been made as it marks 50 years. In 1968, efforts to protect the St. Croix led to the passage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The documentary called “The Wild and Scenic St. Croix” is commemorating that action and to reinvigorate the commitment that led to the river’s protected status. The film debuted June 6. By Mary Divine, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,322 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

VEGGIE TRAYS PULLED, POVERTY-WISCONSIN

SPORTS:

BREWERS-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta (5-3) starts for the Phillies and Brent Suter (5-4) goes for the Brewers in the middle game of a series. The Brewers broke out of an offensive funk Friday to beat the Phillies 12-4 and snap a three-game losing streak. By Aaron Bracy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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