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

May 4, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

WISCONSIN FORESTRY INDUSTRY

MADISON, Wis. _ A study shows that timber sales are growing in Wisconsin and more people are working in the state’s forestry industry. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the National Alliance of Forest Owners’ report last month says employment in the forestry sector grew by nearly 5% from 2010 to 2016. The state’s timber sales increased by nearly 10% to $21.6 billion in 2016. The study says Wisconsin led the Midwest in both fields in 2016, as well as timberland acres. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-INVASIVE PLANT THREATENS LAKE

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. _ A local environmental agency plans to dredge a Geneva Lake lagoon this fall to eradicate an invasive underwater plant threatening the lake. Ted Peters, director of the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency, said the group last fall identified the invasive starry stonewort plant, an underwater macroalgae, in Trinke Lagoon on the lake’s south side. It’s the first time the invasive plant has sprouted in Geneva Lake, Peters said. By Nate Jackson, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 561 words.

EXCHANGE-PRISON CHAPLAIN

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. _ Well past traditional retirement age, John Schone remains a man on a mission. Armed with a warm smile, an array of clever jokes and his strong Christian faith, the Eau Claire man has devoted his life to sharing his beliefs with those who need a spiritual lift. The quest that began as a young man doing missionary work in Japan in the aftermath of World War II continues today with Schone, now 95, reaching out to inmates in the Eau Claire County Jail and Wisconsin prison system. By Eric Lindquist, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1927 words

IN BRIEF:

REDISTRICTING-WISCONSIN, 100 MILE GARAGE SALE

SPORTS:

METS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ New York plays Milwaukee at Miller Park.

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