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BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI

June 13, 2018

Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for June 16-18:

FOR SATURDAY-SUNDAY:

EXCHANGE-SISTER NEIGHBORS

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. —A Wisconsin woman says she was stunned to find her neighbor was family she had been searching for. Eau Claire residents Hillary Harris and Dawn Johnson were next-door neighbors when they discovered they are long-lost sisters. Harris says she had been searching for her half siblings since 2012. By Eric Lindquist, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,384 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-YOGA 30TH ANNIVERSARY

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The first yoga studio in La Crosse is marking 30 years. Yoga was about as novel a concept as pagers were back when Chris Saudek opened The Yoga Place. Iyengar Yoga, which emphasizes precision and aligning practitioners’ physical, mental and spiritual abilities, is the only method used at The Yoga Place. By Mike Tighe, La Crosse Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,540 words, photos.

FOR MONDAY:

EXCHANGE-FLOOD MEMORIES

MADISON, Wis. —A 2008 flood in Wisconsin has provided new opportunity for a southern village. The torrential rains that killed three people and caused $763 million in damage in 31 of the state’s 72 counties remains fresh in the minds of those who endured it. But amid the chaos came innovation and cooperation. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,411 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-HOMETOWN TROLLEY

CRANDON, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman, who established her company to support her family in 1997, has created a $20 million a year manufacturing empire with 55 employees. Kristina Pence-Dunow’s manufacturing company, Hometown Trolley, builds trolleys for limousine companies, tour group companies and municipalities wanting to liven up things for their downtown commuters throughout the U.S., Canada and South America. They’ve recently received inquiries from Dubai, the Netherlands, Australia and South Korea. By Paul Srubas, Green Bay Press Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 920 words, photos.

The AP, Milwaukee

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