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BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI

February 27, 2019

Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for March 2-4:



JANESVILLE, Wis. _ Almost all the knowledge a paramedic uses to treat humans can be used to help an injured police dog. Most paramedics don’t know that, said Paul McNamara, a veterinarian and owner of Odin’s Fund, a nonprofit that teaches canine first aid to first responders. McNamara demonstrated canine first aid for a packed room full of Rock County first responders recently at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville. By Ashley Mccallum, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 466 words, photos.


NORTHFIELD, Wis. _ Salmon aren’t supposed to be swimming here. The lettuce, spinach and other leafy greens also are out of place. A 3-acre greenhouse, nearly twice the length of a football field, glows purple from its more than 1,100 LED grow lights _ a sight that turns the heads of passing motorists on Interstate 94 at night. The lights, with cloud-based software, help mimic California’s Salinas Valley. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1716 words, photos.



BURLINGTON, Wis. _ Burlington Police Officer Bryan Wangnoss doesn’t consider himself much of a “gym rat,” but he’s been hitting the treadmills lately. Wangnoss is training to run the Special Olympics’ Flame of Hope through every corner of the United Arab Emirates to soon kick-start the Special Olympics’ World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. Wangnoss and Special Olympian Zechariah Tietz of Milwaukee will represent the Badger State on the final leg of the Flame of Hope’s journey alongside law enforcement and Special Olympians from around the world. By Christina Lieffring, The Journal Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 545 words.


APPLETON, Wis. _ Greasy Fingers is full of callbacks to bygone eras. The small barbershop, spa and salon are decorated with photos and mementos, mostly from the 1950s. There’s an Elvis clock, complete with dangling dancing legs, an old-timey cash register and an illuminated barber’s pole. Even the use of the word barbershop might be a reminder of past generations _ high and tight men’s cuts, crisp parts, a dab or two of pomade. By Shane Nyman, Appleton Post-Crescent. SENT IN ADVANCE: 989 words, photos.

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