Lucky Lottery Store Closing
(AP) A convenience store in Fond du Lac that became a destination for lottery players because of its winning streak is closing. Ma & Pa's Grocery Express has been a longtime cornerstone of the city's so-called `miracle mile.' Since 1994, the store has sold more than 20 big winning lottery tickets. Miracle mile earned its moniker after four multi-million dollar winning tickets were sold between 1990 and 1994 with a payout of about $160 million. But even lottery sales weren't enough to keep Ma & Pa's open. Owner Mitch Miles says he has struggled to compete on gas prices, eventually losing $900 a day on gas sales.
More Soldiers Going To Iraq
(AP) Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing will soon be headed for Afghanistan. The Minnesota Air National Guard says about 300 unit members will deploy to Kandahar Air Field in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in August. It's the first time the unit will deploy with the Block 50 F-16 aircraft, the newest F-16 in the U.S. Air Force fleet. The unit is expected to be deployed for two months.
KOULA FOUND GUILTY ON ALL 3 COUNTS
Eric Koula found guilty this afternoon on all 3 counts of murdering his parents and forgery. Sentencing will be in a about a month. Stay tuned to WIZM this afternoon for reaction.
Viroqua Parade Now A Fundraiser Too
Organizers of the Viroqua Harvest Celebration & Parade have launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the October 13th parade, as well as for new initiatives for 2013. The first donation raised was a grant from the Viroqua Tourism Committee to help fund advertising and promotion for the event.
The organization’s creative director, Joe Hart. In 2013, the group will be eligible to apply for state and federal arts grants.
Liberty Street Fire Burns 2 Apartments
About 20 firefighters were called out to a 10 unit apartment building fire yesterday. It started around 3:30.
Amy Meyer was in one of the burning apartments at the time.
One person was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. No case to the blaze yet.