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WINDOM, Minn. (AP) An armed motorcyclist who was fleeing from authorities in southwestern Minnesota was killed when he crashed his Harley head-on into a State Patrol squad. The patrol said Monday 33-year-old Chad Danneman, of Slayton, was armed with a knife and had fled from Cottonwood and Murray County sheriff's deputies in separate pursuits Saturday.
Trooper Jeffery Stearns spotted Danneman on a county road northwest of Windom and activated his squad lights. The State Patrol says Danneman sped toward the squad and struck in head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper Stearns suffered minor injuries.
Danneman has prior convictions for making terrorist threats, felony drug possession, drunken driving and mistreatment of animals.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Public donations to Wisconsin's endangered resources protection and management program have hit a 10-year low. Donations to such programs have dropped by nearly half in the last decade.
The state Department of Natural Resources program draws 25 percent of its funding from such donations. Sources for those include people buying special license plates or checking a box on their state income tax forms.
Wildlife officials say it's unclear why donations are declining. They're preparing a public education plan to better explain the importance of their work.
MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) Damage from a weekend fire at a food ingredient plant in central Wisconsin is estimated at $1 million.
Marshfield fire officials say the blaze at Quality Ingredients Corp., was contained to a drying unit inside one of the company's buildings. Deputy Chief Craig DeGrand says the fire destroyed about $1 million worth of processed food product.
Firefighters were on the scene Sunday morning for about six hours.