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Four individuals from Illinois led police on a four-county high-speed chase March 20 after being pulled over. Police believe they fled because they are stealing credit card numbers. 

The driver, Stacey A. Walker, 30, led police through Eau Claire, Trempealeau and Jackson counties, and then Dunn County at speeds between 100-131 mph.

State trooper Bill Lindeman originally pulled the car over on Interstate 94 near Osseo for darkly tinted windows. As he approached the vehicle, he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car.

The three other people in the car identified themselves as Marshon Holton, Kiara T. Outlaw and Keyanna R. Brooks, all from Illinois.

Walker became agitated when Lindeman asked her to exit the vehicle.

A camper and truck were a total loss Thursday after they caught fire in Black River Falls.

The fire was reported by a neighbor because the owner was not present at the time of the fire.

The camper was hooked to the truck and was parked in the driveway next to the owner's home. The vinyl siding on the home and the garage door have heat damage.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

A camper and truck were a total loss Thursday after they caught fire in Black River Falls.

The fire was reported by a neighbor because the owner was not present at the time of the fire.

The Bog Restaurant in Warrens has new owners and will have a new name.

The restaurant has been purchased by Chuck and Danielle Bowers, who own Donna K’s Bar and Family Diner in downtown Black River Falls. The couple is changing the name to Lost at Donna’s K’s and is shooting for a June 15 opening.

Chuck Bowers said the Warrens location at 3514 Blarney Road will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. He said the Black River Falls restaurant serves 19,000 customers a month.

He said the majority of the restaurant’s business is burgers and steaks.

“Everything we do here, we’re going to take down there,” he said. “The food we do is a home-cooked meal, and we take our culinary skill and do a twist with it.

Jackson County officials and employees addressed four legislators Friday during a legislative breakfast to discuss budget and access concerns related to the mental health and substance abuse problems plaguing the county.

The event was coordinated by the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services and included presentations from more than 10 county employees and officials about the struggles facing the Jackson County health system.

State Sen. Patrick Testin (R), state Reps. Nancy VanderMeer (R) and Treig Pronschinske (R) and a representative from U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s (D) office attended.

The most prevalent issues discussed by attendees were mental health and substance abuse.

“My background is in psychology, that’s my bachelor’s degree, and that is what I have a passion for,” VanderMeer said.

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against a proposed Trempealeau County frac sand operation, finding that counties have the right to regulate conditional uses.

The case was brought by AllEnergy Corp. and its subsidiary, AllEnergy Silica, Arcadia, which had sought to operate a 265-acre frac sand mine and processing plant in the town of Arcadia.

In 2013, the Trempealeau County Environment and Land Use Committee voted 5-3 to deny the permit, saying AllEnergy’s application was rushed and incomplete; the proposed mine raised environmental concerns and would have adverse effects on the landscape, wildlife and recreation and posed risks to health, culture and social conditions.

AllEnergy challenged the decision in court, but La Crosse County Circuit Judge Elliott Levine found that evidence supported the committee’s decision.