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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Only white men have served as governor in Wisconsin, a track record that three Democrats are looking to shatter this year. Two women and one black man are among the 10-person field of Democratic candidates. The other seven Democrats looking to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker are, like him, white men. Wisconsin is one of 28 states where at least one woman is expected to run for governor.

CARLTON, Minn. (AP) - Flash flooding overnight has washed out several roads in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Minnesota Highway 23 washed out at the Nemidji River bridge in Carlton County of Minnesota, about 14 miles southwest of Duluth. In Wisconsin, U.S. Highway 2 washed out about 10 miles west of Ashland. Parts of Wisconsin Highway 35 were closed in Douglas County. And U.S. Highway 63 was shut down in the Drummond area.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Madison is ending its compost collection program because residents were putting too many non-compostable items in their carts and the city can't afford its own biodigester. The city's recycling coordinator tells The Wisconsin State Journal that ending the program will give officials time to study other options for collecting food scraps and other compostable materials. The program currently has about 1,100 households and 40 businesses involved.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin after flooding washed out roads and highways, and a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings from east-central Minnesota across northwestern Wisconsin because of the potential for rainfall exceeding 2 inches per hour. Temperatures reached the high 90s in Chicago, approaching if not surpassing the hottest June 17 on record _ 96 degrees.

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