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OREGON, Wis. (AP) - A southern Wisconsin school district will have three longer weekend breaks next school year after a University of Wisconsin-Madison study showed time off curbs the spread of flu. The Chippewa Herald reports that the Oregon School District will have a four-day weekend in October, February and April. The superintendent says teacher professional days were moved in order to make training more convenient and help reduce the spread of the flu.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A city in southeastern Wisconsin has launched a new job training program aimed at helping residents land employment in a region where opportunities are expected to increase as Foxconn Technology Group begins construction of it $10 billion manufacturing complex. The Journal Times reports that the Racine Works program was announced Monday. Foxconn officials expect to employ 13,000 people at its facility, and the project is also expected to spur about 10,000 construction jobs.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state task force aimed at streamlining foster care in Wisconsin says the system is headed in the right direction, but there's more work to be done. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Speaker's Task Force On Foster Care issued its final report Thursday. The report says the state should provide children more education and career training. It also recommends a focus on drug abuse.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin man will voluntarily return to Arizona to be re-tried on allegations he killed his son in 2004. Authorities say 51-year-old Jeffrey Martinson, of La Crosse, agreed Friday to waive extradition. He will be transported to Maricopa County in Arizona. Martinson is accused of giving his 5-year-old son a lethal dose of prescription drugs, after which Martinson tried to kill himself. Defense attorneys have argued that Martinson's son may have taken the drugs himself.

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