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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

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FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) - A central Wisconsin man who spent three years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has been compensated by his insurance company. The amount of compensation for Joseph Awe of Friendship has not been disclosed. Awe was convicted of burning down J.J.'s Pub, a bar he owned with his wife in 2006.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - Eastern Wisconsin police are searching for a naked man who Fond du Lac residents say has entered and lurked near their homes. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the man entered an unlocked house yesterday, but didn't steal or damage anything. Klein says police are investigating various incidents and advising people to lock their doors.

AKRON, Iowa (AP) - A detention hearing has been scheduled next month in Iowa for a 44-year-old man held as a material witness in the deaths of an elderly couple. The man has been held since being taken into custody in Wisconsin on July 10th, the day after the bodies of 80-year-old Ester Neunaber and 83-year-old Donald Neunaber were found in their Akron, Iowa, home. Authorities say the man held in Plymouth County Jail is not a suspect.

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) - International competition is set to begin in Hayward where the best lumberjacks are gathering. The U.S. Lumberjack World Championships get underway today with log rolling, pole climbing and chopping events. More than 12,000 spectators are expected to watch the events.

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