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Superior Ice Sculptor Resumes Work After Collapse

Superior officials say work will resume on an ice sculpture that collapsed this week. Roger Hanson was trying to create a 75-foot-tall ice sculpture that would be the centerpiece of a festival on Barker’s Island this month. But the creation, more than a month in the making, collapsed Tuesday after its core apparently was weakened by warm weather.

02/04/2015

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What’s The Most Iconic Minnesota Movie?

Which movie shot in Minnesota is the most iconic? “Jingle All the Way”? “Grumpy Old Men”?

02/04/2015

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Walker Proposes Removing ‘Wisconsin Idea’ From UW Mission

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing eliminating the public service mission of the University of Wisconsin, known as the “Wisconsin Idea,” replacing it with the charge to meet the state’s workforce needs. The wording change was included in Walker’s budget released Tuesday.

02/04/2015

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Single-Car Crash In Wis. Leaves Juvenile Dead

Officials in western Wisconsin say a juvenile died Tuesday evening in a single-car crash on Highway 48.

02/04/2015

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Wis. Authorities Seek Help Finding Escaped Sex Offender

Officials in northwestern Wisconsin are asking the public’s help in finding a convicted sex offender who escaped an emergency housing unit.

02/04/2015

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Ice Sculpture Collapses In Superior, Wisconsin

Warm weather may be to blame for the collapse of an ice sculpture in Superior. The “Lake Superior Ice Project” was to have been the centerpiece of a Superior festival later this month.

02/03/2015

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Police Ask Woman With Kangaroo To Leave Wis. McDonald’s

A Beaver Dam police officer says he’s certain he’s never responded to a call like the one he handled recently at a McDonald’s restaurant. Officer Rich Dahl responded to an anonymous complaint from a customer about a woman who brought a kangaroo into McDonald’s. Dahl said Tuesday the woman had the baby kangaroo wrapped in a blanket and tucked in an infant car seat.

02/03/2015

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‘Jimmy The Groundhog’ Bites Wis. Mayor’s Ear

The mayor of a southern Wisconsin town received more than just a forecast from Jimmy the Groundhog Monday morning. Sun Prairie Mayor Jonathan Freund was presenting Jimmy during the Groundhogs Day ceremony when Jimmy took the chance to bit the mayor’s ear.

02/02/2015

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Police Dog Finds Suspect Following 13-Hour Standoff

Officials say a 28-year-old Anoka man was taken into custody Saturday following a 12-hour standoff with Wisconsin police.

02/01/2015

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This Wisconsin Home Is Fit For A Hobbit!

If you want to live like a hobbit, here’s a unique opportunity. A whimsical 5,000-square-foot home is on the market in Door County, Wisconsin. It’s built into a hillside in the woods, and is made mostly of woven steel mesh and concrete.

01/31/2015

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Hudson Man Arrested After 13-Hour Standoff

Hudson Police arrested a man who barricaded himself inside his home after a 13-hour standoff that involved the local SWAT team. Police say the man’s girlfriend called them to a house near 5th and Myrtle streets around 3 a.m. because he was trashing the residence. She got out of the home before contacting police.

01/31/2015

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4 Wis. Teens Facing Charges Following ‘Sex Party’

Four middle school students are facing criminal charges after authorities say they recorded themselves at a so-called sex party that took place at a Brown Deer home over winter break.

01/29/2015

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Walker Proposes $300M In Cuts To University Of Wis. System

Gov. Scott Walker says faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin System should be teaching more classes and doing more work. He made the comments Wednesday during an interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee.

01/28/2015

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1 Injured After Car Crashes Into School Bus In Wis.

One person was injured after a car crashed into a school bus carrying 45 students in northwestern Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon. According to the accident report, the crash occurred around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday on State Highway 13 just south of Redinger Road in Ashland, Wis.

01/28/2015

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Walker Says He Sees Gaps In Potential 2016 GOP Field

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he sees gaps in the potential field of Republican presidential candidates in 2016.

01/28/2015

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Milwaukee County Expanding Traveling Beer Garden

A traveling beer garden is expanding for its second annual tour across Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday that a second truck will be added to the Traveling Beer Garden Tour this summer.

01/28/2015

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Sheriff: 19 Arrested In Wis. Cockfighting Ring Bust

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says 19 people have been arrested in connection to a cockfighting ring bust Saturday. On Jan. 24 at 1:13 p.m., the sheriff’s office received information of a possible cockfighting event held at a dairy farm located at 1721 315th street in Glenwood, Wisconsin.

01/27/2015

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Sheriff: Friends Were Flying Plane To Alaska When It Crashed

Wisconsin authorities say two friends were flying a recently purchased airplane to Alaska when it crashed, killing the pilot’s father. Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick released the names of the three people involved in Monday’s crash in central Wisconsin.

01/27/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Forms Group To Boost Possible 2016 Bid

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination.

01/27/2015

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Wisconsin DOJ Didn’t Track Gay Marriage Case Hours

The state Department of Justice says it doesn’t have any records of how many hours it spent defending Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, making the full cost of fighting the case impossible to determine. A group of gay couples filed a lawsuit last year challenging the marriage ban.

01/26/2015

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Wisconsin Lawmaker Hopes To End ‘Vaping’ Indoors

Lawmakers are set to reignite conversations this week about whether vaping — using electronic cigarettes and other vapor smoking devices — should be included in Wisconsin’s smoking ban.

01/26/2015

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11 Hurt When Bus Crashes On I-94 In SE Wisconsin

Police say 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.

01/25/2015

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Minnesota Trucker Dies In Wisconsin Crash

A Minnesota man was killed Wednesday after the semi-truck he was driving lost control on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin, authorities said.

01/22/2015

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‘Saved By The Bell’ Actor Pleads Not Guilty In Bar Fight

The actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell” has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin. Dustin Diamond and his fiancee, Amanda Schutz, appeared in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Thursday morning on charges stemming from Christmas Day scuffle at a bar in Port Washington.

01/22/2015

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