This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
Police are hoping to talk to anyone who was at a western Wisconsin bar and grill in the hours leading up to a worker’s death. Coworkers of 21-year-old Brooke Baures called 911 from the WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City to report an accident around 7:45 p.m. Monday. “I think one of our coworkers got squished in like our dumbwaiter. But I’m, like, not willing to look close enough,” said one of her coworkers in the initial 911 call.
The chief investigator looking into the death of a Winona State University student at a western Wisconsin restaurant says he has not yet found a witness to explain how the woman ended up in a food elevator.
A crash between a semi and pickup truck in Polk County has claimed the life of a 49-year-old Wisconsin man, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Winona State University is planning a candlelight vigil for a student found dead at a restaurant where she worked. The gathering Wednesday at 8 p.m. will take place at the alumni gazebo in the center of the Winona, Minnesota campus.
A 21-year-old Winona State University student was discovered dead inside a bar’s dumbwaiter Monday evening, according to the Fountain City Police Department. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from WingDam Bar and Saloon in Fountain City, Wisconsin. When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of an employee identified as Brooke Baures in the food service elevator.
An Iron River man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his parents last winter. Forty-five-year-old Jim Crain Jr. was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree intentional homicide.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Police say a former cast member of MTV’s “The Real World: New Orleans” has died in Wisconsin. Twenty-eight-year-old Ryan Knight was found unconscious and not breathing at a friend’s residence in Kenosha around 10 a.m. Thursday. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
Farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are to thank for many of this year’s Thanksgiving feasts. The Department of Agriculture says Minnesota is number one producer of turkey this year. Of the 242 million birds raised worldwide, Minnesota farmers raised 45 million of them.
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A man who was arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the agency violated his constitutional rights.
With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. There is plenty of drama to pay attention to this weekend, and that is something every college football fan can be thankful for.