Wisconsin

Wisconsin logger frees bear from milk can in YouTube video.

VIDEO: Wisconsin logger frees bear from milk can

RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The video of a western Wisconsin logger who saved a black bear who got its head stuck in an old milk can is getting hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits. […]

07/08/2014

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‘Cannibal sandwiches’ sicken Wisconsin residents

MILWAUKEE (AP) — “Cannibal sandwiches,” an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen […]

12/05/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT shows a developing storm in the Northern Rockies is generating clouds with rain showers and snow across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Northern and Central Plains into the Northern Rockies and Intermountain West. Fair conditions exist across the remaining regions. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Heavy snow, thunderstorms moving into Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. A foot of […]

10/04/2013

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Quack! Wisconsin bill would legalize duck races

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin lawmaker is introducing a bill, no pun intended, that would legalize duck races. Well, not real ducks but the plastic ones with numbers on the bottom. Nonprofit organizations commonly […]

09/27/2013

In this undated photo provided by Eric Dahl, Dahl, a University of Wisconsin computer engineering  student with a nickname of "Silo," fills up on a 13-pound bowl of Vietnamese noodles known as pho. The competitive eater has become a top-ranked competitor nationally, using prize earnings to help pay for his UW-Madison degree. (AP Photo/Aramis Phillip Alvarez)

College student helps pay tuition by eating

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin student with a nickname of “Silo” is eating his way through school — competitively. Computer engineering student Eric Dahl now ranks third in the world of competitive […]

09/21/2013

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California family finds Wisconsin vet’s World War II diary

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – A California couple has found the World War II diary of a Wisconsin veteran, and officials in his hometown are trying to track down his relatives. A Journal Times of Racine […]

08/11/2013

Escape artist Anthony Martin of Sheboygan, Wis., escapes from a wooden box that was locked and pushed out of a plane at 13,500 feet in August 1988, in Sandwich, Ill. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Anthony Martin)

Escape artist pulls off locked coffin skydive

SERENA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin daredevil parachuted gently into a northern Illinois field Tuesday after managing to free himself from shackles and a locked coffin while plummeting through the air. Anthony Martin waved to […]

08/06/2013

A makeshift memorial is seen before a candlelight vigil in the parking lot the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Oak Creek, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Candlelight vigil honors Wisconsin Sikh victims

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Monday night to mark the one-year anniversary of a shooting rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple with a candlelight vigil in the very parking lot where […]

08/05/2013

John Henry Spooner, 76, right, confers with his defense attorney Monday, July 15, 2013, during a break in jury selection for his trial on charges that he fatally shot a black teen last year whom he suspected of breaking into his Milwaukee home and stealing weapons.  (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

Jury: Wis. man sane when he killed teen neighbor

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man knew exactly what he was doing when he accused his teenage neighbor of burglary and fired a bullet into the boy’s chest, a jury decided Friday, in a verdict […]

07/19/2013

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Farmers warn of high milk prices without farm bill

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dairy farmers expressed frustration this week with Congress’ failure to pass a farm bill, saying the uncertainty made it hard to do business and some could go under without changes to the […]

06/28/2013

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