Economically struggling owners dump their pets at shelters

Via Channel 3000.

Herman Cain: I was not aware of $40K spent on my behalf

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday that he was unaware that a private Wisconsin-based corporation may have spent as much as $40,000 on travel and other expenses to help his campaign get off the ground earlier this year.

Via Bice @ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Headline of the Day: How will being jobless affect your holidays?

Via Racine Journal Times.

Sixty-seven-year-old Cards manager La Russa announces retirement

La Russa leaves a winner, and Brewers sure to face less seasoned, less accomplished St. Louis manager in 2012.

Via Superior Telegram.

GOP Sen. Schultz to vote against GOP-sponsored recall change

Ramming through rapid change after change harder with a one-vote senate majority.

Via La Crosse Tribune.

Madison Police Officer Recovers from Human Bite Wound

Dangerous, difficult work.

Via Channel 3000.

Cougar prowls around west-central Wisconsin

Out there, somewhere.

Via 620 WTMJ.

Anti puppy-mill law turns up…

…no puppy mills in the state.

Via WKOW.

Boo! Scariest Things in America, 2011

Via FREE WHITEWATER.

Adams: Boo! Scariest Things in Whitewater, 2011

Via FREE WHITEWATER.

Left: Paul Ryan discovers “caring”

Few politicians upset the Left as much as Ryan does.

Via Blue Cheddar.

Police use Taser after fight at Madison’s Plan B

Alternative headline: another sensible reason not to interfere with an officer making an arrest.

Via Daily Cardinal.

Photos from Caledonia’s Dark and Rainy Halloween….

Via Caledonia Patch.

The continuing unpopularity of ObamaCare….

…. and what it says about Gov. Romney.

Via Boots and Sabers.

Milwaukee Police Department ignores national standards for officers accused of domestic violence

Reporter Gina Barton keeps on going.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

EarlierAt least 93 Milwaukee police officers have been disciplined for violating law

Althouse on Saturday’s protest ambiance at the Capitol: mellow, low-key.

How the right sees the left.

Via Althouse.

Left tracks Bradley Foundation’s contributions

Lot of money, but how much in influence in return?

Via John Kaufman @ Capital Times.

‘Man v. Food Nation’ visits Green Bay

Battling a six-pound burger.

Via ‘Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Madison’s Freakfest Stays Orderly

Via WISC Madison.

Winona, MN faces lawsuit over rental property cap

“The rule is a rental ban on renting out your home,” said Anthony Sanders, an attorney with the Minnesota Chapter of the Institute of Justice, a libertarian non-profit based in Virginia.

Sanders and co-counsel Katelynn McBride are representing four homeowners in Winona for free, in a lawsuit challenging Winona’s rental cap. The rule prevents homeowners from converting their houses to rental units if there’s already a concentration of 30 percent rentals on that city block.

Via KARE 11.

Onalaska native, Iraq veteran critically wounded at Occupy Oakland gathering

Scott Olsen now upgraded to fair condition after being hit in the head at protest rally.

Superior Telegram.

97%

General state aid certification shows most school districts will lose state aid, where most means 97 of every 100.

Via Superior Telegram.

Friday Poll: Texas or St. Louis in 2011 World Series?

Voting for downcast Brewers fans, and others. Poll’s open until game time.

Via hFREE WHITEWATER (where Adams calls it Cardinals 7, Rangers 5).

Coming off the bye week, look for Packers’ Dom Capers to keep on pressuring

But the blitz only takes a team so far, where so far is not far enough.

Via Boston Herald.

Three Things the Green Bay Packers Must Figure Out During Week Off

Defensive limitations so clear they could be listed separately as single priority; moderate improvement there would still be big advantage.

Via Opposing Views.

Left frets over conservative push against repeal of Ohio’s collective bargaining restrictions

Ohio as a bellwether for 2012 Wisconsin recalls.

Via Center for Media and Democracy.

‘As long as people aren’t disrupting the proceedings, what interest does government have in restricting rights?’

What, indeed? Guns and spectators in legislative galleries.

Via Boots and Sabers.

Wisconsin issues regulations for concealed carry in state buildings

State law ensures that citizens with licenses are able to carry concealed weapons and that law extends to state facilities,” Secretary Huebsch said. “Wisconsin is the forty-ninth state to put a concealed carry law into place. Individuals with licenses are law-abiding citizens and we must respect their right to keep and bear arms under the U.S. and Wisconsin Constitutions.”

Via WBAY.

Wisconsin attorney stops representing Republicans

Lemon Law king upset over legislation capping some attorney’s fees.

Via 620 WTMJ.

Who funds the Franklin Center’s Wisconsin Reporter?

The journalistic integrity of these sites has been called into question by media watchdog groups. Laura McGann, assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, wrote in a 2010 piece in the Washington Monthly, that the Franklin Center sites are engaging in distorted reporting across the country.

Via Center for Media and Democracy.

Copyright troll hit with largest fine yet: $119,488

Nearing the end of an impractical idea:

Nevada’s homegrown copyright troll, Righthaven, started life with a plan to save the newspaper business through infringement lawsuits—but nearly staggering incompetence has left the company on the receiving end of fine after fine from federal judges. Today, Righthaven was hit with a new fine for $116,718 in legal fees and $2,770 in costs.

Via Ars Technica.

Occupy Madison temporarily loses permit

A neighboring hotel’s staff alleged [sic] voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters.

Via Daily Cardinal.