Grant County food pantry mired in red


McFarland village president found dead

Mike Harried, aged fifty-one.


Knicks 102, Bucks 88

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

We Energies takes again, allowed to raise rates 4.2%

Cosseted utility gets more, again:

We Energies electricity rates are expected to rise 4.2% on average in 2013, less than the utility sought but more than a key customer group had lobbied for.

The state Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a $120 million rate increase after siding with the utility on key issues including higher costs linked to the Oak Creek power plant.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Temporary halt to tribes’ scheme for night deer hunting

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

UW-Milwaukee to offer flexible, online degrees

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Teenage boy attacks girl on Madison Metro bus

Breaks her nose.

Via Channel 3000.

Truck rolls over, spills ethanol in Milton

Via Channel 3000.

Paul Ryan earns 2012 Bad Dad of the Year Award


UW-Madison number 4 in national research expenditures

Via UW-Madison News Release.

Should the Journal Sentinel charge to post online comments?

‘Cause what they’ve got now is a zoo.


Gov. Walker expects mining company back

Return of G-Tech.


Judge dispels idea that John Doe corruption probe is over

But retired Waukesha County Judge Neal Nettesheim told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home Wednesday that anyone guessing that the probe was coming to an end was engaging in “pure conjecture.”

“The John Doe is not completed,” Nettesheim said. “It is still open.”

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Starbucks offers $7 cup of coffee



Live shotgun shell found on Delta airliner


One conservative in

Or is he just positioning?

Ultra-conservative assemblyman Don Pridemore ‘declares’ for state superintendent’s job.

Via TMJ4.

Hacker steals $150,000 from Stanley-Boyd School District payroll

At large, and possibly far, far away.

Via La Crosse Tribune

GOP Rep. Don Pridemore considers run for state schools superintendent

One of legislature’s most conservative members.

Via WisPolitics Election Blog.

50 Meriter Hospital employees shown the door


1.7.13: the new legislature convenes



Six out of 10 young people with HIV don’t know they have it

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Over $500 million


Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Treatment over incarceration

Wisconsin should dramatically increase the amount of money it spends on treatment programs that keep offenders with drug and alcohol addictions and mental illness out of prison, two groups said Tuesday.

The call is receiving a warm reception from some Republicans and Democrats weary of forking over roughly $1.3 billion a year to lock up Wisconsin offenders — about half of whom land back in prison after release.

Via Hall @ Wisconsin State Journal.

Did Scott Walker have an ‘I am not a crook’ moment?

But Nixon’s famous remarks were about a matter unrelated to the Watergate break-in or cover-up.

Via Badger Democracy.

Three reasons there won’t be a Walker presidential bid

Via Badger Herald.

Madison officials seek child-biting dog

On the loose.



Number of deer hunters registered as shot, from DNR tally.


Freshwater darter species discovered, named for politicians

Fitting for more than one reason.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Gov. Walker to speak at state dairy meeting

Higher profile.

Via Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

Alaska suspends search for missing Wisconsin man

Thomas Seibold, thirty-one.

Via Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

11.27.1882: Ringling Brothers’ First Performance

Via Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wisconsin v. Nebraska

Big Ten battle between teams that actually qualify to be in Big Ten championship.

Via Wisconsin Radio Network.