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The Cheesiest Festival Ever is Coming: Curdfest 2017

Guys, not only is this curd-a-licious, it's free.

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Wisconsin May Soon Legalize Pot, Before Illinois
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Wisconsin May Soon Legalize Pot, Before Illinois

Illinois looks like it could losing out on a lot of tax revenue, as it appears that Wisconsin could legalize marijuana sales first.

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Elephant in Baraboo, Wisconsin Takes a Walk Through Some Backyards

It had to be one of the stranger calls ever fielded by the Baraboo, Wisconsin Police Department, but as law enforcement officers quickly determined, the person who phoned in to tell them that a large elephant was in her backyard eating marigolds wasn't kidding.

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88-Year Old Wisconsin Walmart Greeter Fired For 'Wild' Reason
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88-Year Old Wisconsin Walmart Greeter Fired For ‘Wild’ Reason

An 88-year-old man who was involved in a crazy scene at a Wisconsin Walmart location was fired and his wife is outraged.

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What Weird Things Are Illinoisans Searching For On Google?

A while back in this space, I posted a piece entitled "What are Illinoisans Asking Google About?" In a nutshell, it was a look at what each state, starting with our own, was asking Google about more than any other state. Some of the entries were a bit on the odd side, so today, let's go all the way to the weirdness.

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Wisconsin Makes Long Overdue Move, Cows Celebrate

Wisconsin-produced food has been in the news lately. First, we get the flap about Wisconsinites not being able to buy Ireland-produced KerryGold Butter at their local stores. Now, in an effort to placate their large bovine population, Wisconsin lawmakers are doing something you'd have thought they would have done years ago.

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Eau Claire Wisconsin Cop Returns IRS Scammer’s Phone Call, Goes Viral

It seems like nearly everyone has gotten one of these IRS scam phone calls. You know, the old "you-owe-us-money-so-give-me-your-personal-information-so-you-won't-go-to-jail" call. I've gotten several, but being aware that it's a scam, I just hung up. A cop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin decided that he'd go me one better and call them back.

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Why is Wisconsin Attracting So Many People From Illinois?

Michael Lucci, director of jobs and growth at IllinoisPolicy.org joined us today on the WROK Morning Show, and he brought with him several startling facts about the state of our state. One big takeaway from our conversation is: Illinois is losing people.

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When You Outlaw Butter, Outlaws Will Come to Illinois to Get It

Our friends to the north in Wisconsin take a few things pretty seriously. Things like: Packers football, string cheese and fireworks roadside stands, Packers football, other types of cheese sold at roadside stands, beer, sausage, cheese  hats, and of course, Packers football. Oh yeah, and butter. They take butter very, very seriously.

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Lake Geneva’s Abominable Snow Race is Worth the Drive This Weekend

A friend of mine who lives in Atlanta asks me these questions every winter (especially when we're getting blitzed with snow, ice, and/or subzero temperatures): "How do you people live like that? And, why do you live like that?"

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