Wisconsin Senate Approves 70 MPH Speed Limit

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Originally posted on FOX 11 Online | WLUK-TV:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin transportation officials would be allowed to raise the speed limit to 70 mph on some roads under a bill that the state Senate approved Wednesday. The Republican-authored bill would permit the Department of Transportation to raise the limit to 70 mph on roads where…

Driving The Driftless

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Here’s some killer shots I took while driving the Driftless Area recently.  On a sunny day, it’s really hard not to take a good picture in this state.  Honestly, it’s pointless in talking about it.  Just look at the photos and you’ll see what I mean.  So I’ll stop babbling now and let you enjoy … Continue reading

WISCO Holiday Inn Express Opening Soon

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Here’s some shameless plugging for my favorite hotel chain, Wiscohotels.com – I’ll be in FDL for the grand opening of their new Holiday Inn Express at the end of April.  Looking forward to checking out their new location, and to get the now finished (minus legal and what not) documentary in front of a crowd. … Continue reading

Awesome Huge Sun Dog In The Sky

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Awesome Huge Sun Dog Above Rice Lake that I caught a couple of weeks ago.  It was one of those too big to be real sort of moments, until you realize what it is.  For a brief second I almost thought I was on another planet with two suns, until my fingers started to freeze … Continue reading

Snow On Trees (Hey, It’s Winter)

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No words really needed here.  I just find snow on trees fascinating and beautiful.  Trees are awesome no matter, snow on them makes it even better. * * * * * *

Northwoods Brewing Company (Eau Claire)

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Had a chance to visit the Northwoods Brewing Company in Eau Claire, which is inside the Northwoods Brew Pub (Near Oakwood Mall).  Great beer, great atmosphere, and if it had been summer, a grea view of the river.  Love the decor of this place, real Northwoods (of course), almost like something out of Twin Peaks … Continue reading

Packers-Themed Snow Sculptures Created in Downtown Menasha

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Originally posted on FOX 11 Online | WLUK-TV:
(MENASHA) One area community is cheering on the packers with snow. It’s a familiar site to residents in the Menasha area because they saw it four years ago, but one Egg Harbor man is back on quest to spread Packers cheer in the city’s downtown. It’s what you usually see…

Snow Plow Splash On Windshield

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Driving Highway 25 near Rice Lake and happened to get a dash-cam shot of a snow plow doing its job, and splashing my window. * * * * * *

Nice Houses In New Richmond

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I don’t know why I am posting this other than that I ran across these photos recently and thought what nice houses they were.  Really, this is probably the least important posting ever, but they still are quite lovely homes. * * * * * *

Gordon Set To Carry Load For Badgers In Title Game

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Originally posted on FOX 11 Online | WLUK-TV:
MADISON — On the ground at the end of a run, Melvin Gordon felt the twist. No. 11 Wisconsin’s star running back hopped back up late in the fourth quarter of last week’s win over Minnesota and started walking gingerly toward the sideline favoring his right ankle. It didn’t…

Waukesha School Renamed For Music Icon Les Paul

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Originally posted on FOX 11 Online | WLUK-TV:
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – Music legend Les Paul discovered his penchant for guitar at Waukesha Junior High. It’s where his teachers recognized his curious nature, answering never-ending questions like how electricity got to light switches or why windows vibrated. Now school officials hope Paul’s inspiration and innovative spirit rub…

Wisconsin’s Flying Trees, No Really!

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From a fellow Cheesehead comes Wisconsin’s Flying Trees During WWII.  I know it’s been out for a while, but it’s a really interesting look at a unique piece of Wisconsin history, and more proof to our tradition of military service.  Check it out at AMAZON or on Kindle. *** ***

Badger Bars & Tavern Tales, Fun For Everyone

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I met Bill Moen, the author of these two humorous and fascinating Wisconsin Bar stories books, at the Valkyrie Brewery in Dallas (Dallas WISCONSIN, that is). For any lover of good humor, these books are great.  If you love humor, beer, and Wisconsin history in all of its often odd realms, then these are a … Continue reading

Yummies From New London

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Came across these pictures from at least two years ago when I drove through New London at dusk.  I had no idea Sara Lee and Hillshire Farms had such a big pressence in Wisconsin.  But it makes perfect sense since making great food is second nature to us.  Got a pile of brand new photos … Continue reading

The Most Useful Cow Statue EVER

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 Found this in Thorp at Nualchek’s Meats, and it is franklt the most useful cow statue EVER!   * * * * * *

Steve “The Owner” Tate Owns It About Owning Them

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Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival Fun

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Ellsworth is, of course, the cheese curd capital of Wisconsin, and frankly, the world.  I covered how cheese curds are made at their factory for the documentary, and decided I had to check out the Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival to see just how much people love them.  They do, even having them on their pizzas, … Continue reading

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