STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Wisconsin hunter takes 711-pound bear
A young Wisconsin hunter has taken a black bear that weighed 711 pounds (live weight), or 656 pounds field-dressed. Check it out here.... Posted on 9/27/10 at 11:00 AM
STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Got 38 seconds? Good. We're go for orbit
I was poking around on the Internet and stumbled across this time lapse video made by astronaut Don Pettit from the windows of the International Space Station sometime during his stay there from lat... Posted on 8/28/10 at 10:40 AM
HEALTHBEAT BY ANNE POLTA Polar madness
There's something about icy cold water that seems to bring out the come-on-I-dare-you factor amongsome people.
Local volunteers are taking a dip into the freezing waters of Green Lakeat 2 p.m.Satur... Posted on 1/29/10 at 7:08 AM
Victoria Bear, the former Hudson woman convicted in connection with the death of local man Michael Strauch in 2007, has had her probation revoked. She will remain in the St. Croix County Jail until a formal hearing set for Oct. 20.
Victoria Bear has returned to Hudson and is being held at the St. Croix County Jail. She was released from Taycheedah Correctional Institution, the state's maximum security women's prison in Fond du Lac County earlier this week to Mike O'Keefe of the state probation office in Hudson.
How do you figure out if you have the greatest dog in the world? How can you cogitate if any dog can be called the greatest dog in the world? I’ve put together a formula based on traits surrounding some “dog gone” good categories.
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are reminding hunters they have until Dec. 10 to apply for a permit for the 2009 Wisconsin spring turkey hunting season or for the 2009 Wisconsin black bear hunting season.
I feel that I must respond to Joseph Bear’s letter in the July 31 Star-Observer. I understand and agree with Joseph that alcoholism is a disease. It is a terrible disease because it affects so many people other than the person who is addicted to alcohol.
On the Friday before last (July 18), my mother was re-sentenced to five years in prison. Although it was what we expected, it was nonetheless incredibly disappointing to see a judge in the year 2008 give out such a draconian and backward sentence.
Instead of spending a year or less in county jail, Victoria Bear will now serve five years in prison.
That was the sentence handed down by Judge Eric Lundell Friday afternoon after he vacated the original sentence he gave her just three weeks earlier.
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