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It's too cold to camp in much of Wisconsin this morning, but in 24 hours, lots of campgrounds will be full anyway as the Memorial Day weekend begins. It got down to 27 degrees at six a.m. in Land O'Lakes near the border at Upper Michigan. It was 28 in Eagle River, Tomahawk and Hayward. Central Wisconsin had a few places below freezing, and it was a relatively balmy 45 in Racine. Freeze and frost warnings have expired as the mercury rose above freezing by 7 a.m. in virtually all of Wisconsin.
The Hudson Police Department is asking people to be on the lookout for a woman who approached three 11-year-old children in a suspicious manner as they were walking home from E.P. Rock Elementary School at about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. The woman is said to have offered the children free kittens, which she said were in her car. The car is described as a maroon four-door with multiple bumper stickers. When the children said they didn't want the kittens, the woman reportedly offered to give them a ride home.
Leigh and Dianne Halvorsen had to rent a moving van to haul all of the supplies they collected for tornado victims in Moore, Okla. The owners of the Village Inn Sports Bar & Grill in North Hudson were moved by sympathy for the victims of Monday's powerful tornado after viewing the destruction on television. Leigh parked a trailer in front of his business on Hwy.
It will be at least three years before Brett Favre joins the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By then, Aaron Rodgers says he'd like to see the Green Bay Packers retire Favre's No. 4. Rodgers replaced Favre as the Packers' starting quarterback in 2008.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that repairs to the I-94 and Carmichael Road interchange exit ramps and turn lanes in Hudson will begin Tuesday, May 28. The construction work is expected to last approximately five weeks.
MADISON -- The vice-chairman of the State Building Commission backed off Wednesday on a threat to withhold a $250,000 in grant money for the Lac du Flambeau Indian tribe. Assembly Republican Dean Kaufert of Neenah said a few weeks ago that he wanted to pull back funding that the commission approved in 2011 for a new tribal cultural center. That was because six Chippewa tribes said they would jack up their federally-approved spearfishing quotas, leaving less fish for sport anglers in northern Wisconsin. Kaufert pulled back on his threat Wednesday.
Memorial Day observances are scheduled Monday in the Hudson area at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery at 9 a.m. and Willow River Cemetery at 10:15. Additional observances are scheduled in Afton, Lakeland and Bayport. The local presentations are sponsored by American Legion Post 50 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2115. The speaker at Willow River Cemetery will be retired Army veteran John Helgeson of North Hudson. He served in Korea and is currently quartermaster of Hudson VFW Post 2115.
Wineries are popping up all over western Wisconsin, and the town of Troy is no exception. Daniel Koepke presented plans to the Troy Town Board at the May 9 meeting to open Cracked Barrel Winery at 570 Coulee Trail. He and his wife plan to operate a vineyard, tasting room and gift shop and asked the board to recommend to the county a special exception permit. The property, which Koepke was in the process of buying at the time of the meeting, is zoned ag-residential. It used to house St.
The Hudson City Council meeting originally set for Monday evening, May 20, has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23. The Monday meeting was called off because there wouldn't have been enough council members attending to constitute a quorum. A proposal to reconfigure the council chambers, an agreement between the city and school regarding construction of a baseball field press box, financial planning for a new Public Safety Building and an engineering contract for the planned Wisconsin Street reconstruction project are a few of the items on the agenda.
Former Green Bay Packers guard and head coach Forrest Gregg says his Parkinson's disease has not gotten worse over the last year - and that, he says, is a victory. A year ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed the Pro Football Hall of Famer about his condition and how he has attacked it with exercise and a strong positive attitude.