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Road rage is apparently a growing problem for western Wisconsinites who work in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul was rated the most courteous city for drivers a year ago. But this year's survey by the travel group Auto Vantage only has the Twin Cities ranked 12th on a list of 25. Milwaukee is not part of the survey in which residents are quizzed about road rage and then the cities are ranked according to their numbers of incidents. Miami was rated the worst for the second straight year.
Favre issues statement saying he never wanted to be traded Packers quarterback Brett Favre now says that he never wanted to be traded. The statement from Favre was posted to the Green Bay Packers Web site Monday afternoon and was meant to clarify reports which surfaced on FoxSports.com this weekend that say the future hall of famer told Packer General Manager Ted Thompson that he (Favre) wanted to be traded after the Packers failed to acquire Randy Moss during the NFL draft. "I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England.
The Dunn County man arrested on Saturday has now been charged with murder and will be extradited to Ohio. Working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Criminal Investigation Division and investigators from the Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department, Dunn County deputies arrested Robert J. Sosnoskie, 62 in his home in the Town of Tiffany. In a press conference held Monday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, Montgomery County authorities said they have charged Sosnoskie with the June 1971 slaying of Perry Smith.
Ryan Brady admits the undertaking is a bit daunting. The first Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival will offer 40 birding and nature field trips and 140 activities overall. The event runs Friday through May 20, with headquarters at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center near Ashland. "It started small and just kept growing," said Brady, an avid birder who is helping organize the festival.
A rural Colfax man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the Town of Tainter on Friday. The Dunn County Sheriff's Department says Brian Lehman, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was found overturned on the roadway. The accident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on County D near the intersection with County G in Dunn County. The sheriff's department along with the Menomonie Fire Department and Mayo One helicopter responded to the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
The day Travis Thompson of New Richmond decided to tell the truth was the day he saved his own life. In April 2006, while in the midst of a two-year legal battle for possession of methamphetamines, Thompson said "something clicked." His lawyer had just struck a plea bargain that guaranteed Thompson would be home that very night and only serve a few years probation. After being in and out of jail for the past 10 years for drug abuse and other crimes, Thompson was very tempted by the offer. Then Judge Eric Lundell said to him: "We just want you to stay clean.
Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. the usual crowd gathers in the hallway outside Judge Edward Vlack's courtroom in Hudson. Occasionally new faces appear and once in awhile a familiar face doesn't show up -- young and not so young, male and female, some keeping to themselves and others bantering like old friends. They are the participants of St. Croix County's Drug Court. One by one they enter a small conference room where Drug Court Coordinator Amber Perry watches a sheriff's deputy administer breathalyzers on each participant.
The St. Croix County Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson, Wisconsin to consider the following: 1) Proposed Amendments to Chapter 14, Nonmetallic Mining Ordinance: Comments and questions from the public will be heard and addressed.
The Milwaukee Brewers ended a four-game winning streak Thursday night with a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh at Miller Park. Dave Bush took a two-hitter into the seventh inning when the Pirates scored all their runs on back-to-back doubles by Freddy Sanchez and Jason Bay, and back-to-back homers by Jose Bautista and Ronny Paulino. Bautista, Ryan Doumit, and Jack Wilson had two hits apiece for the Pirates, who out-hit Milwaukee 9-6. Tom Gorzelanny got the win to go 4-1 and Salomon Torres earned his ninth save. Bush gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings for the loss. He's now 2-3.