Archive for January, 2013

Vikings TE Rudolph Wins Pro Bowl MVP

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught five passes for 122 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, earning himself the Pro Bowl MVP honor in the NFC’s 62-35 beatdown of the AFC. Rudolph was selected as a replacement on Tuesday, when Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez dropped out of the game. He caught a 3-yard touchdown from [...]

DNR Proposing Changes To Endangered-Species Lists

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Minnesota wildlife officials will be discussing proposed changes to the state’s endangered-species list in the next two weeks, starting with a hearing this week in Rochester. A Rochester Post-Bulletin report says the first public hearing is Tuesday evening. Four other hearings are also scheduled in New Ulm, Bemidji, Duluth and Plymouth. The hearing in Duluth [...]

National School Choice Week Hits Wisconsin

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Governor Scott Walker has signed a proclamation officially recognizing this week as “Wisconsin School Choice Week.” Governor Walker is joining more than 20 other U.S. governors in issuing a National School Choice Week proclamation.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Tour New Mining Site

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

12 Wisconsin State Assembly members from across the state met up recently in Northwest Wisconsin to tour the proposed site for the new iron mine that stretches into the Penokee Hills. The members also toured the old mine site located in Montreal, Wisconsin. The mine was shut down in 1962. Rep. Penny Bernard-Schaber of Appleton [...]

Bus Driver Charged After Leaving Child On Bus.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

It’s been reported that Fon du Lac bus driver Thomas Mitchell Soderholm has been charged with child endangerment after leaving a child unattended on the bus. Temperatures where in the single digits all last week while the child was reportedly left. The 53-year-old bus driver stated he looked under the seat for the feet of [...]

Bayfield Man Dies After Falling Through Ice On Snowmobile

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office has reported that 34-year-old James Hudson died Saturday afternoon after his snowmobile fell through the ice on Lake Superior.

DNR Confirms Cougar Sighting Near Hayward

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it has confirmed a cougar sighting near Hayward. The cougar was found Saturday near the Chippewa Flowage in Sawyer County. It’s the first sighting of 2013, and witnesses estimate the animal weighed about 145 pounds. Last year, there were nine confirmed cougar sightings, with the majority in Southwestern [...]