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Menominee tribe picks new leader

An Indian tribe that wants to build an 800-million dollar casino project in southeast Wisconsin has a new leader. Menominee leaders elected Laurie Boivin as their chair. She takes over for Craig Corn. He led the tribe for the past…

posted 2014-02-10 13:02 by WHBY

Dems hope to change tax cut plan

Democrats are hoping to make changes to Governor Walker's tax cut package, when it's up for a vote in the Assembly tomorrow. Rep. Gary Hebl of Sun Prairie says more of the projected budget surplus should go toward public education…

posted 2014-02-10 13:01 by WHBY

Bill would legalize cannabis oil

There's a proposal to legalize a treatment option for children who suffer from seizures. Democratic Rep. Robb Kahl of Monona says cannabis oil is different from medical marijuana. He says some parents want to get it for their children, but…

posted 2014-02-10 13:00 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearers have big weekend

Sturgeon spearers had much better luck on opening weekend this year. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says the conditions are much better than a year ago. Spearers registered nearly 1,300 over the first two days of the season. That compares…

posted 2014-02-10 05:05 by WHBY

Plans in works to reuse Catholic Central school

A soon-to-close Catholic elementary school in downtown Appleton might not be shut down for long. The St. Francis Xavier system is consolidating at the elementary level, and Catholic Central will close at the end of the school year. St. Mary…

posted 2014-02-10 05:04 by WHBY

Speed limit boost hits snag in Senate

A state lawmaker says Wisconsin should join other states in the Midwest by raising the speed limit on certain highways, to 70 miles an hour. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jerry Petrowski of the Wausau area says the bill that passed…

posted 2014-02-10 05:03 by WHBY

Olympics raise interest in curling

The Appleton Curling Club is getting ready to welcome some new members, thanks to the Winter Olympics. Club president Laura Welsh says they always see a spike in interest, in the year following the winter games. She says they're having…

posted 2014-02-10 05:02 by WHBY


Jackson Saves the Day for Badgers

Even with their recent struggles at home the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team felt good about their chances of winning a huge game against ninth-ranked Michigan State at the Kohl Center on Saturday afternoon.  The game didn't dissapoint as the biggest…

posted 2014-02-09 14:16:46 by WHBY


Rockets surge past the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks moved to 1-18 against Western Conference opponents this season after losing to the Houston Rockets 101-95 on Saturday night.  At the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the Bucks saw the trio of Dwight Howard, James Harden, and Jeremy…

posted 2014-02-08 22:17:23 by WHBY


Woman raped while answering Craigslist ad

A 24-year-old Howard man is behind bars on accusations that he raped a woman, after she answered his Craigslist ad for a babysitting job. Lt. Scott Semb of the Brown County sheriff's department says Tyler Olson posed as a woman…

posted 2014-02-07 15:41:15 by WHBY

Bars prepare for rush of sturgeon spearers

The sturgeon spearing season is huge for bars around Lake Winnebago, and many of them are getting ready for big weekend crowds. Jackie Woelfel owns the Harbor Bar and Grill in Stockbridge. She says they usually have large crowds, partially…

posted 2014-02-07 13:05 by WHBY

Sturgeon documentary premieres

A documentary on the sturgeon spearing season premiered last night, in Fond du Lac. Steve Boettcher directed The Frozen Chosen, and the film follows the Schumacher and Muche families, on Lake Winnebago. Stuart Muche says after they close their hole…

posted 2014-02-07 13:04 by WHBY

Maybe you've heard me relate the bear story on WHBY. If not, here it is: On vacation a week or…
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There it is....the picture of the mystery Alice in Dairyland. James Garner kept this photo in his collection, and he…
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