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Australian Man Checks In "The Essentials" For His Plane Trip

We've all heard of all those weird things people checked in on airplanes, but this takes the cake! An Australian man by the name of Dean Stinson, with help from his friends, came up with the hilarious idea that gave off very strong Milwaukee vibes: he checked in a can of beer and it arrived,...
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Where Does "Up North" Start For You?

Us Wisconsinites love going up north, don't we? Fishing, boating, day-drinking... up north is basically paradise. But where exactly is "up north"? Of course, everyone has a different idea of where "up north" is. The Journal Sentinel recently put out a poll on Facebook, asking people where they...
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The Best and Worst of Summerfest 50!

This year was Summerfest's 50th year, and it certainly didn't fail to entertain for it's 50th birthday! As is tradition every summer, hundreds of artists converged upon the Henry Maier Festival Grounds for the 11-day music festival. Every kind of music under the sun was represented, from classic...
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Franklin Man Fined for Cutting Long Grass?

Fined for just trying to help out? It happened to one Franklin man. Jordan Wenzel Sr. was found cutting the long grass at Luther Park Cemetery in Muskego. The cemetery was overgrown with weeds and tall grass, and the cemetery has graves from the Civil War era. Wenzel said he had heard disputes...
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Man SWIMS to Summerfest?!

There are plenty of admission deals for Summerfest every year... who knew that swimming was one of them? A man attempted to swim to the Summerfest grounds on Saturday night. He swam across the lagoon from Lakeshore State Park. Mike De Sisti, a Journal Sentinel photographer, first spotted the man as...
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Milwaukee Cop Rescues Dog from Pond - Twice?!

This is one pup who really wanted to take a dip! Milwaukee police officer Joseph Spingola had his work cut out for him Wednesday night, when he was on patrol at McGovern Park. Spingola was assisting some kids who were fishing in the pond, when he heard a loud splash. That splash turned out to be a...
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South Milwaukee Reverses Pit Bull Ban

South Milwaukee has reversed its ban on pit bulls. The ban has been in place in South Milwaukee for nearly thirty years. Mayor Erik Brooks said in a blog post tht by reversing the ban, South Milwaukee is "treating all dogs equally under our tough, but fair, vicious dog ordinance". The repeal is...
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Lynx Returned Safe & Sound

After learning that two baby lynx had gone missing from Animal Gardens in Delavan, we now learn that on July 5th they were returned safely to the sanctuary. They were hungry, but overall okay. Officials said that the animals were dropped off to the petting zoo, and the suspects immediately drove...
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Mequon Goes For a World Record?!

Some Mequon residents had a little fun with their Fourth of July parade this year. A group of about 30 neighbors in Mequon have held their own neighborhood parade each Fourth of July. This year, they decided to go for a Guinness World Record... for shortest Fourth of July parade in the United...
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Pair of Lynx Stolen from Delavan Petting Zoo?

Two adorable seven-week old Siberian lynx went missing overnight on Monday, July 3rd. They belonged to the Animal Gardens petting zoo in Delavan. The two wild cats were last seen at around 5pm on Monday. Staff came in on Tursday morning and saw the top of their cage sliced open, trying to make it...
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