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This weekend, Wisconsin will kick off one of its most celebrated outdoor traditions. Hunters around the state will take to the woods with the official opening of gun deer season. Last year statewide, just under a quarter of a million deer were harvested.

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During my childhood, I found myself in a challenging school environment. Through no fault of myself or my siblings, our peers did not welcome us. It was the civil rights era and we had recently enrolled as the first black children in the well-funded “white school” in my Southern hometown, af…

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You won’t find many adults on the planet who are less of a gearhead than yours truly. I live in New York specifically because I don’t drive. I gave up on learning after five lessons, one of which saw a cop car behind me (I can’t say I got “pulled over” because what I did was slam on the brea…

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If the impeachment effort isn’t taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer — blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical.

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It’s not fair to call Michael Bloomberg just a superrich dilettante. He is, after all, a former mayor of New York City, so he does have some experience as a political officeholder. It is fair to describe Bloomberg as a superrich guy who obviously was looking for something to do, so he decide…

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One hundred years ago on Nov. 11, our nation observed the first Armistice Day — the precursor to what we now celebrate as Veterans Day.

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Veterans Day is not a holiday one typically associates with new movies, either in terms of box office or subject matter. With box office, there’s a clamor over which movie gets to dominate Christmas weekend, Thanksgiving, Easter, even the similarly military-themed Memorial Day, but ironicall…

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Here’s the thing about those bright, shiny human objects that are so irresistible to those of us in media: The truth is that, like so much bling, they are merely fool’s gold, soon tarnished by reality. The overexposure reveals that there’s little under the gloss, and this “next big thing” is…

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If there’s one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it’s that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent years, from the election of Donald Trump to Britain’…

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Joe and Sam tamped solid the gravel around the last post. They stepped back, Austin Kind stepped in, drew his DeWALT, and sunk the last two screws on the final board. The origin of the fence was a quarter mile north. The first post had been planted a month ago.

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Outcomes in states that have legalized medical marijuana contradict at least some points made by both advocates and opponents of the move in Wisconsin, according to a new report from the independent, nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.

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Outcomes in states that have legalized medical marijuana contradict at least some points made by both advocates and opponents of the move in Wisconsin, according to a new report from the independent, nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.

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California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life.

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Let’s give credit where it’s due: As commander in chief, President Donald Trump can claim success for the military operation that took out Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the long-elusive founder of ISIS, who, according to the White House and military sources, blew himself up setting off a vest of exp…

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Lake Mills has its share of spooky stories and buildings. To those willing to believe there might even be a few haunted houses and businesses around town, if you believe in that sort of thing, me I’m kind of a skeptic, but like any good reporter I like to do my research.

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The weekend before Halloween is notoriously bad for new releases. Everyone is going to want to see a Halloween movie, so it doesn’t pay to release something outside of horror or at least a horror-themed comedy. But it also doesn’t really pay to release a Halloween movie, because those movies…

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It’s really difficult to tell because his hands are so small, but it looks for all the world that President Donald Trump has an extended middle finger raised at, well, all the world. Who knew that he could speak in sign language? Or at least that he knew how to say one word? Come to think of…

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The Ukraine story hasn’t been good for President Donald Trump, and there’s only one way out — to get impeached, and the sooner, the better.

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I was in the middle of working out last week when I noticed the instructor check her phone. I didn’t know what she was doing, I kept lifting my leg up until it burned. When she started to dance around saying a few choice words, myself and the rest of the class took notice.

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Barack Obama and Donald Trump are diametrically opposed figures, representing the categorical rejection of the other for his supporters, yet they share significant foreign-policy DNA.

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Vladimir Putin is not a Facebook friend of mine -- that I know of, anyway. He could be, perhaps registered under an alias put out by the Moscow Troll Department, but to my knowledge, I didn't send a "Happy birthday to Vlad" greeting to mark the Russian president's 67th.

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As promised, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” delivers the most vile, repugnant, terrifying creatures known to man. I’m speaking of course, about the three fairy godmothers (Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple) who have watched over Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) since she was a …

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers pledged in August to make Wisconsin’s electricity consumption 100% carbon-free by 2050.

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In his “Gettysburg Address,” Abraham Lincoln described a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” The problem for any democracy is that those people can make a mistake — a dangerous mistake — by electing someone who’s severely unqualified or a bloomin’ nutcase.

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Little did Dr. James Naismith know when he invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 that, more than a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords.

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What signifies Autumn to you? Football? The return to school schedules? Besides the waning daylight, for me, the one predictable herald of Autumn is the return of the coots.

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“Joker” is a film whose reputation precedes it. It has a good reputation because it won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and Joaquin Phoenix is generating Oscar buzz for his performance as the title character. But it also has a bad reputation because it’s a dark, violent, ad…

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Recently we asked our readers for their memories of Campus Field. I wasn’t sure what kind of response we would get for such a question, guessing maybe it was just a place people went to play and watch football, but the response has been overwhelming.

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Latin is supposedly a “dead language,” meaning no one speaks it as their native tongue. Except attorneys, of course, who use it to make law indecipherable so that they can charge exorbitant billable hours to untangle the messes they create.

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When I first heard that I’d be reviewing an animated movie called “Abominable” this weekend, I was excited. I couldn’t wait to see a movie about a bovine that swallows an incendiary device. Sadly, this movie is about a yeti and not, as I had hoped, a bomb in a bull. Between this movie, this …

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Let’s take a break from our society’s normal crudefest for a brief moment to honor civility. Cokie Roberts epitomized civility.

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At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn’t like rich people, and it turns out he doesn’t necessarily like poor people, either.

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I always worry when people on one side of an issue praise a story I’ve done. Ideally, at least in the twisted mind of a journalist, all the parties should be upset. We should be viewed as equal-opportunity jerks.

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I am writing this review during the 2019 Emmy Awards, which is appropriate since the “Downton Abbey” TV series won quite a few Emmys back in the day. But I never watched an episode of the show, so this review is not coming from a place of nostalgia. In fact, I came into the film with a decid…

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We get a movie like “Hustlers” about once a year. It’s a story, told through narration from the main character, about their role in a criminal operation, from its humble beginnings to its dizzying heights to its tragic downfall. Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” is the king of this genre, with the dir…