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  • The Great Peshtigo Fire

    08/13/2018 7:41:24 PM PDT · by crz · 62 replies
    weather.gov ^ | 08.13.2018 | crz
    The fire that nobody seems to know about.
  • Back from the fires

    08/06/2018 7:50:13 AM PDT · by crz · 20 replies
    Crz
    Just back from Ore.
  • Meteor Lights Up Chicago Sky ... And Dashcams Capture It

    02/06/2017 7:34:38 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Kelly Bauer
    Check out this INCREDIBLE video of the meteor this morning as viewed from a Lisle, IL police car dash cam! Thanks to Lisle PD for sharing! Outside the city, people reported seeing the meteor in Wisconsin, Kentucky and even Ontario, Canada, among other spot another person said they saw the meteor and it was "beautiful."
  • Large Meteorite Hits Near Columbia CA at 7:55AM, Several Fires Reported

    04/22/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 89 replies
    News 10 Sacramento ^ | 04/22/2012 | News 10 Sacramento
    An eyewitness says: "It was pretty freakin' real when all the dogs started barking right before it hit, then EVERYTHING shook. We were in the field just outside the barn & the barn continued to shake for a couple minutes afterward. We are about 50-60 miles or so from where it hit."
  • The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871 (Vanity)

    10/26/2006 8:38:25 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 11 replies · 501+ views
    On October 8, 1871, as Chicago was burning in the Great Chicago Fire. Another even more devastating fire ravaged northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Peshtigo was center of the timber industry. Fires were set for clearing in the forest. However things go bad. The fires started to grow uncontrollable. Then a cold front comes by on October 8th and brings strong winds. These winds fan the flames even further. These small flames exploded in massive wildfires. These strong winds also help fan the flames in Chicago. The fire managed to spread by jumping into Michigan. The fire burned down Holland,...
  • Chicago Meteor Shower Scary, Stunning & 'Kind Of Exciting' (Pics and Video)

    03/27/2003 1:34:24 PM PST · by Shermy · 33 replies · 778+ views
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | March 27, 2003
    CHICAGO -- A flash in the sky and the rumbling sounds of a faraway explosion alerted hundreds of south suburban residents Wednesday night. Reporting those details to authorities, callers flooded police departments, fire departments and various television stations overnight. NBC5's Kim Vatis, reporting from Park Forest, said it turned out to be a meteor shower "that forced a shower of panic calls" to authorities all over the Midwest. In Park Forest, some people who were in their living rooms watching war coverage, thought the United States was under attack with the amazing light show produced by the meteors. It started...
  • Korean War veteran's remains identified, escorted to hometown of Superior, WI

    08/13/2018 4:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    SUPERIOR, Wisconsin (KMSP) - Chisago County Sheriff’s Deputies escorted the remains of a Korean War Veteran to his home in Superior, Wisconsin Sunday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rufus L. Ketchum, 38, of Superior, will be buried Aug. 14. He was a medic and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor and the Bronze Star. He was among 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers that deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in November 1950. His team was attacked by Chinese forces there, of which 1,500 survived, but the rest were captured, killed or missing in enemy...
  • Cancel The ‘Blue Wave’ – Poll Finds GOP Advantage In Key Wisconsin Districts

    08/09/2018 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | August 8, 2018 | Matt Kittle
    MADISON – A newly released poll provides a compelling counterpoint to the Democratic Party “Blue Wave” narrative – at least in the Wisconsin Legislature. “They haven’t changed their minds how they voted in the last two election cycles for Walker and Trump,” Jensen said of voters in the swing legislative districts. The poll, commissioned by the Brookfield-based Jobs First Coalition, surveyed 600 likely voters in “Wisconsin Target Districts,” eight legislative districts that could very well determine control of the Legislature in 2019. “I don’t think you will see a blue wave hitting the Wisconsin Legislature,” said former GOP Assembly Speaker...
  • Roofer kills co-worker with circular saw

    08/08/2018 9:43:06 PM PDT · by libh8er · 68 replies
    AJC ^ | 8.8.2018 | Jared Leone
    PIERCE COUNTY, WIS. — A roofer used a circular saw to kill a co-worker Monday, police said. Maguel A. Nabarro, 24, used the saw and cut Israel Valles-Flores, 37, severely on the neck and face, according to WQOW. Police found Valles-Flores unconscious on a roof where the men were working around 4:30 p.m., the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. Nabarro, of St. Louis, was arrested and charged with suspicion of intentional homicide, the Pioneer Press reported.
  • Democrats May Have Finally Found The Candidate To Take Down Scott Walker (WI)

    08/07/2018 3:12:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kevin Robillard
    SUPERIOR, Wis. ― It was a little early for a drink, but that wasn’t going to stop Mahlon Mitchell. It was a Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Superior, a port city of 30,000 in Wisconsin’s far northwest corner. Mitchell, the leader of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin and a Democratic candidate for governor, had just finished touring the city with fellow firefighters and was about to kick off an economic roundtable with other union members. But first, he was perusing the beer list at Thirsty Pagan Brewing. Why? “I can run faster and jump higher than the other candidates,” he...
  • How Caitlyn Jenner Is Secretly Fighting Trump’s White House on Transgender Rights

    08/07/2018 12:53:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Variety ^ | RAMIN SETOODEH
    “I met with Paul Ryan,” she says. “I’ve met with just about everybody. Publicly, they aren’t supportive of transgender rights.” What do they say to her? “I’ve never had anybody not be nice to my face,” says Jenner, who did not want to elaborate on conversations that were confidential. [cut] Jenner says Trump never reached out. (A source with knowledge of her thinking says Jenner would like to meet with the president after the midterm elections, but not in front of the press.) “He’s not been doing a very good job, but it’s not over yet,” she says. Jenner believes...
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • Fired Pro-Marriage Prof Who Beat Catholic Univ. in Court: My Return to Teaching Will be ‘Triumphal’

    08/03/2018 8:48:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/27/18 | Lisa Bourne
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor John McAdams looks forward to his return to the classroom after prevailing in court recently against Marquette University. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled July 6 that the Catholic University was wrong to suspend the tenured professor over his 2014 post exposing a Marquette graduate instructor’s efforts to quash one of her undergrad students’ speech in defense of marriage in her class. The state's Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision. The case gained national attention because of its free speech implications. McAdams has been out of the classroom for seven semesters over...
  • Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them

    07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall. The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority. At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of...
  • Wolves Attack Wisconsin With Washington’s Help

    07/28/2018 5:33:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 27, 2018 | Cori Petersen
    When the Trump administration announced a plan last week to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, the frantic reactions were illustrated with pictures of humpback whales and baby bald eagles. But a much better way to understand what Republicans have in mind is to consider Wisconsin’s wolf problem. Paul and Judy Canik raise bighorn and hair sheep near the small town of Butternut. Their herd has grown to about 400, each sheep worth around $1,500. Guarding the prized flock are nine Spanish mastiffs, worth $2,500 apiece. While checking on their animals two years ago, the Caniks found that 17 pregnant ewes...
  • Poll: Scott Walker trailing Dem challenger by 13 points

    07/26/2018 4:25:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) is trailing Democratic challenger Tony Evers by 13 points in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race, according to a new poll released Thursday. Of the registered voters surveyed in the NBC News/Marist poll, 41 percent backed Walker in the race, compared to the 54 percent who supported Evers. When asked if Walker deserves to be reelected, 34 percent of the voters agreed with the statement. Sixty-one percent said a new person should be given a chance, and 5 percent were unsure.
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells [media]... Trump..."is becoming...like a Soviet-type of economy..."

    07/24/2018 12:15:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/24/18 | Alex Bolton, "journalist" for The sHill
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells @burgessev and me outside GOP lunch that $12 billion in trade assistance to farmers from Trump administration "this is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy here" with "commissars" sprinkling around benefits.
  • Republicans, Don’t Just Tweet About It. Do Something.

    07/22/2018 6:29:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | July 21,2018 | By Charles J. Sykes
    As the editors of The Weekly Standard suggested last week, Congress could pass a resolution of censure for the president’s conduct and his subsequent comments. Congress can also take steps with concrete consequences: • Pass legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia in the event of any future attacks on our democratic process. Dare President Trump to veto it. Override him if he does. • Hold hearings that would include in-depth testimony from the national security team on the Russian attacks, putting the case on the record (again), while putting pressure on members of the administration to correct the president’s comments....
  • [WI] Unlicensed security guard in fatal bank shooting acted quickly, silently

    When convicted bank robber Luis Marty Narvaez walked into the Far East Side Madison branch of Chase Bank on the morning of March 1, 24-year-old Charles Daehling was just weeks into his position as an armed, undercover security guard working without a state license and under contract to an unlicensed and now-defunct Nebraska security firm. Narvaez’s head and face were covered with a black cap and black mask as he briskly stepped to a window where a teller was already helping a customer, stuck a bag under the window and demanded money but never displayed a weapon, according to a...
  • [Paul] Ryan says conservatives must 'fight back' against the alt-right [ed]

    07/20/2018 6:08:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | July 19, 2018 | Stephanie Murray
    Conservatives should "fight back" against the alt-right and white nationalists, and do a better job reclaiming classic terms to stamp out identity politics, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Thursday. “We have to go back and fight for our ground and re-win these ideas and marginalize these guys the best we can to the corners,” Ryan said. “Do everything you can to defeat it.”