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Every Wisconsin place name. Even Riplinger.

A joint effort between MissPronouncer.com (the site is the work of WRN‘s Jackie Johnson and the state Cartographer’s Office, this new map allows you to hear the correct pronunciation of hundreds of Wisconsin place names.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a news drone

On at least a couple of occasions during last year’s historic protests in Madison, I spotted TV news helicopters overhead. When fuel and pilot pay are factored in, putting a chopper in the air can be a pretty expensive proposition. … Continue reading

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RIP NewsTalk 1670

Midwest Family Broadcast Group’s seemingly abrupt decision to terminate news and talk programing on 1670 WTDY means that WRN affiliate WIBA is pretty much the sole remaining commercial news/talk station in the Madison market, at least on the AM dial.

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Redell was conservation stalwart

When I was a kid, my family’s 1920s era home had a bit of a bat problem. Consequently, I developed something of a phobia concerning bats. But one evening as an adult I had a sort of eureka moment. Watching … Continue reading

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DNR letter on tribal wolf hunt concerns

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp has responded to concerns the state’s Ojibwe tribes have, over the upcoming wolf hunting season.

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Panhandling paradise

For those who live, work or operate businesses in downtown Madison, panhandling is an accepted fact of life. Now a proposal from the mayor to ban panhandlers on State Street and within 150 feet of businesses with liquor licenses looks … Continue reading

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A foul deed indeed

The headline notwithstanding, this post will have nothing to do with Chick-fil-A (maybe later). But it does have to do with a dastardly crime captured by a surveillance camera.

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PPP Senate poll: close 3-way race

Public Policy Polling’s most recent poll on the race for the Republican U.S. Sebate  nomination in Wisconsin shows a competitive match-up featuring Mark Neumann, Eric Hovde and Tommy Thompson.

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Sensenbrenner weighs in on Bachman’s latest (VIDEO)

Representative Michelle Bachman, for the uninitiated, is a Republican representing Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. You may know Bachman from her gaffe-laden run for the Republican presidential nomination, during which she distinguished herself less on policy than on her knack for … Continue reading

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Oshkosh Defense trucks do star turn

Holy cheeseheads, Batman. I received a phone call this afternoon from a media rep for Oshkosh Defense, letting me know that two of the firm’s fine Wisconsin-built vehicles are featured in the new Batman movie, and will be parked outside the … Continue reading

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