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When it comes to the people of Wisconsin, two things are clear: they love their Green Bay Packers football and they despise the Minnesota Vikings. So much so, that Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a piece of legislation Wednesday, July 18, called the “Go Pack Go Act,” which would make all counties in the state of Wisconsin a Packers-first television viewing audience.
MENASHA, Wis. — A good samaritan is being credited with potentially saving a Wisconsin woman's life after she fell into the crevice of a draw bridge while riding her bike on Wednesday, July 4. The incident, which was caught on video by Wisconsin Department of Transportation cameras, shows the 37-year-old woman riding her bicycle between a set of crossing arms that had been lowered to warn motorists and bicyclists that the draw bridge was being raised for a boat passing underneath the bridge.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK—A California woman is now in good condition after she was gored by a bison Wednesday morning, June 6, at Yellowstone National Park. Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was gored by a bull bison at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin, according to a news release .
ANTIGO, Wis. - Raymond Jack “Ray” Szmanda, known by many Midwesterners as “the Menards guy,” has died, according to his family. He was 91. Charles Szmanda, son of Ray, confirmed his father’s death in a Facebook post Sunday, May 6. Szmanda was the Menards spokesperson for over two decades, and was the star of countless television and radio commercials.
DETROIT - Law enforcement knew they had to act quickly. A man, struggling with the decision to take his own life, was on the verge of jumping off a Detroit freeway overpass, a move that would likely end his life. Then, state troopers and local law enforcement decided to make an out-of-the-ordinary call for backup: 13 (heroic) truckers. One by one, the truckers, with the help of police, pulled up next to each other, side-by-side, forming a wall underneath the overpass in an effort to prevent the man from jumping off the overpass.
MINNEAPOLIS - Here’s a mystery you likely thought you’d never hear: how did a mummified monkey end up in the ceiling of a 116-year-old downtown Minneapolis department store? That is the question that everyone was wondering when the monkey was discovered by a group of construction workers doing restoration to the historic building on Nicollet Mall.
OWASSO, Okla.—The family of a 7-year-old Oklahoma boy who was born with two rare genetic conditions are now the proud new owners of a cat that shares the exact same characteristics. Madden Humphreys, of Owasso, Okla., was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He also has a rare condition known as heterochromia iridum, which means his eyes are two different colors. For Madden, looking different than his peers, unfortunately, has resulted in several bullying-related incidents at school.
PONCE INLET, Fla. - A pair of Florida fisherman got the surprise of a lifetime Saturday, March 24, when a massive great white shark decided to circle their fishing boat. The two fisherman, Kyle Morningstar and Ian Smith, of Port Orange, Fla., happened to capture the shark circling the boat on video with their cell phones.
BUFFALO, Minn. — A 17-year-old Minnesota woman crashed through the front of the building here that administers driver's license tests — while she was attempting to pass the road portion of her driver's license exam. Buffalo Police said in a Facebook post that the incident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the 10 block of First Avenue South in Buffalo, a town of about 15,000 residents in Minnesota's Wright County northwest of Minneapolis.
STANFORD, Calif. - Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in California have developed a breakthrough cancer treatment that eliminates tumors in mice, a newly released study found. The cancer vaccine, which was tested on laboratory mice injected with various forms of cancer throughout their bodies, is currently in a clinical trial for patients receiving treatment for lymphoma. One of the two agents that make up the vaccine is currently approved for use in humans, according to researchers.