Sitting in a St. Paul cafe one day last week, public defenders Lauri Traub and Christine Funk were getting impatient with the service.
Updated: July 28, 2012, - 08:42 PM
The small plane banked to the right over western Wisconsin, allowing a view of the rolling green hills pocked with large tan holes made by frac-sand mines. Then, near Chippewa Falls, the forests gave way to a massive hole and three sprawling rectangles of brown and blue -- holding ponds -- that made the landscape look like a game board.
Updated: July 24, 2012, - 11:48 PM
I hate to say I told you so.
Updated: July 21, 2012, - 06:33 PM
They call it the "circle of death."
Updated: July 19, 2012, - 12:33 AM
"If you are looking for something underhanded here, there isn't," said William Bosshard, president of the Bank of Alma, Wis.
Updated: July 14, 2012, - 10:03 PM
Occasionally I get a letter from a state or federal prisoner suggesting a column idea. The letters typically share a common theme, namely: "I'm not guilty, get me out of here."
Updated: June 30, 2012, - 11:12 PM
STOCKHOLM, WIS. - The man from the frac sand company stood at the front of the pole barn surrounded by cornfields Monday and made his pitch. He was one of them, he said, grew up just yonder. Went to the University of Wisconsin, where he got his "environmental protection background." He plans to move to town, if residents will approve his sand "transportation facility."
Updated: June 19, 2012, - 08:47 PM
In the moments before he would take the stage to deliver his speech commemorating the U.S. Army's 237th birthday, the soldier jackknifed his gaunt frame into a folding chair and ran a hand across his bony jaw.
Updated: June 19, 2012, - 10:30 AM
This week, it's the state golf tournament. Next week, Kate Lesnar will hold her third annual "All Day Fore Africa" golf tournament at the Worthington Country Club.
Updated: June 13, 2012, - 12:13 PM