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Horlick High School Confederate soldier mascot removal petition circulates

RACINE, WI — Racine Horlick High School has had a Confederate soldier mascot for more than 70 years, and a petition is circulating to get the mascot changed. Former Horlick High School student Shannon Campion has started a petition on Change.org to throw the Horlick Rebel — a scarlet-and-gray-clad confederate soldier — into the dustbin […]

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American flag in tatters

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WI — Even the 340 pounds of fabric couldn’t stand up to high winds that made up the largest free-flying American flag Tuesday. It’s known as the Acuity Flag, and flies atop a 400-foot-tall flagpole at the Acuity Insurance headquarters in Sheboygan Falls. It covers nearly 10,000 square feet, weighs about 340 pounds, […]

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Algae Fatal To Dogs Found In Wisconsin: Health Officials

WISCONSIN —The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says toxic blue-green algae has been reported blooming in a number of Wisconsin lakes, prompting shutdowns at some beaches and recreation areas. State officials say there is no method to control or mitigate a bloom once it has started. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says that the […]