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11:20 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Sean Astin 'Communed with Lake Michigan' While Filming Movie 'The Surface'

Current movie poster for "The Surface"
Credit Good Note Productions

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews actor Sean Astin.

Actor Sean Astin finds a new appreciation for the Great Lakes as he makes a movie in Milwaukee.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Mining Opponent Uses JFK Speech to Tout Value of Bad River Watershed

Mike Wiggins Jr. is tribal chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

No single group stands out more in opposition to the proposed iron mine in Northern Wisconsin, than the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Its chairman recently took his "stop the mine" message to Governor Walker's office - with a unique approach.

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Regional
6:34 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Braun Releases Written Statement of Apology

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has released his first comments on being suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, for using performance enhancing drugs.

He claimed responsibility for his actions, saying he had convinced himself he had done nothing wrong.

Here is the text Braun released via the team:

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Audit: Wisconsin Needs Written Policy for Placing Sex Offenders Back in Communities

Wisconsin should create written guidelines for where it houses sexually violent offenders, according to the Legislative Audit Bureau.

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Arts & Culture
4:46 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Indian-Inspired Cooking Puts Kick in 'Bland' Gluten-Free Diet

A new cookbook combines the flavors of Indian cooking with gluten-free recipes.
Credit Indian Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking Facebook

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Milwaukee chef and author Alamelu Vaivaran.

For an increasing number of people in this country, Indian food plays a key role in their diet.  But at the same time, the number of people in this country who avoid gluten in their diet is growing, as well.

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