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4:46 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Freeway

David Dang was killed in a motorcycle accident in the northbound lanes of I-43 near the Plainfield Curve Tuesday morning.

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Five New Backyard Games You Can Play Right Now

"MSFTS," students and friends of Dawson Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., invented the group game winner, Dragon Frzz-Ball.
Credit Clif Kid Backyard Game Contest

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer.

There are a few precious days left to go out in the backyard or the playground and find something fun to do.

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Regional
1:37 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

DA Charges Suspect with Attempting to Rob Concertina Bar

BB guns recovered from scene

The Milwaukee DA's Office accuses 21-year-old Jose M. Munoz of being one of three men who tried to hold up Kochanski's Concertina Bar. The owner killed another suspect.

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Environment
12:58 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Trempealeau County will Stop Issuing New Sand Mining Permits

An overflow crowd applauded Monday night, when the Trempealeau County Board voted to stop issuing new permits for frack sand mining, for at least one year.

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Politics & Government
12:37 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

What Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About Politics

A new book looks at the intersection of pop culture and political theory.
Credit The University Press of Kentucky

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Joseph Foy and Dean Kowalski about the book, "Homer Simpson Ponders Politics: Popular Culture as Political Theory."

The idea that pop culture is filled with parables and stories beneath the surface is nothing new.

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