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3:05 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Grab Your Bowling Shoes & White Russians! Lebowski Fest Returns

Milwaukee has the rare honor of hosting Lebowski Fest for the second consecutive time.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Lebowski Fest’s founder Will Russell.

This weekend in Milwaukee, festival-goers will celebrate a culture of laziness, drinking, and the sometimes unfocused thoughts that go along with both.

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Arts & Culture
2:17 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Minnesotan Murder Mansion Inspires 'Gothic Suspense Novel'

The site of a real-life, infamous double murder inspired the setting in Wendy Webb's new novel.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Wendy Webb.

With a dark history full of shipwrecks and shoreline mansions with murderous tenants, Lake Superior is a perfect albeit eerie setting for ghost stories.

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Politics & Government
12:51 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Freshman-Senior Senator Ron Johnson Makes his Mark on Capitol Hill

Sen. Ron Johnson, speaking with reporters in Dec. 2012
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews reporter Larry Sandler about Republican Senator Ron Johnson's rise in prominence.

Halfway through his first term in office, Republican Ron Johnson is now the senior senator from Wisconsin.

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Environment
10:45 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Hopeful Hunters Await Word on Wolf Permits

Wolf hunt permit application are down about 30 percent this year compared to the hunt's inaugural year.

The Wisconsin DNR will conduct a drawing on Thursday to select who will qualify for a wolf hunting or trapping license.

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Economy & Business
10:41 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Brewers Fans Cash In on Incentives

Brewers fans cash in on $10 vouchers
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The Brewers have taken big hits this season. They’ve lost starting players to injury. They’re on pace to having their worst record in years.

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