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Exploring American Monsters: Wisconsin

 Jason Offutt Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, is a state in the Upper Midwest bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and two of the Great Lakes, Superior and Michigan. It’s called America’s Dairyland for a reason. The state of Wisconsin produces more than 13.5 billion kilograms of milk per year, which is equivalent to the milk production of the United Kingdom. It also produces cheese, lots and lots of cheese; more than 1 billion kilograms per year. Fans of Wisconsin’s National Football League team the Green Bay Packers are affectionately called “cheeseheads.” In terms of size and population, Wisconsin Continue Reading

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Bi-Pedal Canine Reports

I have some obligations to attend to today, so I decided to go into the archive and gather a few early bi-pedal canine reports. This will be my only post today. It’s worthy to note that many crypto-investigators and researchers have recently commented on the increase of bi-pedal wolf sightings and reports over the past year or so: Hey, I’m Mike from the Cheboygan, MI area. This is true what I am about to describe. On November 24, 2010 me and two of my friends went out at night around 12 am. We were not hunting but had weapons. We were Continue Reading

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Father Of Indian Corn

Chippewa Indian Lore: In the long, long ago, a poor Ojibwa Indian lived with his wife and children in a remote part of the present state of Wisconsin. Because he was such a poor hunter, he was not very expert in providing food and supplies for his family. His children were too young to give him much help. But he was a good man with a kind and contented disposition. He always was thankful to Chief of the Sky Spirits for everything he received to share with his family. His good disposition was inherited by his eldest son, who had just Continue Reading

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2007: Monumental mystery: Old story prompts a new interest in local landmark

This 1880 picture hangs in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library and shows the monument’s detail well. Although eroded and surrounded by woods, the mysterious formation still sits in the town of Kinnickinnic. Photo courtesy of UW-River Falls Area Research Center/ University Archives By Debbie Griffin 06/08/07 – River Falls Journal Chad Lewis started compiling his book, “Hidden Headlines of Wisconsin: Strange, Unusual and Bizarre Newspaper Stories 1860-1910,” almost by accident. He dug through the Eau Claire newspaper’s archives, looking for a date and noticed lots of “weird” news stories. He said to himself, “I really gotta start Continue Reading

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