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Cold snap: Frost quake cracks road in Wisconsin

he seismic signal of a frost quake, as recorded by a seismometer in Ontario. Photo: Natural Resources Canada

Just after Christmas, we posted about news of a “boom” in Toronto likely caused by a cryoseism or frost quake. Well, there were many more reports of frost quakes that occurred across the northern U.S. as the polar vortex weather system dropped temperatures to record lows. In this case, actual damage was recorded. Waupun man’s…

Are stolen newborns actually a problem in Wisconsin?

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Or are there other reasons to not announce new births? Birth announcements no longer released by Madison hospitals. The Wisconsin State Journal will no longer publish birth announcements because Madison’s two birthing hospitals will stop providing the information. Kathy Kostrivas of Meriter Hospital says birth listings set people up as targets for those who want…

You may wish to avoid Wisconsin hospitals

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When health care workers avoid logical preventative health care, they picked the wrong profession. Flu shot or fired? Bill prohibits vaccine mandates at work. The state committee on health heard arguments from both sides of a bill that would prevent a boss from requiring workers to get a flu shot. Rep. Jeremy Theisfeldt wrote Assembly…

Tacky egg ritual convinced people of evil spirits, gave psychic their money

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Two victims, initially embarrassed about falling for the psychic scam, eventually came forward. Police: Manitowoc ‘psychic’ scams two victims out of $35,000 | Herald Times Reporter | htrnews.com. Police in Wisconsin arrested a 37-year-old Manitowoc woman after she allegedly scammed two residents out of about $35,000 with psychic services. She will be charged with two…

Wisconsin Supreme Court to take up faith healing case where child died

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Wisconsin state Supreme Court will rule on this case of faith healing over medical intervention. Prayer-death case heads to Supreme Court. The state Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will hear the case involving a Weston couple whose daughter died after they chose to pray for her recovery. Dale and Leilani Neumann were convicted of…

River monster sculpture returns

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Remember the cool story about the art sculpture that spontaneously appeared in the Chippewa River in Wisconsin? Well, Chippy the river monster has lived to see another day. Nessie sculpture creators come forward, put another in river – Leader-Telegram. Some excess cement, inspiration from the boss and downtime at an Eau Claire business yielded a sculpture of a Loch…

Spontaneous art: Sculpture of Chippy, the river monster, just appeared (UPDATE: Has to go)

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Loch Ness Monster sculpture mysteriously appears in Chippewa River Appearing in the past couple of weeks, the sculpture is in the shape of the Loch Ness Monster, a creature nicknamed Nessie that is reputed to live in a deep Scottish lake. While spontaneous public art displays are more common in metropolitan areas with bigger art…

Booms rattle residents in another Wisconsin town and Pennsylvania; accompanied by flash

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Bara-booms remain a mystery It’s unclear what caused two separate instances in which flashes of light were followed by thunderous booms in Baraboo early Sunday. A resident on Sauk Avenue called 911 to report a loud boom Sunday around 1 a.m. That prompted more than 30 comments on the Baraboo Scanner page on Facebook —…

Wisconsin’s Boom Towns – Noises heard 80 miles from Clintonville (UPDATED: Earthquake)

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Similar Booms In Montello – www.nbc26.com. This may be just the beginning of the “booming mystery.”  Strange sounds are also being reported about 80 miles away in Montello.  Police there are also investigating the similar booms.  Tuesday night officials received several reports of a loud noise around 5:30 a.m.  They checked to see if anyone…

Wisconsin mystery booms unsolved (Updated: still occurring)

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For an updated story on this go here: Wisconsin Boom Towns Something’s rattling small Wisconsin town – CNN.com. Mysterious explosions. Unexplained shaking. Something’s going on in Clintonville, Wisconsin, but nobody seems to know what it is. The sounds — variously described as rattling pipes, clanging metal, thunder or firecrackers — have continued on and off…