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12 new State Fair foods Steve Palec can't wait to try

Published July 10, 2018

The Wisconsin State Fair is Aug. 2-12, and while that means entertainment, jobs, rides, competition, animals and various other aspects of summer, to me, it means FOOD. Here's some thoughts on the new choices this year, announced this week.

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Great Lakes Dragaway hosts Packers Super Bowl XXXI reunion party Sept. 2

Published Aug. 30, 2017

For the first time, members of the 1996 Packers team that won Super Bowl XXXI will get together for a reunion party. They'll celebrate with each other and Green Bay fans at Great Lakes Dragaway on Sept. 2, during the annual Time Machine Nationals event over Labor Day weekend.

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Albanese's twist on an Italian favorite is a winner at Sporkies

Published Aug. 10, 2017

The 2017 Sporkies competition, held this morning at the Wisconsin State Fair, was a gut-busting barrel of fun, with eight creations competing for the coveted Golden Spork Award. And Albanese's came out on top with its Spaghetti and Meatballs Mozzarella Sticks.

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Great Lakes Dragaway hosts kids' carnival at Memorial Day weekend races

Published May 16, 2015

The Memorial Weekend Classic returns to Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove next weekend. The event will include the standard races as well as a free kids' carnival called "Leroy Butler Day at the Races" on Sunday. The carnival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. and Butler will be there promoting his anti-bullying campaign.

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Thunderstruck: Rodgers doesn't throw picks. So what?

Published Dec. 9, 2014

In our stats-driven society, we all know Aaron Rodgers is 68-32 in his first 100 starts, which is the same record Brett Favre had. And we know Rodgers has thrown about 4,000 fewer interceptions in his career than Favre did to this point. Which leads me to this question: "So what?"

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WSSP introduces FM signal: 105.7 The Fan

Published Oct. 1, 2014

Entercom Communications officially announced that its all-sports talk outlet, 1250 WSSP-AM is expanding onto the FM dial on 105.7, with an HD frequency at 103.7-2. The station, located in Hales Corners, is rolling out a new look behind the frequency as SportsRadio 105-7 The Fan.

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Wisconsin's nightmare is over: Favre returns to Green Bay

Published Aug. 4, 2014

The Green Bay Packers welcome back former MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Brett Favre this afternoon, and will announce his induction into the team Hall of Fame and jersey retirement sometime in 2015. Wisconsin's nightmare is over: Favre is back, the "4" is going to be immortalized, and this drama is over. Finally.

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LeRoy Butler leaps on Kickstarter bandwagon with tailgating invention

Published Feb. 6, 2014

On a chance meeting at a charity golf outing, Roy Henning met Packers Hall of Fame safety LeRoy Butler. "This was the man we wanted as the face of our product," says Henning. He decided to give his invention one more go and rebranded his product as the Touchdown Koozie Kit with Leroy Butler, launching it on Kickstarter Jan. 31.

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Butler cooks to put a lid on bullying

Published Sept. 19, 2013

LeRoy Butler first connected with Green Bay Packers fans when he slipped on the green and gold back in 1990. He earned their hearts when he invented the "Lambeau Leap" and helped the Packers win the Super Bowl in 1996. Now, Butler has taken that relationship to another level by coming to the kitchens of fans and cooking for them during Packers games - and all for a great cause.

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Packers great brings anti-bullying campaign to Wisconsin schools

Published Aug. 28, 2013

Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler is making an appearance Saturday at the Great Lakes Dragaway to promote his grass roots approach to anti-bullying. His "Be a Buddy not a Bully" campaign against bullying. His campaign is striving to bring professionals, teachers, parents/families together to discuss, in an open microphone format, the social problems that derive from bullying in communities, churches and schools today.

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Frustrated by WTMJ, Time Warner? You have options

Published Aug. 9, 2013

If you've been following along as the banter between Time Warner Cable and Journal Communications has gone public, and has been far from friendly ... you may be at the point where you are ready to make a change in your viewing habits.

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A statue of Brett Favre? No thanks.

Published July 10, 2012

Some are wondering if Brett Favre should get a statue outside of Lambeau Field in Green Bay. We would be better off if we leave statues to mermaids, Caesars, sphinxes, deep thinkers and naked men and ladies with - or without - arms.

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Brooks, Butler to enter Packers Hall of Fame

Published Jan. 27, 2007

Robert Brooks and LeRoy Butler, two key members of the Packers' championship team in the mid-1990s, will be inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame this summer.