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2 Wis. Volunteers to Ring Salvation Army Bells for 30 Straight Hours

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For 30 straight hours, two Salvation Army volunteers will brave the cold and ring some bells.

Hudson residents Jeremy Lilyquist and Derek Gilbert have been doing the Salvation Army bell ringing marathon for four years. This year, they are trying to raise $60,000 for the organization.

Judge: Slender Man Stabbing Defendants Competent

In this Saturday, May 31, 2014, file photo, rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. - Photo: AP/Abe Van Dyke, File

Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday.
    

Gov. Scott Walker Touts Property Tax Cut around State

Gov. Scott Walker speaks to reporters in Madison, Wis. on Thursday, June 26, 2014. - Photo: AP/John Hart, Wisconsin State Journal, File

Gov. Scott Walker says he remains committed to cutting property taxes despite a looming $2.2 billion state budget shortfall.
    

Apostle Islands Ice Cave Visitors will Pay $5 Fee

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Visitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter.
    
The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter. A $10 season pass will also be available.
    

Red Wing Boy Dies While Hunting in Wisconsin

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Authorities say a Red Wing boy died while hunting in western Wisconsin.
    
Red Wing Superintendent Karsten Anderson sent a message to parents Monday alerting them that staff and students were informed Monday of the death of the eighth-grader.

Snow Means Slick Roads, Slow Commute

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December is back.

Roads are slick across the Twin Cities metro and western and central Minnesota as temperatures continued to drop and a storm moved into Minnesota overnight. Roads were icy Tuesday morning after about an inch of snow covered metro roads.

Hudson City Council Considers Controversial Re-Zoning Request for Closed Golf Club

It's not every day a zoning issue gets much attention.  But Monday night, a controversial zoning request involving what used to be the Hudson Golf Club, brought dozens of residents to city hall.