CADOTT — Perhaps no setting illustrates how to tell a father and son apart more than a body of water on a warm summer day either just off their farm south of Cadott or away from the beaten path near their cabin in Minong. Current Cadott wrestling coach Josh Spaeth, the 1997 WIAA Division 3 state champion at 130 pounds for the Hornets, was more of an aggressor on the mat with his best work done standing up. He liked to finish the job as soon as possible. His sophomore son Brady,
PARKLAND, Fla. — Before every football game at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, players charge the field only after stopping to touch their maroon eagle mascot, an enduring symbol of luck but also indomitable strength. Who is Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School? The answers are easy, numerous and spirited, and hardly defined by Wednesday’s massacre of 17 teens and adults. Ask students and faculty to describe school spirit, pride and whether the lunch lady is cool, and
LONDON — As Theresa May retreats to the countryside with her Cabinet to thrash out differences on Brexit, it’s starting to become clearer what the prime minister wants the divorce to look like. Some in Brussels will call it cherry-picking, but May wants to stay very close to the European Union in some areas, while breaking free in others. With trade talks around the corner, a picture is emerging after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson kicked off a series of big speeches last week.
CHICAGO — The traffic death toll in Chicago is growing, and the national count remains at historic highs, despite new car safety technology. That means it’s past time to slow down, stay sober and stop trying to multitask while you drive, according to traffic safety experts. “We’re really treading water in terms of roadway safety, which is unfortunate” said Kenneth Kolosh, manager of statistics for the National Safety Council, a safety advocacy organization based
UW-Stout’s Lydia Meier finished seventh in the weight throw on Sunday at the USA Track and Field National Indoor Championship in Albuqurque, N.M. Her heave traveled a distance of 65-feet, 0.75 inches.
TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 was yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran, which for years was barred from buying necessary airplane parts due to Western sanctions over its contested nuclear program. Its nuclear accord with world powers
Osseo-Fairchild was the one area boys basketball team to earn a No. 1 seed in the upcoming WIAA boys basketball playoffs, beginning next Tuesday. The Thunder are winners of the Western Cloverbelt and will play in the Division 4 field. Eau Claire Regis is the No. 2 seed in their half of the sectional, meaning the two conference foes would meet up in the sectional semifinals should they both get that far. Both the Ramblers and Thunder open the playoffs with byes. Clear Lake is the
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was behind the wheel of No. 3 when he won his only Daytona 500 in 1998, and when he was killed in an accident on the final lap of the race three years later. Dillon’s victory, in the 60th running of
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Two events, two gold medals for Marcel Hirscher. The 28-year-old Austrian has a good chance to leave the Pyeongchang Olympics with one more. Hirscher won the men’s giant slalom Sunday , finishing in 2 minutes, 18.04 seconds, and beating Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen by 1.27 seconds — the largest victory in the event at an Olympics in 50 years . He also won the alpine combined last Tuesday, and still has the slalom — his best event
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack. From the privacy of Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about the investigation in a marathon series of tweets over the weekend. He said Sunday “they are laughing their asses off in