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Man injured while helping turtle cross road

June 11, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — A Waukesha County man paid dearly by helping a turtle cross a road. Sheriff’s deputies said a school bus avoided hitting the turtle but the vehicle struck and injured a 70-year-old Eagle man. Continue Reading

Cops can’t control turkeys in Moorhead

June 5, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — Getting chased by wild turkeys was a first for Moorhead Police Sergeant Clint Stephenson when his attempt to clear a flock from a busy traffic route didn’t go as planned. Continue Reading

Madison’s “Thong-Cape Man” perfectly legal

May 25, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — The Madison city attorney says the man called “Thong Cape Scooter Man” isn’t breaking any laws. Continue Reading

TBS to produce show about craziest Packer backer

May 16, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Get ready, Cheeseheads. Continue Reading

Mayo medical students, volunteers prepare for Zombie Apocalypse

May 13, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — Mayo Medical students and Boy and Girl Scout volunteers experienced first-hand what it may be like if there is a zombie apocalypse. Continue Reading

Popping balloons brings out police lockdown to WTC campus

May 11, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Western Wisconsin News — Nervous students were evacuated and police officers armed with assault rifles took up defensive positions at Western Technical College Thursday. Continue Reading

Man convinces St. Cloud hospital he’s Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

May 1, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — A Minnesota man checked into a St. Cloud Hospital, claiming to be Pink Floyd singer-guitarist David Gilmour, and even signed autographs for hospital staff. Continue Reading

The Obit Bandit steals from homes of the deceased in Wisconsin

April 24, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — Wisconsin Rapids police say 32-year old Seth R. Furgasson used newspaper obituary listings to find empty homes to burglarize. Continue Reading

Gun safety instructor discharges firearm during class

April 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — The instructor of a firearm safety class sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources accidentally discharged a weapon before a class in Stillwater last week. Continue Reading

La Crosse bride steals rings from wedding reception

March 26, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Offbeat News — Here comes the bride to the police station. A La Crosse area woman is accused of stealing 76 rings from the place where her wedding reception was held on Saturday night. Continue Reading