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    Avoid The Malls And Shop Local This Holiday Season

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on November 26, 2012

    Another Turkey Day has come and gone and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing. If you were brave enough and crazy enough to venture out on Thanksgiving night or on Black Friday to do some Christmas shopping, but came up empty handed or with less than what you had bargained for, rethink your gift list and think simple this year. If you are tired of driving to the mall and dealing with all the crowds at the big box stores, or you're not sure what to get the loved ones left on…

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    Can Democrats And Republicans Reach A Compromise?

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on November 14, 2012

    Do you hear that? It's the sound of silence. Voters, especially those in Wisconsin who were inundated with non-stop political ads for months and months leading up to the election, are enjoying watching TV again and not having to endure political ad after political ad and the phrases "I am Mitt Romney and I approve this message," or "I am Barack Obama and I approve this message." Democrat or Republican, I think most Wisconsin residents would agree the sound of…

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    In A Drought Year, There Are Reasons To Be Thankful

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on November 5, 2012

    As the harvest winds down, it's a good time to look back and reflect on the year and count our blessings. That may seem odd in a year plagued by drought but there are still plenty of reasons Wisconsin farmers can be grateful in 2012. Prayers for rain in the southern half of the state went unanswered from the end of May until mid- to late-July when rain finally did arrive. While rain came in time to save most corn and soybean crops, yields were diminished. And dry weather returned…

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