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Ryan Braun was in good spirits Wednesday morning. Not only was he progressing well from offseason back surgery, it was actually above freezing as the Brewers' right fielder helped collect donations during the team's annual Thanksgiving food drive.

Arcadia — Voters in Arcadia have recalled a mayor who had been in charge of the western Wisconsin city for nearly a decade.

A cigarette butt tossed by a passenger can get drivers arrested, the State Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case closely followed by police trying to crack down not on littering, but drunken driving.

Wildlife managers are investigating to find out who killed a pair of protected sandhill cranes in Shawano County.

The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. in the 3900 block of N. 22nd St., according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

In their weekly podcast, Bob McGinn and Michael Cohen recap the Minnesota game, including the play of Eddie Lacy, the defensive line, Clay Matthews and Jeff Janis; and preview the Thanksgiving night game against the Chicago Bears, including the scouting report and a discussion of the rivalry.

Good morning, dear readers. Today may be a day for bird brining and cranberry creations in the kitchen, but there's plenty of day-before-the-feast doings to get you out and about, too.

Adam Meyer, the Florida betting tout facing federal extortion charges in Wisconsin, has been snitching for at least a dozen law enforcement agencies, his former lawyer claimed in unsealed court documents.

For the first time in 39 years of existence, the Milwaukee Admirals have a 10-game winning streak.

It could be argued that Ron Wolf’s trade for Brett Favre in 1992 started a chain reaction that led the Packers to dizzying heights. What if Favre never played for the Packers and instead was the QB for the Bears?

Winds from the south could gust as high as 25 mph in Milwaukee Wednesday as skies become increasingly cloudy and rain takes over for Thanksgiving Day.

From the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, through the state funeral three days later, Milwaukeeans stopped, prayed and reflected.

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

Freshman forward Henry Ellenson scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds on his way to being named the tournament most valuable player. Junior center Luke Fischer joined him on the all-tournament team after scoring 18 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

After more than $1 million in upgrades, the “Streets of Old Milwaukee” at the Milwaukee Public Museum has become a brand-new old place.

Travelers should expect jammed planes and clogged highways across the country in the coming days and allow plenty of time to get through airport security — and to the Packers game.

Columbia St. Mary’s has named its cancer centers in Milwaukee and Mequon in honor of Pauline Haebler “Polly” Van Dyke and William D. Van Dyke III to recognize their support as volunteers and benefactors.

Faced with a fact set that reads like something from a law school exam or a Saturday Night Live sketch, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Tuesday declared the state's ban on switchblade knives unconstitutional as applied to someone keeping one in their own home.

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."