La Crosse Considers Buying Special Paint to Prevent People From Peeing on Parking Ramps

Categories: Weird Wisconsin

Screenshot of IG St. Pauli on YouTube
Hey, whatever works, right?

Sick of drunks pissing all over its three municipal parking ramps, La Crosse, Wisconsin is considering buying special paint designed to repel liquid right back where it came from.

City Council member Audrey Kader told city staff to look into how much the special paint would cost after hearing about how Hamburg, Germany used it to help clean up its St. Pauli party district.

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In Wisconsin, the Only Thing More Popular Than Aaron Rodgers Is Cheese

Categories: Weird Wisconsin

Mike Morbeck via Flickr
79 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin love Aaron Rodgers

Cheese holds a delicious, razor-thin edge on Aaron Rodgers in the eternal struggle over the hearts and minds of Wisconsin.

A survey of more than 1,000 Wisconsin residents conducted by Public Policy Polling showed 80 percent of the state has a favorable opinion of cheese, while superstar Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sported a 79 percent approval rating.

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Wisconsin State Parks Might Sell Corporate Naming Rights in Effort to Generate Cash

Categories: Weird Wisconsin

This scene is made possible by Johnsonville brauts...

When future park goers exit off Highway 12 in central Wisconsin, making their way into Devil Lake's State Park, the state's busiest with more than 1.2 visitors annually who come to enjoy its quartzite bluffs rising above a 360-acre lake, they could be welcomed by some odd signage.

"Your visit to Devil's Lake State Park courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages' Beddar with Cheddar."

This could be the future if Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has his way.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Thinks Handgun Background Checks are Overrated

Wisconsin is going to be looking sweet come springtime.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker certainly has his own ideas about liberty looks like.

His latest version of freedom has to do with his state's pesky 40-year-old law that requires a two-day waiting period for handgun purchases. Walker wants to kill it.

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Congressman Glenn Grothman Wants Us to Spy on Food Stamp Users

Mr. Grothman goes to Washington, won't stop talking.

Media starling Glenn Grothman, a freshman Republican Congressman from Wisconsin, has struck again.

During a town hall in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Friday, Grothman warned constituents to keep an eye on food stamp users in grocery stores because he suspects a ton of them aren't actually poor.

"I would argue some people are arranging their life to be on Food Share. You just look at them and kind of wonder," Grothman said.

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Watch a 92-Year-Old Man Plow Into Parked Cars in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Screenshot of Mayville Police's YouTube
Look out!

Russell Kerr was gingerly backing out of his parking space at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Mayfield, Wisconsin, just like a you'd imagine a 92-year-old driver would, when suddenly his foot got stuck on the accelerator.

Kerr panicked, according to Mayfield Police Chief Christopher MacNeill, as his car recklessly pinballed forward, backward, forward again, and around a corner where he hit a few more cars. Nine vehicles were damaged but no one was injured when the dust from his swerving mayhem settled.

It could've been worse if an off-duty firefighter hadn't rushed to the rescue.

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Wisconsin Steps Up Its Game, Moves to Allow Hard Liquor Samples in Grocery Stores

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Caspar Diederik via Flickr
Say what you want about Wisconsin, but its liquor game is on point
While Minnesotans battle just to buy liquor on the Sabbath, our adorable drunken neighbor to the east is zipping a bill through its legislature that would allow sampling of hard alcohol in grocery stores.

The measure has already made it out of committee in the state Assembly with broad bipartisan support. The bill's sponsor told the Associated Press he anticipates it passing unanimously.

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Roger Hanson Will Rebuild His Massive Ice Castle

Screenshot of The Ice Project's Facebook page
"I'm not a quitter. My work here is not done."
Roger Hanson was back at work yesterday, attempting to Frankenstein back together his ruined attempt at creating the world's tallest ice castle on Barker Island in Superior, Wisc.

The 66-foot-tall tower was reduced to chunks of icy rubble when it collapsed Tuesday morning, and when we reached him that afternoon he was unsure if the city would let him try to rebuild it.

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Watch Roger Hanson's 66-Foot-Tall Ice Castle Come Crashing Down

Courtesy of The Ice Project
What a bummer
UPDATE: Roger Hanson announced that he's giving this huge ice castle another go after receiving the green light from the city of Superior.

Just after 10 a.m. yesterday Roger Hanson's massive ice tower came tumbling down on Barker's Island in Superior, Wisc.

"Like everything, it had to come down at some given point. Mother Nature decided it was time to foil my plans," he said a few hours after his creation was ruined.

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Jimmy the Groundhog Bites Wisconsin Mayor in Sure Sign Winter Will End Soon

Screenshot of Channel 3000 video
Maybe groundhogs are sick of playing weatherman?
Yesterday America trotted out its official rodent weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil for his annual Groundhog Day prognostication about the remaining length of this winter.

According to media reports Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, ensuring at least six more weeks of miserable cold, but did you know the famous Pennsylvanian weather rodent has a counterpart in Sun Prairie, Wisc.?

We say screw that east coast elitist Phil, what did the North's resident rodent meteorologist, Jimmy the Groundhog have to say?

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