Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- A northwestern Wisconsin man may have set a state record with a 648-pound black bear killed last week.
The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/pPJegH ) that Lon Feia had been hunting for more than a month on his Hudson Township property before shooting and killing the 7-foot-2-inch bear Oct. 9.
The record for a bear's weight is 727 pounds.
But Paul Sickman, a conservation warden for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, says the official record is determined by a bear's dried-skull measurements. The skull would have to have a combined length and width of more than 20 inches.
A taxidermist measured the width and length of the bear head for a total of 28 inches, although that measurement will shrink when the skull has dried.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
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