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12Mini-doc showing at-risk kids building motorcycles in 100 days will warm your heart

There are a lot of things in this world that can make you feel pretty defeated – just turn on the national news on any given night for dozens of examples. It's nice every once in a while to get a reminder that things aren't always so bad. If you're looking for a little pick-me-up, just watch this video.

23Wisconsin employs cheese to thaw streets [w/video]

Deicing wintry roads is not an inexpensive venture, with The New York Times projecting that the city of Milwaukee spent nearly $6.5 million just on snow removal and salt for deicing. So it's no surprise that some municipalities are looking for cheaper alternatives to the traditional gritters. What the state of Wisconsin has come up with, though, might just take the cake for most innovative salt replacement.

1Winter Storms Cause Massive Car Crashes In Wisconsin

Major highways across the state were choked with wreckage

Heavy snowfall on Sunday caused multiple pileups along Wisconsin highways over the weekend, causing three deaths.

276Interstate Closed After Bridge Sags Over River In Wisconsin

Bridge carries Interstate 43 over river into Green Bay

A bridge that carries more than 40,000 cars per day over the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been closed indefinitely after part of the crossing sagged early Wednesday morning.

41Bare-breasted woman's motorcycle crash caught on cop dashcam

We've said it before, we'll say it now: it's not that stranger things are happening now, it's just that the interwebz allow us to spread them to the world at the speed of fiber optic light. The latest incident captured on America's version of the Russian dash-cam, which is the policeman's dash-cam, is a woman just outside Milwaukee riding erratically down the highway on a motorcycle.

148Police Car Dashcam Captures Dramatic Head-On Collision

Wisconsin police officer was lucky accident wasn't worse

A police officer in Augusta, Wisconsin survived a harrowing car accident that could have been far worse, had he returned to his patrol car only a few seconds later.

47Good Samaritan Saves Baby After Dramatic Car Crash

Many around Milwaukee hail Chico Quinones as a hero

Sometimes in the worst of circumstances, the best in people emerges.

31Off-Duty Officer Saves Crash Victims From Fiery Wreck

Other rescuers happened upon scene of Wisconsin accident

Two people might have perished in a fiery car accident, had an experienced group of rescuers not happened upon the scene of the crash along Interstate 90 in Wisconsin at precisely the right time.

7US ethanol production falls to lowest level in 27 months

US ethanol production for September dropped to its lowest level in at least 27 months, in large part because of plant shutdowns. Ethanol plants produced 983.9 million gallons in September, down 9.4 percent from August. The previous low since the EPA started keeping such records in July 2010 was the 1.051 billion gallons produced in February 2011. The numbers come from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Moderated Tracking System website and were reported in the energy-pricing publicat

2Drive a Tank adds mobile home crushing

We checked driving a tank off our list of 1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die in The List #0433 – or at least our hosts, Jessi and Patrick, did. They performed this feat at the aptly named Drive A Tank company in Kasota, Minnesota.

28Is this the world's first flying car drive-in?

Once upon a time ice cream was delivered in trucks to happy buyers. Then the people drove to the ice cream shop with curbside service. But back in those wonder years, the dream was that one day we'd zip over to the soda fountain in flying cars.

154Rumormill: Harley-Davidson considering move away from Milwaukee?

Say it ain't so! How could Harley-Davidson's main manufacturing base be anywhere but Milwaukee, Wisconsin? It would be like a Toledo without Jeep (or Tony Packo's), Detroit without General Motors. A Gotham without Batman. In other words, inconceivable!

48Report: Brewery-heavy Wisconsin not exactly eager to punish drunk drivers

We all know by now that no matter what the law dictates, those with an interest not in-line with the law will do what they can to work, shall we say, around the law. Wisconsin is said to have one of the highest rates of DUIs and binge drinking, and that probably has something to do with the state's beer culture. Kids under the age of 21 can drink in public if they're with a parent or legal guardian, and when you get your first DUI – at any age – it's treated as a traffic violation, n

60Beer, Cheese and Bikes: Harley-Davidson may be named State Motorcycle of Wisconsin

2010 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight – Click above for high-res image gallery

53NASCAR turns right, headed to Road America in 2010

Some motorsports fans take issue with the fact that the vast majority of NASCAR tracks are little more than a series of left turns. This is for you, roundy-round jokers. The official sport of the South is mixing in some right turns and working the brakes a bit more in 2010 with a pair of road courses. The first race, a June 20 Sprint Cup affair at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, was already on the books, and now the truck racing series has added a second road course on June 19. The Natio

14VIDEO: Crap Motorsports FTW! - Car Launching

Car Launching - Click above to watch the video

17Bid to build new GM small car heats up: Orion reportedly offers $44M

Towns in Tennessee, Michigan, and Wisconsin are all vying for a chance to keep their existing plants running by coming up with the most attractive package to woo assembly rights for a future unnamed General Motors small car. In the showdown, the first place plant will win the right to stay open, while the other two will be consigned to history. Last week, officials from Spring Hill, Tennessee said that The General was allegedly looking for over $200 million in upfront cash as part of any deal.

33Wisconsin police use cardboard cut-outs to slow speeders

Neenah, Wisconsin has such a speeding problem that it can't keep up. Even with a full court press of law enforcement, drivers continue to speed and have even sped by other motorists receiving their obligatory revenue-production invoice. In an effort to keep drivers on their toes while also leaving time to fight real crimes, the Neenah PD will post cardboard cutouts that look like an officer pointing a radar gun in strategic locations. Like something out of Weekend At Bernie's, the paper tigers w

16In Wisconsin, ethanol seller hit with a $12m lawsuit for selling cheap ethanol

42 gas stations in Wisconsin are suing Utica Energy LLC and Renew E85 ethanol stations for, get this, selling ethanol too cheaply. The gas stations want $12 M and an injunction stopping Renew E85 from selling any more ethanol. Court records say Renew E85 sold the biofuel below a minimum price set by Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act. While there are reasons for price controls, the Unfair Sales Act may not be very good.

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