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A wolf-dog hybrid was among 30 that were seized with the aid of the ASPCA near Crandon.(Photo: ASPCA)

CRANDON - A northern Wisconsin woman is expected to face charges after 30 wolf-dog hybrids and 14 horses were seized from the Crandon area.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says authorities had received complaints about the owner breeding wolf-dog hybrids — the result of breeding a wolf with a domestic dog. Residents also complained about the animals frequently escaping, posing a public safety risk.

The ASPCA says it helped with removing, transporting and sheltering the animals.

WSAW-TV reports members of an ASPCA team found the wolf-dog hybrids living in deplorable conditions, many kept on chains without access to proper food or water and suffering from various untreated medical conditions. Some were found running loose on the property.

The ASPCA said it was working through the weekend, in some cases setting humane traps to capture some of the animals.

Dispensing draught beer in a pub(Photo: iStockphoto)

LA CROSSE - The La Crosse City Council is considering banning “all you can drink” specials.

The proposed ordinance would prohibit selling an unlimited amount of alcohol for a fixed price, selling three or more drinks for the price of one and contests involving alcohol, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.

La Crosse officials say they expect support from business owners and the community for the proposal.

“(Bar owners) don’t like the environment where you have these ‘all-you-can-drink specials’ because it’s hard competitively,” Councilman Bob Seaquist said. “You have people who have been at these (events), and then come into their bar, and they’re not servable or sober, and they’re breaking furniture, vandalizing, whatever else.”

Seaquist said excessive drinking isn’t a new problem in La Crosse, but that little has been done to address it.

“This is something that has been talked about, people realize it every time we have someone drown, every time there’s a serious alcohol-related accident,” Seaquist said.

Police lights(Photo: Stock)

SHEBOYGAN - Police recovered a body from the Sheboygan River on Sunday morning.

The Sheboygan County Dive Team assisted in the recovery of middle-aged white man. The body has been identified, but the name has not yet being released pending notification of family.

An investigation is on-going to determine the exact cause of death. There appears to be nothing suspicious as to the cause of death, police said, and there is no danger to the community.

No congressional district in Wisconsin delivered a bigger victory margin for Donald Trump last fall (20 points) than the rural northern one represented by Republican Sean Duffy.

But by one key measure, no district in Wisconsin would lose more health care aid under the GOP plan to replace Obamacare.

Wisconsin is part of a national pattern in which the Obamacare enrollees who appear to be hit the hardest by the Republican plan fit the demographic and geographic profile of Trump’s political base.

Graphic: Subsidy cuts

These enrollees are in their 50s and early 60s. Trump won that group by 15 points in Wisconsin, according to exit polling.

And they disproportionately live in rural areas that voted for Trump and are represented by Republicans in Congress.

Take the case of a fairly typical Obamacare enrollee — a 60-year-old with an income of $30,000.

Nationwide, this man or woman would lose an average of $4,150 per year in health care tax credits and subsidies under the GOP plan, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Customers enter the Division of Motor Vehicles service center on Dec. 18, 2009, at 711 W. Association Drive in Appleton, Wisconsin. The station will be open on Saturdays beginning this week.(Photo: Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media)

Eight Division of Motor Vehicles service centers are open on Saturdays for voters that need an ID for the state's spring elections.

DMV locations at Milwaukee Northwest, Milwaukee Southwest, Madison East, Madison Odana, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Wausau and Appleton are open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To obtain an ID you must complete an application and provide documentation with proof of name and date of birth, proof of identity, social security number, proof of Wisconsin residency and proof of U.S. citizenship, legal resident or temporary visitor status. 

Call the DMV voter ID hotline at 844-588-1069 with questions.