Police: Wisconsin stabbing victim walking, talkingSubmitted: 06/04/2014
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Police: Wisconsin stabbing victim walking, talking
WAUKESHA - Waukesha police have good news about the 12-year-old whose friends stabbed her 19 times and nearly killed her over the weekend.

Police Capt. Ron Oremus said Wednesday the girl is on the road to recovery, at least physically. He says she's walking and talking again, and that she's ``a fighter'' to be recovering so well from such trauma.

Doctors say she was ``1 millimeter away from certain death'' because one of her stab wounds just missed a major artery near her heart.

Two of her classmates are charged with trying to kill her Saturday. The girls told detectives they conspired for months to kill her in hopes of pleasing Slenderman, a fictional online character.

Oremus says the victim's family is still overwhelmed and asks that their privacy be respected.

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MERRILL - When describing feelings, many can be at a loss for words, but music can harmonize to the fluid and complicated nature of emotions.

People stepping into the sanctuary of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon were met with sounds that echoed their joy and grief.

On January 12 2018, Congregational President Jacob Marheine heard there was a car accident near Rhinelander but didn't think much of it.

"That was until Pastor's wife called me that night, while I was sitting down to dinner and told me that Pastor Weiland was in a car accident," said Merheine. 

On January 22 Weiland passed away. 

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Aimee Dickrell of Tomahawk Main Street said the car show attracts peoples from around the state.

"We are pulling people that are coming from the Madison, West Bend, Milwaukee area," said Dickrell. "We'll get some further north of here that will come in. So it's really branched out to show what the Northwoods has to offer."

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Wisconsin Public Radio reports that a Michigan State University study estimated that 1.78 million visits were made to Wisconsin's winery tasting rooms in 2015, bringing in nearly $50 million in wine tourism.

The study's author, Dan McCole, is an associate professor of tourism and sustainability at Michigan State University.

McCole found that most people don't visit Wisconsin's wineries to learn about wine, but rather for leisure, such as family gatherings.

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MillerCoors sued its rival, saying Anheuser-Busch had spent as much as $30 million on a "false and misleading" campaign, including Super Bowl ads.

MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley says the company is pleased with the judge's ruling. Anheuser Busch did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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