RIPON TRAIN DERAILMENT

NO ONE IS HURT IN A TRAIN DERAILMENT IN RIPON.  THREE RAILCARS FROM A WISCONSIN AND SOUTHERN TRAIN WENT OFF THE TRACKS AT THE ALLIANCE LAUNDRY SYSTEM PLANT AROUND 1:30 MONDAY AFTERNOON.  ONE OF THE CARS CONTAINED A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE—BUT THERE WAS NO LEAKAGE.  INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE A BUCKLE IN THE TRACKS CAUSED THE DERAILMENT.

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Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

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The Baraboo “Nazis”

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The Birth of the Common Sense Party

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