There's a new half-hour documentary out today from our friends over at Pioneer Public Television -- a PBS station in Appleton -- and in our humble old opinions here at Gimme Noise, we're going to go right ahead and say that it's a must-see. In fact, we can think of at least two big reasons why y'all ... More >>
Prairie Correctional Facility closed in early 2010.The Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton won't be re-opening anytime soon, at least not according to Rep. Andrew Falk. Prairie Correctional Facility has been closed since February 2010. A report by the Minnesota Independent on the growth o ... More >>
David Lefever's threatening online post got him arrested.An Appleton, Wisconsin man has been arrested after leaving a threatening message on the message board of a Canadian radio station. David Lefever wrote the message Tuesday, telling blog readers that he was going to "Go on a shooting spree in ... More >>
Diane Bakdash went before a Hennepin County judge today for the first time after her arrest for allegedly helping her son, Timothy Bakdash, avoid arrest in the hit and run death of Ben Van Handler. Police say she helped her son sell his car as fast as he could after the April 15 crash, in wh ... More >>
CaringBridgeBen Van HandelUniversity of Minnesota senior Benjamin Van Handel, who was struck in a hit-and-run early Friday morning in Dinkytown, has died of his injuries. His is the second traffic death in the neighborhood within a week. The driver, who was going the wrong way on a one-way stree ... More >>
Headlining DJ Reid Speed from LA The third installment of ESP Woody McBride's rave-in-a-club circus is upon us, set to rattle downtown Minneapolis for 9 hours straight this Friday with 60 DJs of both local and national acclaim and stretching First Avenue to five stages instead of three. Sponsore ... More >>
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants the National Guard for political muscle. The Kent State shootings happened 40 years ago, but one state failed to learn the lesson not to call in the National Guard on unarmed protesters. That state is Wisconsin. There, Gov. Scott Walker has declared that he' ... More >>
Photo: daveyninLorie Kuehl lost cat controlSeems like, if you're going to try and send someone to prison for animal abuse, that you'd need to present the abused animals as evidence. That's what prosecutors in Appleton assumed when they hauled 42-year-old Lorie Kuehl into court after charging ... More >>
It won't even be a dry heat. Paging Mr. Gore ... Paging Mr. Gore ...
Photo by Black Scratchy LinesWhy would someone stage a robbery and then stab themselves in the stomach? Good question, but apparently a 33-year-old Appleton, Wis. man thought it was a good idea. On April 7, the man claimed a stranger came up to him near a tavern, stole his wallet, and stabbed ... More >>
The man admitted he was a fraud after news accounts of his stories and homecoming prompted closer scrutiny from alert readers -- and the Army.
Schroeder's wife was appointed trustee of her sick cousin's bank accounts. Police say the temptation was too much.
The Wisconsin restaurant's owner says the episode has cost his business dearly.
What happens when you kidnap your girlfriend in a stolen car with a stolen gun? A judge decides you aren't fit to date for three years.
You know things are bad if you are a 30-year-old man with a pregnant 16-year-old girlfriend. But then you go and jump on her stomach and strangle her during an argument?
An off-duty Wisconsin police officer's instincts serve him well.
The state of Pennsylvania's prison system is overflowing, and some of its convicts may be coming to Minnesota.
Shattuck originally tried to kill his dog, Swiper, in September 2007 by giving it antifreeze, but the dog knew better and refused to eat it.
Police found him because he failed to roll down his car window and shattered it when he made the first shot.
Police say the man ran into the street of the crash scene, plopped down on the ground and then struck one of the cars involved. He then pulled down his pants and urinated.
Because advertising for "half off" would send the wrong message.
Some film makers in Wisconsin are taking the story of Ed Gein, the 1950s grave robber and murderer, and turning it into a musical. How else could you accurately portray Gein's story?
Remember the two idiotic Minneapolis men who were busted stealing the head off a mechanical gorilla in Appleton, Wis? Their prank cost them $1,949.50 each.
What's wrong with Wisconsin?
There's a new gang in town and it's not one to be messed with. A growing gang of feral pot-bellied pigs is starting to wreak havoc in western Minnesota and officials who are trying to track them down can't seem to find these obese creatures.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Interesting things happen when the economy plummets. Wisconsin already has a running start.
Have a child who'd love to see his or her name in print? These young writers share their secrets.
Eight years for burglary. Eighteen for rape. Life for murder. Five women talk about doing time with their men behind bars.
In the murky underground of patriots, tax resisters, and cash-strapped working stiffs, Karl Granse's basement is Law Central. Now he's about to watch his most famous