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    Hunters, fishermen, trappers, snowmobilers, boaters, kayakers, hikers, skiers... and for that matter, anyone connected to the outdoors in Trempealeau, Buffalo and Jackson counties, may have met Harold Kubisiak.

    In honor of National Espresso Day, here's a look at the history of the espresso machine and how it came to be. The first steam-powered coffee machine was patented by Angelo Moriondo of Turin, Italy, in 1884.

    The Federal Reserve began raising rates in March of this year to combat inflation, leaving mortgage rates rising at their fastest pace in decades: just recently, 30-year mortgage interest rates topped 7%. While prospective home buyers do have ways of securing a lower rate—including maintaini…

    The hours before a party or gathering always seem to fly by. It’s all too easy to spend time preparing food, setting the table and putting finishing touches on your decor, and put cleaning tasks off until the last minute. If guests are on their way and you have yet to plug in the vacuum or pick up a scrub brush, don’t fret. By tackling a few impactful cleaning tasks, you can get your home company-ready in a matter of minutes.

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    Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.

    China's ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces." The Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission statement was released late Tuesday, after the largest street demonstrations in decades were staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. While it did not directly address protests, the statement serves as a reminder of the party's determination to enforce its rule. There has been a massive show of force by the internal security services to deter a reoccurrence of protests that broke out over the weekend in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities. Security forces have conducted random ID checks and searched mobile phones for evidence of participation in demonstrations.

    Australia’s former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has listed his achievements in government including standing up to a “bullying" China as he unsuccessfully argued against being censured by the Parliament for secretly amassing multiple ministerial powers. The center-left Labor Party government introduced to the House of Representatives a rare censure motion against the conservative prime minister who took the unprecedented steps of appointing himself to five ministerial roles, usually without the knowledge of the existing minister. A censure motion against Morrison has no material effect other than to tarnish his political legacy. The House passed the motion 86 to 50 on Wednesday. It was sure to pass because Labor holds a majority in the House.

    Hundreds of people have gathered at Harvard University and near Chinese consulates in New York and Chicago to support protesters who have called for that country’s leader to step down amid severe anti-virus restrictions in the biggest demonstrations against the government in Beijing in decades. About 50 protesters, mostly students at the elite Ivy League school, sang songs Tuesday in both Chinese and English. Several hundred gathered near consulates in New York and Chicago. Some held pieces of blank paper in front of their faces as a symbol of defiance to Chinese government censorship.

    It is common for families to include their pets in the holiday celebrations by giving them a taste of their favorite dishes. However, there are some traditional holiday foods that can be quite harmful to your pet.

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