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BELOIT -- Gov. Scott Walker's decision to reject the Menominee tribe's plan to build a Casino in Kenosha shed little light on how he might rule on the proposed Ho-Chunk Casino in Beloit.

STATELINE NEWS -- A Beloit man was killed Monday in the city's first gun-related death of the year.

Terez Herd, 23, died after being shot near the corner of Porter Avenue and Randall Street. Two other men also were injured.

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DELAVAN--Although Ron Kastein has stepped away as the longtime owner of Barker Lumber in Delavan, the lumberyard will remain at 327 S. 7th St , under a new--and local--owner.

Barker Lumber was sold on Jan. 6 to Home Lumber of Whitewater.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Most local folks know of Delavan’s storied circus connection. Not as many realize that at one time the city drew not only clowns and big top promoters, but a colony of accomplished, award-winning artists.

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For almost two decades at the turn of the last century, artists flocked to the area. Some were regular summer visitors. Others made their homes here. And although Delavan’s original arts colony is gone, what remains is a collection of museum-worthy paintings in town that showcase those artists’ works and provide on their canvases a glimpse of what the city and its residents looked like more than a century ago.

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BELOIT -- Despite the unpredictable nature of the weather each year, Bruce Berg looks forward to bringing his team of horses to the Beloit Winterfest. Berg, 73, of Brodhead, has offered horse-drawn sleigh rides at the event for about the past seven years.

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This year, the sleigh rides will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at Big Hill Park in Beloit. Berg said he enjoys meeting area residents while driving his team of horses.

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