Who has the best odds of being the new pope?
One bookmaker that's posting odds has two former Wisconsin bishops among the top one-third of candidates. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, formerly the archbishop of Milwaukee, gets 20-to-1 odds from the 'paddy power-dot-com' web site. Former La Crosse Bishop Raymond Burke is farther down the list, at 66-to-1. The website's favorite candidate at this point is Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola. The site even rates the chances of U-2 singer Bono becoming pope...at one thousand to one.
LACROSSE, Wis. (AP) Aquinas High School guard Bronson Koenig, fresh off leading the Blugolds to their second state title in three years, has been voted Wisconsin Associated Press boys basketball player of the year. Koenig's coach, Rick Schneider, was named coach of the year in a vote by statewide media members.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota won't have a showdown over medical marijuana this year. Advocates are holding off on a planned push to change the state's marijuana laws until the 2014 session.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) The state Legislature is expected to consider another bill legalizing the sale of unpasteurized milk in Wisconsin, legislation that could have Gov. Scott Walker's support if it contains safeguards for consumers' health.