Wisconsin InfoLink: Fatal car crash stats way down

A recent traffic crash in Fitchburg claimed the lives of four young men, and the driver has been tentatively charged with four counts of homicide by drunken driving. According to a national survey, Wisconsin leads the nation in drunken driving.

Twisters in history, on Wisconsin InfoLink

Compared to the devastating tornadoes that have ripped through Joplin and Tuscaloosa and other southern communities, Wisconsin has managed to avoid the high fatalities. But the Barneveld tornado killed nine and injured more than 200 on June 8, 1984. Learn more about Wisconsin twisters at InfoLink.

Wisconsin InfoLink: A new online collection of Wisconsin newspapers

BadgerLink — the state’s online full-text library collections — now has access to five years of complete PDF pages from more than 250 Wisconsin newspapers, dailies and weeklies. This is a major breakthrough for those of you who need to search back issues of newspapers, as very few weeklies have any searchable archives and most dailies have extremely poor ones.