Morning Update: Wednesday, Sept. 22

Morning Update: Wednesday, Sept. 22

To the wolves

Good morning, Madison.

It's Wednesday, my friends. Have you ever thought to yourself "Wow, I wish I could drink a beer that has such a high alcohol content that it's illegal in 15 states"? If you said yes, Samuel Adams has a treat for you.

The Boston brewer is releasing a new limited-edition beer with 28% alcohol by volume — that's more than five times the potency of a typical American beer. Because of this alcohol volume, the limited-edition brew wont be sold in 15 states, but of course it will be available in Wisconsin.

With that said, it's going to cost you more than the arm and leg you've already used to pay for a pitcher of Spotted Cow at the Terrace. The brew is priced at $240 for a 25-ounce bottle and will be released Oct. 11. Personally, I think I'll stick to Hamms for now.

— Hayley

🐺 Six Ojibwe tribes are suing the state to stop the wolf hunt.

  • The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lac Courtes Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, St. Croix Chippewa Indians, and Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa tribes filed a federal lawsuit yesterday in attempt to halt Wisconsin's scheduled November wolf hunt, arguing it violates their treaty rights.
  • Under 1837 and 1842 treaties with the U.S. government, tribes are entitled to up to half the hunt quota but use that right not to hunt the wolves, but protect them. They argue that by setting the hunt quota at 300, the DNR acted to nullify the tribes' share and failed to use “sound biological principles” in establishing the quota.
  • The tribes want to prevent a repeat of February's wolf hunt, in which hunters blew past the 119-wolf quota and killed 218 wolves in less than three days.

🗽 They're baaaaaaaaack.

The "Forward" statue sits at the top of State Street in front of the Capitol steps. Image via Reddit user Posted u/kenfagerdotcom.

💉 MMSD has laid out their plan for vaccinating employees.

🏥 State Sen. Andre Jacque is out of the hospital.

🍎 The Willy Street Co-op is in hot water after a customer said and an employee made racist comments to her.

  • In a Facebook post, Dezarae House said she went to the Willy Street location of the co-op to pick up a quick breakfast when an employee told her “Don’t make a habit of coming in here,” and “you can’t pay for that with food stamps.”
  • The store has apologized for the incident and is investigating the matter, Madison365 reports.

👮 Look both ways for cops before crossing the street.

⚾ Sports, sports, sports.

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