Just how would Ron Burgundy do these stories? Or some others from North Dakota? Well, we have the answer to one question.
- It's usually bad news when a political aide is the reason a politician makes headlines. Such was the case for 23-year-old Taylor Palmisano, the now-former campaign deputy finance director for Gov. Scott Walker. She was fired after her controversial letter soliciting campaign donations in lieu of children's gifts brought to light even more controversial, racially offensive tweets that she made two years ago. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more.
- The Milwaukee Bucks welcome an old friend back to town tonight, though it's debatable how friendly the reception will be. Brandon Jennings makes his first return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center since his offseason trade to the Detroit Pistons. Once the face of the franchise, Jennings soured on Milwaukee after the Bucks wouldn't meet his lofty contract extension demands, and he made no secret last season of his willingness to play elsewhere. He got his wish, but these days, neither he nor the Bucks are experiencing high levels of success. The Pistons are 8-10, and Milwaukee is 3-14.
- It's looking like a longer wait before Aaron Rodgers makes a triumphant return as the Packers starting quarterback. Rodgers said on his weekly ESPN Milwaukee radio show that he's yet to be medically cleared, which doesn't bode well for his chances to play in Sunday's game against Atlanta. He did, however, say that he'd play when able, shooting down speculation that the Packers would shut him down for the season if eliminated from playoff contention. The Packers haven't won a game since Rodgers broke his left collarbone on Nov. 4.
- And finally, where does a fake newscaster get to do a real newscast? North Dakota. Will Ferrell pulled out his Ron Burgundy act in advance of Anchorman 2's release, co-anchored a full broadcast for KX News. You can watch the whole thing here.