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Menomonie teen Josh Boyette’s awesome ’80s locks grabbed attention as a contender in a national mullet contest. (He ultimately placed third in the teen division.) In similarly weird but more frightening news, a 12-pound ice chunk fell through the roof of an Elk Mound home last May. It crashed through the bedroom ceiling, but luckily no one was hurt. And, showing that dreams really do come true, the Culver’s CurderBurger became an actual menu item for one day. –Tom Giffey