Top 10 Wisconsin stories during 2012

Scroll through the photos to review the top 10 stories, in chronological order, that happened in the state in 2012.  Click here for an audio review of 2012 from Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jon Byman.

  • Throughout 2012: The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office held a year-long John Doe investigation into the administration of then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. It led to a number of convictions of his former staff.

  • February 9: Frontier Airlines decides to severely cut the number of flights at Mitchell International Airport. That led to hundreds of job losses and the consideration of closing an entire concourse.

  • February 23: Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun had his suspension for a positive PED test overturned by Major League Baseball. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • June 5: Gov. Scott Walker wins the recall election over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

  • Throughout the summer: Dry lawns became the norm as Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the upper Midwest suffered through one of the worst droughts in decades.

  • August 5: The Sikh Temple in Oak Creek became a scene of horror as gunman Wade Page shot and killed six people before taking his own life.

  • September 24: Referees in the Packers-Seahawks game rule that the "Fail Mary" pass thrown by Russell Wilson of Seattle was not intercepted by the Packers' M.D. Jennings, contrary to apparent reality, and was instead caught by Golden Tate, leading to the Seahawks' 14-12 win.

  • October 21: Gunman Radcliffe Haughton shot and killed his wife, Zina, and two others at the Azana Spa in Brookfield.

  • November 6: Janesville GOP Representative Paul Ryan comes within about six percentage points of becoming the first Wisconsinite to become either president or vice president. GOP candidate Mitt Romney, and his running mate Ryan, fell to incumbent Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the election.

  • December 4: Badgers coach Bret Bielema departs UW to take the same job at the University of Arkansas. Athletic Director Barry Alvarez came out of retirement to coach the Rose Bowl, and then hired Gary Andersen to replace Bielema.