Measure to require more job efforts from food stamp recipients advances; fallen FBI agent with Wisconsin link remembered; more state news
Joint Finance committee members Tuesday limited a provision in Gov. Scott Walker's budget to sell public property and advanced rules to incent unemployed citizens getting food assistance to work harder at finding a job. Also, Weather Service records compare the Moore, OK. tornado to epic twisters that have hit Wisconsin and a story about two FBI agents killed in a training exercise last week -- one of whom started his career in Milwaukee.
Big Joint Finance decisions expected today as Walker travels; Lake Superior warm-up blamed for waning Lake Trout population, more state news
The Legislature's Joint Finance committee will decide the fate of a half-dozen signficant affecting the poor and unemployed, state assets and state workers who smoke. Read on for stories about the sale of Wausau Paper,a 2.5 degree warm-up of Lake Superior and a large industrial fire in Sauk City.
Wineries are popping up all over western Wisconsin, and the town of Troy is no exception. Daniel Koepke presented plans to the Troy Town Board at the May 9 meeting to open Cracked Barrel Winery at 570 Coulee Trail.RELATED CONTENT
Figures recently released showed some astounding numbers when it comes to local tourism. According to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 2012 traveler spending in St. Croix County increased 8.87 percent to $81 million!
Panel will decide on DNA-collection question, 'double-dipping'; house explosion levels one- damages five near Eau Claire; more state news
A Sunday afternoon explosion decimated a town of Washington home and blew out windows and cracked walls at surrounding properties. Also, members of the Legislature's Joint Finance committee have several weighty decisions before them this week, including some which would curtail Gov. Scott Walker-budget initiatives. Also, stories of a police shooting, bicyclist's death and more.
Now the company founded by Randy Zimmermann and Jeff Burton has a new 6,300-square-foot building in St. Croix Business Park East, bringing it some well-deserved attention.RELATED CONTENT
Law to curb circuit judge's powers wins approval; poll says slight majority favor Walker's performance; more state briefs
State laws that are struck down by circuit judges could stay in effect while they’re appealed, under a bill that got preliminary approval in the Assembly Tuesday. Also, stories about legislation to curb Milwaukee County Board- and WDEC employee discretion, and a discount boffo that cost a wine retailer some credibility with customers.
Conservative Janesville area group alleges undue IRS scrutiny; Dalai Lama speaking to lawmakers, more state briefs
Between debates over stiffer rules for the unemployed, drunk drivers and underage drinkers who use fake ID's, Wisconsin lawmaker will hear from the Dalai Lama Tuesday afternoon. Also, stories about two fatal fires, a rally planned in support of unpasteurized milk and a farmer caught selling and news about Vice President Joe Biden's note to a Milwaukee youngster whimsically endorsing chocolate bullets.
High court considers Wisconsin-focused church-state case; Assembly mulls new landlord-tenant law; new 'Alice' crowned
New legislation would allow landlords to seize property left behind when a tenant has been evicted. Also, the U.S. Supreme Court may decide a Wisconsin church-state dispute that has national ramifications for churches that host school events, plus stories about the new "Alice", a grad speaker's conclusions on a Hillary Clinton presidency and more state briefs.
Joint Finance OKs one year's funding for embattled WEDC; panel would curb reciprocity; Gogebic files permit request, more state news
The state Legislature’s finance committee has endorsed only one year of funding for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Also, Gogebic Taconite has filed a request with the WDNR to being boring 1,400-foot deep exploratory probes near Ashland, plus stories about eliminating reciprocity tuition rates for Minnesotans wanting to attend UW-Madison and a bid to prevent any restrictions on big, sugary sodas in Wisconsin.
A federal lawsuit to stop progress on the new St. Croix River crossing project, brought by construction company C.S. McCrossan, has been thrown out of U.S. District Court.RELATED CONTENT
C.S. McCrossan was the unsuccessful bidder for approach work to be done on the Minnesota side of the river. The company’s bid was the lowest submitted, but apparently lacked the necessary guarantees that a certain amount of the work would be given to minority-owned subcontractors.RELATED CONTENT
Judge won't halt St. Croix bridge work; Senators split votes on internet sales tax; garlic-cheese bread chip nets woman $1 million prize
Wisconsin's U.S. senators split votes Monday on the issue of requiring on-line retailers to collect an estimated $95 million in sales tax for the state. Also, a federal judge says work on the new St. Croix River crossing should continue while a bidding dispute is resolved, plus stories about spring planting progress, an Assembly vote to protect waste truck drivers and a Facebook post that appears to ID the state's newest sheriff.
In response to the recent fire that has closed St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts, WESTconsin Credit Union offices are participating in a community supply drive.RELATED CONTENT
With an April like this where winter is refusing to leave, Minnesota farmers are struggling with being able to plant, much less harvest, their crops. However 10th Street Farm and Market, operated in Afton by mother-daughter team Lisa and Hallie Talbott, hasn’t had trouble.RELATED CONTENT