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Too good to last: Region braces for winter storm
Walker proposes $11M funding injection at Willow River State Park
Zimmerman checks in with constituents
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Raider hockey rolls to section finals
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Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
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ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/8/17 Transit Subcommittee Open House
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 2017 Road Weight Restrictions
WI DNR: Public Notice - Houlton MHP LLC, WPDES Permit
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: March 4, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 3/11/2017 at Somerset Mini Storage
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Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 9, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
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August 24, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
STILLWATER, Minn. -- Officials say there were no real delays after an equipment issue was resolved at the new bridge being built across the St. Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Reports indicated that contractors Lunda and Ames brought in a jack that was too big -- and...
August 24, 2016 - 11:06am
February 27, 2013
State's deer "czar" asks hunters for input
Wisconsinites are being asked to share their ideas for carrying out the "Deer Czar's" recommendations. The DNR will hold seven public meetings at UW Stevens Point to get input from hunters and others interested in how the state's deer herd should be managed. They'll be asked to...
February 27, 2013 - 11:57am
February 13, 2013
Wolf hunt draws lawsuit
The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Washington D.C. against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Interior Department. The lawsuit asks courts to put Upper Midwest grey wolves back on the federal endangered species list. It said...
February 13, 2013 - 11:35am
February 11, 2013
DNR study compares trash, recycling volumes
About $64 million worth of plastics are being buried in Wisconsin landfills each year, when they could be recycled instead, according to a new study commissioned by the state DNR. The agency says it will run a pilot project this spring to expand the recycling of flexible film packaging....
February 11, 2013 - 10:16am
September 14, 2012
Tribal elk hunt provokes criticism
State and local officials say the Chippewa Indians should have been more forthcoming about their plans to kill an elk in northern Wisconsin for a ceremonial function. The matter became public this week when the DNR sent a letter to tribal officials, questioning the tribes' authority...
September 14, 2012 - 2:52pm
July 11, 2012
Deer czar says stop deer-population goals
Wisconsin's "Deer Czar" James Kroll released a 136-page report July 10 that advises the DNR to end its practice of maintaining local deer population goals. Kroll, a Texas deer expert, was hired by Governor Scott Walker last fall to analyze the state's much-criticized deer-hunting...
July 11, 2012 - 2:40pm
DNR warns against toxic algae blooms
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is warning people enjoying the state's lakes to avoid water that looks like pea soup. Record-high temperatures are causing toxic blue-green algae blooms on many of the state's recreational waters. Water which contains green, blue, white,...
July 11, 2012 - 2:39pm
July 5, 2012
DNR proposes wolf-hunt quota
Rules proposed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources would allow hunters to kill nearly ¼ of the wolves living in this state this winter. The wolf population is estimated at between 815 and 880. DNR rules will allow the statewide quota of 201 wolves to be killed. Complaints...
July 5, 2012 - 12:10pm
May 18, 2012
Agreement could be biggest-ever land-conservation buy
A tentative agreement was announced May 16 for the largest land-conservation purchase in Wisconsin history for land south of the Brule River State Forest near Superior. The DNR would spend just over $17 million to buy an easement of 67,000 acres just south of the Brule River State...
May 18, 2012 - 11:23am
DNR attempts to curb sex on the beach
People can apparently get away with playing nude on some of Wisconsin's beaches, but officials will draw the line at them having sex in the open. Wisconsin officials have ignored nudists who in the summer sometimes fill a beach north of Madison, but the authorities are cracking...
April 18, 2012 - 11:55am
April 11, 2012
Police shoot big, black bear in Marshfield
A large black bear was killed in Marshfield about 10 p.m. Monday, April 9. The 500-pound animal had been spotted numerous times in the city, and police officers shot it after being told by the DNR not to let the bear escape. A resident called police after seeing the animal in a west-side...
April 11, 2012 - 12:36pm
March 30, 2012
State's deer czar criticizes DNR
Wisconsin's "deer czar" says the DNR spends too much time miscalculating the size of the deer herd, and not enough time dealing with habitat and people. James Kroll issued his preliminary report yesterday, after Governor Scott Walker hired him last fall to review the DNR's deer...
March 30, 2012 - 11:46am
September 12, 2011
Hunter shoots bear, bear attacks hunter
The sheriff's office in Lincoln County reports a hunter has been attacked by a bear. Investigators say 39-year-old Christopher Halfmann of De Pere was hunting with a group of friends in the town of Harding Sept. 9 when he shot the bear. The animal attacked Halfmann before running...
September 12, 2011 - 10:21am