Wisconsin News

Dementia workshop set

AURORA, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marinette County, in collaboration with the ADRC of Florence County, will host a workshop Wednesday where family and professional caregivers can briefly experience the challenges and struggles of a person living with ...

Wisconsin DNR asks wastewater plants test for PFAS pollution

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is asking wastewater treatment plants to test for polyfluoroalkyl pollution. The substances, also known as PFAS, are man-made chemicals that have been used for decades in products such as fire-fighting foam, non-stick cookware ...

National Night Out event set

AURORA, Wis. — The Florence County Sheriff’s Office will host a National Night Out event from 4 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Woodland Regional Learning Center in Aurora. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting ...

More than 50K in Wisconsin still without power

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Parts of Wisconsin continue to recover from destructive weekend storms. We Energies said nearly 21,000 remain without power this morning due to one of the most powerful storms to hit the Fox Valley in two decades. Power has been restored to more than 80,000 ...

Fires knock out power in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fires at two transmission substations in Wisconsin's capital on Friday knocked out power to thousands of customers on the hottest day of the year to-date, sending dual plumes of thick, black smoke into the air and shutting down government buildings, courtrooms and ...

Wisconsin GOP calls for override of road funds veto

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate on Thursday called for a veto override after Gov. Tony Evers' administration announced a new $75 million transportation grant program that would make funding available for public transit projects like Milwaukee's ...

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn’t see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn’t hesitate. The police who keep watch over the town of 16,000 raffled off free cameras in a partnership with ...

Power station fires knock out service in Madison, state offices and courts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fires at two transmission substations in Wisconsin's capital knocked out power to more than 11,000 customers on a sweltering day, shutting down government buildings, courtrooms and businesses and prompting police to call in additional staff. An explosion and fire at the ...

Wisconsin Dems promote redistricting plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday worked to generate momentum for a bill calling for civil servants to draw legislative district boundaries, insisting it’s the right time to pass the measure after the U.S. Supreme Court killed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s ...

Immunization clinics planned

Florence, Wis. — Florence County Health Department immunization clinics will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hillcrest/NWTC building in Aurora; and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the health department, located in the courthouse in Florence. Please call the Health Department at 715-528-4837 to ...

Dairy princess paroled

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin dairy princess convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend’s fiancee in a case featured in a made-for-TV movie is about to be released from prison. The Wisconsin Parole Commission has granted release for Lori Esker, who is now 50. WSAW-TV reports ...

Wisconsin AG seeks input

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is looking for public comment as he drafts legal opinions. Kaul announced Monday that he’s set up a new website where people can comment on pending requests for attorney general opinions. All commentary will be subject to the ...

Stuck to run for Congress

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — State Rep. Amanda Stuck says she is running for the U.S. House in northeastern Wisconsin’s 8th District. Stuck said Sunday she is running “because Washington isn’t working for Wisconsin families.” The Appleton Democrat has served in the Wisconsin Assembly since ...

In Wisconsin, Trump pushes new trade deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. Trump told workers at Derco Aerospace the ...

Services today for fire victims

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) — A joint funeral service for five of six family members killed in a northern Wisconsin fire will be held today. The noon service at Praise Chapel Community Church in Crandon will commemorate the lives of 32-year-old Raymond Michiel, his girlfriend, 37-year-old Amanda ...

Norway graduate in St. Norbert production

DE PERE, Wis. — Allison Sheski of Norway is a member of the ensemble for "Singin' in the Rain," a summer stage production by the St. Norbert College Music Theatre. This theatrical rendition is faithfully adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original ...

Farm Aid 2019 to be in Wisconsin; tickets on sale Friday

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September. Tickets go on sale Friday for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in ...

GOP tries to persuade panel to pass lottery privacy bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators worked Wednesday to persuade their colleagues to support a bill that would keep lottery winners’ names secret, saying the measure would protect winners from harassment. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April on the same day that ...

Drug company to build new plant in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says an Illinois pharmaceutical company plans to build a drug manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin. Evers announced Wednesday that Lincolnshire-based Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., plans to build the $250 million, 100,000-square-foot facility in ...

States, Canada provinces OK Great Lakes Asian carp plan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — U.S. states and Canadian provinces have endorsed a plan to build up defenses on an Illinois waterway in hopes of keeping invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. A resolution issued Wednesday by the region’s eight governors and two premiers supports a ...