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Ghost Town tour planned by Amberg Historical Society

AMBERG, Wis. — The Amberg Historical Society will conduct its every other year Ghost Town Tour to Phillipsburg in the town of Athelstane and Taylor Rapids in the town of Silver Cliff. These are small settlements that appeared in the very early 20th century after the big timber companies ...

Music performance at the Florence library

FLORENCE, Wis. — Valri will be performing a country-western music show at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Florence County Library. Valri has performed, singing and playing piano throughout Michigan, California, Wisconsin and Florida, with an extensive repertoire of classic and current music. She ...

DNR seeks public input on PFAS contamination

MADISON, Wis. — The Department of Natural Resources is holding a listening session in Marinette on Wednesday to seek public input on PFAS contamination in the Marinette-Peshtigo area. Representatives from the DNR will be on hand from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marinette Community REC Center, ...

Wild horse, burro sale in Mequon

MILWAUKEE — The Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States Northeastern States District will hold a wild horse and burro event providing wild horses and possibly a few yearling and burros, Sept. 20-21 at the BLM Off-Range Corral Facility, 6814 Highland Road, Mequon, Wis. Yearling and ...

Administration grows while UW faculty numbers are declining

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System’s administration is growing while faculty numbers are declining. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the number of system employees categorized as “administration and academic leaders” grew by 53 positions, or 3.5%, between 2014 ...

Legislator in Wisconsin wants more money for CWD fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic legislator wants to spend millions of dollars to fight chronic wasting disease. Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop ...

Wisconsin man accused in illegal THC vaping cartridge scheme

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-man operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said. Kenosha County prosecutors said 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines had employees make ...

Tiffany launches run for Congress in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany launched his bid for Congress in a conservative, rural northern Wisconsin district on Tuesday, promising to be “the ally President Trump needs to keep moving our country forward.” Trump easily won the district in 2016 by 20 points, ...

Tiffany edges closer to run for Congress in Duffy’s district

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The jostling for a pair of open congressional seats in Wisconsin stepped up pace on Monday, with one Republican state senator indicating that he’s poised to enter the race in northern Wisconsin, and two others saying they won’t run. Also, the 25-year-old son of ...

Enbridge to consider rerouting pipeline around reservation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Enbridge Energy is seeking permission to conduct land surveys in northern Wisconsin as it considers re-routing a pipeline out of an American Indian reservation. The company wants to conduct environmental surveys along a 40-mile stretch in Ashland and Iron counties to ...

Scott Walker’s son eyes run for Congress

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's former Republican Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that his 25-year-old son is considering running for an open congressional seat in a suburban Milwaukee district. Walker taped a television interview, tweeted and issued a statement saying that his son, Matt, ...

Marinette County Fair awards listed

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. —The Marinette County Fair awards were presented Aug. 25 at the fairgrounds in Wausaukee. Serving as emcee was Lisa Witak, president of the Marinette County 4-H Association. Two of the newly-crowned 4-H Royalty were present to hand out the awards — Queen Alexandria ...

DNR asked to make CWD changes in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of influential sportsmen wants Wisconsin wildlife officials to teach people more about chronic wasting disease, do more to help deer hunters dispose of carcasses and make testing for the disease easier. Conservation Congress Chairman Larry Bonde made the remarks ...

Many students go unvaccinated

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Health officials say nearly 50,000 children in Wisconsin have vaccination waivers as the school year gets underway, leaving them vulnerable to measles at a time when the number of cases has grown exponentially across the country. The Journal Sentinel says figures from the ...

Wisconsin to discuss lawsuit settlements

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Legislature’s finance committee plan to talk with Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul on Wednesday about settling a handful of lawsuits after negotiations between them broke down last week, although the two sides continue to squabble over ...

Marine biologist from Wisconsin among victims of boat fire

OOSTBURG, Wis. (AP) — Family members say a marine biologist from Wisconsin is among those presumed dead in a fire that swept through a scuba diving boat off the southern California coast. Forty-one-year-old Kristy Finstad, who co-owned Worldwide Diving Adventures, was leading the scuba ...

Count shows Wisconsin wolf population stable

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The gray wolf population in Wisconsin may have stabilized after nearing extinction decades ago, state wildlife officials said. The population ranges from 914 to 978 wolves, according to a count by the state Department of Natural Resources taken from April 2018 to April ...

Construction begins on large-scale solar facility

TWO CREEKS, Wis. — With a dig into the earth and a toss of dirt, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and officials from Wisconsin Public Service and Madison Gas and Electric took the initial steps recently to create the first large-scale solar facility in Wisconsin history. “Wisconsinites deserve ...

Homeless camp in Milwaukee growing

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The growing number of people living in tents in a homeless encampment under an overpass in downtown Milwaukee has local officials concerned. Advocates for the homeless say there are about 50 to 60 people living in the camp under Interstate 794 which has been growing since ...

Cross names interim UWGB chancellor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named a temporary UW-Green Bay chancellor. The system announced Thursday that Cross has picked Sheryl Van Gruensven as interim chancellor. Van Gruensven currently serves as UW-Green Bay’s vice chancellor for ...