pairs of endangered whooping cranes lay eggs; no chicks
ORLEANS — Two young whooping crane couples laid eggs this
year, bringing hope and disappointment to biologists trying
to establish a flock of the elegant endangered birds in
approves hiring 35 more public defenders
— The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee has
voted to pay for hiring 35 additional assistant public
police use billboards after recent violence
— Milwaukee police are turning to billboards for
assistance after an increase in violence. Clear
Channel Outdoor donated electronic billboards in the
Milwaukee area to advertise the tip line for the federal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
County would be shut out of water quality decisions
— Dane County would not have a say in its own water
quality standards under a vote made by the Legislature's
lays off 233 workers in Faribault due to bird flu
Minn. — Jennie-O Turkey Store said Tuesday it will lay off
233 employees at its processing plant in the southern
Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks
that have cut its turkey supply.
to hold hearing on phosphorous variance determination
— Gov. Scott Walker's administration has determined that
complying with Wisconsin's phosphorus limits would cause
substantial social and economic impacts.
sets special election to replace outgoing senator
— Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in
July to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow. Walker
said in a news release Tuesday that the election will be
agree with Walker, cut $4 million recycling money
— The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to
cut a local recycling program cut by 20 percent.
Court justices, chief would be paid same
— The chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court would
no longer earn $8,000 more than the other six justices under
a budget provision that has been approved by a legislative
approves Walker's drunken driving spending change
The Legislature's budget-writing committee has approved
cutting $731,000 in grant funding to treat drunken drivers
as Gov. Scott Walker proposed.
of River Falls student recovered from river
FALLS — The University of Wisconsin-River Falls confirms
the death of one of its students whose body was found in a
local river after leaving a bar.
keep eye on peregrine falcon nests in Wisconsin
PRAIRIE — Webcams are tracking the habits of peregrine
falcons in southeastern Wisconsin, including one nest where
chicks are expected to hatch soon.
remains found in Winnebago County
OF VINLAND — Authorities are asking the public for help
after human remains were found in east-central Wisconsin
of Wisconsin flocks with bird flu rises to 10
— The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been
detected keeps rising. The
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection said Monday that a fifth case has been detected
in Barron County and a third case in Jefferson County.
awarded 2015 Skate America
SPRINGS, Colo. — Milwaukee has been awarded Skate America
in 2015, the first time the city will host a major
international figure skating event.
in custody after body found in Ripon area
OF RIPON — Authorities say a 45-year-old man from the
Ripon area is in custody after a man's body was found in a
home over the weekend.
Wisconsin wildfires burn 3 homes, prompt evacuation
- Warm weather and dry conditions helped fuel wildfires in
central Wisconsin, where three houses caught fire and 15
other homes had to be evacuated Saturday.
teen gets to wear grandmother's dress to prom
- One Portage Junior Prom attendee will be wearing the same
dress her grandmother wore to her own prom over 60 years
reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan
- Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in
southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and
other parts of the Upper Midwest.
sport fishing season in Wisconsin is now open
- The inland sport fishing season is now open.
Park Zoo in Oshkosh has new wolves for opening
- The Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh has a new family of
Walker signs bill for ride-hailing regulations
- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide
regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.
first lady launches childhood trauma care website
- Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker has launched a website
for Fostering Futures, a collaborative effort aimed at
providing trauma care for children.