Head to Crex for a Learn to Hunt turkey event April 22-24

Those interested in building a strong connection with nature, learning more about conservation, eating locally and sustainably, and receiving hands-on training from hunting experts are encouraged to head to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in April for a Learn to Hunt turkey event.

Quick tips can help homeowners avoid potential bear conflicts this spring

Many bears throughout Wisconsin have begun to emerge from their dens, and homeowners are encouraged to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts with hungry bears. Black bears normally avoid contact with people, but when food sources are available bears can quickly learn to associate humans with food

Village of Rib Lake seeks DNR approval for wastewater treatment upgrade

The village of Rib Lake has requested approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to upgrade its existing wastewater treatment facility. The Taylor County village's treatment facility has historically performed adequately and generally complied with DNR discharge standards.


The Water Council: “An important and critical step in fostering new, innovative procedures and products in the marketplace and in communities that would help address these tremendous national challenges.”


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced new legislation, the Water Technology Acceleration Act, which would accelerate the development and deployment of water technologies to solve our most pressing water challenges, including lead safety, phosphorous reduction and treatment of bacteria and nitrates.

Prescribed burns proposed for many DNR properties in southern Wisconsin this spring

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to conduct prescribed burning on a number of DNR properties in southern Wisconsin this spring if appropriate weather conditions exist.

City of Fennimore requests approval for wastewater treatment plant upgrades

Most of the existing treatment plant was constructed in 1979 and although the plant has sufficient capacity, much of the equipment is in need of replacement or rehabilitation. Improvements proposed for phase one, the first of three phases, would include

Bill Aims to Increase Funding to Counties for Housing State Prisoners

Rep. David Steffen (R-Howard) was joined by members of local law enforcement in supporting a bill that aims to make counties whole for costs incurred while housing state prisoners in county jails. Currently, state prisoners who have violated conditions of their probation, parole, or extended supervision can be housed in county jails while they await revocation proceedings. These are commonly known as probation and parole holds

Moore Calls on Sen. Johnson to Help Citizens of Flint

In response to threats by Senate Republicans to block emergency relief for the citizens of Flint, Michigan, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement

Sensenbrenner Supports the City of Waukesha’s Request for Access to Lake Michigan Water

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement in support of the efforts of the City of Waukesha to borrow water from Lake Michigan. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The City of Waukesha has gone through extensive public and environmental processes, and meets the requirements necessary under the Great Lakes Compact to borrow Lake Michigan water.


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Announces National Mortgage Settlement Relief Exceeds...

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Wisconsin borrowers received $23.5 million in mortgage loan-related relief in the first quarter of 2013 under the National Mortgage Settlement. Adding to previously announced totals, 3,516 Wisconsin borrowers have now claimed $167,183,021 in loan-related relief. In addition, 106 Wisconsin borrowers are in trial mortgage modifications, which will add $8 million to the State’s relief in coming months – raising the projected total to more than $175 million statewide so far.



The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased Shopko

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Shopko property located at 320 South Access Road in Rice Lake, Wisconsin for $6,378,560.