Wisconsin’s job picture is either exciting or lackluster, depending on which political party you believe. Smoke from logging equipment caused this week’s massive wildfire in far northwest Wisconsin.
The commute home to River Falls at the intersection of southbound Hwy. 35 and Radio Road was slowed late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, by a car vs. motorcycle collision. The injured motorcyclist, Michael D. Fisher, Jr., 33, Hammond, was heading south toward River Falls when a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Katie L. Anderson, 20, River Falls, allegedly failed to yield from a stop sign while pulling out from Radio Road.
The state Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the first state to force food stamp recipients to spend most of their benefits on healthy food. Marathon County sheriff’s official Gary Schneck said heroin use in the Wausau area has jumped rapidly in the last three years, and it started when drug-makers added time-release coatings to painkillers like OxyContin to cut down on their abuse.
Officials in Stillwater, Minn., hope to avoid traffic congestion in their downtown by putting new limits on the times a lift bridge to Wisconsin can go up and down to accommodate boats. A missing dog has been found safe after riding with its owner who died in the crash of two semi-trucks during last week’s snowstorm in western Wisconsin. More state news.
Police announced a suspect has been arrested, following the investigation of the St. Croix Central Elementary School fire. The announcement was made at a community meeting to update parents and community members on efforts to resume classes.
The ATF announced Wednesday it's offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the arson fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts early Tuesday morning.
In early April, a Door County and a Pierce County resident each received a mailing from “Parking Collection Services” claiming that they owed $35 and $50 respectively. The notices were phony attempts to extort money.
As western Wisconsin braces for up to nine inches of snow, 10 counties to the south and east remain at-risk for wildfires. Authorities have resumed a search for two canoeists who are believed drowned after their boat capsized Tuesday on the swollen Chippewa River. Also stories about proposed laws that boost the cost of an OWI, require vets to report suspected animal abuse and allow teens with fake IDs to be sued.
Dock walls are being built to accommodate the construction equipment that will help install the foundations for the new bridge over the St. Croix River. The long winter has Wisconsin farmers off to their slowest spring planting start on record.
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