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Legislation gives septic repair grant program a two-year reprieve

A state program to help property owners whose septic systems fail would get another two years to live under legislation that went to Gov....

The right to kill beavers and muskrats that devour roads

Rep. James Edming, who goes by the moniker "Jimmy Boy," admits that the state law that forbids shooting a firearm within 50 feet of...

Wildfire risk high for parts of Wisconsin

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to “stay vigilant and avoid burning due to high fire danger across much of...

Environmental groups unite against ‘dire’ WMC push to block chemical cleanup...

A legal battle is brewing in Wisconsin over the issue of industry-caused water and land contamination. Environmental and public health groups are asking the...

Manure spill and fish kill in Lincoln County

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is assisting in the investigation of a manure spill which occurred at a dairy farm in southern Lincoln...

Milwaukee seeks state help to improve its water quality

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the City of Milwaukee is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan...

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

WASHINGTON—Local officials and community leaders on Wednesday pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which would trigger...

Fish advisory over PFAS contamination issued

Advisories against the consumption of fish from certain water systems in Dane and Rock counties underscore the state’s water quality issues. On June 9,...

National parks struggling with maintenance would get a boost under Biden...

Basic needs at the largest U.S. national parks top the Biden administration’s first proposed lists of projects to receive funding through public lands trust...

Sauk County village gets $1 million FEMA flood grant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced that a little over $1 million was...
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