State

Thu
26
Oct

Libraries play vital role in mental health

One space that remains free, welcoming and safe for all children is the library.

Thu
26
Oct

DATCP reminds farmers to check runoff risk before spreading manure

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding farmers and manure applicators to check the runoff risk advisory forecast before spreading manure on fields. This tool helps determine the potential for manure runoff from a field depending on weather conditions and soil temperature.

Thu
26
Oct

BACK HOME WITH CHRIS HARDIE: Squashing the harvest

Did you know that the word “squash” comes from the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash, which means “eaten raw or uncooked?”

And did you know there are more than 100 varieties of squash – some of them categorized as summer and others winter, which are broken down into edible and inedible?

Thu
19
Oct

Take notice of School Bus Safety Week

The School District of Reedsburg is among the numerous entities statewide who are reminding the public about School Bus Safety Week.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, drivers need to understand and follow the laws designed to protect children at the bus stop.

Thu
19
Oct
Thu
19
Oct

BACK HOME WITH CHRIS HARDIE: Nothing bitter about this island tour


Chris Hardie chugging bitters, joining the thousands each year that enter the Nelsen's Bitters Club on Washington Island in Door County. (Sherry Hardie photos)

You can feel the history as you cross Death’s Door across the turbulent currents of Lake Michigan from the mainland tip of Door County to Washington Island.

Thu
19
Oct

Fiscal Facts: School enrollment numbers raise questions about missing students

Total enrollment at Wisconsin’s public and charter schools sharply declined amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and has continued to fall since.

Thu
19
Oct

Fiscal Facts: As other states go dry, Wisconsin’s water use plummets

Wisconsin seemingly swims in an abundance of fresh water. Unlike some western states that struggle with empty reservoirs and limits on growth imposed by water shortages, our municipal water supplies facing little threat, even during summer droughts.

Thu
12
Oct

Law of the Month: Be careful as daylight diminishes

As fall settles in and the days get shorter, the Wisconsin State Patrol reminds motorists that driving at dusk or in the dark requires extra attention. While only one quarter of driving is done at night, 50 percent of traffic deaths in the U.S. happen at night, according to the National Safety Council.

Thu
12
Oct

Stay safe during fall harvest

As the annual fall harvest season gets underway, Alliant Energy reminds farmers of the vital importance of staying safe when operating farm equipment near power lines. 

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