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August 12, 2019

New Study Finds Asian Carp Could Survive Throughout Lake Michigan

someone holds an Asian carp
New research from the University of Michigan finds that Asian carp could become more widely established in Lake Michigan if the invasive fish is introduced into the Great Lakes. Read more »

Evers: Transportation Grants Will Be Distributed Fairly To Urban, Rural Communities

Gov. Tony Evers greets Wausau Mayor Robert Mielke
Gov. Tony Evers says a newly created $75 million transportation grant funding program will be administered fairly to all parts of state. Read more »

Wisconsin Farms Spending Less Due To Low Prices, Increased Consolidation

Spring farmland with farm in the distance
Wisconsin farms spent less on production costs in 2018 as producers continue to deal with consolidation and tough economic conditions. Read more »

UW Study Indicates Brain Bounces Back After Anesthesia

A new study from University of Wisconsin researchers on cognitive ability after surgery shows the mental decline is slight. Read more »

Judge Turns Down Steven Avery's Request For New Trial

Steven Avery
Judge Angela Sutkiewicz on Thursday denied Steven Avery's request in the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. Read more »

BNSF Railway, Local First Responders Practice Response To Train Derailment On Mississippi River

First responders deploy boom on Mississippi river
BNSF Railway hosted the recent training for around 50 first responders, emergency managers and railway personnel to practice responding to a train derailment on the Mississippi River. Read more »

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Tours Ballast Water Research Facility In Superior

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin visited northern Wisconsin this week to tour work aimed at reducing the spread of invasive species on the Great Lakes.  Read more »

Ironwood Puts Out Water Advisory For Michigan, Wisconsin Residents

Tap water faucet
A Michigan city bordering Wisconsin says samples collected from drinking water wells have found high levels of manganese.  Read more »
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