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February 7, 2020

Enbridge Begins Permitting For Proposed Oil Pipeline Reroute In Northern Wisconsin


Canadian energy firm Enbridge Inc. announced Friday that it’s beginning the permitting process to reroute its Line 5 pipeline in northern Wisconsin. The line carries up to 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids per day from Superior to Sarnia, Ontario.  Read more »

Fast-Moving Snowstorm To Hit Central Wisconsin Over The Weekend

driving in the snow
A fast-moving snow storm is expected to hit central Wisconsin over the weekend. Meterologist are anticipating 6 to 8 inches of snow Sunday morning.  Read more »

PFAS Bills Draw Mixed Reviews In Assembly Committee Hearing


An Assembly committee held a public hearing on PFAS bills Thursday that seek to provide funding for PFAS programs and positions, $5 million biennially for grants to local governments, free blood testing and a cancer cluster study of individuals living near PFAS contamination in the Marinette area. Read more »

GOP Opens First Field Office In Milwaukee

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson speaks at the opening of the first GOP office in Milwaukee
The Republican Party of Wisconsin opened its first field office in Milwaukee on Thursday. The GOP choose a location in a predominately black neighborhood of the city, signifying not only Milwaukee's importance in the upcoming presidential election, but also the party's desire to reach African American voters. Read more »

Meet The Sheboygan Cosmetics Brand That's Going To The Oscars

Caitlin Brotz poses at Olivu 426
Caitlin Brotz started making lip balm for a friend in 2003. Now her signature product is one of several items from her company, Olivü 426, that's going in the VIP swag bags at the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday. Read more »
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