There is a growing concern in Menomonie about homelessness among young adults.More >>
Madison (Press Release from Governor Scott Walker's Office) - Governor Scott Walker today declared a state of emergency in all 72 Wisconsin counties due to the abnormally dry conditions extending across most of the state.
"Wisconsin families, businesses and farmers are hurting as a result of this drought," said Gov. Walker. "The increase in wildfires due to the combined lack of rain and high temperatures is adding to the risk of major economic losses, especially in agriculture. This is a time of crisis for many people, and we will utilize whatever resources are necessary to help."
Last week, Governor Walker declared a drought emergency in 42 Wisconsin counties. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows more than half of the state is impacted by the hot, humid conditions. With weather predictions of continued low precipitation and high heat, officials expect abnormally dry and drought conditions to extend to much of the northern part of the state.
The statewide Executive Order directs Wisconsin Emergency Management to coordinate state efforts in response to the drought, and directs all state agencies to assist in the response and recovery. The drought emergency declaration also waives fees and expedites the permitting process to allow farmers to divert water from certain streams and lakes without causing serious environmental damage.
Governor Walker is also urging people to use caution and comply with burn restrictions as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has responded to more than 300 wildfires since June 1. More than fifty Wisconsin counties are currently facing fire dangers ranging from moderate to very high. For more information on fire dangers, go to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.asp.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - A woman, delivering papers in Eau Claire, has been arrested for drunk driving. Susan Seeger was arrested on June 2nd for a third offense OWI. Police say someone called 911 to reportMore >>
Police found the driver and say she blew a .318, about four times the legal limit.More >>
Chippewa Valley (WQOW) - A roadside problem in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties is being addressed, after months of neglect. Two men are playing catch up to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractorMore >>
Two men are playing catchup to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractor didn't get the job done.More >>
Madison (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed the state budget on a 55-42 vote. The vote came abruptly on Wednesday after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments. Democratic MinorityMore >>
The vote came abruptly after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
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