The Lake Wissota Lions Club hosts its first annual Water Safety and Education Day.More >>
LINCOLN, NE (WKOW) -- The governor of Nebraska has put his seal of approval on a plan to run a pipeline across the state.
The 1,700-mile keystone XL pipeline would run from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Because it crosses an international border, the White House says the State Department has the reins.
"As you know the State Department is conducting it's assessment as appropriate and as has been standard over the years on behalf of the Federal government," White House PRess Secretary Jay Carney said. "I don't wanna get ahead of that process. You know when the State Department has something to move forward on that issue, we'll obviously address that issue it when it does."
Environmental groups oppose the pipeline, arguing it puts an environmentally sensitive region at risk. They also say Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, who is a Republican, has done a huge political flip-flop by putting support behind a project he once opposed.
In a letter the White House and the State Department, Heineman said it avoids the environmentally-sensitive Sandhills region of the state. He also says the Keystone pipeline would generate more than $400 million for the state.
"The Nebraska re-route by Governor Heineman moves us one step closer to Americans receiving the benefits of Keystone XL; the enhanced energy security it will provide and the thousands of jobs it will create," Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and CEO officer, said in a statement.
Fall Creek (WQOW)- A home on Partridge Road exploded Sunday afternoon. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast. Right now crews are on scene investigatingMore >>
A home on Partridge Road exploded around noon on Sunday. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast.More >>
Jackson County (WQOW) - The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in which a pedestrian was hit by a semi in a parking lot. It happened after 4 p.m. at the Hixton Travel Plaza parkingMore >>
Washburn County (WQOW) - It's been 17 years since a girl disappeared after getting off a bus in Washburn County. New details in the case could be released this weekend. Sara Bushland was last seen inMore >>
It's been 17 years since a girl disappeared after getting off a bus in Washburn County.More >>
GORDON, Wis. – Wildfire crews from the Department of Natural Resources, working through the night and joined by more than 100 municipal firefighters, have largely surrounded the Germann Road Fire whichMore >>
Wildfire crews from the Department of Natural Resources, working through the night and joined by more than 100 municipal firefighters, have largely surrounded the Germann Road Fire which has scorched 8,700 acres of forest land in Douglas and Bayfield counties.More >>
Chippewa County (WQOW) - Even with the fire ban lifted, Chippewa fire crews are reminding everyone conditions are still dry. Emergency crews spent part of their evening battling a grass fire in ChippewaMore >>
Even with the fire ban lifted, Chippewa fire crews are reminding everyone conditions are still dry.More >>
I just happened to be taking some pictures early Tuesday morning and decided to take a look at the eagle's nest over the driveway. I was shocked! There was our Spring baby!More >>
I just happened to be taking some pictures of our goats, that walk across a bridge 12 feet in the air, early Tuesday morning and decided to take a look at the eagle's nest. I was shocked! There was our Spring baby!More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - There's no debating that obesity is a serious problem in this country. What may be open for debate is what the government can do to address it. Eau Claire's Comprehensive Plan hasMore >>
It's a unique step that's never been done in Eau Claire before. The data would be calculated using the body mass index.More >>
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