Northwest Wisconsin News Center

Chris Kroeze Headed Overseas To Support Troops

posted by Michael Duncan

Once again, local musician Chris Kroeze is taking his music to the troops in the Middle East. This will be Kroeze’s eighth trip supporting military overseas. The Voice runner up credits his family’s deep ties to the military for “added motivation and passion for the tour”. Kroeze will also be providing a free album to the service people he meets during this overseas tour.  You can follow Kroeze's progress overseas on his Faceboook, Instagram and Twitter social media accounts.

Minong Gets FEMA Check for 2016 Storm Damage

posted by Michael Duncan

The Town of Minong in Washburn County has received disaster reimbursement funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.  The town suffered damage during storms in July 2016 which caused widespread flooding, road closures, and severe damage to critical infrastructure.  The check for $166,325.14 covers about 75-percent of claimed damage with local and state agencies covering the rest.

Farmers Urged To Utilize Federal Resources

posted by Michael Duncan

Wisconsin agriculture Secretary-designee Brad Pfaff is encouraging Wisconsin producers to take advantage of USDA-provided resources to assist both dairy and crop farmers facing the challenges of low prices and late planting.  Signup is now underway for the new Dairy Margin Coverage program. In addition, crop farmers need to check deadlines for reporting failed or prevented planting if they plan to claim coverage under federal programs. 

Wisconsin Joins Healthcare Lawsuit

posted Jun 18, 2019, 5:38 AM by Michael Duncan

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, has joined a coalition of 23 cities, states, and municipalities, in a motion to seek a preliminary injunction to stop the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services from adopting a rule that would expand the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide necessary health care on the basis of businesses' or employees’ religious beliefs or moral convictions. Kaul says the proposed rule could result in harm to patients and would put Wisconsin and other states at risk of losing vital funding for health care.

Barron County Board Meets to Discuss Budget Error

posted Jun 17, 2019, 5:31 AM by Michael Duncan

The Barron County Board of Supervisors meets today to resolve a budget error regarding a service contract involving 9-1-1 communications software. The board will discuss the options available to address the issue and take steps to avoid future problems regarding county contracts.

Wild Horses & Burros Available for Adoption

posted Jun 14, 2019, 5:10 AM by Michael Duncan   [ updated Jun 14, 2019, 5:11 AM ]

Every year, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management gathers horses and burros on western U.S. rangelands to control the population and maintain an ecological balance.  Today and tomorrow, around 60 of those wild horses and burros from out west will be available for adoption in Marshfield.  Wild horses are intelligent, athletic, sure-footed and with training, often end up competing in a variety of equine events. Those interested in adopting a wild horse or burro can do so today from 9am to 6pm and tomorrow from 8am to 4pm at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds at 513 East 17th Street in Marshfield.

Duffy Seeks More Beds for Immigrant Children

posted Jun 14, 2019, 5:09 AM by Michael Duncan

7th-District Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy has sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to address the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border to support President Trump's request for more beds to be used by Unaccompanied Alien Children.  As of April 30, 2019, there have been referrals of approximately 40,800 Unaccompanied Alien Children, which represents a 57 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2018 and puts the federal government on a path to care for the largest number of Unaccompanied Alien Children in the nations history. 

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

posted Jun 14, 2019, 5:08 AM by Michael Duncan

Barron County's ADRC is looking for volunteers to bring a smile to an older adult's face by delivering Meals on Wheels.  Volunteer drivers are needed in Barron County to help deliver a hot, nutritious meal to a senior. Depending on the route, an hour or two of your time would be needed between 11 am and 1pm to ensure the meals get delivered. If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please contact Joanne Sweet at the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-537-6225 

Lawmakers Propose $8.8-Mil. for Dairy Innovation

posted Jun 13, 2019, 4:36 AM by Michael Duncan

A dairy group representing farmers and related businesses across Wisconsin is praising lawmakers on the state’s budget-writing committee for designating money for a Dairy Innovation Hub. On Tuesday, the Joint Finance Committee earmarked $8.8 million for the University of Wisconsin System proposal, which would add researchers at the system’s three agricultural colleges in Madison, Platteville and River Falls. The research would focus on land and water use, human health and nutrition, animal health and welfare, and farm businesses and rural communities.

Gypsy Moth Treatments Continue in NW Wisconsin

posted Jun 13, 2019, 4:34 AM by Michael Duncan

The second phase of the gypsy moth aerial treatments will begin in late June, with planes applying waxy droplets containing a mating disruptor in nine counties in western Wisconsin.  From late June to mid-July, yellow planes contracted by the U.S. Forest Service in a joint project with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), will apply mating disruptor to nine sites in Buffalo, Burnett, Crawford, Douglas, Grant, La Crosse, Lafayette, Vernon and Washburn counties.

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