DNR focuses on education over enforcement
    The head of law enforcement for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a recent drop in citations should not be a seen as a sign the agency is any less-committed to enforcing the state’s environmental laws. Rather, Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller says it should be viewed as just one piece of a three-pronged […]
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    Dane County judge orders release of training videos
    A Dane County judge says the state Department of Justice must release two training videos that feature the Republican candidate for attorney general, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, even though the agency argues that making them public could put public safety at risk and violate the privacy of crime victims. The two videos are […]
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    Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department adds drone
    A new state law puts limits on how law enforcement can use unmanned sky cameras to watch over the rest of us. But Chippewa County sheriff’s officials say there are still a lot of useful-and-legal applications for the new drone unveiled yesterday. The department paid $1700 for a new Phantom-2-Vision camera, but it won’t go […]
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    Marshfield emergency responders hold Ebola drill
    Emergency responders in Marshfield practiced Wednesday for the possibility of dealing with ebola patients. Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital transportation director Ted Ryan said proper procedures include encapsulating an ambulance, donning personal protective equipment and loading and delivering Ebola patients. “We want to slow things down. We want to contain the situation, and make sure that […]
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    Boys State soccer tournament opens today
    The 33rd annual WIAA state boys soccer tournament opens today at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.  Following is the line-up for the 3-day event. Thursday Division 4 semifinals Noon:  Barron (17-4-1) vs. Milwaukee St. Thomas More (14-3-4) 2pm:    Sturgeon Bay (23-3-1) vs. Racine Prairie (18-4-3) Division 3 semifinals 5pm:    Rice Lake (16-8-2) vs. Delavan-Darien (20-2-1) 7pm:    Luxemburg-Casco […]
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