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State News

Wisconsin State Park Group Camping For 50 People Or Less Starts July 13

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will begin to allow group camping for groups of 50 or less with reservations on Monday, July 13. The DNR will also begin placing camp hosts at state park campgrounds, and firewood is now available at select state parks. Special park operation conditions remain in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

Put safety first this Independence Day weekend

Motorists reminded to slow down, buckle up and focus full attention on the roadway

Equity Livestock Honored as 4-H Donor

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation recently recognized partner Equity Livestock Sales Association as a top 4-H donor. Acknowledged as a Green Diamond supporter, Equity contributed $100,000 to support Wisconsin 4-H programs through the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin Holds Informational Session

The grassroots organization that helped champion the new crime victims’ constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin recently held a digital informational session intended to help educate victim service agencies around the state about the new rights for Wisconsinites under Marsy’s Law. The crime victims’ constitutional amendment was recently approved in an overwhelming April referendum vote, with 75% of Wisconsin voters favoring the measure.

Marshfield Clinic Health System Receives WHA Advocacy All-Star Award

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s 2020 Advocacy All-Star Award recipient. Each year, WHA recognizes a hospital or health care system demonstrating exceptional dedication to grassroots advocacy in partnership with WHA. Normally presented during WHA’s annual Advocacy Day meeting in Madison, this year’s award was presented virtually by WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bear Hunting Application Period For 2021 Season Opens July 1

The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020.

NWS considers eliminating Advisories

The National Weather Services is considering eliminating the “advisory” portion of its Watch/Warning/Advisory system and replacing it with bullet point statements in hopes of simplifying alerts.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has been awarded a grant to fight Meth

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has been awarded a grant of $1,000,000 from the U.S Department of Justice to battle the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.

The U.S Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced today that $12 million in funding will be given to 12 state law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.

2020 Invader Crusader Award Winners Announced

The 2020 “Invader Crusaders” are Wisconsin residents – and one friendly canine – recognized for their significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate nonnative plants and animals that can harm Wisconsin’s ecosystems, economy and in some cases, public health.

Enbridge Energy Proposed Pipeline Reroute Virtual Public Hearing July 1

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual public hearing on July 1 relating to Enbridge Energy’s application for a waterway and wetland permit for the proposed reroute of the Line 5 pipeline in Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties. The hearing will also cover the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement that will be prepared for the overall project.

The virtual hearing will begin at 4 p.m