Vilas and Oneida County Sheriff’s Departments are stepping up drunk driving patrols starting this weekend. The statewide Booze and Belts campaigns also targets drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts.
Vilas County Captain Russ Kennedy says grants from the state Department of Transportation pay for deputies to work overtime, targeting drunk driving and unbuckled seatbelts.
Though temperatures have been cold, it's still several days before Wisconsin's Frozen Road Law will kick in. That word from the D.O.T.... but a new way of looking at hat roads are covered under the law has been announced.
The D.O.T.'s Mike Sproul says they've worked with the trucking industry to establish new boundaries for four of the state’s five frost zones....
City officials in Eagle River and the Vilas county town of Lincoln are upset with the Department of Transportation about lighting along highways. The state says it's a matter of keeping past agreements and safety.
In Eagle River, in city areas officials think are "over lit" they have turned off 27 lights. A couple of lights were turned back on after people complained. But local governments would like to save more money by turning off some of the lights along the state-maintained roadways.
The Mercer Public Library is holding a series of info sessions on the Affordable Care Act this week. Several certified health exchange navigators will be there to help explain the online marketplace.
Staff from Iron County UW Extension and area health professionals will present the explanatory sessions on Obamacare this week. Mercer Library Director Teresa Schmidt says experts will help point individuals in the right direction if they need one-on-one help.