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.
With a cold snap hitting the Northwoods this weekend it can take some effort to keep your car and heating systems up and running.
WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says outdoor maintenance is important to make sure your heating appliances are working properly…especially with newer high-efficiency furnaces that vent out the side of the house.
“For any of your vented appliances, your natural gas or vented appliances – be sure that those are kept free of ice and snow buildup.”
This weekend marks 72 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Earlier this fall we heard from Walter Wendt, 95-year-old naval veteran of Pearl Harbor.
He remembers the day of the attacks as one of confusion.
“Rumors filled –spread like wildfire. They said that there were Japanese landing at Pearl Harbor and there wasn’t any. They said they were landing at Waikiki Beach and there wasn’t any. There was a guy they put on watch – there was a guy came in, he shot em and it was one of our own men. The jitters were so high.”
State foresters are set to begin a three-year timber management project in the Laona School Forest. DNR officials and Laona students gathered Wednesday to kick off the project.
DNR Forestry Supervisor Craig Williams says the project will benefit forest health. He says some of the trees in the oldest school forest in the country are aging, and are being affected by invasive buckthorn.