WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State to remain under wind chill warning until Tuesday
The entire state remains under a wind chill warning until Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Sullivan says the “life-threatening” arctic blast is bringing wind chills of minus-35 to minus-55 degrees, dropping the mercury below zero.
Temperatures for kickoff at this afternoon’s Green Bay Packers game is predicted to be minus-two degrees. The weather service says if you plan on being outside today to, dress warm and wear layered clothing. Experts say frost bite in these conditions can occur in as little as ten minutes.
An early morning house fire leaves an Onalaska family homeless. Firefighters were called to the fire just after midnight yesterday. Fire officials say it took three hours to control the blaze… the home is a total loss. The family says they ran to a neighbor’s home across the street barefoot and called 911. Luckily, no one was reportedly injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Governor Scott Walker’s job creation agency is launching new TV ads to lure businesses from neighboring states. The spot features locations, including Madison and Milwaukee, and several Wisconsin executives talking about the state’s workforce and business-friendly environment. Some of those executives include Kohler President David Kohler and Schneider National CEO Christopher Lofgren. The $537,000 campaign will last eight weeks and is targeting major market areas in Minnesota and Illinois.