Morning State News Roundup: Donald Driver Way now a street in Green BayWisconsin News
-- Donald Driver will be remembered forever in downtown Green Bay.
GREEN BAY - Donald Driver will be remembered forever in downtown Green Bay.
The City Council voted unanimously last night to re-name a street as “Donald Driver Way.” The beloved receiver retired last month after 14 NFL seasons, all with the Packers. He left as the team’s all-time leading receiver, with 743 catches for 10,137 yards. Driver also won the hearts of non-Cheeseheads by winning last spring’s “Dancing With the Stars” competition.
Wisconsin’s dairy cows keep pumping out more milk, while others are cutting back. The National Ag Statistics Service said the Badger State produced just over 2.1 billion pounds of milk in February. That’s three-tenths of a percent more than the same 28 days last February, when adjusted for Leap Day. Nationally, 15-and-three-quarter billion pounds of milk were produced. That’s down three-and-a-half percent from the year before. This might be the last we hear about the subject for a while. The USDA says it will stop issuing several reports – including the monthly milk numbers – because of the federal sequester spending cuts. Officials say the reports won’t return until after the next fiscal year begins in October. California, the nation’s top producer, had a drop of eight-percent in its milk output last month, to just over three-and-a-half billion pounds. New York and Idaho were the only other states to produce more than a billion pounds, and both also registered declines. Wisconsin had almost 1.3 million dairy cows last month, about 40,000 more than a year ago. Each made 1,700 pounds, which held steady.
Today is the first day of spring. But Wisconsinites are still chattering their teeth and shivering in their coats, as wind chills plunged into the minus-teens overnight. Medford had the state’s coldest wind chill as of six this morning, at 14-below. Winds have died down from yesterday, but they’re still in the 10-to-20-mile-an-hour range. Gusts hit 52 yesterday in Sheboygan, and 47 in Kenosha. In Madison, strong winds created snow drifts up to 20-feet on the west edge of town. It snowed heavily yesterday close to Lake Superior. A winter storm warning remains in effect until seven tonight for Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron counties. Five-to-12 inches are predicted in the two-day storm, with visibilities down to a quarter-mile. A new round of snow showers is also expected in other parts of Wisconsin today. Some places won’t see 20 degrees, on a day when the average high in Madison is in the mid-40’s.