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Ellsworth, River Falls mourn teen victim of fatal crash
Funeral for drowned Ellsworth boy is Wednesday in River Falls
crime and courts
Stagehands announce 'The Drawer Boy'
Happening Halloween: Where are the tricks and treats?
Horror movie filmed in Pierce debuts Monday night
PLUM CITY CARE CENTER RESIDENT OF THE MONTH: A colorful storyteller
The face at the head of the Roadrunners line steps down
arts and entertainment
Kyra Hayes, 16
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
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April 21, 2015
County Deer Advisory Council set for Thursday
ELLSWORTH -- The County Deer Advisory Council will meet Thursday, April 23 from 7-9 p.m. at the Ellsworth High School library to discuss 2015 antlerless harvest quotas and permit levels. All County Deer Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. If you wish to speak or submit...
April 21, 2015 - 11:01am
March 20, 2012
DNR plans at least 19 grass fires in region to improve wildlife habitat
BALDWIN - Where there is smoke, there is fire, but out in the fields and meadows, this is not always a bad thing. As the flames race across...
March 20, 2012 - 5:00am
August 25, 2010
Hunter ed classes begin Sept. 7
Hunter education classes will be sponsored by the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) starting Tuesday,...
August 25, 2010 - 10:50am
Wild Side: Bare bones show in winter
It's often hard to see the forest for the trees in the summer. The shapes of the trees, shrubs and ground vegetation are hidden by the profusion...
February 25, 2010 - 10:56am
February 3, 2010
Spring Hunter Education offered
The annual spring session of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education Course in River Falls begins Tuesday, April...
February 3, 2010 - 3:16pm
November 18, 2009
Family might get to keep cabin in DNR land dispute
A Green Bay family might get to keep the vacation home they were originally told to give up as part of a land dispute with the state DNR. But they'd have to buy it back from the government. Yesterday, Marinette County Circuit Judge David Miron threw out his original ruling from...
November 18, 2009 - 9:02am
November 9, 2009
DNR prepares deer hunters for prospects of a lower harvest
Wisconsin deer hunters are gearing up for the gun season which starts a week from next Saturday. And the DNR is trying to prepare them for the prospect of a lower harvest this year. Ecologist Keith Warnke says the fawn production has been below-average the past two years. And...
November 9, 2009 - 9:00am
October 20, 2009
DNR: Minnesota forests can sustain 5.5 million cord cut
Minnesota's forests can sustain logging 5.5 million cords of wood each year, about double the current level, according to an analysis for the...
October 20, 2009 - 7:26am
September 23, 2009
Assembly votes 61-32 to strip the governor's power to appoint DNR secretary
The governor's power to manage natural resources would be sharply reduced under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Assembly. The vote was 61-32 Tuesday to let the Natural Resources Board appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary instead of the governor. Don Friske R-Merrill...
September 23, 2009 - 10:56am
September 2, 2009
Assembly panel votes today on ousting governor out of DNR
The state Assembly's Natural Resources Committee will vote today on a bill aimed at getting politics out of the DNR. A Senate panel is scheduled to vote Thursday on a similar measure - which would take away the governor's authority to appoint a secretary for the hunting, fishing...
September 2, 2009 - 9:54am
Huebsch revives proposal to split the DNR into two agencies
Former state Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch is reviving a proposal to split the Department of Natural Resources into two separate agencies. The Republican from West Salem says the DNR is too big and unwieldy. He wants to create a new agency to deal with pollution and environmental...
September 2, 2009 - 9:03am
August 17, 2009
DNR officials want control over feral pigs
DNR officials want more control over feral pigs being kept on private property. The state has been trying to control a growing population of the animals which have started showing up in several counties. The animals are a concern because they multiply quickly, damage crops, and...
August 17, 2009 - 9:00am
July 27, 2009
Public hearing seeks to get politics out of DNR issues
A public hearing will be held tomorrow on the latest effort to get politics out of hunting, fishing, and environmental issues. An Assembly committee will hear testimony on a bill to let the Natural Resources Board appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary instead of...
July 27, 2009 - 10:03am
July 17, 2009
DNR says people cannot put gardens on the land exposed by receding lakes
Wisconsin's lake levels keep dropping and more folks are asking the DNR if they can use the land exposed by the receding waters. It's been especially dry in northern Wisconsin for the last five summers and it's gotten so bad that some boat docks are sitting on solid ground. The...
July 17, 2009 - 9:46am
July 15, 2009
DNR bans open burning in six northwest counties
It's so dry in northwest Wisconsin that the Department of Natural Resources has banned open burning. Permits are not being issued in Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, Washburn, Polk and Barron counties. Forester Mike Luedeke said parts of the region are 5-7 inches short of their normal...
July 15, 2009 - 9:19am