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As another school year gets underway across Wisconsin, drivers are asked to keep a sharp eye out for students and school buses. The State Patrols September Law of the Month details state laws designed to protect students as they head to and from school activities.
Pierce County will provide free disposal for county households and farmers of unwanted medications during the county Fall Clean Sweep event. The unwanted medications will be collected at the same event that already accepts pesticides, fertilizers, solvents, fuels, cleaning agents, lead, oil and latex based paints, and other chemicals from households and farmers in the county. A charge may be applied for large loads of household hazardous waste/paints.
“This bill does not allow for public debate...is the public even aware? You’re not allowing the public to have adequate input into this issue,” testified Stephanie Bloomingdale. Ms. Bloomingdale is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. She represented many workers who, along with the rest of us, just found out about bills that set up a process to get rid of occupational licensing.
The American Red Cross is partnering with Sport Clips Haircuts to offer a free haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors in September. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently changed how it operates Lock and Dam 8 on the Mississippi River in Genoa, Wisconsin, in an effort to impede the upstream movement of Asian carp.
RiverTown Multimedia reporters Maureen McMullen and John R. Russett discuss their recent series covering issues related to dairy farms. Hosted by Michael Brun.
EAU CLAIRE — A $133,200 grant to CVTC Foundation, Inc., from 3M will enable Chippewa Valley Technical College to partner with area school districts to build career pathways in manufacturing. CVTC will partner with Altoona, Durand, Eau Claire area and Menomonie high schools in the project, called "Building and Sustaining Regional Manufacturing Pathways." The grant is designed to help develop the skills and knowledge of high school teachers and students in automation and mechatronics — the technology combining electronics and mechanical engineering.
ST. PAUL — The new $7.4 million Minneiska campground at Whitewater State Park — featuring 40 sites with electrical hookups, four non-electric tent sites, four camper cabins and three group camps — will open this weekend in southeast Minnesota.
Tee It Up for the Troops, in partnership with Troy Burne Golf Course, held its third annual golf event Aug. 14. Our mission is to honor, respect, remember and support those who have sacrificed for our country and for each of us. It is our military men and women who have made it possible for us to experience the freedoms we enjoy today. We have the greatest military in the world and we are grateful for their sacrifices, commitment, bravery and undeniable love for our country.
Nothing changed after an Aug. 14 Ellsworth School Board meeting, where the board voted a third time on whether to demolish Prairie View Elementary. The vote — in an attempt to roll back two previous votes in favor of the elementary school's demolition — failed 3-4. Susan Beck, Kurt Buckner, Katie Feuerhelm and Dana Glor voted against the motion.