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Election begins for State Potato Board

MADISON — Wisconsin potato growers have until June 15, 2021 to vote to elect there members to the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board. Candidates were nominated during the period ended April 1, 2021. District one, two and three each have one open seat. Eligible growers can vote for the candidate in their respective district or write…

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Risk of pavement buckling rises with temperatures

Warmer temperatures could create conditions for pavement buckling. Motorists are asked to take extra caution. Pavement can buckle when the weather quickly goes from cool to very hot. This causes slabs of pavement to expand and push against one another. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle and create unexpected bumps or…

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Topper baseball falls to Boyceville, Colfax

Although the Glenwood City baseball team was unable to get its second victory of the season last week, it did show marked improvement. After being blown off the diamond in their first go-rounds with both Boyceville (21-4) and Colfax (21-1), the Hilltoppers played much better in their second contests with those squads. At the home…

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Election begins for State Potato Board

MADISON — Wisconsin potato growers have until June 15, 2021 to vote to elect there members to the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board. Candidates were nominated during the period ended April 1, 2021. District one, two and three each have one open seat. Eligible growers can vote for the candidate in their respective district or write…

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DNR launches Healthy Watersheds initiative to spotlight Wisconsin’s water resources

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the department is launching its Healthy Watersheds, High-Quality Waters initiative to protect the state’s waters. Wisconsin is home to approximately 17,000 lakes, 650 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 86,000 miles of streams and 5.3 million acres of additional wetlands. The DNR is committed to…

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BBB Wisconsin warns businesses of email scam requesting to do business

The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin is warning businesses of emails that appear to be a solicitation for business, but ask for bank account information in order to “make payment.” A Madison-based restaurant recently notified BBB Wisconsin of an unsolicited email it received from an individual claiming to work for a “small health volunteer group”…

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Gypsy moth aerial spraying to begin

MADISON – Beginning in early to mid-May, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) plans to treat 14 western Wisconsin counties for gypsy moth. Residents can expect to see and hear loud, low-flying planes as early as sunrise. Small, yellow planes will be treating for invasive gypsy moth caterpillars. These non-native pests…

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Move over for utility and construction workers

Xcel Energy reminds drivers to slow down and move over for vehicles and workers on the side of the road—including utility and construction vehicles. Many drivers slow down or move over when approaching an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. Unfortunately, the same is not always done for the utility and construction workers…

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AG Kaul highlights Arson Awareness Week

MADISON – Attorney General Josh Kaul is bringing attention to arson and fire during Arson Awareness Week (May 2-8, 2021). The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) houses the State Fire Marshal’s Office and an Arson Bureau, with special agents that are called upon by local law enforcement and fire departments…

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WisDOT: Drive safely for Adopt-a-Highway crews

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) asks motorists to stay alert for Adopt-a-Highway volunteers, who are busy collecting a winter’s worth of trash and recyclables along state highways. New to the program this year, the department keeps an interactive map (wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/real-estate/roadsides/adopt-hwy/default.aspx) showing areas maintained by the Wisconsin’s 2,769 Adopt-a-Highway groups as well as what routes…

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