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Drive with caution as school buses return this fall

After an unprecedented pandemic school year, students across Wisconsin are going back to the classroom, which will bring out more traffic near schools. September’s Law of the Month reminds drivers of the rules involving school buses and ways to protect young passengers. “School bus law violations pose serious risks for children, but the threat can…

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Teacher Mini-Grants available to Dunn County Schools, deadline November 1

The Community Foundation of Dunn County is pleased to announce the availability of Teacher Mini Grant funds to support Dunn County schools for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Faculty and staff of the school districts across Dunn County, which include Boyceville, Colfax, Elk Mound, and Menomonie, are invited to apply for grant funding for programs…

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WisDOT opens public comment period for 2021 ADA Transition Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on the 2021 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Transition Plan provides information about WisDOT’s efforts to continually improve accessibility throughout the state highway system including roadside facilities, navigability within public rights of way and public input processes.…

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DNR launches new webpage for solar installation applications

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today launched the Solar Installations webpage dedicated to helping those planning ground-mounted solar installation projects across the state. Solar installations are becoming more frequent as individuals, communities, companies and utilities seek renewable energy solutions. As a result, there is an increase in renewable energy proposals in…

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Drive Sober: Wisconsin’s August Law of the Month

As the busy summer travel season starts to wrap up, the Wisconsin State Patrol wants to ensure everyone is making responsible decisions to get to their destinations safely. The State Patrol’s August Law of the Month reminds drivers getting behind the wheel while impaired is dangerous and can be deadly. Every three hours, someone in…

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Applicants Sought for Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher Award

MADISON – Do you know an educator that does a great job incorporating agriculture into their classroom? If so, encourage them to fill out an application for Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Certified teachers currently integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula in the pre-K through high school levels are…

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Recycling Excellence Award nominations now open

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2021 Recycling Excellence Awards now through Sept. 17. Communities, organizations, schools and businesses are encouraged to apply for recognition of outstanding recycling or waste minimization initiatives. The DNR offers the Recycling Excellence Awards to recognize efforts and share…

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Summer heat can be dangerous; know the signs and how to be safe

MADISON – Hot summer weather draws people to the beach or swimming pool, but it also presents dangers that can sneak up quickly. Between 2004 and 2018, 702 people died of heat-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year in Wisconsin seven people died, 689 people…

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HSHS hospitals offer summer food handling, preparation and storage safety tips

Preventing a food-borne illness can be a bit more challenging during the summer months when temperatures rise and more people enjoy outdoor picnics, barbeques and camping. HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals registered dietitian, Health Krieger says bacteria grow faster in warmer months because hot and humid conditions cause it to multiply. Bacteria can…

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Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium includes Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and local health departments are involved in an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium. Current public health data indicates that pre-packaged salad greens…

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