Rich Skerbitz, who was born a triple amputee, believes voting is one of the most important duties people have as citizens. For the 45-year-old Oulu resident, there are many critical issues in this election for people like him who are living with disabilities. "Some of the examples that affect people with disabilities are public transportation, personal care assistants and accessibility in general," Skerbitz said.
The Wisconsin Legislature's rules committee voted to suspend a new restriction that would have prevented hunters from moving deer out of CWD-affected areas of the state. The committee voted 6-4 to block that portion of an emergency rule that was designed to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. A motion to suspend restrictions that require added fencing of deer farms failed 4-6.
Invasive zebra and quagga mussels don't appear to be very widespread in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. The preliminary findings are part of a two-year study to determine the extent of their numbers and where they originated. The National Park Service and Environmental Protection Agency detected invasive mussels in the islands in 2015 and 2016, but the invaders have been spotted on fishing nets since 2011. Since then, the agencies began working together to increase detection in the area.
Husky Energy asked workers to leave the Superior refinery site after a small propane tank was damaged Saturday, Sept. 15.
he Minnesota Department of Commerce says energy firm Enbridge does not have adequate insurance to protect the public from damages related to crude oil spills.
A group of states and businesses announced a campaign Thursday on Mackinac Island, Michigan, to draw cruise ships to the Great Lakes. One cruise line is already planning trips that will visit Lake Superior next summer. States like Wisconsin, Canadian provinces, ports and tourism agencies are partnering to promote cruise ship tourism in the region.
At least 121 seasonal and year-round homes around several lakes in Douglas County have been affected.
A recent study says erosion and runoff are hurting wetland systems in the Lake Superior basin, and its authors believe that it's making northern Wisconsin more vulnerable to flood damage.
A new study on ballast water discharge has found Great Lakes ships are moving non-native species from the lower lakes to western Lake Superior. Study authors say the research provides clear evidence of the transport of organisms through ships' ballast water tanks while the shipping industry contends more research is needed to better understand the potential impacts of their movement.
Douglas County Health and Human Services received a $75,000 grant for opioid treatment.