February 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
The ice caves at the Apostle Islands attracted almost 25,000 visitors over the weekend. Photo: Kelley Linehan (CC-BY-SA)
Almost 25,000 people visited the ice caves at the Apostle Islands over the weekend, and even more are projected to visit this coming Friday through Sunday.
February 18, 2014 - 6:45pm
Rock sampling by Gogebic Taconite in the area of the proposed iron ore mine is expected to last a few days at two sites, but could last longer at a third site.
February 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
A propane tank at a filling station. Photo: Hustvedt (CC-BY-SA)
The Joint Finance Committee will consider the creation of a loan program on Wednesday to help get propane to middle-income consumers, as Wisconsin continues to face a shortage of the fuel.
February 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
NOAA weather map for Monday, Feb 17 2014.
While Monday's weather forecast is for a moderate snowfall, many scientists say their long time climate prediction includes more extreme weather events. That could make things more challenging for farmers trying to feed a growing world population. Climate scientists have been making a connection...
February 17, 2014 - 12:15pm
A Snowy Owl near Horicon Marsh. Photo:Jeff Bahls
Snowy Owls have again flown south to Wisconsin in sizable numbers, thrilling birders and naturalists.
February 14, 2014 - 7:15pm
Josh Rushing, a reporter for Al Jazeera America who is working on the half-hour long documentary. Photo: Andrew Ferguson (CC-BY-NC-SA)
The global network Al-Jazeera will air a half-hour documentary this year about the battle over the proposed open pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills.
February 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
Stray cats are considered a public health hazard, as many of them are not vaccinated for rabies. Photo: TcnBiob (CC-BY)
After the Marathon County Board voted to stop paying for the impoundment of stray cats, Wausau is now faced with the prospect of paying $80,000 to the humane society for the service.
February 14, 2014 - 5:45pm
Ice shanties set up by sturgeon spearers on Lake Winnebago. Photo: Royal Broil (CC-BY-SA)
The 2014 sturgeon season ended up as one of the shortest in recent memory, with the harvest quota being met on Thursday less than a week after the season began.
February 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
More than 100,000 people from around the world will take part in the annual bird count. Photo: V'ron (CC-BY-NC)
The Great Backyard Bird Count, a data-collecting project run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audobon Society, asks people to spend 15 minutes over the weekend looking out the window and keeping track of the number and species of birds they see.
February 14, 2014 - 2:45pm
Anti-mining activists have led other wintertime protests in the Penokee Hills, including a snowshoeing trip two weeks ago. Photo: J. Chapiewsky (CC-BY-SA)
People opposed to the proposed open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills will gather Sunday to protest the new off-limits zone within 600 feet of mining activity, which some of the activists may enter.