August 22, 2014 - 12:15am
Piles of sand await frac sand processing at a western Wisconsin plant. Photo: Tegan Wendland/WCIJ.
Supervisors in Trempealeau County have voted against extending a year-long ban on new frac sand mines, despite a concern that the county needs more time to implement mining regulation that addresses public health concerns.
August 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Two of the state's highest-profile politicians kicked off the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association.
August 20, 2014 - 6:45pm
The proposed Confluence Project. Image courtesy of Commonweal Development.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has decided not to include funding for Eau Claire's proposed performing arts center in its budget, but it may vote on a resolution on Thursday to let the Department of Administration work with the UW to fund the project.
August 19, 2014 - 8:15pm
Mary Burke. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke said on Tuesday that Gov. Scott Walker's job creation record deserves to be “belittled.”
August 19, 2014 - 4:15pm
The charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States expires on Sept. 30, and as Congress prepares to convene next month there is fierce debate about whether to renew it. Rep. Ron Kind, for his part, has been calling for continued support of the national bank.
August 19, 2014 - 11:15am
Home sales have been stagnant in 2014 in Wisconsin, in part because of the harsh winter. Photo: Emily Mills (CC-BY-NC-ND).
July home sales were down slightly compared with last year’s numbers, meaning that home sales have now lagged 2013 sales for six out of seven months this year.
August 18, 2014 (All day)
One of the projects to receive funding was a coordination-retraining device, which helps stroke victims regain their mobility. Photo: Kreg Gruben/UW-Madison
The UW-Madison's Discovery to Product program has awarded state grant funding to a batch of entrepeneurial projects, in the hopes those projects will later become marketed and help boost Wisconsin's economy.
August 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
Loggers harvesting timber in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest. Photo: Wisconsin DNR (CC-BY-ND).
Some loggers are pressuring the Department of Natural Resources to allow more timber harvesting from state lands.
August 14, 2014 - 12:30am
Great Lakes shipping this summer has reached record-breaking levels. Photo: Kristy (CC-BY).
July was the best month for U.S. freighters on the Great Lakes in two years, and St. Lawrence Seaway cargo tonnage has almost made up for the season’s crippling start, when ships had to navigate miles of ice cover well into May.
August 13, 2014 - 6:45pm
Residents of Amherst, a village in central Wisconsin, have voted in favor of saving their historic mill pond on the Tomorrow River, though the fate of the pond is ultimately up to the village board. Amherst residents voted by a 57-percent margin to increase their own taxes in order to repair the...