Tainted Wells Found In Kewaunee County, Tick Season Begins, Bill Would Fines For Hitting Pedestrians

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A study of wells in Kewaunee County found that over half were contaminated with traces of manure or human waste. We hear about the danger it presents and why the county’s numbers stand out from the rest of the state. With tick season getting underway in the state, we learn ways to protect ourselves from getting bitten. Plus, the details on a bill moving forward in the state legislature that would increase fines for drivers that hit bicyclists or pedestrians.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Coburn Dukehart Guest
  • Susan Paskewitz Guest
  • Karen Herzog Guest

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