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Native American canoes discovered in Wisconsin’s Lake Mendota

Wisconsin historians recently announced the discovery of at least 11 ancient canoes on Badger State lakes, including one vessel that dates back to 2500 B.C. The discovery was announced by the Wisconsin Historical Society in a press release on May 23. The canoe was discovered on Lake Mendota outside Madison. The Wisconsin Historical Society explained […]

Gov. Evers secures funding for Wisconsin’s largest land conservation purchase

Gov. Tony Evers has secured federal funding for the largest land conservation purchase in Wisconsin history. The project includes the purchase of approximately 70,000 acres of land in northern Wisconsin known as the Pelican River Forest. Republicans on the House Budget Committee had previously blocked administrative funding for the project over concerns about the economic […]

Democrats ask Wisconsin’s high court to consider new congressional map 

Progressive election firm Elias Law Group on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider a new congressional map for the Badger State, pointing to the high court's decision last month that threw out Wisconsin's state legislative map. requested. Last month, Democrats scored a major victory when the Wisconsin Supreme Court, with a 4-3 liberal […]

3 dead after fleeing suspect crashes near Wisconsin’s capital

A car fleeing a police traffic stop in suburban Madison crashed overnight, killing all three people inside, authorities said. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Monona police attempted to stop a “suspicious vehicle” around 9 p.m. Monday, but the driver fled. A car crashed in the nearby town of Cottage […]

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ found in 71% of Wisconsin’s shallow, private wells

Nearly three-quarters of water samples taken from hundreds of private wells across Wisconsin last year were contaminated with PFAS chemicals, a state environmental agency study released Friday found. . The Department of Natural Resources, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the State Institute of Health conducted the study in summer and fall 2022. They sampled […]