State

Thu
23
May

May Law of Month: Stay vigilant for bicycles

As summer approaches, we can expect more people to be out on their bicycles.

In Wisconsin, bicycles are considered vehicles on the road, so they have the same rights and obey the same laws as motorists. The Wisconsin State Patrol reminds drivers and bicyclists to be aware of their surroundings and share the road to keep everyone safe.

Thu
23
May

Diggers Hotline celebrates 25 million location requests

A free service to help people locate underground infrastructure has achieved a milestone.

On May 20, Diggers Hotline handled its 25 millionth location request. The service has existed since 1976.

Thu
23
May

Click It or Ticket is in effect statewide

Law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin State Patrol, are stepping up patrols for the annual Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign.

Thu
23
May

Alliant Energy honored for commitment to veterans

For the second consecutive year, VETS Indexes recognized Alliant Energy as a 3 Star Employer. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military connected community.

Thu
16
May

Discover Wisconsin launches photo contest

The Discover Wisconsin series has partnered with the Wisconsin Counties Association to hold a photo competition.

Twelve fan-submitted photos will be published in an annual calendar.

Entries will be accepted through May 31. To find out more, visit discoverwisconsin.com/contests/2025-calendar-contest.

Thu
18
Apr

Organization launches Fat Bird Week contest


The Natural Resources Foundation has started a Fat Bird Week contest. Residents can vote on the group’s website. Seen here is one of the candidates, a ruby crowned kinglet. (Photo by Andy Raupp)

Wisconsin residents are invited to vote online for their favorite fat bird photo.

The inaugural Fat Bird Week online contest is being organized by the Natural Resources Foundation. Voting will take place April 19-26 at www.wisconservation.org/fat-bird-week.

Thu
18
Apr

VA enrollments increase in Wisconsin

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has enrolled 5,762 Wisconsin veterans in health care over the past 365 days – 27.6 percent more than it enrolled the previous year.

Thu
11
Apr

Time ticks down to file your taxes

Tax Day is April 15 so it’s time to hurry and get those taxes done.

The Department of Revenue announced it has volunteers and counselors available for those who qualify for assistance filing their taxes.

Thu
04
Apr

Rain, spring bring risk of runoff

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding farmers and manure applicators to check the runoff risk advisory forecast before spreading manure on fields. This tool helps determine the potential for manure runoff from a field depending on weather conditions and soil temperature.

Thu
04
Apr

Fiscal Facts: Homeless population edges back up

In the years prior to the pandemic, Wisconsin’s reported homeless population shrank, following changes in programs to serve that population. For the past two years, however, homelessness in Wisconsin has been on the rise. 

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