Gov. Scott Walker is calling on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a welfare overhaul package this year that includes tougher work requirements, additional drug testing and a new photo identification requirement for food stamp recipients.
Department Chairman John Zumbrunnen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison political science department plans to warn students considering internships with Rep. Josh Zepnick that he's been accused of sexual misconduct.
Although snow didn't start falling until the early morning hours, this latest winter storm began when temperatures were above freezing. Fog and drizzle from the previous night washed salt off many of the roads. But after a cold front swept through the region causing the temperatures to plummet through the 20s, an icy glaze turned sidewalks and untreated avenues into ice rinks.
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is about three weeks away, and trails are looking much better than last year. The mid-distance race is especially popular this year, with nearly double the number of mushers registered.
Even for the heartiest Northlanders, this winter has been pretty rough. We’ve dealt with day after day of below zero temperatures, seemingly non-stop winter weather alerts, and ice is already forming on Lake Superior. Let’s not forget it's only the first week of January.